NORWICH - After a rainy week, the Norwich Purple Tornado baseball team made up two games over the weekend. On Friday, they faced Sus Valley, falling 5-2 on the road before coming home to face Owego on Saturday in a 6-2 deficit.
As Norwich has made improvements, their offense could not power through, being limited to three hits in both games. In Friday’s game, Zack Parker led the team with two hits, including an RBI single in the fifth inning as Trey Bates had the only other hit in the loss. Norwich also scored a run on an error in the sixth.
Parker started on the mound for Norwich on Saturday and struck out five in three and two-thirds innings pitched. Graham Burton finished the remainder of the contest. Parker, Bates, and Nick Ragonese provided the only hits for Norwich. Bates hit an RBI single in the fifth inning while Kaden Downey stole home for the only scoring plays.
Norwich hosts Sus Valley this evening at 5 p.m. for Senior Night.
Other scores from the weekend:
Friday, May 5:
Greene defeats UV 6-2. Payton Yahner struck out 12 batters and allowed four hits, including two to Haleigh Fisher. Fisher struck out five batters and only allowed four hits as well. McKenzie Scott led off the game with a triple while Yahner had a double in the seventh and scored on a bunt single by Mattie Harrington. Claire Flanagan also provided a hit in the win.
Otselic Valley defeats DeRuyter 13-12 in extra innings. Cassidy Will struck out 12 batters as Paige Will led the offense with three hits. Emma Rooker, Cassidy Will, and Miranda Hackett contributed with two hits each as Tori Foster had an RBI triple in her five plate appearances.
Otselic Valley-Cincinnatus defeats DeRuyter 8-2. The Vikings produce nine hits, including two hits each from Canden Stafford and Braeden Davis. Davis, along with Troy Miller, also drove in two runs in the win. Davis went all seven innings on the mound, allowing two runs on four hits, one walk, and struck out four batters.
B-G wins 9-5 over Sidney. The Bobcats had a three-run second and third inning. Connor Davy, Kaiden Seymour, and Tim Kinter all produced one hit while Davy and Damon Seymour drove in two runs each. Nolan Hawkins pitched 6.1 on the mound, where he struck out 10 batters. Julian Pruskowski recorded the last two outs with strikeouts to earn the save.
Sherburne-Earlville falls to New York Mills 9-2. No full stats were reported, but S-E tacked on their only two runs in the third inning and had four hits in the loss.
Saturday, May 6:
Greene falls to Windsor in the Tesla Tournament 2-1. McKenzie Scott led the game off with a single, stole second, and moved to third on a groundout. She scored the only run on Payton Yahner’s infield single. Greene held a 1-0 lead until the sixth inning before Windsor answered back. Greene had the bases loaded in the bottom of the sixth, but failed to score. Payton Yahner struck out 11 batters in the loss.