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April 8, 2014

Indians hold SK hitless in DL baseball

The Daily Star

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Junior pitcher Matt Anderson struck out 12 and walked in a no-hitter as visiting Stamford defeated South Kortright, 8-0, on Monday in a Delaware League baseball game.

The game was shortened to six innings as sleet began to fall.

“He had good command,” SK coach Bob VanValkenburgh said of Anderson. “He was ahead of hitters all day. He pitched a really good game. It was the first game out for him. It was a cold day to pitch, but he did a nice job.

“He has a good curveball and keeps the ball down,” VanValkenburgh continued. “He was mixing his pitches well. He’ll be tough throughout the year.”

VanValkenburgh said Ed Newman nearly had a hit for his squad in the third inning, but Geoff Mattice snared his line drive.

Mattice also hit a three-run homer to left during Stamford’s five-run first inning.

Griff Metzko struck out 12 over four-plus innings for South Kortright (0-2), which will travel to Davenport on Wednesday.

Margaretville 3, Downsville 2

Matt Van Valkenburg scored the go-ahead run in the sixth inning, snapping a 2-all tie to lead Margaretville to a Delaware League win at Downsville.

Van Valkenburg drew a leadoff walk from losing pitcher Collin Tallman and stole second. Tallman struck out the next batter before intentionally walking Kyle Short. The runners moved up on a wild pitch and, after Tallman got a pop out to second, Van Valkenburg came home on a passed ball.

Winning pitcher Short followed with a scoreless seventh to cap a three-hitter. The Eagles’ Dylan Fisk led off the seventh with a single. After a strikeout, pinch-runner Joe Schwartz was caught stealing by Margaretville catcher Cooper Reither.

“Cooper’s really improved the quickness of his delivery,” Margaretville coach John Bernhardt said. “That was a big play for Cooper. He had passed ball that let the tying run score in the fifth and he thought he should have stopped it.”

Short secured the victory by throwing out Austin Lamica, who sent a two-strike bunt toward second.

Short, who walked three, followed a 15-strikeout performance in Margaretville’s opener by striking out 16 Downsville batters.

Short also hit a two-run single in the third inning to give the Blue Devils (2-0) a 2-0 lead.

The Eagles’ Brad Dreher walked and stole second in the fourth to set up an RBI single by Fisk. Downsville tied it in the fifth with two out as Matt Rampe walked, stole second, moved to third on a throwing error and scored on a passed ball.

Tallman struck out five, walked seven, hit a batter and gave up two runs on one hit in five innings. Dreher followed with a 1-2-3 sixth, striking out all three of his batters looking.

Margaretville visits Jefferson today for a non-league game.

Gilboa 10, Jefferson 0

Hunter Grace struck out 11 and walked three in a six-inning one-hitter as host Gilboa won a Delaware League game in the season opener for both teams.

Patrick Kuzma started the scoring with a two-run single in the first inning. Shawn VanValkenburg went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and Zach Perry contributed two hits and an RBI for Gilboa, which hosts Hunter-Tannersville today.

Jefferson’s Hunter Minalga doubled in the sixth inning to break up Grace’s no-hit bid.

Edmeston 10, Laurens 0

Winning pitcher Mike Clark struck out seven and went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and a homer to lead Edmeston to a Tri-Valley League road win.

Clark started a six-run rally with two out in the second inning with a two-run single.

Kyle King went 4-for-4 with an RBI for the Panthers, who got two hits and two RBIs from Clayton Lyon.

Mason Weir and Cody White each finished 2-for-3 for the Leopards, who got 10 strikeouts from starting pitcher Mitchell Barra.

Laurens hosts Franklin on Wednesday.

Schenevus 4, CV-S 1

Robert Burton struck out 16 and walked one in a four-hitter to lead host Schenevus in the Tri-Valley League.

“He had the heat going tonight,” Schenevus coach Cory Craig said of Burton, who struck out 11 in two-hitting Worcester on Thursday. “He was my go-to pitcher last year and he’s starting off this year with a bang.”

Jake Kroll had 11 strikeouts in a two-hitter for Cherry Valley-Springfield.

Schenevus scored twice in the second inning to take a 2-1 lead. Taylor Roseboom singled and came around to score the second run of the inning on a bases-loaded walk.

The Dragons (3-1, 3-0) will host Milford on Wednesday.

LF 8, Cooperstown 5

Visiting Cooperstown managed four hits and struck out 13 times in a season-opening Center State Conference loss.

The game was called after six innings because of darkness.

Park Summers had a two-run single in the second inning and Ray Cabrera contributed an RBI single in the sixth inning for Cooperstown, which made six errors.

Cooperstown will travel to West Canada Valley on Wednesday.

SOFTBALLCooperstown 7, LF 4

Maria Noto’s 16 strikeouts and one walk led Cooperstown (2-0, 1-0) in a Center State Conference road win.

Alexie Tsouvas went 2-for-3 with three RBIs, including one in the fifth inning that tied the score at 2. Cooperstown followed with three runs in the sixth and two more in the seventh.

Maggie Hall’s triple in the first inning started the scoring.

“If they had a fence, that would have easily been a home run,” Cooperstown coach Dave Bliss said of the shot.

Catherine Borgstrom went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs for the Hawkeyes, who travel to West Canada Valley on Wednesday.

Downsville 25, Margaretville 9

Kim Dusseldorp went 3-for-3 with three RBIs, and Ashley Fuller and Melanie Champlin each went 2-for-3 with two RBIs to lead host Downsville in the Delaware League.

The game was halted after five innings because of the 15-run rule.

Downsville (1-1, 1-0) will host Gilbertsville-Mount Upton on Wednesday.

Stamford 11, SK 5

Theresa Sweezey hit an RBI double and Gabby Rion had a two-run single during a five-run first inning that carried host Stamford to a Delaware League victory.

Sweezey finished with three hits, and Rion and Nikki McGrath each had two hits for the Indians (1-0).

Savannah Hobbie, Rosie Post and Laura Hannigan had two hits apiece for South Kortright.

Stamford will travel to Roxbury on Wednesday.

Gilboa 12, Jefferson 3

Allison McGuire hit a three-run double during a four-run first inning, and struck out 11 and walked none as Gilboa earned a Delaware League at home.

Jefferson batted second as the game was originally scheduled as a J-Hawks’ home game. It marked the opener for both teams.

Sinzia Reese had two doubles and a triple, McGuire finished with two hits, and both drove in four runs for Gilboa, which will travel to Hunter-Tannersville today.

Emily Wenner and Emily Irwin had three hits apiece for Jefferson.

Windham 9, H-T 6

Brianna Jaeger went 2-for-4 with an RBI and host Windham earned a Delaware League victory in the opener for both teams.

Six straight walks to start the sixth inning helped the Warriors to six runs that snapped a 3-all tie.

Samantha Dibbell went 2-for-4 with an RBI for Hunter-Tannersville, which will host Gilboa today.

Edmeston 19, Laurens 2

Catherine Johnson struck out 11 and had two hits to lead visiting Edmeston in the Tri-Valley League.

Sydney Smith went 4-for-6, including two doubles and four runs, and Danielle Ruffles contributed three hits for the Panthers.

Taylor Kessler went 3-for-4 for Laurens (1-3, 1-2), which will host Franklin on Wednesday.

Schenevus 11, CV-S 5

Dani Tefft held visiting Cherry Valley-Springfield hitless through five innings, leading Schenevus to a home victory in the Tri-Valley League.

Tefft struck out four and walked four before Sarah Mellor took over in the sixth inning.

Ali Turner started the scoring for the Dragons (2-2) with an RBI single in the first. Mellor doubled, tripled and drove in one run in a 2-for-2 effort.

Jessica Carson had two hits and two RBIs for the Patriots, who got a hit and an RBI from Jordan Zaccagnino.

Schenevus hosts Milford on Wednesday.

TENNISMargaretville 6, Roxbury 1

James Warner, Brandon Belaski, Yair Sanchez and Michael Conroy earned singles victories for Margaretville in its Delaware League victory.

At first singles, Roxbury’s Josh Riley downed Dylan Shaffer, 9-7.

Stamford 6, Andes 1

Julia Adams’ 9-7 victory over Noah Dougherty at first singles helped the host Indians to a Delaware League triumph.


Lousy weather led to the postponements of about half of the high school events scheduled for Monday.

The following is a list of games that were not played Monday, with rescheduled dates, if any, in parenthesis.

Baseball: Chenango Forks at Oneonta High (Thursday); Harpursville at Delhi (Thursday); Davenport at Roxbury (April 21); Oxford at Walton (April 21 at Oxford); Unatego at Deposit (April 21); Unadilla Valley vs. Sidney (April 26 at 11 a.m. at Damaschke Field); Windham at Hunter-Tannersville; Afton at Greene; Gilbertsville-Mount Upton at Morris; Richfield Springs at Worcester; Bainbridge-Guilford at Hancock.

Softball: Afton at Greene (Thursday); Oxford at Walton (April 21 at Oxford); Unatego at Deposit (April 21); Chenango Forks at Oneonta; Roxbury at Davenport; G-MU at Morris; Richfield Springs at Worcester; B-G at Hancock.

Tennis: Davenport at Windham; Poland at Cooperstown; Hancock at B-G.

Additionally, Oneonta’s baseball team will make up its game at Windsor scheduled for this past Friday at noon this Saturday.