Owego standout Matt Marsili struck out 15 and walked three in a three-hitter, and homered to lead the host Indians to an 8-1 Southern Tier Athletic Conference victory over Oneonta High on Wednesday.
“He’s a legitimate Division I player,” OHS coach Joe Hughes said of Marsili, who also doubled. “He’s verbally committed to James Madison. He certainly played like a Division I player on the mound and at the plate.”
Oneonta opened the scoring in the third inning. Mike Wolstenholme walked to lead off and went to second on a wild pitch. Wolstenholme scored on Collin Neer’s double.
An error in the bottom of the third inning helped Owego tie the score. The Indians scored again in the fourth inning and plated four runs in the fifth inning.
“That was an unfortunate four-run inning,” Hughes said. “We had two walks and they had a couple of seeing-eye base hits.”
Marsili’s two-run homer in the sixth inning capped the scoring.
Losing pitcher Brock Eichler (1-1) struck out six over four-plus innings. Reliever Kevin Smith had three strikeouts.
“Brock did a nice job the first four innings,” Hughes said. “He kept us in the game and that’s what you ask of a starting pitcher.”
Neer had two hits and Noah Sheehan had the Yellowjackets’ other hit.
OHS (1-1) will host Chenango Forks today.
Deposit 8, B-G 3
Lucas Butcher and Dylan Mondore had two hits apiece, but host Bainbridge-Guilford fell in a Midstate Athletic Conference.
B-G pitchers combined to walk 15 batters.
Brandon Macumber went 3-for-4 for Deposit, which scored four times in the seventh to break open a one-run game.
The Bobcats (1-1) will visit Hancock today.
CV-S 19, Worcester 13
Jake Kroll’s RBI triple in the fourth inning snapped an 11-all tie and visiting Cherry Valley-Springfield went on to a Tri-Valley League victory.