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April 14, 2014

OHS baseball earns pair of one-run wins Saturday

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Windsor freshman Paige Rauch threw a six-hitter with 10 strikeouts and homered in the fourth inning to give the Black Knights a 2-0 lead.

“We left one screwball hanging,” Brockway said of Rauch’s homer. “What a hitter she is.”

The Yellowjackets, who went 1-2 against the Black Knights last season, loaded the bases with no outs in the sixth ininng but failed to score.

Deseray Thomas led off Oneonta’s sixth with a single to center. Eighth-grader Ally Baker followed with a single down the left-field line and Mia Obergefell bunted back to Rauch, who tried to get the force on Thomas at third, but her throw was late.

Rauch then struck out Sarah Horne, Brieanna Baker popped out to third and Bekka Struble struck out to end the threat.

“Credit Paige for getting out of that inning,” Brockway said. “I’m pleased at the same time that we were able to set the table to tie it or win it in the sixth inning. It just didn’t work out for us.

“With our young roster, they played with more confidence than I thought they would,” he continued. “It should give us confidence for our next three games and the rest of the season. When we see (Windsor) again, hopefully we can turn it around in our favor.”

OHS (2-1, 2-1) will travel to Chenango Valley at 11 a.m. Today.

TRACKOrange & Black Invitational

Bainbridge-Guilford/Afton junior Julia Knapp set three meet records during the non-scoring Black & Orange Invitational at Walton.

Knapp set meet records in the 100- and 300-meter hurdle races as well as in the long jump. She crossed in 15.5 seconds in the 100 hurdles, 47.0 in the 300 hurdles and long jumped 15 feet, 2 inches.

Knapp’s sister, eighth-grader Matilda Knapp, contributed a pair of meet records. She won the 100 in 13.4 and the 200 in 27.0.

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