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June 19, 2013

Cooperstown, Sidney earn Legion victories

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Keegan Wheelock-Tanner scored the winning run in the eighth inning on a passed ball as Cooperstown defeated Norwich’s junior squad, 5-4, in a Legion baseball game at Doubleday Field on Tuesday.

Wheelock-Tanner singled to start the eighth and took second on a single by Ethan Bliss. After Brett Adams reached on an error to load the bases, Wheelock-Tanner scored the winner on a passed ball.

Cooperstown tied the score at 4 in the sixth inning on an RBI double by Bliss, who finished 3-for-5.

Wheelock-Tanner and Adams had two hits apiece for Cooperstown (1-1), which is off until Tuesday.

Cooperstown 5, Norwich 4

at Doubleday Field

Norwich 002 110 00 _ 4 5 3

Cooperstown 000 301 01 _ 5 11 5

Chris Trevison, Cameron Heggie (5,L), Cody Barnes (8) and Matt Moore. Ryon Bennett, Keegan Wheelock-Tanner (4), Brett Adams (6), Ethan Bliss (8,W) and Zack Ruszkowski, Blake Elliott (4). 2B: Ethan Bliss (Coop), Brett Adams (Coop), Clayton Lyon (Coop).

Sidney 5, Montrose 4

Visiting Sidney rallied for three runs in the top of the seventh to earn a District Six Legion victory at Montrose.

Billy Kozak led off Sidney’s seventh with a single. He stole second and went to third on a throwing error. Jon Wingate followed with an RBI single to tie the score at 3. Wingate then stole second and scored on Quinn Barnhart’s single to make it 4-3. Barnhart went to second on a passed ball before scoring on Dylan VanPelt’s single.

Montrose made it 5-4 on an RBI single by Nick Myers, but reliever Dan Shelton came in and induced a groundout before striking out the final batter.

Winning pitcher Josh Feyerabend, a freshman, struck out nine, walked three and scattered seven hits over 6 1/3 innings.

“He looked good,” Sidney coach Matt Hafele said of Feyerabend.

Kozak and Wingate finished with two hits apiece.

Sidney (2-2) will travel to Windsor on Thursday.

Sidney 5, Montrose 4

Sidney 002 000 3 – 5 8 2

Montrose 200 010 1 – 4 7 1

Josh Feyerabend (W,1-0), Dan Shelton (7,S) and Lucas DeJoy. Dan Daly, Corey Stimmel (3,L) and Matt Lewis. 2B: Alex Hartman (M) 2.

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