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
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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
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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.