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April 20, 2013

Unatego's Barnhart no-hits Hornets

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Unatego senior Quinn Barnhart threw his second varsity no-hitter, and first of this season, in leading the Spartans to a 9-0 Midstate Athletic Conference baseball victory at Harpursville on Friday.

Barnhart struck out 12 and walked five.

His first no-hitter came on April 25 of last season in a 4-1 win over Greene. Barnhart struck out seven and walked six in that game.

“He had a good fastball,” Unatego coach Frank Microni said. “He was kind on top of the hitters.”

Barnhart benefited from a play made by third baseman Jon Wingate in the sixth inning. Wingate backhanded a ball behind the bag and threw in time to get the out.

Microni said offseason work has helped Barnhart.

“He worked very hard in the winter on making (his fastball) move down and in,” Microni said. “He has a good lively fastball, but it moves. It’s almost like a cutter. He’s been working on it for awhile and it’s starting to pay off because it’s moving more and more.”

Kellen Komenda scored in the first inning to make it 1-0. He singles, went to second on a passed ball, to third on an error and scored on a wild pitch.

Komenda had a sacrifice fly and Phil Youngs hit a two-run single as the Spartans’ lead grew to 4-0 in the second inning.

Komenda, Youngs, Barnhart and Alex Walley had two hits apiece for Unatego (7-2, 5-0), which will host Valley Stream South at noon Saturday before playing Prince Edward Collegiate Institute from Canada at 2:30 p.m.

Unatego 9, Harpursville 0

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Quinn Barnhart (W) and Lucas DeJoy. Arnold (L), Koranka (6) and Dean. 2B: Quinn Barnhart (U).

CF 6, Oneonta 0

Oneonta High’s hitters couldn’t solve Marcus Stone.

“He certainly dominated the game,” OHS coach Joe Hughes said of Stone, who struck out 13 and walked two in a one-hitter to lead the Blue Devils to a home victory in the Southern Tier Athletic Conference. “He certainly had us behind on his fastball and guessing on his curveball. Our hitters had a tough day today.”

Collin Neer’s two-out bloop single to right in the fifth represented Oneonta’s lone hit.

“He had two pitches he could use at any time,” Hughes said.

Mike Wolstenholme was lone OHS runner to reach second base, that coming after Stone issued both of his walks in the third inning.

Stone also homered to left off of losing pitcher Noah Sheehan in the second inning to give the Blue Devils a 1-0 lead.

“Noah didn’t pitch too badly,” Hughes said.

Hughes added that Sheehan nearly pitched out of a jam in the fourth inning, but with the bases loaded and two out, Bob Dupniak dropped a bloop single into shallow right that scored two runs to make it 3-0.

“That kind of took the wind out of our sails,” Hughes said.

Oneonta (4-2, 2-2) will travel to Norwich on Tuesday.

Chenango Forks 6, Oneonta 0

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Noah Sheehan (L), Kragh Delello (6) and Zach King, Matt Bitzer (6). Marcus Stone (W) and Ed Butler. 2B: Mark Ziegenfus (C), Tyler Lake (C). HR: Marcus Stone (C).

Stamford 4, Jefferson 2

Erik Ehrhart and Geoff Mattice hit RBI singles in the sixth inning to snap a 2-all tie and winning pitcher Matt Anderson struck out 13 to lead the host Indians in the Delaware League.

Anderson limited the J-Hawks to five hits.

Wade Tompkins had two hits for Stamford (4-1, 2-0), which will host Davenport on Tuesday.

Jefferson tied the score at 2 in the sixth inning on Nick Smith’s home run to left.

John Quagliano and Jimmy Reeves contributed two hits apiece for Jefferson.

Stamford 4, Jefferson 2

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Hunter Minalga, Jimmy Reeves (6,L) and James Quagliano. Matt Anderson (W) and Dustin King. 2B: Jimmy Reeves (J), Wade Tompkins (S). HR: Nick Smith (J).

Sidney 9, Delhi 2

Noah McKee hit a two-run single in the first inning, Damian Zimmer had an RBI triple in the second and Billy Kozak contributed a two-run double in the third as host Sidney won in the Midstate Athletic Conference.

Kozak, Zimmer and Pat Vibbard finished with two hits apiece for the Warriors, who received a combined two-hitter from Jon Gorshack, winning pitcher Nate McDonald, Zimmer and Brandon Bessett.

Sidney (6-1) will play in the Lew Bennett Tournament on Saturday at DeLutis Field in Rome. The Warriors will play Oneida at 10 a.m. before facing Rome Free Academy.

Sidney 9, Delhi 2

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Austin Gullow (L), Tyler Dugan (4) and Brian Hannigan. Jon Gorshack, Nate McDonald (3,W), Damian Zimmer (5), Brandon Bessett (7) and Pat Vibbard. 2B: Billy Kozak (S). 3B: Damian Zimmer (S).

Afton 8, UV 7

Josh Austin hit a walkoff RBI single in the seventh inning, and winning pitcher Austin Ticknor struck out seven, walked three and homered to lead host Afton to a Midstate Athletic Conference victory.

Unadilla Valley received a homer from Dakota Kolvik in the fourth inning to take a 5-0 lead. Kolvik also tripled in his 3-for-4 day.

Afton scored three times in the fifth inning and took a 7-6 lead with four runs in the sixth.

Connor Graven-Briggs tripled in the sixth inning and the Crimson Knights took the lead on Ticknor’s two-run homer.

The Storm tied the score in the top of the seventh on Kurt Haycook’s RBI double.

But Ricky Parsons singled and stole second in the bottom of the seventh and scored the winning run on a single by Austin.

Afton (3-6, 2-4) play at Walton on Monday.

Afton 8, UV 7

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Kurt Haycook, Will Martin (3), Nate Shackelton (7,L) and Kyle King. Austin Ticknor (W) and Josh Austin. 2B: Brandon Kuhn (U), Austin Lewis (U), Kurt Haycook (U), Josh Austin (A). 3B: Dakota Kolvik (U), Connor Graven-Briggs (A). HR: Dakota Kolvik (U), Austin Ticknor (A).

Hancock 7, Greene 1

Ryan Smith struck out 16 and walked three in a five-hitter as host Hancock won in the Midstate Athletic Conference.

“It was his ability to mix his fastball and curveball well,” Hancock coach Brandon Olbrys said of Smith. “He did an outstanding job of putting guys away when he got up in the count.”

Lane Bass’ two-run single gave the Wildcats a 4-0 lead in the first inning.

Bass and Eli Holton had two hits apiece for Hancock (6-2), which will travel to Delhi on Monday.

Hancock 7, Greene 1

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Lane Whittaker (L), Cole Browning (4) and Dalton Brown. Ryan Smith (W,4-0) and Eli Holton. 2B: Eli Holton (H). HR: Alex Kozisky (G).

Edmeston 10, Milford 9

Linton Wainright had three hits, two runs and an RBI for Edmeston, which rallied from five runs down after one inning for a Tri-Valley League road victory.

Down to their last out, the Panthers scored three times in the top of the seventh to take a 10-8 lead.

Lucas Miller sparked the spurt with a two-out double, setting up Bryan Head for an RBI single that tied the score. Josh Nicolosi then walked to move Head into scoring position for Wainright, whose single plated the go-ahead run and put runners at the corners.

Edmeston’s final run came when Wainright got caught in a rundown on a steal attempt, allowing Nicolosi to score from third.

All three runs came off Stephen Banks, who relieved starter Peyton Griffiths in the seventh.

“Peyton’s pitch-count got up there, so it was time to make the move,” said Milford coach Andrew Griffiths, who is Peyton’s father. “Stephen got the first two outs, but they rallied. Those (Edmeston) kids battled hard and they didn’t give up one bit.”

Banks rallied Milford in the bottom of the seventh with a double to the left side that put runners at second and third. Jordan Colone, who was hit by a pitch to start the at-bats, later scored on a one-out sacrifice fly by Kevin Musser.

Edmeston pitcher Michael Clark then induced a flyout to center field to end the game, completing his nine-hitter.

“They gave us some opportunities in the first inning and we gave them right back,” said Andrew Griffiths, whose team scored six times in the first to take a 6-1 lead but went on to committ eight errors.

Banks, Paul Van Warner and Wyatt Waters (run, RBI) had two hits apiece for the Wildcats (3-1, 3-1), who host Franklin on Monday.

Edmeston 10, Milford 9

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Michael Clark (W) and Clayton Hawes. Peyton Griffiths, Stephen Banks (7,L) and Kevin Musser. 2B: Linton Wainright (E), Lucas Miller (E), Paul Van Warner (M), Stephen Banks (M). 3B: Clayton Hawes (E).

Morris 10, Schenevus 7

Josh Rutherford went 2-for-3 with two RBIs to lead host Morris to a Tri-Valley victory.

Matt Morlock had three hits an RBI for the Mustangs, who trailed, 4-2, heading into the bottom of the fourth.

Schenevus received a fourth-inning triple from Zach Schallert, who the scored on a sacrifice fly from Taylor Roseboom. David Vosatka then contributed an RBI single in the same inning that scored Adam Kruh to give the Dragons a 4-2 lead.

Morris took the lead for keeps with three runs in the bottom of the fourth and then tacked on four more in the fifth.

Morris (5-2, 3-2) will play at Worcester on Monday.

Morris 10, Schenevus 7

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Adam Kruh, David Vosatka (4,L), Jacob Darling (6) and Jacob Darling, Jordan Butler (6). Josh Rutherford, Todd Randell (2,W,1-1), Andrew Dougherty (5) and Matt Morlock. 2B: Skylar Maricle (M). 3B: Zach Schallert (S).

G-MU 11, Laurens 3

Tim French went 2-for-4 with three RBI’s and scored twice to pace host Gilbertsville-Mount Upton in the Tri-Valley League.

Winning pitcher Jason Barrows struck out 10 and walked two over four innings. He also had an RBI for the Raiders, who scored eight unearned runs against a Laurens squad that committed 10 errors.

David Fraser had two doubles for the Leopards.

GMU (1-4, 1-4) will travel to Morris on Monday.

GMU 11, Laurens 3

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Logan Barra (L), Mason Weir (6) and Pheonix Howard. Jason Barrows (W), Andrew Baker (5) and Austin Burnside. 2B: David Fraser (L) 2, Jason Barrows (G).

RS 14, Worcester 5

Ben Smith went 4-for-5 with two doubles and two runs in Richfield Springs’ Tri-Valley League victory at home.

Joe Kelly, Nicholas Nicoletta and Chris Young had two hits apiece, and Keegan Wheelock-Tanner, Luke VanRiper, Nicoletta and Young each had two RBIs for the Indians.

RS 14, Worcester 5

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Jordan Wood (L), Chris Mravlja (5) and Chris Mravlja, N/A (5). Thomas Worobey (W) and Luke VanRiper. 2B: George Clements (W), Jordan Wood (W), Ben Smith (RS) 2, Nicholas Nicoletta (RS).