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April 24, 2013

Oneonta holds off Norwich in baseball

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Collin Neer hit an RBI single and then scored Oneonta High’s fifth run in the fourth inning and the Yellowjackets hung on for a 5-4 Southern Tier Athletic Conference baseball victory Tuesday at Norwich.

Mason Montgomery led off Oneonta’s fourth with a double. He scored on Neer’s RBI single. Neer then stole second and third, and scored on an errant throw on the play at third to make it 5-0.

Norwich scored four unearned runs in the fourth off of winning pitcher Kragh Delello, who struck out seven, walked one and scattered 11 hits.

“Delello pitched a strong game,” OHS coach Joe Hughes said. “It was his first varsity start and he got stronger as the game went on.”

Norwich threatened in the sixth inning, putting a runner on third with one out. With the infield in, Delello induced a grounder to third. Conor Tavarone fielded it and checked the runner before getting the out at first and the third out of the inning also came on a grounder to Tavarone.

Montgomery hit a two-out RBI single during Oneonta’s two-run first inning and Zach King had an two-out RBI single in the third inning for the Yellowjackets, who received two hits apiece from Montgomery, King and Josh Garufi.

OHS (5-2, 3-2) will host Chenango Valley today in a matchup of the state’s last two Class B champions. CV won a state title in 2011 and OHS earned its first state title in baseball last spring.

Oneonta 5, Norwich 4

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Kragh Delello (W,1-0) and Zach King. Cody Graves (L) and John Yacano. 2B: Mason Montgomery (O).

Margaretville 9, H-T 5

Kyle Short struck out 11, walked two and allowed two hits over five innings in Margaretville’s Delaware League win at home.

“Every time Kyle starts a game he gives us a chance to win,” Margaretville coach John Bernhardt said of Short.

Zach Mudge hit a three-run homer to left in the fifth inning to give Hunter-Tannersville a 5-2 lead. What happened next caught the eye of Hunter-Tannersville coach Ryan Funck.

Funck said Margaretville retrieved the ball. It came back to Short, who walked over to H-T’s dugout, handed the ball to Mudge and said, “good hit.”

“I thought that was a class act,” Funck said.

The Blue Devils scored seven runs in the sixth inning with only one hit.

Mitch Hull went 3-for-3, including a sacrifice fly ball and two RBIs for the Blue Devils.

Margaretville (3-3, 3-1) will face South Kortright in a non-league game at home on Thursday.

Margaretville 9, H-T 5

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Jacob Davis (L), Zach Mudge (6), Elijah Ruoff (6) and Austin Scaccianoce. Kyle Short, Matt VanValkenburg (W,6,1-0) and Cooper Reither. 2B: Jacob Davis (H). HR: Zach Mudge (H).

South Kortright 9, Downsville 5

Griff Metzko struck out 15 and went 2-for-2 with two RBIs in visiting South Kortright’s Delaware League win.

Dylan Cole and Chris Zaionz both went 2-for-4 with one RBI for the Rams.

Colyn Bonadies, Brad Dreher, and Kris Acevedo each contributed two hits for the Eagles.

Downsville (2-2, 2-2) will travel to Stamford on Thursday.

South Kortright 9, Downsville 5

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Griff Metzko (W) and Tom Newman. Colyn Bonadies (L), Karl Odell (3), Kevin Doig (6) and Dylan Fisk. 2B: Colyn Bonadies (D), Brad Dreher (D). 3B: Kris Acevedo (D), Brad Dreher (D).

Davenport 10, Stamford 2

Davenport won at home in the Delaware League behind Josh Davi’s two-hitter.

Davi struck out 10, walked two and allowed one earned run to even his record at 2-2.

Gavin Cobb capped a three-run first inning for Davenport with an RBI double down the right-field line. Cody Wamsley had a 3-for-4 day, driving in two runs. His cousin Kyle Wamsley contributed two hits and two RBIs. Davi scored three runs on two hits.

The Wildcats (2-4, 2-2) will travel to Roxbury for a non-league game Thursday.

Davenport 10, Stamford 2

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Matt Anderson (L), Geoff Mattice (4), Dustin King (6), Greg Mattice (6) and Greg Keating. Josh Davi (W,2-2) and Cody Wamsley. 2B: Cody Wamsley (D), Kyle Wamsley (D), Gavin Cobb (D).

Delhi 14, Walton 1

Brian Hannigan struck out 10 and walked none in a two-hitter to lead visiting Delhi to a Midstate Athletic Conference victory.

Austin Bedient went 2-for-5 and scored two runs for the Bulldogs. Brandon Mole hit a grand slam in the first inning for Delhi (1-6, 2-6).

Walton travels to Harpursville on Friday.

Delhi 14, Walton 1

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Brian Hannigan (W) and Tyler Cumpston. Abel Clark (L, 0-3), Derek Mead (5), Dylan Wood (7) and Joe Sinistore, Matt Sinistore (7). HR: Brandon Mole (D).

Edmeston 18, Franklin 3

Winning pitcher Clayton Lyon and Linton Wainright had three hits apiece to pace an 18-hit attack as visiting Edmeston won in the Tri-Valley League.

Joe Terrano had two hits for Franklin (0-4), which will host Cherry Valley-Springfield on Thursday.

Edmeston 18, Franklin 3

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Clayton Lyon (W), Bryan Head (4) and Clayton Hawes. Joe Terrano (L), Alex Brownell (4) and Billy Davis. 2B: Nathan Truax (E), Clayton Lyon (E), Zach McNeilly (F). 3B: Linton Wainright (E), Clayton Lyon (E).

Gilboa 10, Roxbury 4

Nick Losito, Shawn VanValkenburgh and Nick Vogiatzis had RBI singles during a six-run second inning that helped visiting Gilboa to a Delaware League victory.

Hunter Grace struck out 11 over six innings to get the victory. He also went 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Vogiatzis had two hits and Mike Smith contributed two RBIs for the Wildcats.

Spencer Hinkley, Eric Shultis and Dakota Caronia had two hits apiece for Roxbury (4-2, 2-1), who will host Davenport in a non-league game Thursday.

Gilboa 10, Roxbury 4

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Hunter Grace (W), Mike Smith (7) and Nick Vogiatzis. Eric Shultis (L), Chris Clark (4) and Spencer Hinkley. 2B: Sam Nash (Ro).

Sidney 14, Deposit 7

Damian Zimmer had five hits, winning pitcher Bill Kozak had four, and Nate McDonald, Jon Gorshack and Matt Fischer had three hits apiece as visiting won Monday in the Midstate Athletic Conference.

The Warriors are 7-3.

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Monday

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Bill Kozak (W) and Pat Vibbard. Zach Gifford (L), Brandon Macumber (5) and Trevor Stiles. 2B: Damian Zimmer (S), Nate McDonald (S), Jon Gorshack (S).