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April 23, 2014

Sidney baseball rallies in seventh

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Brandon Bessett hit a walkoff, two-run single in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift Sidney to a 4-3 Midstate Athletic Conference victory over Deposit on Tuesday at Damaschke Field.

Anthony Ruling reached on an infield error to start Sidney’s seventh. Alex Hoskins’ sacrifice bunt moved Ruling to second. Billy Kozak then reached on an infield single that pushed Hoskins to third. After Kozak stole second, Bessett hit his single to right-center. Kozak scored the winning run standing up.

Bessett also pitched 5 2/3 innings. He struck out four and walked seven.

“Brandon struggled with his command, but he got out of some jams,” Sidney coach Kyle Vibbard said. “Brandon’s a gamer. He’s going to battle through stuff and work through when he doesn’t have his best stuff.”

Chris Fischer earned the win for Sidney. He came on with two on and two outs in the sixth inning and induced a popout. He then retired the Lumberjacks in order in the seventh inning.

Zak Green had two hits for the Warriors (7-3, 4-0), who will travel to Unatego on Thursday.

Stamford 2, Gilboa 0

Junior Matt Anderson continued his dominance this season, striking out 13 in a one-hitter to lead host Stamford in the Delaware League.

“He’s been on fire the whole year,” Stamford coach Mike Faulkner said of Anderson, who is 3-0 on the season and hasn’t allowed a run. “He just kept people off balance with his curveball and he’s placing his fastball where he wants it. I don’t know how long he can do this, but he’s been putting a show this year.”

Anderson walked none and threw 85 pitches. Gilboa’s lone baserunner came on Cole Weingates’ opposite-field single with one out in the second inning.

Stamford took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Gregg Mattice homered to center off of losing pitcher Hunter Grace.

Mattice also singled, stole second, advanced to third on a groundout and scored on Dustin King’s single in the sixth inning. Mattice had two of Stamford’s three hits.

Grace struck out 11 and walked four in a three-hitter.

Stamford (4-0, 3-0) will play Jefferson on Friday.

SK 9, H-T 2

Griff Metzo struck out 16 in a three-hitter as host South Kortright won in the Delaware League.

“He had a good fastball and mixed in his breaking a little bit,” SK coach Bob VanValkenburgh said. “He had good command of the strike zone.”

Sam Fabrykiewicz hit a two-run double during the Rams’ four-run sixth inning.

Elijah Ruoff had two hits for Hunter-Tannersville.

SK (1-4, 1-2) will host Roxbury on Thursday.

Windham 25, Margaretville 2

Subaru Honge went 5-for-5, with three runs and three RBIs, to lead host Windham in the Delaware League.

Aidan Cohane had three hits, scored five times and drove in four, and Anthony Savasta homered as part of a three-hit day and drove in three runs.

Windham will host Gilboa on Thursday.

Davenport 10, Downsville 4

Cody Wamsley went 3-for-4, including an RBI double during Davenport’s two-run sixth inning that put the visiting Wildcats ahead for good in their Delaware League victory.

With the score tied at 4, Andre DeWitt singled to start Davenport’s sixth. He went to second on an error and to third on a groundout. He then scored when Paul Clark reached on a dropped third strike. Clark scored on Wamsley’s double to make it 6-4.

Winning pitcher Josh Davi struck out 15 and walked four in a four-hitter.

Downsville took a 4-3 lead in the third inning on an RBI double by Liam Fogarty.

The Eagles (2-3, 1-2) will travel to Gilboa on Friday.

Roxbury 8, Jefferson 7

Darian Scudder scored the winning run on a walk-off sacrifice fly by Kyle Faraci as host Roxbury won a Delaware League game.

Scudder doubled to lead off the bottom of the seventh and moved to third on a passed ball to set up Faraci, who drove in the winner with a flyout to center field.

Jacob Davis doubled, singled and drove in a run for the Rockets (1-4, 1-1), who scored seven times in the second inning.

Will Rendler tripled and Chris Clark doubled for Roxbury, which visits South Kortright on Thursday.

Milford 13, CV-S 9

Max Lang hit a three-run homer over the left-center field fence in the second inning to help Milford rally for a Tri-Valley League victory on the road.

The Wildcats scored a fourth run in the second for a 4-3 lead but allowed four runs in the bottom frame. Milford then outscored Cherry Valley-Springfield, 9-2, over the last four innings.

Stephen Banks and Blake Elliott doubled for the Wildcats, who matched CV-S with five hits.

Jake Kroll (two runs) and Kyle Monahan had two hits apiece for the Patriots (1-2, 1-2), who visit Morris today.

Edmeston 27, OV 5

Logan Vibbard highlighted Edmeston’s 10-run fifth inning with a grand slam as the Panthers cruised to a non-league home victory over Otselic Valley.

Vibbard finished 2-for-4 with four RBIs, four runs and three stolen bases for Edmeston (4-0), which got a homer from Lucas Miller in the second.

Winning pitcher Mike Clark struck out nine, walked one and gave up two hits in six innings for the Panthers, who host Milford today.