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April 25, 2014

Kozak's cycle leads Sidney to MAC win

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Billy Kozak completed the cycle with a seventh-inning triple Thursday, leading Sidney to a 16-4 rout of host Unatego in a Midstate Athletic Conference baseball game.

Kozak finished 4-for-5 with four RBIs and four runs. His two-run homer in the third inning put the Warriors ahead, 5-0, and his triple was part of a three-run seventh that capped the scoring.

Chris Fischer tripled, singled and scored twice for Sidney, which also received triples from Brandon Bessett and Patrick Vibbard.

Winning pitcher Zak Green struck out eight, walked two and allowed three runs on five hits in five innings.

Ethan Barber went 3-for-4 with a run to pace Unatego (6-5, 4-2), which visits Hancock today.

SV 19, Oneonta 10

Oneonta High committed four errors in the bottom of the first inning that led to 12 runs for host Susquehanna Valley in the Southern Tier Athletic Conference.

Matt Hassig capped the first-inning spurt with a two-run homer for the Sabers, who had 19 hits.

Kevin Smith hit a three-run homer to left field in the sixth for OHS. His first HR of the season cut SV’s lead to nine runs.

Collin Neer contributed two doubles and a single for Oneonta (5-5, 4-5), which plays Windsor at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown on Saturday.

Harpursville 9, Walton 8

Devon Dean and Jacob Andrews had two hits apiece to lead Harpursville to a MAC win on the road.

Dylan Wood finished 4-for-4 with three runs for the Warriors (1-5, 1-5), who got two hits apiece from Trevor Zandt (triple) and Derek Meade.

Walton visits Afton at 11 a.m. Saturday to complete a game that was suspended earlier this month.

Afton 11, Oxford 8

Quinn Wright induced back-to-back groundouts for the save as visiting Afton won in the MAC.

Wright faced two batters after winning pitcher Joe DeVona left with runners at first and second in the seventh inning.

Connor Graven-Briggs (two doubles), Josh Austin (double), Jesse Dedman, Richie Langstaff, Joe Shearer (double), Kyle Hinman and Caleb Stevens had two hits apiece for the Crimson Knights (4-5, 3-2), who outhit Oxford, 18-15.

Cameron Heggie and Jeff Lawton had three hits apiece for the Blackhawks, who left the bases loaded twice.

Afton hosts Walton at 11 a.m. Saturday to complete a game that was suspended earlier this month.

Harpursville 6, Afton 5

Jacob Andrews led off with a triple to spark a seventh-inning rally that lifted Harpursville to a MAC home win Wednesday.

Losing pitcher Austin Ticknor intentionally walked Devon Dean with one out, then allowed a walkoff single up the middle of Afton’s drawn-in infield to Silas Weckel.

Andrews’ triple marked the only extra-base hit of the game as the Hornets outhit Afton, 8-4.

Hancock 24, Greene 7

Preston Walker and Lane Bass hit grand slams to lead Hancock to a five-inning home victory in the MAC.

Walker went 4-for-5 with nine RBIs and finished a double shy of the cycle. Ryan Tooley went 4-for-4 and Eli Holton finished 3-for-3 for the Wildcats (8-2, 5-1), who host Unatego today.

Davenport 15, H-T 8

Winning pitcher Matt Finne went 3-for-3 with a home run, a double and two RBIs to lead Davenport to a home win in the Delaware League.

Batterymate Cody Wamsley finished 3-for-4 with a double, three runs and two RBIs for the Wildcats (4-1, 2-1), who scored in every inning.

Jacob Davis paced Hunter-Tannersville with three doubles and three RBIs in a 4-for-4 effort.

Davenport hosts Margaretville on Monday.

Roxbury 29, SK 21

Roxbury scored 22 runs after the third inning en route to a Delaware League victory. The game ended after six innings because of darkness.

Ty Lamport had four doubles for the Rams, who scored nine times in the sixth.

Beau O’Donnel finished with four hits and Will Rendler had a double and a triple for Roxbury.

Griff Metzko homered for South Kortright (1-5, 1-3), which visits Margaretville today.

Gilboa 11, Windham 6

Gilboa snapped a 6-all tie with five runs in the top of the seventh inning en route to a Delaware League victory.

Christian Cooper went 2-for-4 with four RBIs and got the pitching victory in relief for the Wildcats.

Mike Lennon had two hits, two runs and an RBI for the Warriors, who received two hits and two RBIs from Subaru Honge.

Edmeston 8, Milford 3

Clayton Lyon had two hits and an RBI as host Edmeston won in the Tri-Valley League.

Lyon hit an RBI triple in the third inning to give the Panthers a 5-1 advantage.

Logan Vibbard had two hits, two RBIs and three stolen bases for Edmeston (5-0, 4-0), which hosts Richfield Springs today.

Schenevus 8, G-MU 1

Zach Schallert scored three times and stole three bases to pace Schenevus in a Tri-Valley League win at home.

Winning pitcher Adam Kruh struck out seven, walked none and allowed one run on three hits in five innings. Robert Burton followed with two innings of hitless relief. He struck out five and walked none for the Dragons (4-2, 4-1), who visit Franklin today.

Losing pitcher Austin Burnside struck out 10 and walked two.

GOLFat Delhi College GC

Brenon Maynard’s 41 paced Unadilla Valley in a 243-256 victory over host Walton at the Delhi College Golf Course.

Eric Zimmerman shot a 44 to lead the Warriors (1-2), who visit Oxford on Tuesday.

at Bluestone GC

Joe Burgin shot a 2-over-par 36 to lead Delhi to a 220-257 defeat of host Oxford at the Bluestone Golf Course. Ben Arehart and Connor Gioffe contributed 44s for the Bulldogs (3-0).

Jake McConnell’s 40 paced Oxford (0-3).


Teddy Trosset shot a 45, but Cooperstown lost a road match to Herkimer, 188-216, at Mohawk Valley Community College.

Ryan Stillwell earned medalist honors with a 42 for Herkimer (4-1).

The Hawkeyes (1-2) host West Canada Valley on Monday at the Leatherstocking Golf Course.

TENNISMargaretville 4, Windham 3

Annette Hogan and Riley Ancona won at first doubles to lead Margaretville (6-0) to a Delaware League triumph at home.

The Blue Devils, who won by forfeit at second doubles, received singles victories from Dylan Shaffer and Michael Conroy.

Malcolm Seamans beat James Warner, 10-8, at first singles for Windham, which also got wins from Eddie Moran and David Sanders.

Margaretville hosts Davenport on Monday.

H-T 6, Andes 1

Frankie Raffiani’s 9-6 win over Noah Dougherty at first singles helped host Hunter-Tannersville to a Delaware League triumph.

Jordan Radcliffe, Rae Goss, Sophia Tsiselsky and Emma Wilson also won singles matches for the Wildcats (2-3), who visit Stamford today.

Samantha Falco and Cierra Laurie earned a victory at first doubles for the Mountaineers.

Sidney 5, Oxford 0

Nick Meno’s 6-1, 6-0 defeat of Francisco Quintana at first singles led a Sidney road sweep in the MAC.

Kwok Hing Chen and Riley MacPherson also won singles matched for the Warriors, who got doubles victories from Daylon Barr and Andy Burpoe as well as Connor Gregory and Micha Bowie.