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May 5, 2014

HR in seventh lifts Davenport over Edmeston

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Chris Kopf’s three-run home run in the seventh inning lifted visiting Davenport to a 5-3 non-league baseball victory over Edmeston on Saturday.

“We were one strike away,” Edmeston coach Mike Clark said.

With the Panthers (9-1) clinging to a 3-2 lead, winning pitcher Cody Wamsley and Josh Davi singled with one out in the seventh. After a strikeout, Kopf faced a 2-2 count against Linton Wainright.

“Linton elevated a fastball,” Clark said. “It was somewhere between the chest and belt and (Kopf) hit into the pool in left field.”

Edmeston loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the seventh, but Josh Davi got the final two batters.

“It was a great ballgame,” Clark said. “All the runs were earned and it was a pretty clean game. The two of us will be decent teams for sectionals.”

Wamsley had 10 strikeouts and five walks over six innings. Wainright finished with 14 strikeouts and two walks.

Wamsley and Davi each had three hits and scored twice for Davenport.

Kyle King had three hits and Mike Clark contributed two hits for the Panthers, who will host Laurens today.

Gilboa 4, Stamford 3

Hunter Grace hit a two-run homer and winning pitcher Mike Smith had a two-run double to lead host Gilboa to a non-league victory.

Grace’s homer to left-center in the fourth inning tied the score at 2. Gilboa coach Dan McGlynn estimated the Grace’s third homer of the season traveled around 370 feet.

In the fifth inning, Nick Losito walked with two outs and Zach Perry doubled to send Losito to third. Smith followed with a double to deep center that gave Gilboa a 4-2 lead.

Stamford rallied in the seventh. Matt Anderson’s RBI groundout made it 4-3 and left the Indians with a runner at third and one out. Christian Cooper then got a strikeout and a come-backer to earn the save.

Gregg Mattice went 2-for-4 with an RBI and struck out 12 in a six-hitter for Stamford.

Smith finished with two hits and had five strikeouts over six innings on the mound.

Gilboa (8-2) will travel to Davenport today.

Milford 7, Worcester 2

Paul Van Warner had 10 strikeouts, and contributed three hits and three runs to lead host Milford to a victory in the Tri-Valley League.

Austin Brown hit a two-run single and Wyatt Waters had an RBI single in the fifth as Milford scored four runs to take a 6-1 lead. Brown finished with two hits and two runs for the Wildcats.

Steve Griffith struck out five and walked two for Worcester.

Milford (8-1, 8-1), visits Cooperstown on Tuesday.

B-G 22, Delhi 5

Zach Ouimet and Sean Jones each contributed two-run singles in the third inning as host Bainbridge-Guilford cruised to a Midstate Athletic Conference victory.

Also in the third, Mark Cordner and Bailey Green hit RBI singles to give B-G a 9-4 advantage.

Bainbridge-Guilford (6-5, 5-5) will visit Walton on Tuesday.

Deposit 7, Afton 4

Austin Ticknor went 2-for-4, but visiting Afton lost in the Midstate Athletic Conference.

‘‘Deposit had key hits in the fifth,’’ Afton coach Ron Rapp said of the Lumberjacks, who scored two runs on four hits in the fifth to take a 7-3 lead.

Deposit’s Trevor Dailey struck out four in a five-hitter.

Walton 7, Afton 6

Steven Klein and Jared Beach each had doubles in the fourth inning to lead visiting Walton to a Midstate Athletic Conference win.

Klein hit a two-run double and Beach had an RBI double as Walton took a 7-4 lead.

Conor Graven-Briggs and Joseph DeVona hit RBI singles in the sixth for Afton (4-9, 3-6), which will visit Unadilla Valley today.

Sidney 13, Oxford 2

Patrick Vibbard and Noah McKee hit two-run singles in the sixth inning to lead visiting Sidney to a Midstate Athletic Conference victory.

Winning pitcher Zak Green had eight strikeouts and allowed three hits for Sidney, which also received three hits from Billy Kozak.

Norwich 8, Sidney 6

Jon Gorshack walked four and Sidney committed three errors during a seven-run first inning that lifted host Norwich to a non-league victory.

‘‘It was our worst inning defensively this year,’’ Sidney coach Kyle Vibbard said.

Noah McKee hit a two-run, and teammates Kyle McMillan and Jon Gorshack had RBI singles as Sidney scored six times in the fourth inning.

The Warriors left runners on second and third in the seventh inning.

Hancock 12, Walton 5

Ryan Fairchild had two hits and an RBI, but visiting Walton fell in a Midstate Athletic Conference game played at Afton.

Fairchild hit a RBI single in the fifth as the Warriors scored two runs in the inning.

Hancock’s Eli Holton contributed two hits, including a two-run triple in the fourth inning. Ryan Smith and Ryan Tooley had two doubles apiece for the Wildcats (11-3, 8-2), who will hosts Sidney today.

Laurens 14, Morris 0

Mitchell Barra struck out 11 in a four-hitter and went 3-for-4, including a three-run home run in the third inning, to lead visiting Laurens in the Tri-Valley League on Friday.

Logan Barra and Jarett Benjamin hit doubles, and Jerry Soucia had a triple for Laurens, which finished with 15 hits.

Morris received doubles from Ryan Morlock and Robert Child, as well as a triple from Nick Grant-Hill.

SOFTBALLLaurens 12, Roxbury 7

Winning pitcher Jessica Hadlock hit a two-run single, and Lindsey Laing and Claire Fraser had RBI singles during a six-run fifth inning that lifted Laurens to a first-round victory in the Milford Booster Club Tournament.

Laurens led, 3-2, heading into the bottom of the fifth ining.

Hadlock went 3-for-3 with a double and three RBIs, and Kayla Johnson doubled and scored four runs for the Leopards, who turned a triple play in the sixth inning.

With runners on first and second, third baseman Taylor Kessler fielded a grounder, stepped on third for one out and then threw to first baseman Laing for the second out. The runner on first then returned to first and was tagged out by Laing for the third out.

Liz Davis doubled and tripled for Roxbury. Laurens (6-5) was supposed to play Milford in the final, but the game was rained out. No makeup date has been announced.

The Leopards will travel to Edmeston today.

Milford 9, Worcester 5

Taylor Olmsted and Dawn Pickwick hit RBI doubles in the fifth inning to lead Milford to a victory in the first round of the Milford Booster Club Tournament.

Milford and Laurens were to play in the championship game, but it was rained out. A make-up date has not been announced.

Kaley Chase, Natasha Skillen and Olmsted each contributed two hits for Milford.

Michaela Ralph hit a two-run single in the fourth for Worcester.

Winning pitcher Serena Chase struck out two in a four-hitter for Milford (5-3, 4-3), which will host Schenevus on Tuesday.

Losing pitcher Monica Ridgeway struck out four.

Hancock 22, Walton 7

Sierra Keesler fell a single shy of the cycle in leading Hancock to a Midstate Athletic Conference victory at home Saturday.

Keesler finished 3-for-4 with five RBIs, two runs and a home run. She doubled and tripled during the Wildcats’ 13-run second inning, which featured a three-run homer by Brooke Sherburne (2-for-4, five RBIs).

Winning pitcher Cynthia Wormuth contributed three hits and an RBI for Hancock (11-1, 8-1), which hosts Sidney today.

Losing pitcher Sara Yambor paced Walton with two runs and a 3-for-3 effort.

Hancock coach Kim Makowski said the MAC 1-4, 5-8 and 9-12 tournaments will start May 12 with semifinals. She added that the 5-8 and 9-12 finals, as well as the consolation games in each tournament, will be played May 14. The MAC 1-4 championship game is set for May 15.

TRACKGerry O’Donnell Invitational

Oneonta High senior Brittney Herrick won two events, including a meet record in the high jump, during the Gerry O’Donnell Invitational on Friday at Windsor.

Herrick cleared 5-foot-2 in the high jump.

“She had a really good jumping night,” OHS coach Dan Forbes said of Herrick.

She also won the 100-meter hurdles in a season-best time of 16.95 seconds in helping OHS to a fifth-place finish in the 15-team meet.

Missy Emilio also earned a victory for the Yellowjackets, winning the 800 in a personal-best 2:26.49.

Emilio joined Eliana Fox, Emilia French and Marly Davies on OHS’ 1,600 relay team that finished second in 4:22.85.

Also for the Yellowjackets, Nova Otieno placed second in the shot put with a distance of 33-0 – her personal-best distance.

“It was a really good meet for the girls team,” Forbes said.

Stamford’s 3,200 relay team of Meghan Voorhees, Gabbi Caiazza, Amanda Alberti and Lyndsey Adams won in 11:10.83.

Oneonta’s boys finished a distant second to Susquehanna Valley in the boys meet. The Sabers finished with 146 points. The Yellowjackets had 69.

OHS received victories from Logan Mancuso in the 3,200, from James Longo in the 400 hurdles and from its 1,600 relay.

Mancuso won the 3,200 in 10:11.06. He also had personal-best in the 1,600, finishing third 4:40.76.

The Yellowjackets’ 1,600 relay of Hunter Allen, Longo, Mat Robinson and Skylar Thompson won in 3:42.68.Longo and Robinson finished 1-2 in the 400 hurdles. Longo crossed in 59.49, just ahead of Robinson’s 59.71.

OHS’ Jacob DePauw finished second in the 800, crossing in 2:10.76 to take about four seconds off his personal-best.

Delhi’s Declan Kottmeier won the 3,000 steeplechase in 10:53.97. He also finished third in the 3,2000 in 10:28.46.

The Yellowjackets will host Norwich on Tuesday. The girls from Oneonta and Norwich are both unbeaten.

Rome Invitational

Cooperstown’s Kristin Ratliff broke her school record while finishing third in the 2,000 steeplechase Saturday in the 20-team Rome Invitational.

Ratliff finished third in 7:45.5 to break the record of 7:48.4 she set last season. Cooperstown will travel to Sauquoit Valley on Wednesday for Center State Conference meet that also includes Oriskany and Owen D. Young.

TENNISOneonta 6, CV 1

Two-set victories by Aaron Earle-Richardson (second singles), Jonah Herold (third singles) and Boru Jerry Li (fourth singles) helped host Oneonta to a Southern Tier Athletic Conference victory.