The Daily Star
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Mike Korchak struck out 12 in a three-hitter to lead Seton Catholic Central to a 6-0 Southern Tier Athletic Conference baseball victory over Oneonta on Monday at NYSEG Stadium.
“We battled him well at the plate, but he’s a quality pitcher,” Oneonta coach Joe Hughes said of Korchak. “We had some decent at-bats, but he proved to be too much throughout the game.”
Neil McCormack hit an RBI triple off of losing pitcher Kragh Delello to give the Saints a 1-0 lead in the first inning. McCormack also had an RBI double that capped the scoring in the sixth inning.
“They squared the ball up as well as anyone we’ve seen this year,” Hughes said of the defending Class C state champion Saints, who finished with 11 hits. “Every ball they hit seemed to be a line drive.”
Josh Garufi hit a two-out triple to right in the first inning but was stranded at third.
Oneonta (7-6, 6-6) will travel to Chenango Forks today.
Sidney 9, Hancock 5
Winning pitcher Billy Kozak hit two home runs, the latter a two-run shot to left that snapped a 4-all tie in the fourth inning, to lead visiting Sidney in the Midstate Athletic Conference.
Kozak’s first homer came in the third inning. He finished 3-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored, and Alex Hoskins had two hits RBIs, Jon Gorshack finished with two hits and an RBI, and Anthony Ruling had two hits and scored twice for Sidney.
Eli Holton’s two-run homer to right-center in the first inning gave Hancock a 2-0 lead. Lane Bass contributed a home run in the fourth inning that narrowed Hancock’s deficit to 6-5.
Holton finished with two hits for the Wildcats (11-4, 8-3), who will host Harpursville on Friday.
Unatego 3, Greene 1
Seth Burnham struck out 10 in a four-hitter to lead visiting Unatego to a Midstate Athletic Conference victory.
Tanner Winchester went 3-for-3 and Ethan Barber hit a two-run single as the Spartans rallied for three runs in the sixth inning.
Unatego (9-6, 7-3) will hosts Unadilla Valley today.
UV 9, Afton 4
Nate Shackleton and Dakota Kolvik had two hits apiece to lead visiting Unadilla Valley to a victory in the Midstate Athletic Conference.
Brendan Brooker struck out five in a five-hitter for Unadilla Valley (7-5, 4-5), which will visit Unatego today.
Josh Austin contributed two hits for Afton.
WCV 9, Cooperstown 2
Winning pitcher Josh Sudakow doubled twice and drove in two runs to lead visiting West Canada Valley to a Center State Conference Division II victory at Doubleday Field.
Alex Williams went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBIs for WCV, which scored five times in the fifth to take an 8-2 lead.
Reilly Hall, Zach France and Scott Curtis doubled for Cooperstown (1-7, 1-5), which hosts Milford at 4:30 p.m. today back at Doubleday Field. Today’s non-league game will be known as the first Bud Fowler Tournament, which will expand to four teams next season, Cooperstown coach Frank Miosek said.
Edmeston 16, Laurens 1
Consecutive doubles by Lucas Miller, Mike Clark and Kyle King sparked an eight-run third inning that lifted host Edmeston to a Tri-Valley League victory.
Miller’s double scored two runs and gave the Panthers a 2-1 lead. Clark and King followed with RBI doubles. Miller finished 2-for-2, and Clark, King, Clayton Lyon and Josh Nicolosi had two hits apiece for Edmeston.
Clark struck out 10 and walked none in a three-hitter. The game was shortened to five innings because of the 15-run mercy rule.
Mitchell Barra homered to right-center in the first inning for Laurens.
Edmeston (10-1, 10-0) will host Worcester today.
Schenevus 9, CV-S 5
Robert Burton hit a two-run single and Tyler Comino had a two-run double during a five-run first inning that helped visiting Schenevus to victory in the Tri-Valley League.
Burton and Adam Kruh had two hits apiece for the Dragons, who received 10 strikeouts from winning pitcher Kyle Darling.
Kyle Monahan, Ethan Johnson and Jake Spencer had two hits apiece for Cherry Valley-Springfield (4-4, 4-4), which will travel to Richfield Springs at 4 p.m. today.
G-MU 9, Morris 8
Austin Burnside hit a walkoff single to lead host Gilbertsville-Mount Upton to a victory in the first game of a Tri-Valley League doubleheader.
With one out and two runners on base in the bottom of the seventh, Burnside drove in Devon Fitch with a single to center field to end it.
Burnside struck out six, walked eight and gave up eight runs on eight hits in six innings. Andy Baker followed with a 1-2-3 seventh, striking out all three of his batters.
Fitch (run, RBI) and Andy Baker (run) had two hits apiece for the Raiders, who got a hit and two runs from Mike Lewis.
Cam Best singled twice, drove in two runs and scored for Morris, which got two hits and a run from Fraser Bourgeois and a single, two runs and an RBI from Ryan Morlock.
G-MU 11, Morris 5
Nate O’Hara went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a run to lead host Gilbertsville-Mount Upton to a Tri-Valley League win in the second game of a doubleheader. The Raiders played as the visiting team in a game that was called after six innings because of darkness.
Andy Baker doubled, singled and drove in a run for G-MU (2-7, 2-6), which held a 7-0 lead after two innings.
The Raiders host Richfield Springs on Wednesday.
Sam Ernst (two RBIs) and Steven Smallacome (run) each went 2-for-3 to pace the Mustangs.
RS 6, Worcester 0
Taylor Price struck out 10 and walked none in a three-hitter that led host Richfield Springs to a Tri-Valley League victory.
Losing pitcher Carson Pochkar countered with eight strikeouts in a two-hitter, but the Indians took advantage of four walks, three hit batters, 10 wild pitches and three errors.
Thomas Worobey had both of Richfield Springs’ hits and scored twice.
Gilboa 10, Davenport 8
Cooper Reither’s two-run homer in the fifth started a four-run inning that capped the scoring for Gilboa, which hung on for a Delaware League road victory.
Shawn VanValkenburg and Cole Weingates each went 3-for-4 with a double for Gilboa, which got eight strikeouts and a walk from winning pitcher Cole Fancher in a 10-hitter.
Chris Kopf went 3-for-4 with a double and five RBIs for Davenport, which received three hits apiece from Cody Wamsley and Josh Davi.
Davenport (6-3, 4-3), which scored twice and stranded a runner at second in the seventh, hosts Windham today.
Windham 15, Jefferson 3
Zac Meyer had three hits and three RBIs, and Anthony Savasta, Subaru Honge, Skyler Schoonmaker, Patrick Drum and Majd Ismail had two hits apiece to lead host Windham in the Delaware League.
Winning pitcher Brandon VanValin struck out six in six innings of two-hit ball.
James Quagliano had two hits for Jefferson.
Windham will play Davenport today.
Downsville 18, H-T 1
Freshman Matt Rampe struck out six and allowed one run over five innings to lead host Downsville to a Delaware League victory.
“He throws strikes,” Downsville coach Tom Rose said of Rampe, who threw 78 pitches and combined with Justin Baxter on a three-hitter. “He worked the strike zone and had them put the ball in play.”
Liam Fogerty’s RBI triple to left highlighted a three-run first inning.
Fogerty, who also had two doubles, finished 4-for-4 with two RBIs and three runs, Brad Dreher had three hits, three runs and three RBIs, and Collin Tallman contributed two hits and three RBIs for the Eagles (6-3, 5-2), who will host Stamford today.