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May 14, 2014

OHS baseball routed at home

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Seventeen hits plus six errors was not an equation that favored Oneonta High’s baseball team Tuesday.

It added up to a 12-3 Southern Tier Athletic Conference loss to visiting Susquehanna Valley.

The Sabers scored in every inning but the seventh.

“They squared balls up as well as anyone has against us,” OHS coach Joe Hughes said. “They had 17 hits and it seemed like every one of them was right on the button. We had a tough time getting outs.”

The Yellowjackets (9-9, 7-9) pulled to 3-2 on a two-run double by Conor Tavarone in the second inning, but SV scored once in the third inning and three more in the fourth inning, when Jimmy Mitchell hit a two-run double.

Mitchell hit two doubles as part of a four-hit day. David Matthews and Justin Caroway contributed three hits each for the Sabers.

Peter Brunetta and Tyler Tremain hit doubles for OHS, which will next play in sectionals. The Yellowjackets have made it to the Section Four Class B final the past three years. They lost to CV in the 2011 final and then rallied to beat CV in the 2012 final en route to winning a state championship.

Last season, OHS lost, 6-4, to Waverly in the final despite three home runs by Chris Pindar.

The seeding meeting will take place this morning.

West Canada 19, Cooperstown 3

Winning pitcher Josh Sudakon scattered eight hits, and doubled and tripled to lead host West Canada Valley in the Center State Conference.

“They hit the ball a lot and they hit it hard,” Cooperstown coach Frank Miosek said. “Our defense didn’t give our pitchers much support.”

Cooperstown made six errors.

Riley Hall went 2-for-4, including an RBI single in Cooperstown’s three-run seventh inning.

Cooperstown (3-10, 2-8) will host Sauquoit Valley today. West Canada (7-6) is 4-4 in conference play.

Roxbury 7, Davenport 6

Skyler Fichtner and Zack Caronia hit back-to-back RBI singles in the fifth inning to give host Roxbury a 7-6 lead and the Rockets held on for a Delaware League victory.

Fichtner’s single tied the score at 6 before Caronia singled over short to score winning pitcher Sam Nash with the go-ahead run.

Nash struck out five and walked one in a seven-hitter.

“He had command of his fastball,” Roxbury coach Ryan Funck said of Nash. “He had his two-seamer working and rolled over a bunch of groundballs.”

Nash scored three runs, and Nos. 8 and 9 hitters Fichtner and Chris Shultis and two and three hits, respectively, for the Rockets, who finished their season at 5-9.

Matt Finne doubled and tripled, and Travis Briggs had two hits for Davenport.

Walton 16, Delhi 2

Austin Kilmer had three hits, including two doubles, to lead host Walton to a victory in the Midstate Athletic Conference 9-12 tournament consolation game.

Kilmer hit an RBI double during an eight-run second inning.

Trevor Zandt contributed an RBI double, and winning pitcher Robert Merrill hit a two-run single in the second inning for Walton, which finished its season at 5-8.

Merrill and Ryan Fairchild combined on a five-hitter.

Gilboa 9, Margaretville 2

Hunter Grace struck out eight and allowed one hit over four innings to lead Gilboa to a win in the Delaware League at Doubleday Field.

Zach Perry went 3-for-5, including a two-run triple in the second inning as the Wildcats took a 6-0 lead.

Nick Losito contributed two doubles and Grace also had two hits for Gilboa.

Margaretville (7-5, 5-3) will visit Jefferson on Friday.

Milford 3, Jefferson 1

Three Milford pitchers combined to strike out 10 batters in a two-hitter, leading the visiting Wildcats to a non-league victory.

Paul Van Warner struck out four over the final two innings. Will Ward worked the first three innings and winning pitcher Max Lang pitched two scoreless innings.

Milford took a 2-1 lead in the fourth inning, when Lang’s RBI single scored Austin Brown.

Jefferson pitcher Hunter Minalga struck out five.

Jefferson finishes the season at 1-11 but had no seniors.

Laurens 4, RS 2

Mitchel Barra struck out 12, walked three and scattered three hits as visiting Laurens won in the Tri-Valley League.

‘‘His curveball was working well and keeping them off balance,’’ Laurens coach Josh Nelligan said of Barra’s pitching.

Laurens scored twice in the top of the seventh inning to snap a 2-all tie. Mason Weir’s RBI single gave Laurens a 3-2 lead and Mitchell Carrigan’s RBI single scored the final run.

Weir finished 3-for-4 for the Leopards (7-8, 7-6), who received two hits, two steals and a run from Jerry Soucia.

Thomas Worobey finished 2-for-3 with an RBI double to lead Richfield Springs.

Laurens will next play in the Section Four Class D tournament, the first time in four years have qualified for the postseason.

‘‘They are very resilient. They earned this,’’ Nelligan said.

Franklin 10, GM-U 2

Joe Terrano struck out 12, walked one and scattered two hits over seven innings as Franklin won in the Tri-Valley League.

The game was played at Franklin, but Gilbertsville-Mount Upton batted second.

Terrano was also 3-for-5 with a run and an RBI.

‘‘He’s our workhorse. He had good command,’’ Franklin coach Darryl Beers said of Terrano’s pitching.

Billy Davis went 2-for-3 with four RBIs to pace the Purple Devils (6-7, 6-7), who honored seniors Joe Smith, Lynndon Huyck, and Tristin Hewitt.

Derek Beers was 3-for-5 with a run and an RBI for the Devils, who qualified for sectional play three years after not fielding a team.

‘‘It is a big accomplishment,’’ Beers said.