The Daily Star, Oneonta, NY - otsego county news, delaware county news, oneonta news, oneonta sports

April 23, 2013

Cooperstown rallies late for baseball win

The Daily Star

---- — Staff Report

Nico Knull singled home the go-ahead run in the seventh and Ethan Bliss struck out the final two batters with two on in the bottom of the inning as visiting Cooperstown beat Westmoreland, 2-1, Monday in a Center State Conference baseball game.

With the score tied at 1, Park Summers singled to start Cooperstown’s seventh. After two strikeouts, Summers stole second. Knull then singled into left-center and Summers slid in ahead the tag to make it 2-1.

Bliss struck out the first batter in the bottom of the seventh. He then allowed a wind-blown single and a bad-hop single to put runners on first and second before striking out the final two batters.

“He had a solid day,” Cooperstown coach Frank Miosek said of Oswego State-bound Bliss, who struck out six and walked two in a three-hitter. “He had a good fastball, good location and a curveball when he needed it.”

Cooperstown (2-1, 2-1) took a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning. Bliss and James Johnson walked to start the inning. Then with two outs, freshman Scott Curtis singled to center to score Bliss. It marked Curtis’ first varsity hit.

Kyle Doolen and Jack Acquaviva combined on a three-hitter for Westmoreland (4-1, 3-1).

Cooperstown will travel to Waterville on Wednesday.

Cooperstown 2, Westmoreland 1

Cooperstown 000 100 1 - 2 3 3

Westmoreland 000 001 0 - 1 3 1

Ethan Bliss (W,2-0) and Jack Donnelly. Kyle Doolen (L), Jack Acquaviva (7) and Matt Falcone. 2B: Ryan Hogan (W).

Morris 20, Laurens 4

Josh Rutherford went 4-for-4 with four RBIs and Todd Randall finished 3-for-3 with three RBIs to lead host Morris in the Tri-Valley League.

Winning pitcher Kerry Smith (4-0) scattered six hits and Ryan Morlock contributed two hits for the Mustangs (6-2, 5-2), who will travel to Worcester on Wednesday.

Pheonix Howard went 3-for-3 for Laurens.

Morris 20, Laurens 4

Laurens 200 20 - 4 6 9

Morris 177 5x - 20 13 3

Mitchel Barra (L), David Fraser (4) and Mason Weir. Kerry Smith (W,4-0) and Matt Morlock. 2B: David Fraser (L), Kerry Smith (M).

Worcester 15, Schenevus 9

Jake Grover hit a two-run double, and Chris Mravlja and George Clements had two-run singles as Worcester scored seven runs in the fourth inning to take a 10-5 lead en route to a Tri-Valley League win at home.

Tanner Murphy, Bobby Rundblad, Mravlja and Clements all had two hits for the Wolverins (4-3, 4-2), who will host Morris on Wednesday.

Robert Burton doubled, tripled and had two RBIs for Schenevus.

Worcester 15, Schenevus 9

Schenevus 203 010 3 - 9 8 6

Worcester 012 733 x - 15 12 4

Robert Burton (L), David Vosatka (4) and Jacob Darling, Jordan Burton (5). George Clements (W) and Chris Mravlja. 2B: Jacob Darling (S), Robert Burton (S), Bobby Rundblad (W), Tanner Murphy (W), Jake Grover (W). 3B: Robert Burton (S). HR: Jacob Darling (S).

Milford 30, Franklin 3

Blake Elliott had five hits, scored four runs and drove in three to lead host Milford in the Tri-Valley League.

Austin Brown and Jay Partridge had their first varsity hits for the Wildcats (5-1, 5-1), who will travel to Gilbertsville-Mount Upton on Wednesday.

Milford 30, Franklin 3

Franklin 000 30 - 3 5 2

Milford 93(10) 8x - 30 21 1

Kyle Gardner (L), Austin McCall (2), Logan Miller (3) and Matt D’Angelo. Jacob Tabor (W), Wyatt Waters (4) and Blake Elliott. 2B: Blake Elliott (M), William Ward (M).

CV-S 18, G-MU 3

Jon French struck out eight and walked two in a two-hitter, leading host Cherry Valley-Springfield (1-4, 1-4) to a Tri-Valley League victory.

French, who allowed no earned runs, also had three hits, three runs and two RBIs.

The Patriots are at Laurens on Wednesday.

CV-S 18, G-MU 3

G-MU 200 001 – 3 2 N/A

CV-S 404 532 – 18 14 3

Christian Merlo (L), Jason Barrows (1), Tim French (4) and Andy Baker. Jon French (W,1-1), Ethan Johnson (6) and Tristan Fralick. 2B: Ethan Johnson (C), Shawn Lowry (C).

Unatego 9, Greene 1

Kellen Komenda pitched a three-hitter, striking out seven and walking three as Unatego (9-3, 6-0) won at home in the Midstate Athletic Conference.

Komenda (2-1), who allowed an unearned run in the first, also scored two runs and stole two bases.

Unatego plays at Sidney on Wednesday.

Unatego 9, Greene 1

Greene 100 000 0 – 1 3 3

Unatego 211 023 x – 9 4 1

Josh Hurlburt (L), Cole Browning (6) and Kurt Bartholomew. Kellen Komenda (W,2-1) and Lucas DeJoy. 2B: Lane Whitaker (G), Quinn Barnhart (U).

Harpursville 21, UV 15

Brandon Kuhn went 3-for-4 with two RBIs, but Unadilla Valley lost at home in the MAC.

Dakota Kolvic tripled and doubled for the Storm, who received three hits from Nate Shackelton and two doubles from Kyle King.

The teams combined to commit 23 errors, including 12 by UV.

“It was like a football game,” Storm coach Tom Locke said. “It was sloppy. We have a lot of guys with sore arms from playing a lot of games and the field is in pretty bad shape, too. It was a little bit of everything.”

Anthony Grasgruber went 4-for-4 with three RBIs for the Hornets.

UV (3-6, 2-4) visits Oxford on Wednesday.

Harpursville 21, UV 15

Harpursville 251 233 5 - 21 11 11

Unadilla Valley 351 300 3 - 15 13 12

Brendon VanEtten (W), Justin Koranka (5) and Devon Dean. Nate Shackelton, Brendan Brooker (3,L), Andrew Radke (6), Brandon Kuhn (7) and Kyle King. 2B: Cody Riegel (H), Dakota Kolvik (U), Kyle King (U) 2, Brendan Brooker (U). 3B: Justin Koranka (H), Dakota Kolvik (U).

Walton 8, Afton 4

Dalton Kaminsky struck out 10 and walked three in a four-hitter as Walton won a MAC home game.

Kaminsky also went 2-for-3 with a double, three runs and two RBIs.

Abel Clark and Trevor Zandt had two hits apiece for the Warriors. Clark drove in four runs and Zandt stole a pair of bases and scored two runs.

Walton (1-5, 1-5) will host Delhi today in a game that was originally scheduled for Wednesday.

Matt Olin paced Afton (3-7, 2-4) with two doubles and two runs.

Walton 8, Afton 4

Afton 110 200 0 – 4 4 1

Walton 410 300 x – 8 9 1

Joe Bevona (L) and Joshua Austin. Dalton Kaminsky (W,1-1) and Joe Sinistore. 2B: Dalton Kaminsky (W), Matt Olin (A) 2, Mark Viviano (A).

Hancock 8, Delhi 3

Freshman Austin Bedient and Ben Denison each had a hit and an RBI for Delhi (1-6, 0-6), which lost at home in the MAC.

The Bulldogs host Walton today.

Hancock 8, Delhi 3

Hancock 053 000 0 – 8 4 2

Delhi 010 001 1 – 3 4 4

Kevin Cousulazio (W) and Eli Holton. Tyler Dugan (L,0-2), Ben Denison (5) and Brian Hannigan. 2B: Austin Bedient (D). 3B: Tyler Phillips (H).

Jefferson 19, Downsville 5

Jimmy Reeves struck out 15, including the last seven batters he faced, as Jefferson won a Delaware League game at home.

Reeves (2-2) walked one and gave up three earned runs in a seven-hitter for the J-Hawks (4-4, 3-2), who received three hits apiece from Michael Greiner and Nick Smith. Greiner drove in three runs and Smith had two RBIs.

Jefferson plays a non-league game at Windham today.

Colyn Bonadies hit a two-run homer to straightaway center field for Downsville (2-1, 2-1).

Jefferson 19, Downsville 5

Downsville 202 100 0 – 5 7 4

Jefferson .... 321 562 x – 19 13 1

Brad Dreher (L), Carl Odell (5), Kevin Doig (6) and Dylan Fisk. Jimmy Reeves (W,2-2) and James Quagliano. 2B: John Quagliano (J), Nick Smith (J), Austin Clayton (J). 3B: Brad Dreher (D). HR: Colyn Bonadies (D).