Downsville boys win DL championship

Cheryl CloughDownsville first baseman Kyle Fitch holds up the ball after making a scoop to force out Windham runner Chris Martin.

Erik Dusseldorp hit a two-RBI double in the fifth inning and Dan Clancy hit a two-RBI single in the third to help Downsville win the Delaware League championship over Windham at Neahwa Park, 5-3.

Dusseldorp, also earned the pitching win as he struck out eight and walked one for Downsville, which also scored a run in the top of the seventh inning.

Windham, which made it 2-1 with an RBI groundout in the third, also scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning as Zach Malegiannakis hit an RBI single and Kevin Mattice hit an RBI groundout.

Anthony Pettignano, who received the pitching loss, had his second-highest strikeout total of the season as he struck out 15 and walked none and Brent Emerton finished with two hits and a run for Windham (12-2), which visits Hunter-Tannersville for a non-league game at 4:15 p.m. on Friday.

‘‘Dusseldorp pitched well and they had some timely hitting with runners in scoring position,’’ said Windham coach Jim Adair.

Oneonta 1, Sus. Valley 0

Keaton mark threw a complete-game shutout and drove in the game’s only run to lead Oneonta to a 1-0 win Thursday at Susquehanna Valley.

Mark and SV pitcher Austin Haskell threw five strikeouts apiece in a game Oneonta coach Joe Hughes described as “a classic pitchers’ duel.”

“It was just a really good baseball game,” Hughes said. “Both teams played great defensively.”

Oneonta catcher Dalton Carver thwarted two stolen-base attempts and picked off a baserunner, and Teddy McGraw scored the winning run in the sixth inning after getting a walk, advancing to second on a wild pitch and scoring on Mark’s RBI single.

Oneonta (13-4) will play next Monday at 3:30 p.m. at Maine-Endwell in the Southern Tier Athletic Conference tournament against an opponent yet to be determined.

RS 14, G-MU 12

Josh Misencik finished with two doubles to lead host Richfield Springs to a win over Gilbertsville-Mount Upton.

Misencik, also earned the pitching win for RS, which scored nine runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to erase a 7-4 advantage by G-MU.

Gavin Bonczkowski went 3-for-4, at the plate and had two runs for the Raiders, who also got two hits and three runs from Andrew Baker and two hits and two runs from Colin Shultis.

G-MU (0-10), hosts Edmeston at 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

Adirondack 3, Cooperstown 2

Dante Wellman hit an RBI double in the second inning but Cooperstown fell at home against Adirondack.

Taylor Price, who scored on the double by Wellman, led off the second with a double for Cooperstown (10-2), which hosts Herkimer at 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

Adirondack (9-3), scored two runs in the first and a run in the third.

Gilboa 17, Stamford 0

Cole Fancher threw 17 strikeouts and went 2-for-6 at the plate with a double and a triple to help Gilboa end its season on a high note with a 17-0 win over Stamford.

Cameron Smith and Orlando Gabriel also had doubles for Gilboa, which took a 12-0 lead in the first inning.

Gilboa coach Gerardo Dunham said his team’s prolific day offensively came despite a tough quartet of Stamford pitchers who combined to throw eight strikeouts.

Gilboa finished its season at 2-8.

Greene 10, Marathon 2

Alex Frair threw eight strikeouts and scored two runs to help Greene earn a 10-2 win over Marathon.

Noah Kennedy and Brandon Scott both batted 2-for-3 for Greene, with Scott driving in two runs. Zach Orzell went 2-for-4 and scored three runs, and Frair drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the third inning.

Greene (7-8) will visit Harpursville on Friday at 4:45 p.m., and find out about a possible sectional tournament berth at Monday’s seeding meeting.


Davenport 8, Downsville 7

Justine Lubbers hit a walk-off double to lead Davenport to a Delaware League championship win over Downsville, 8-7, at the Ted Christman Field in Neahwa Park on Thursday.

With Davenport trailing, 6-1, in the bottom of the sixth, Lubbers also hit a two-RBI double to narrow the Downsville lead to 6-3.

‘‘That was the spark,’’ said Davenport coach Cheryl Butler of Lubbers’ two RBI double.

Lubbers and Kayla Beers both finished 2-for-3, at the plate with a run scored for Davenport, which also got an RBI fielder’s choice in the fifth and an RBI single in the sixth from leadoff hitter, Beers.

Allison Pierce and Kacie Hymers also hit triples in the sixth for Davenport (11-3), which plays Hancock in the first round of the 13th annual Hancock Tournament at noon Saturday.

Susquehanna of Pennsylvania and Harpursville face off in the other first-round game at 10 a.m., and the consolation and championship games will start at 2 and 4 p.m.

Downsville’s fourth batter, Kacie Banker, went 2-for-4 at the plate, including a two-RBI single in the fifth and finished with two runs for the Eagles.

The Eagles, who scored three runs in the fifth, two runs in the sixth and one in the seventh, also got an RBI single to center field from their fifth hitter, Faith Barich.

Adirondack 4, Cooperstown 2

Maria Noto had an RBI single in the bottom of the 12th inning but host Cooperstown fell to Adirondack in 14 innings.

Noto scored Sydney Kirky on her RBI single in the 12th and struck out 18 for Cooperstown, which also scored a run in the 10th inning as Meghan Perrino started on second base, stole third base and reached home on a passed ball.

‘‘Maria did a great job pitching today,’’ said Cooperstown coach Dave Bliss of Noto, who also pitched 10 innings in the Hawkeyes’ 2-0 defeat to Little Falls on Wednesday, ‘‘She’s pitched 24 innings in 24 hours.’’

Paige Cring went 2-for-5, including two singles, for Cooperstown (8-2), which hosts Herkimer at 4:30 p.m. Friday.

RS 12, G-MU 4

Evonna Mower went 2-for-3 at the plate, including an RBI triple in the third inning, to lead host Richfield Springs to a Tri-Valley League win over Gilbertsville-Mount Upton.

Mower also scored three runs, and Katie Swartout went 2-for-4 at the plate, including a two RBI single in the fifth for RS (5-5), which will play in the Hamilton Tournament at 11:15 a.m. Saturday.

Hancock 9, Afton 8

Alyssa Makowski hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning to lead third-seeded Hancock to a consolation win over fourth-seeded Afton in the Midstate Athletic Conference 1-4 Tournament.

Hancock (10-3) trailed 8-5 before scoring four runs in the final inning.

The Wildcats (10-3) will host their 13th annual Hancock Tournament, which starts at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Caleigh Stevens and Paige Polizzi had two hits apiece for Afton, which scored four runs in the first inning.

Sus. Valley 1, Oneonta 0

A strong performance from pitcher Michelle Rossi wasn’t enough as Oneonta fell to Susquehanna Valley on the road, 1-0.

Rossi hit a double and pitched a complete game, allowing just four hits and one run, but Oneonta couldn’t solve SV pitcher Sophia Pappas, who threw nine strikeouts

OHS (9-7, 9-8) will visit New Hartford on Saturday at 4:45 p.m.


Section Four Class C & D East Tournament

at Camp Starlight

Chris Catan won three singles rounds to earn a spot in the semifinals at the Section Four Class C & D East Tournament at Camp Starlight on Thursday.

Catan won his first-round match against Sidney’s Micah Bowie, 6-3, 6-0, his second-round match against Davenport-Delhi’s Alex Haight, 6-1, 6-2, and his quarterfinal match against Chenango Forks’ Niklas Boeker, 6-2, 6-2.

Catan plays in the semifinal round on May 16th at 2 p.m. at the Binghamton Tennis Center.



Downsville 5, Windham 3

Delaware League Championship

at Neahwa Park

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Windham ..... 001 000 2 - 3 5 3

Erik Dusseldorp (W) and Nick Hill. Anthony Pettignano (L) and Brett Emerton. 2B: Erik Dusseldorp (D), Emerton (W).

Oneonta 1, Sus. Valley 0

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Sus. Valley ….. 000 000 0 - 0 5 0

Keaton Mark (W) and Dalton Carver. Austin Haskell (L) George Pappas.

RS 14, G-MU 12

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RS ..... 012 191 x - 14 7 2

Bryant Hill (L), Hunter Oliver (5) and Zach Pope. Josh Misencik (W), Brady Streid (7) and Bennett. 2B: Bryant Hill (G), Bennett (R), Josh Misencik (R) 2.

Adirondack 3, Cooperstown 2

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Cooperstown ..... 020 000 0 - 2 7 2

Major Gaylord (W) and Connor Hamilton. Reilly Hall (L), Eric Deysenroth (7) and Zach France. 2B: Taylor Price (C), Dante Wellman (C).

Gilboa 17, Stamford 0

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Gilboa .... 12 00 0 5 0 - 17 10 1

Cole Fancher (W) and Cameron Smith. Kyle Pickett (L), Greg Zuille (6) and K. Clark.

2B: Fancher (G), Smith (G), Orlando Gabriel (G) 3B: Fancher (G).

Greene 10, Marathon 2

Marathon 000 000 2 - 2 4 4

Greene 112 501 x- 10 11 2

Alex Frair (W) and Brandon Scott. Caleb Tickner (L) and Noah Ryan. 2B: Noah Kennedy (G)


Davenport 8, Downsville 7

Delaware League Championship

at Neahwa Park

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Davenport ..... 000 016 1 - 8 7 1

Kaci Banker (L) and Luccia Martucci. Lexi Cobb, Devon Tierney (5), Lexi Cobb (W, 6) and Cassie Maidens. 2B: Faith Barich (Do), Justine Lubbers (Da) 2. 3B: Kacie Hymers (Da), Allison Pierce (Da).

Adirondack 4, Cooperstown 2

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Cooperstown ..... 000 000 000 101 00 - 2 3 4

Ariel Kranduhl (W) and Emily Austin, N/A (7). Maria Noto (L, 8-2) and Hailey Seamon.

RS 12, G-MU 4

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RS ..... 102 054 x - 12 5 4

Jasmine Brooks (L), Jocelyn Duncan (5), Jasmine Brooks (6) and Hunter Christian. Kirsten Hess (W) and Evonna Mower. 3B: Evonna Mower (R).

Hancock 9, Afton 8

MAC 1-4 Tournament


4-Afton ..... 402 110 0 - 8 14 2

3-Hancock ..... 013 010 4 - 9 7 3

Amanda Greenwood (L) and Caleigh Stevens. Mikayla Kravetsky (W) and Kaci Marino. 2B: Paige Polizzi (A), Amanda Greenwood (A). 3B: Caleigh Stevens (A).

Sus. Valley 1, Oneonta 0

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Sus. Valley …. 010 000 x – 1 4 0

Sophia Pappas (W) and Erika Harder. Michelle Rossi (L) and Aiyana Roupp.

2B: Michaela Haskell (S). Michelle Rossi (O)

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