Blue Devils flex offensive muscles
In a game dominated by offenses, the Camden Blue Devils proved they had more firepower than visiting Clinton in a 22-10 Tri-Valley League victory on Tuesday.
Clinton jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the top of the first inning before the Blue Devils came right back to score 12 runs in the bottom frame. Both teams combined for 32 runs on 39 hits.
The Blue Devils were led by Joe O’Rourke and Kyle Campbell, who each had five hits apiece in the game. O’Rourke also scored five runs and Campbell had four RBIs. Chuck DeLong had four hits with a triple and drove in four runs while Adam Bellinger had three hits in the win for the victors, as well.
Mike House picked up the win for the Blue devils, which moved to 2-0 overall and 1-0 in the league.
Clinton dropped to 0-1 in the TVL and overall.
The Blue Devils will face league host Vernon-Verona-Sherrill on Thursday at 4:15 p.m.
Errors cost Rome Catholic
The Rome Catholic squad committed six errors in the fourth inning during a 12-1 loss against Center State Conference Division IV host Poland.
The Redwings also couldn’t find their stroke at the dish as they left seven runners on base in scoring position and finished with five hits.
RCS pitchers combined for 13 total strikeouts and only three walks, but were hurt with their defense behind them. Ed Zakrzeski took the hard luck loss on the mound for the Romans and finished with nine strikeouts.
Freshmen John Gannon picked up his first varsity hit and later came around to score off a Ryan Reed RBI-single for RCS, which takes on league foe Westmoreland this afternoon at DeLutis Field.
Remsen falls to Dolgeville
The Remsen Rams couldn’t charge to their first win of the season as they suffered a 5-4 setback against visiting CSC Division I foe Dolgeville.
The Rams, which moved to 0-2 in the league standings and 0-3 overall, left the bases loaded three times during the game. Patrick Taylor led the hosts with three hits in the defeat. Gary Farquhar, Brian Harper, and Cody Bly each had two hits for Dolgeville.
Chris Robotham earned the win on the bump while Mark DiPerna was saddled with the loss.
The Rams will look for their first win of the season on Thursday against host New York Mills at 4:30 p.m.
Golden Knights downed in opener
Holland Patent couldn’t overcome a shaky start against TVL host Notre Dame during the two teams season opener.
HP junior John Iselo legged out a triple and a double and drove in a run offensively for the visitors in the losing effort. Robert Jordan took the pitching loss for the Golden Knights.
The Jugglers raced out to an 8-0 lead after two innings and it was more than enough support for Sean Badger, who went five innings and allowed four hits and three walks with six K’s during the win. Mike Gaglianese went 2 for 5 with a double and two RBIs for the hosts, as well.
HP will look to rebound on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. when they take on visiting TVL foe Whitesboro.