Red Devils can’t keep pace with Clinton in first defeat
Clinton outlasted previously undefeated Tri-Valley League rival Vernon-Verona-Sherrill in an 18-14 slugfest on Monday in Clinton in a baseball game that featured 10 extra-base hits.
VVS, which dropped to 2-1 in the league and 6-1 overall, lost despite getting home runs from Jamie Cielinski, Tyler Mautner and Mitch Iseneker. Mautner and Iseneker each drove in three runs and Cielinski drove in two.
The Warriors, who improved to 1-2 in league play and 3-4 overall, scored seven runs in the first and second innings and were led offensively by Joe Durante, who had a double, a triple and three RBIs. Ben Hobaica had four hits and two RBIs while Zach Lehman and Zack Lusby each drove in three runs for the hosts.
Rich Maxam picked up the win for the victors while Jesse Whitmeyer took the loss.
VVS visits Oneida on Thursday afternoon at 4:15.
Redwings soar past Old Forge
Rome Catholic picked up its second win in a row as the Redwings slugged out five runs in the sixth inning to catapult to a 7-4 victory over CSC Division IV host Old Forge.
The Redwings, who improved to 3-1 in the CSC and 4-4 overall, went into the sixth trailing 4-1 before the visitors figured out Old Forge pitcher Jason Perkins as they crushed three doubles in the inning coming off the bats of Matt Vacca, Josh Blair and Ben Quigley to break the game wide open.
Tyler Britton put the Romans on the board with a solo home run — his second homer of the season — in the fourth inning while Vacca finished with two doubles.
Ed Zakrzewski, 3-2, picked up the pitching win as he allowed four runs off eight hits and one walk with 12 strike outs.
Old Forge dropped to 0-4 overall after the loss.
The Redwings will look to keep their streak going as they visit league foe New York Mills on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.
Remsen bows to Poland
Remsen’s struggles continued against visiting CSC Division IV league foe Poland as they fell 9-2 to remain winless on the season.
Nate Corr was saddled with the loss for the Rams, who moved to 0-4 in the league and 0-5 overall, while Kenny Miller limited the Rams’ bats to pick up the win.
Troy Weakley had two hits for Poland and the Rams’ seven errors helped the visitors to a win and improve to 2-1 in the league and 2-3 overall.
The Rams will visit league foe Old Forge on Wednesday for a 4:30 p.m. game.
Oriskany cranks out 15 runs
In other CSC action, Oriskany romped to a 15-4 win over visiting Division III rival Morrisville-Eaton to even its league mark at 2-2.
Brad Sahl had a triple and three RBIs while Nate Keating drove in three runs and Rhett Kallassy and Travis Tyler each drove in a pair of runs as Mike Bunal picked up the pitching win in relief for the 5-4 overall and 2-2 in the CSC Redskins.
Matt Higgins, Ed Lee and Wyatt Kotary each had an RBI while Noah Lupini also had three hits, including a double and a triple, for the hosts offensively.
Will Thomas was hit with the loss for M-E, which dropped to 1-3 in the league and 1-4 overall.
Oriskany will host CSC Division III foe Richfield Springs on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.
Blue Devils fall to ND
In their first game back from their spring break trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C., Camden’s Blue Devils suffered a 7-2 loss against visiting TVL rival Notre Dame.
Mike House, 2-2, allowed six hits and six walks while striking out five. Jake Clark, Joe O’Rourke and Cody Sullivan each had two hits apiece for Camden.
Mike Gaglianese broke the game open in the sixth inning with a bases loaded two-RBI single while Anthony Rose allowed two runs over six inning of work for the guests.
The Blue Devils, who dropped to 5-4 overall and 1-2 in TVL play, visit Holland Patent on Thursday for a 4:15 p.m. game.
Oneida outlasts HP
In other TVL action, Holland Patent suffered a 3-1 loss to host Oneida to move to 1-2 in the league standings this season.
Brian Chevier belted two solo homers while Nate Mallinder had a double, triple and RBI and Jeremy Rodriguez and Andrew Hornyak combined to toss a three-hitter for the Indians, which moved to 6-2 overall and 3-0 in the TVL.
HP junior Chas Parsons went 5 2/3 innings on the bump and issued three runs off seven hits with six strikeouts in the loss.
Parsons also doubled for the Golden Knights, who host Camden on Thursday at 4:15 p.m.
Wildcats race past Ilion
Adirondack wasted little time to mount a lead over CSC Division I rival Ilion as they cruised to a 9-3 victory in a rain-shortened five-inning game in Ilion.
With the win, the Wildcats improved to 7-2 overall and charged to tie Ilion in the Division I standings at 3-1 in the league.
The visitors’ put on an offensive display against Ilion pitcher Tyler Brien as Dylan Lyon had two RBIs while Mike Conley, Cody Buhler, Marty Candee, Scott Hughes, and Jared Wiedmer each drove in a run for the victors.
Matt Sprowell also had three hits and two runs scored for the Wildcats.
Candee gave up one run off two hits with two strike outs through four innings of work to pick up his first pitching win of the season.
The Wildcats will host league foe Mohawk on Wednesday at 4:30.