Westmoreland’s 18 hits power baseball team to win


The Westoreland baseball team scored 12 runs on 18 hits to beat West Canada Valley on the road Friday in a Center State Conference league game.

The visitors scored two in the first and then West Canada answered with four to grab a 4-2 lead. But that was it for the hosts while Westmoreland scored one in the fifth, five in the sixth and four in the seventh.

Hunter Kierpiec improved to 2-0 with a complete game effort. He allowed four runs, two of them earned, on nine hits and a walk. He struck out nine.

Carson Nestved had four hits for the Bulldogs, with a double, an RBI and two stolen bases. Caleb Miller had single, double and triple along with four runs scored, three RBIs and five steals. Mike Scalise was 3-for-3 with a triple, three runs and four RBIs. Owen Davison had three hits including a double and drove in a run. Anthony Sawanec had a single, double, two runs and a steal.

Westmoreland improved to 3-0. The Bulldogs host Adirondack at 4:30 p.m. on April 18 in a non-league game.

HP wins high-scoring game in comeback fashion

Holland Patent baseball scored seven runs late to get a 12-8 comeback win at Adirondack Friday in the Center State.

HP scored five runs in the top of the third to take a 5-1 lead. After Adirondack took a 6-5 lead in the bottom of the fifth, HP immediately responded with four runs to regain the lead, this time at 9-6. The Golden Knights built the lead to 12-6 then held off the Wildcats, who scored two in the bottom of the seventh and came up short.

Alex McLaughin got the win on the mound for HP. Chris Strobel took the loss for Adirondack.

Offensively for HP, McLaughlin had a hit and three RBIs. Andrew Jones had two hits and two RBIs. Brandon Capodiferro had a hit and two RBIs.

Adirondack’s Jeremiah Reed had three hits including a double with two RBIs. Brett Sanford and Colin White each had two hits and two RBIs.

HP is now 2-1 (2-0 in the league) and was to play at New Hartford Monday in non-league play. Results were not available at press time. Adirondack is 0-2 in two league games, and hosts Oriskany at 4:30 p.m. Friday in non-league play.


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