ROUNDUP: Camden’s Moran Post holds Utica scoreless for District V Legion baseball win; Ilion beats Smith Post in high-scoring affair


Moran Post scored three early runs and beat visiting Utica Post Wednesday in District V American Legion baseball.

Statistics for Moran were not submitted.

Utica starting pitcher Juan Baez took the loss. He allowed three runs, two of them earned, in 4 1/3 innings. He surrendered four hits and walked seven batters while striking out four.

Nick Perrotta and Mike DeFazio each had a hit for Utica.

Moran’s game against Adrean Post Thursday was rained out. The team will travel to play at Ilion Post at 7 p.m. Monday at Central Valley Academy.

Utica had its game against Ilion Post rescheduled from Thursday to Friday because of the storms in the Mohawk Valley. The game is set to be played at 6 p.m. at JFK Middle School in Utica.

Ilion beats Smith Post with plenty of runs for both

Eleven runs were not enough for Smith Post of Rome, which lost 21-11 on the road against Ilion Post in District V play Wednesday.

Ilion — which led 7-0 after one inning and 8-1 after two — posted 17 hits with all but two players collecting at least one hit.

Noah Carpenter, Jeff DeSarro, Nick Greene, Cole Maxwell and Matthew Prestopnik each had doubles for Ilion (2-1).

Maxwell led all Ilion players with four RBI. Greene and Chase Regan each had three. Prestopnik, Hunter Smith and Tanner Warren each added two.

Damon Campanaro took the loss, going 1/3 of an inning for Smith.

On offense for Smith, Jack Lawless had a single and triple. Mike Flint doubled twice, drove in three runs and scored once. Derek Holmes singled and doubled, drove in one and scored three times.

Besides Friday’s game against Utica, Ilion Post is also scheduled play visiting New Hartford Post on Saturday at CVA.

Smith’s game at home against New Hartford on Thursday was rained out. The team’s next game is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday at RFA Stadium field against Charles Miller Post of Canastota.


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