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BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Westmo, Whitesboro, Proctor, RFA, HP, Canastota, Oriskany, NY Mills, Adirondack, Lowville

Posted 5/23/22

Two undefeated local teams — Class A Whitesboro and Class C Westmoreland — earned top seeds for the Section III baseball postseason. In Class AA, the quarterfinals are at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the …

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BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Westmo, Whitesboro, Proctor, RFA, HP, Canastota, Oriskany, NY Mills, Adirondack, Lowville

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Two undefeated local teams — Class A Whitesboro and Class C Westmoreland — earned top seeds for the Section III baseball postseason.

In Class AA, the quarterfinals are at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the higher seed. Rome Free Academy (6-11), the eight seed, plays at top seed Cicero-North Syracuse (17-2). Four seed Utica Proctor (11-6) hosts five seed Fayetteville-Manlius. Two seed West Genesee (13-6) hosts seven seed Syracuse (7-11). Third seed Baldwinsville (11-7) hosts six seed Liverpool (7-13).

There are three opening round games in Class A at 5 p.m Tuesday at the higher seed. Seven seed New Hartford (8-6) hosts 10 seed Fulton (5-10). Six seed Carthage (12-6) hosts 11 seed Watertown (5-10). Nine seed Oswego (9-11) travels to eight seed Jamesville-Dewitt (7-9).

The quarterfinals will be at 5 p.m. Thursday at the higher seed. Top seed Whitesboro (15-0) awaits the winner of J-D and Oswego. Two seed Cortland (17-2) plays the winner of New Hartford and Fulton. Three seed Christian Brothers Academy (14-4) hosts the winner of Carthage and Watertown. Five seed Camden (13-7) plays at four seed Auburn (12-6).

There were two first round games Monday in an 18-team Class B bracket, in order to even get into the second round. The 18 seed Vernon-Verona-Sherrill (5-12) defeated 15 seed Clinton (8-10) by a score of 5-4. Sixteen seed Central Valley Academy (7-11) hosted 17 seed Hannibal (7-12). Results were not available at press time.

In the second round, games are Tuesday. Top seed South Jefferson (16-2) will host the winner of CVA and Hannibal at 5 p.m. Two seed Little Falls (17-2) will host VVS at 7 p.m. Three seed Westhill (13-4) hosts 14 seed Chittenango (7-10) at 5 p.m. Four seed Homer (14-5) hosts 13 seed Bishop Grimes (8-9) at 5 p.m. Five seed Holland Patent (13-5) hosts 12 seed Marcellus (9-10) at 5 p.m. Six seed Skaneateles (13-6) hosts 11 seed Lowville (11-8) at 5 p.m. Seven seed Solvay (13-6) hosts 10 seed Phoenix (11-7). Eight seed Cazenovia (12-8) hosts nine seed Oneida (9-7).

In Class C, 16 seed South Lewis (8-12) fell to 17 seed Alexandria (8-10) 6-2 in the only first round game Monday. Results were not available at press time.

The first round games will take place at 5 p.m. on Tuesday at the higher seed. Top seed Westmoreland (16-0) will host the winner of South Lewis and Alexandria. Two seed Beaver River (18-1) hosts 15 seed West Canada Valley (7-9). Three seed Pulaski (12-3) hosts 14 seed Sauquoit Valley (8-10). Four seed Weedsport (13-4) hosts 13 seed Fabius-Pompey (6-7). Five seed Port Byron (13-6) hosts 12 seed LaFayette (7-8). Six seed Cooperstown (10-6) hosts 11 seed Adirondack (8-11). Seven seed Tully (9-7) hosts 10 seed Bishop Ludden (9-10). eight seed Mount Markham (8-9) hosts nine seed Frankfort-Schuyler (8-7).

The Class D first round games will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the higher seed. Four seed Morrisville-Eaton (12-3) hosts 13 seed Poland (7-8). Five seed New York Mills (13-4) hosts 12 seed McGraw (7-6). Six seed Brookfield (13-5) hosts 11 seed Sackets Harbor (9-8). Seven seed Stockbridge Valley (9-3) hosts 10 seed Mater Dei Academy (7-8). Eight seed Hamilton (9-6) hosts nine seed DeRuyter (8-6).

The quarterfinals will be at 5 p.m. Thursday at the higher seed. One seed Lyme (16-2) awaits the winner of Hamilton and DeRuyter. Two seed Oriskany (14-3) will play the winner of Stockbridge Valley and Mater Dei. Three seed Belleville-Henderson will host the winner of Brookfield and Sackets Harbor. The winner of Morrisville-Eaton and Poland will play the winner of New York Mills and McGraw.

Westmoreland finishes regular season with two shutouts

The Westmoreland baseball team shut out Cooperstown 4-0 Friday then kept scoreless streak going Saturday in an 11-0 win at Sauquoit Valley.

Friday, Westmoreand scored two runs in the top of the first inning. That proved enough for Caleb Miller, who threw a complete game shut out to improve to 6-0 on the season. He allowed three hits and a walk while striking out 10. At the plate, Miller had two doubles, two runs and a stolen base.

Mike Scalise had a hit, a run, two RBIs and a stolen base for the Bulldogs. Owen Davison had a hit, a run, an RBI and a stolen base.

Statistics for Cooperstown were not submitted.

Saturday the Bulldogs’ offense started off even stronger, with nine runs in the first, three in the second and four in the third.

Hunter Kierpiec moved to 8-0 on the season with the win. He went six innings and allowed two hits and walked five. He struck out eight.

Tyler Szarek was 3-for-3 with a run, two RBIs and two stolen bases for Westmoreland. Mitchell Holmes had two hits, two runs and two RBIs. Davison had two hits and three runs. Carson Nestved had two hits, three runs and an RBI.

Statistics for Sauquoit were not submitted.

Whitesboro wins big over host Utica Proctor

With four runs in the top of the first and four more in the second, the Whitesboro baseball team cruised to a 12-1 win over host Utica Proctor in the Tri-Valley League Friday.

Colin Skermont improved to 6-0 on the season with the win on the mound. He came on in relief of Ryan Cook and allowed an earned run on a hit and two walks over 3 1/3 innings. He struck out four. Cook went 3 2/3 innings, allowing no runs, a hit and seven walks.

Parker Giruzzi took the loss, allowing nine earned runs in 4 1/3 innings. He surrendered eight hits and walked three.

At the plate, Cook was 3-for-3 with a double, two runs and two RBIs. Brian Zbytniewski was 3-for-5 with a triple, two runs and four RBIs. Skermont had a single and double, with three runs and an RBI. Dominic Bullis had two hits and two runs scored.

Joseph DePaul and Philip Sbarra had the Raiders’ two hits.

Proctor scores 10 in the third in win over RFA

The Proctor offense exploded for 10 runs in the third inning of the Raiders’ 13-7 win at home in the TVL over Rome Free Academy in both teams’ regular season finales.

Peyton Kimball had three hits including a pair of doubles for Proctor, with two runs and five RBIs. Joe Gentile had a single and a double with two runs scored. Genero Clemente had two hits, two RBIs and scored a run.

For RFA, Marco Macri had three hits including two doubles, with two runs scored. Jake Premo doubled and drove in two. Michael Flint had two hits, two RBIs and a run. Marco Sparace had two hits as well.

Juan Baez earned the win in relief. He went the final 4 1/3 innings while allowing four runs, one earned. He allowed six hits and walked two while striking out six.

Premo took the loss, going 2 2/3 innings and allowing 10 runs, one earned, on six hits and six walks. He struck out three.

HP wins big over Canastota

The Holland Patent baseball team finished the regular season on a high note, earning a 12-2 win at Canastota Saturday in the Center State.

HP led 2-0 after two and then added three in the fourth and seven more in the fifth.

Jordan Carhart earned the win for HP on the mound.

Brandon Capodiferro had three hits and drove in three runs. Caden Briggs went 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Adam Jones was 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Andrew Jones had a hit and drove in two runs. Maddox Williams had two hits and an RBI.

John Burnett suffered the loss. At the plate he had a hit and drove in a run.

Canastota’s Anware Durham had a hit and an RBI.

Oriskany wins big at NY Mills

The Oriskany baseball team scored five early runs and the pitchers held host New York Mills to three hits in a 13-2 win Friday in the Center State.

Jacob Usyk got the win, throwing four innings and allowing two earned runs on two hits and four walks. Anthony Kernan threw three scoreless innings of relief, allowing a hit and walking four.

Karsten Bates had four hits including a double, with three RBIs and two runs scored for Oriskany. Kernan had three hits, four runs and two RBIs. Alex Burrows added two hits.

For the Marauders, Frank Calhoun doubled and drove in a run.

Wildcats fall against Lowville

The Lowville baseball team got a 12-6 win against Adirondack in a recent game.

Kreedon Rogers had two hits including a home run for Adirondack. Jake Khouri had two hits, a run and an RBI.

Chris Strobel took the loss, allowing two runs without recording an out.

Statistics for Lowville were not provided.

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