Whitesboro scores four early to top VVS
The Whitesboro baseball team scored three runs in the first inning and added another in the second to help power the team to a 9-2 win at home against Vernon-Verona-Sherrill Wednesday in a non-league game to open the season for both teams.
VVS responded with a run in the third but the Warriors scored three more in the fifth and two in the sixth. The Red Devils got one back in the top of the seventh but came up short.
Colin Skermont (1-0) got the win on the mound. He went four innings allowing a run while striking out 10.
Max Pawlowski had a single and double for Whitesboro with three runs batter in and one run scored. DaShawn Hutchinson tripled and drove in a run. Ryan Cook had two hits.
Jackson Horodnick (0-1) took the loss for VVS. Bryce Palmer had three stolen bases for VVS.
Whitesboro was scheduled to play at Holland Patent in non-league play today at 11 a.m.
VVS hosts Oneida in a Tri-Valley League game at 5 p.m. Friday.
RFA fall to C-NS
The Rome Free Academy baseball team lost its first game of the season, a rough 15-2 defeat at home against non-league opponent Cicero-North Syracuse Wednesday.
The Northstars scored twice in the second and added two more in the third to lead 4-0. They exploded for eight runs in the fifth and led 15-0 headed into the bottom of the seventh, where Rome got a pair of runs.
Bryce Zicaro was dominant on the mound for C-NS, going six innings while allowing a hit and walking no batters. He gave up no runs and struck out 10 RFA batters. Logan Karwowski threw the final inning, allowing two earned runs on three hits and a walk with a strikeout.
RFA had four hits. Tanner Brawdy had a hit and a run. Mike Flint had a double, a walk and a run scored. Jack Lawless had a hit and drove in a run. Marco Sparace had a hit as well.
Jake Premo started on the mound for RFA. Over four innings he allowed four earned runs on five hits and two walks with a pair of strikeouts. Kody Smith went 2/3 of an innings and allowed five earned runs on five hits and a walk. Sonepith Keoviengsamay II went 1 1/3 innings while allowing three earned runs on four hits and a walk with two strikeouts. Lawless threw the final inning, allowing three earned runs on a hit and four walks with three strikeouts.
Leading the way on offense for the Northstars were Zicaro (three hits including a home run, three RBIs, two runs), Nicholas Klamm (three hits, three RBIs, run), Karwowski (two hits, RBI, three runs), Lucas Crystal (two hits, RBI, run) and Corey Cartier (two hits, run).
RFA (1-1) is back at it today at West Genesee at 11 a.m. in another non-league game.
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