The Dryden baseball team improved to 7-5 overall on Wednesday with a 5-2 defeat of visiting Marathon in Interscholastic Athletic Conference play.
Alan Davis took a no-hitter into the seventh inning before settling for a complete-game two hitter with 14 strikeouts and just two walks for the Purple Lions (7-2 IAC). Jacob Doran took the loss for Marathon.
The Purple Lions grabbed a 3-0 lead in the first inning. Noah Welgoss led off with a single, stole second and scored on Derek Wilson’s single. Wilson then stole second and scored on a double by Brian Colbert, who came around to score on an RBI single from Alan Davis.
The Lions added a run in the third, on Brian Colbert’s solo homer, and another in the fourth in support of Davis.
“Alan threw the ball well tonight,” Dryden coach Kim Brown said. “The 14 strikeouts are impressive, but only allowing two walks was just as impressive. If Alan can limit his walks, he has a chance to be successful for us every time he takes the mound.”
* Lansing 4, Union Springs 3: The Wolves had the tying run on base in the bottom of the seventh when the final out was made as defending Class C state champion Lansing held on Tuesday for the IAC victory.
Union Springs outhit Lansing, 14-8, but were held to three runs on six singles in the fourth. Lansing starter Troy Osterman got the win despite allowing 11 hits, and Sam Currie picked up the save.
Billy Harris took the loss, giving up four runs on eight hits in 52/3 innings. Everybody in the Union Springs lineup had at least one hit, with five of the nine having two.
On Wednesday, the Bobcats (14-0) extended their two-year win streak to 40 games with a doubleheader sweep of Groton, 3-0 and 8-1. Alex Schutz tossed a one-hitter with 11 strikeouts in the opener; in the nightcap, starter Josh Todd yielded one hit in three innings to get the win.
* Newfield 14, S-VE 8: A seven-run second inning boosted the Trojans to victory over the Panthers. Mickey Beach picked up the win on the mound and went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs. Zach Mosher also drove in three runs for Newfield.
* Chenango Forks 11, Dryden 5: Cody DeOrdio, Kyle Kelly and Mike Doll scored three goals apiece for the visiting Blue Devils, who scored five straight goals over the middle two quarters to break open a tight game.
Jordan Zehr had two goals for the Purple Lions, who had the edge in shots (26-24) and faceoffs (11-9) but trailed in ground balls (32-28). Matt Federation and Erik Dardia both had a goal and an assist, while Chris Taylor chipped in a goal.
Zach Ford made eight saves to pick up the win for CF. Nate Walker made eight saves for Dryden, which hosts Owego at 4:30 p.m. todayThursday.
* Candor 220, Odessa-Montour 233: Brandon Decker carded a 5-over 41 to lead Candor (8-2) to a victory Wednesday at Catatonk. Tyler Clark led O-M (6-4) with a 42.