Two sophomore pitchers dominated proceedings Monday at Windsor, where the Black Knights emerged with a 1-0, nine-inning victory over Owego in Southern Tier Athletic Conference baseball.
Windsor’s Nate Wrighter went the distance for a one-hitter, striking out 11 with one walk. The hit was a ninth-inning bunt that was intended to be a sacrifice, but first base was left uncovered. Owego starter Matt Marsili’s 16 strikeouts in his seven innings pitched featured eight in succession from the third through fifth innings. He walked two, hit a batter and permitted one of Windsor’s two hits.
The run came when, with the bases loaded, Corey Kennedy sent a deep fly ball to right field that was dropped to complete an inning that began with Noah Jones’ leadoff walk and included two intentional walks and a passed ball.
“It was fun, clean, good defense– but there wasn’t a heck of a lot of it because the pitchers were mowing them down,” said Windsor coach Joel Bennett.
Seton CC 11, CF 0: Patrick Gosney pitched six innings of one-hit ball with 14 strikeouts and nary a walk as the Saints rolled past host Chenango Forks. He threw 73 pitches, 58 for strikes, and added three hits and four RBIs. The first of Forks’ two hits was Andrew Ziegenfus’ fourth-inning single. Rob Olsen’s 4-for-4 outing brought five RBIs for Seton CC.
Binghamton 8, Corning 6: At Binghamton, Bobby McMahon hit a walk-off, two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning. Ryan Dennison’s two-out, pinch-hit home run pushed the game into extra innings. Cody Burnett went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in the sixth inning for the Patriots.
Vestal 7, Horseheads 4: Jake Spellane fueled a five-run fifth inning with a two-out, bases-loaded double that gave visiting Vestal a 6-2 advantage.
CV 6, Norwich 3: Kolby Ross had three hits and teammates Robert Hess, John Shear and Chris Ruffo two apiece for visiting Chenango Valley. Norwich’s starting pitcher, Cody Barnes, left the game in the first inning after taking a line drive of his pitching wrist, but no major damage was sustained.
Oneonta 11, Johnson City 6: At Johnson City, Josh Garufi went 3-for-5 two RBIs and Jon Vega went 2-for-5 with three RBIs to lead the Yellow Jackets. Chris Pindar added two RBIs on a 2-for-4 day for Oneonta. Vince Trayling was 2-for-4 with three RBIs for the Wildcats.
Thomas A. Edison 11, Odessa-Montour 1: At Elmira Heights, Skyler Wilkins tossed a no-hitter, striking out 10 and walking none. Wilkins was also 2-for-4 with two RBI.
Spencer-Van Etten 8, Newark Valley 0: At S-VE, Eliot Deppe threw a one-hitter, walking two batters in the shutout. Tyler Ellenson homered and had two RBIs for the Panthers. Tyler Lawrence drove in four runs for S-VE.
Tioga 9, Elmira Notre Dame 6: Adam Layman’s bases-loaded double fueled a six-run fifth inning for host Tioga (8-3), which had four of its five hits in that inning. Sam Bruner and Hunder Thomas had three hits apiece for Notre Dame.
Horseheads 5, Vestal 2: Haley Williamson’s three-run, first-inning home run sparked host Horseheads. Mary Grosvenor was 2-for-3 with an RBI for the Blue Raiders. Vestal’s Sarah Kelly was 2-for-4 and scored a run.
Windsor 13, Owego 2: At Windsor, Allison Lockwood went 4-for-4 with three RBIs and three runs scored. Courtney Vaccaro added two RBIs and two runs scored on a 2-for-4 day. Morgan Starley allowed only one hit through four innings to earn the win.
Corning 9, Binghamton 2: At Binghamton, Chaylen Angelino went 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIs for Corning.
Maine-Endwell 4, Elmira 0: At Elmira, Taylor Chidester threw a one-hitter, striking out nine and allowing one walk. Elmira’s lone hit was a single in the sixth inning. Mikayla Klym was 3-for-4 with three RBIs for the Spartans.
Chenango Valley 9, Norwich 3: At Norwich, Chelsea Henige went 3-for-4 with a triple, a home run and two RBIs to lead the Warriors. Shannon Moore was 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI for Norwich.
Seton CC 10, Chenango Forks 3: At Binghamton, Samantha Stento hit a two-run home run in the three-run fourth inning and added a two-run double in the sixth to lead the host Saints. Lauren Castellucci was 3-for-4 and was a home run shy of the cycle for SCC.
Hancock 7, Harpursville 4: Demi Travis’ home run put host Hancock on top by 5-4 in the sixth. Winning pitcher Lea Newman struck out 11 in a three-hitter.
CV 10, Seton CC 5: Alex Auchinachie, Zach Fish and Aaron Fadden each struck for a goal in a span of two minutes, helping host Chenango Valley to 5-1 command of the third period after the sides were tied at 2-2 midway through. Tim Langhorne played exceptionally in goal for the Warriors and was credited with 20 saves.
Johnson City 10, Binghamton: At Johnson City, Emily Russin scored the winner 1:09 into the first overtime for the Wildcats. Sydney Vantyl scored with 35 seconds left in regulation for Binghamton. JC’s Becky Conklin stopped two shots in the final 30 seconds to push the game into overtime.
Maine-Endwell 13, Horseheads 10: At Maine-Endwell, Abbey Rofsman broke a 4-4 tie in the first half and Kelly McGill scored five goals to lead the Spartans. Sam Owen led the Raiders with four goals and an assist.