Trumansburg’s Cam Lueder and Watkins Glen’s Sam Pulis got into an old-fashioned pitcher’s duel Wednesday in the Interscholastic Athletic Conference baseball season-opener for both teams.
Lueder and Pulis both went the distance and combined for 28 strikeouts as both offenses struggled to make contact. In the end, it was the Blue Raiders left-hander who got the victory as a Senecas throwing error let in the first run and set up the second in visiting Trumansburg’s 2-0, nine-inning victory.
Lueder, who opened last season with a no-hitter against Union Springs, was nearly as dominant Wednesday, yielding five hits while striking out 13 with no walks. Pulis scattered seven hits with 15 Ks and four bases on balls.
A throwing error by the WG catcher on a dribbler in front of home plate allowed T-burg’s first run to score and set up the insurance run. In the bottom of the ninth, Lueder closed the door with a strikeout and a double play.
T-burg was scheduled to play at Union Springs on Thursday.
Candor 11, Odessa-Montour 9: At Odessa-Montour, Candor survived five unanswered runs in the seventh inning of its Interscholastic Athletic Conference contest.
Waverly 19, Newark Valley 4: At Waverly, the Wolverines opened the game in the third inning when they drove in 10 runs. Kyle Kinsley led the Wolverines’ offense, registering three hits and five RBIs.
Maine-Endwell 13, Ithaca 2: At M-E, the Spartans scored nine runs on three errors and four hits in the second inning, leading to the Southern Tier Athletic Conference victory.
Dylan Wasilnak struck out six and walked four in a complete-game victory, while going 3-for-3 with two RBIs to lead the Spartans (2-0).
Ithaca (0-1) got its two runs in the third inning. Coach Ian Valentine’s squad will look for its first victory on Friday at Elmira.
Maine-Endwell 11, Ithaca 0: At M-E, Kim Jones recorded seven strikeouts for the Spartans, while Natalie Longo went 3-for-4 with one double, a home run, and four RBIs.
Tioga 16, Newfield 1: At Tioga, Sam Wood had a perfect game going into the fifth inning before allowing Newfield’s only run on two hits. Wood finished with nine strikeouts and no walks, while going 2-for-3 at the plate with a pair of doubles and three runs scored.
Trumansburg 225, Moravia 263: On Wednesday at Trumansburg G.C., sophomore Danny Lapp fired a 2-over 38 to lead the Blue Raiders past the Blue Devils in the season opener for both teams.
Joel Collard led Moravia with a 42.
Dryden 229, Whitney Point 260: On Wednesday at Dryden Lake Golf Course, senior Jonathan Becker fired a 5-over 40 to lead the Purple Lions in their season opener.
Aleks Schuler added a 42 for the winners. Whitney Point senior Mitchell Edson had a 40 to tie Becker for medalist honors.