A one out drive to the right center field gap proved to be the difference as hosts Owego walked off over Seton Catholic Central 1-0 in a Southern Tier Athletic Conference matchup on Wednesday. With the game scoreless heading into the home half of the seventh, CJ Bergmann lead off with a triple, his second extra base hit of the day. After a pop out in the infield and a walk, Brian Simpson lined the first pitch he saw to the right center field gap to score Bergmann and earn Owego the win.
Owego starting pitcher Matt Marsili threw a complete game, allowing two hits and striking out a game high 11. Seton starter Michael Korchak was just as good giving up only two hits in his five innings of work while striking out eight.
Tioga 12, Elmira Notre Dame 6: At Elmira Notre Dame, the Tigers easily defeated the Crusaders for a Interscholastic Athletic Conference win. Ryan Vergason lead Tioga with three hits. Jake Howland, Dakota Skinner and Parker Hendershot each added two hits a piece.
Corning 5, Vestal 3: At Vestal, the Corning Hawks defeated host Vestal for a STAC conference win. Nick Westgate lead the Hawks (6-1) with a pair of doubles and two RBIs. Joe Foti also added a double with two RBIs. Jake Spellane and Nick Wegmann each had a pair of hits in the loss for the Golden Bears (3-2).
Hancock 10, Deposit 4: At Deposit, Hancock (6-2) starting pitcher Ryan Smith struck out 12 in a complete game victory over Deposit (2-5) in a Midstate Athletic Conference matchup. Smith also contributed to his own cause with a two-run homer in the second inning.
Watkins Glen 6, Odessa-Montour 2: At Watkins Glen, Josh Updyke helped host Watkins Glen earn a victory over Odessa-Montour by driving in three runs on his first hit of the season. Joel Kelly had two hits and Chris Foote added a hit for the visiting Indians.
Chenango Valley 4, Norwich 2: At Chenango Valley, the hosts Warriors were aided by a pair of errors in the fifth inning en route to a conference victory of Nowrich. Cody Barnes took a no-hitter into the fifth for the visiting Purple Tornado before two throwing errors allowed three runs to score. After a leadoff double, a walk, and a pair of strikeouts, Norwich overthrew first base which lead to the tying runs. With the score 2-2 and a runner at a second, a wild pitch and a catcher throwing error gave CV the lead 3-2. They would add an insurance run in the sixth.
Corning 5, Vestal 3: At Vestal, Nate Grant pitched a complete game and recorded 13 strikeouts to push the Hawks over the Bears in a STAC matchup.
Waverly 9, Spencer-Van Etten 0: At SVE, a trio of Waverly pitchers held the Panthers to only one hit to earn a conference victory. Wolverine starting pitcher Zach Saxon went five innings allowing the lone hit while striking out five. He also went 2-for-3 at the plate and drove in a run.
Whitney Point 11, Chenango Forks 10: At Whitney Point, the Golden Eagles scored a goal late in the fourth to edge Chenango Forks in a section 4 matchup. Donovan Sturdevant scored his fifth and final goal with just under three minutes left in the game to give Whitney Point a 11-9 advantage. Goalie Drew Gardner held off a late flurry of shots from the Blue Devils as he made 16 saves in the victory.
Seton Catholic Central 14, Elmira ND 8: At Elmira ND, Sam Crowley and Dan O’Brien each tallied four goals to lead the Saints over the Crusaders. Seton dominated ground balls (43-25) and faceoffs (18-7) lead by Crowley and O’Brien. Peter Kondrup netted two goals for Seton, his first careers goals at the varsity level. Jonas McCaig scored six of the eight goals for Elmira Notre Dame.
Elmira 6, Owego 5: At Elmira, the Express started the fourth quarter with a 6-1 lead. Owego went on a 4-0 run with a quick hat trick from Tyler Ford, but Brandon Taft made two major saves to hold on to Elmira’s Section 4 win.
Vestal 15, Union-Endicott 7: At U-E, Vestal took an early lead with a 5-0 run in the first quarter. The Bears gained ground as they controlled shots and faceoffs.
Johnson City 17, Chenango Valley 4: At Chenango Valley, Shane Majewski scored seven goals to lead the Wildcats past Chenango Valley in a section 4 matchup. Nick Neferis added four goals and two assists and Alex Sprague had a hat trick for JC. Nick Pert scored two goals to lead the Warriors.
Union-Endicott 15, Vestal 0 F/5: At Vestal, Alexis Eastman fired a no hitter to lead the Union-Endicott Tigers past Vestal. Eastman had her entire repertoire going as she struck out 12 batters. Anne Kelly lead the offensive attack with a three-run home run, her first career home run on any level of softball. Adrianna Harvey added a couple of hits and scored three runs.
Hancock 5, Deposit 1 F/5: At Deposit, Hancock won over Deposit in a weather shortened conference matchup. Meghan Hunter lead the Wildcats (6-1) offense with two hits and run driven in. Makenzie Stiles had seven strikeouts for host Deposit (5-2).
Horseheads 20, Corning 1: At Corning, Jessica Rutherford, Emily Knowlden, and Amber Terlaje each hit home runs to lead the Raiders in a Southern Tier Athletic Conference victory. Terlaje also forced groundouts and pop outs to hold off the Hawks.
Oxford 16, Unadilla Valley 5: At Unadilla Valley, Oxford posted five runs in the fourth inning. Three singles and a walk set up Rachel Feiler, who hit a double and drove in two runs in the Blackhawks’ Midstate Athletic Conference win.