"Best baseball day ever:" Oneonta coach reflects on team's memorable win

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"We do definitely know there's some tough games coming up", Munn said.

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke commit's description of his outing nearly didn't do justice to his masterful outing against the Bulldogs.

Collin Moore allowed five hits and three runs in three innings of relief. While allowing two hits and striking out four, Domingo earned the save and successfully closed every game of the Rio Grande series.

"A bunch of people on our team did a great job today of stepping up when we needed runs", Newman's Luke Olson said.

Senior Alan Roden, a four-year varsity player, will power the Cardinals' attack.

The Green Wave have had their struggles at times this season, but Amburgey believes this win could be a springboard for them. "He has thrown really well so far and he kept us in this game today". Junior Nick Bucci was tested from the start as Rio Grande loaded the bases in the first inning. Cordova added three more runs in the second inning for a 7-2 advantage.

Earlier Friday, the Purple Raiders suffered a 19-6 five-inning loss to host Mattoon.

Thorndyke put the Golden Tornadoes on the scoreboard with an RBI single. A play at the plate followed, but Boyer scored from third, allowing Johnson and Peshek to each move up a base.

Becca Boyer singled to left, followed by an infield hit by Joclyn Peshek on a ball that took a fortunate bounce for the Huskies away from the UL shortstop.

Before the rally from the Panthers, Seguin was up front by two runs.

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Hinson found his rhythm, and stifled the Golden Tornadoes until Marcus Johnson took over with one out in the fifth inning.

On the mound, Iacobucci, Thompson, Malenda and Myles Brown have combined to strike out 37 hitters in 33 innings.

The final three runs: Jaelyn Curry singled home Bibb; Jaydon Stewart's single scored Fournie; Schanz added a second RBI, singling home Curry. A two-run double by Dylan James put Montrose ahead 9-8, capping a six-run inning.

Doyle had two hits and two RBI to lead the offense.

SV walked five Durand batters and gave up two singles in the sixth.

"Drew got exhausted", Coach Burner said. He was effective and that's the mark of a good pitcher.

Hunt, Oxendine and Richardson each finished with a pair of RBIs for the Golden Tornadoes, who are now 2-1 against the Bulldogs this season.

"We have a lot of baseball to play and every series is going to be hard", Torres said. "We hit in streaks", Thorndyke said. They're going to carry us through the second half of the season as we see what kind of team we really are.

The Covenant baseball team responded from a 7-4, game one loss with solid pitching and timely hitting to earn an 8-3 win in the finale on Tuesday night at Berry.

Brianna Brewer notched 12 strikeouts in the circle for St. Pauls. Olympia (13-7, 5-3 district) also clinched the second seed for the upcoming district tournament with its victory, while West Orange will now be the third seed after going 4-4 in district play. Courtney Purvis was 1-for-4 with an RBI and Mackenzie Johnson was 1-for-4 with a triple. It was a strong response by the team after dropping both contests of a doubleheader against Wabaunsee.

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