April 11, 2012


Eagles beaten by Olympians

BaseballBob Ellis/staff photographer
Marathon catcher Evan Holl tries getting a handle on the ball as Matt Driscoll of Whitney Point slides safely into home Tuesday. Marathon won, 5-3.

A clutch triple by Jeff Contri in the bottom of the fifth inning helped Marathon Central earn a hard-working 5-3 Interscholastic Athletic Conference North Division baseball win over visiting Whitney Point Tuesday.
“This was certainly our best defensive game of the season,” Marathon coach Bryan Hoyt said after improving to 2-1 in the North Division and overall. “We also began to hit the ball better. We got some clutch hits.”
In other IAC baseball, Dryden dropped Waverly 6-4 in a non-league affair to remain undefeated. In IAC softball, Waverly downed Dryden 6-4.
Marathon 5, Whitney Point 3: Marathon came out swinging, rapping four straight singles to open the bottom of the first inning. Evan Holl (3-for-4) and Dan Lincoln got things started. Eric Barry (2-for-3) followed with an RBI single for the first run of the game. Kody Barry singled home Lincoln for a 2-0 Olympian lead. With one out, Andrew Gillette delivered an RBI single for the third run.
After Whitney Point plated two runs in the top of the fourth inning, the Olympians got two crucial runs in the bottom of the fifth to seal the victory. Holl led off with a single and stole second base. Lincoln hit a grounder that was bobbled at short, allowing Holl to score. Lincoln was thrown out trying to steal second base before Eric Barry doubled. With two outs, Contri ripped a triple that allowed Barry to score.
Eric Barry pitched five solid innings with five strikeouts. Contri came on to pitch the final two innings and was credited with a save.
Tony Scaglia was 2-for-3 for Whitney Point (1-3). Jeremy Olenski had a RBI double for the Eagles. Kyle Ellerson pitched a complete game for the visitors and struck out eight in a losing effort.
Marathon is slated to host Dryden this afternoon at 4:30 p.m.
Dryden 6, Waverly 4: Sophomore Alan Davis went the distance for his second win this season as Dryden improves to 4-0 with the non-league win at Waverly Tuesday. Davis allowed just one earned run on three hits while striking eight eight Waverly (2-3) batters.
The Purple Lions took a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning as two errors plated the first two runs and John Whitmore (2-for-3) delivered a two-out RBI single for the 3-0 cushion. Dryden increased the lead to 4-0 on Bruno Bugliosi’s (2-for-4) RBI single in the second inning.
Waverly was denied a scoring chance in the first inning as Caleb Lazenby (2-for-4) made a great running catch in shallow right field to end the inning with a runner in scoring position. The Wolverines did get two runs in the third before tying the game in the fifth with two more runs. The damage could have to worse in the fifth except a Purple Lion double play ended the threat.
Dryden came out to scored twice in the top of the sixth inning to seal the victory. Another Waverly error gave the Purple Lions the go-ahead run. Brian Colbert doubled home the insurance run.
Davis retired the Wolverines in order in the bottom of the sixth inning. He pitched out of trouble in the seventh, getting the final out with the tying runs on base.
Waverly 6, Dryden 4: Waverly (2-3) broke open a 3-2 games with three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. Dryden (1-3) scored twice in the top of the seventh to narrow the deficit to 6-4, but could get no closer.


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