April 19, 2012


Eagles’ Sweeney holds OV hitless

Sophomore pitcher Chris Sweeney threw a complete-game no-hitter Wednesday afternoon and the McGraw Central baseball team gave him plenty of offensive support as the Eagles romped past Central Counties League host Otselic Valley 27-0.
Visiting Cincinnatus fell to Stockbridge Valley 13-5 in another CCL baseball game,. In softball action McGraw was a 13-1 winner at Otselic Valley while Stockbridge Valley rolled over visiting Cincinnatus 21-0.
The DeRuyter golf team beat visiting McGraw 232-306 while host Cincinnatus was a 204-245 winner over Stockbridge Valley. The DeRuyter boys’ track team beat Faith Heritage 54-34 and lost to Pulaski 81-43.
McGraw 27, Otselic Valley 0: Sweeney chalked up 10 strikeouts and didn’t issue any walks in stifling the Vikings’ bat, and helped himself offensively by going 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Junior rightfielder-centerfielder David Levitskiy went 5-for-7 on the day for the winners (2-0 league, 2-2 overall) with a double, four RBIs and three runs to pace the winners’ 28-hit attack. Also contributing three hits apiece were junior centerfielder Aaron Hitt (four RBIs, two runs), senior third baseman Mark Hitt (three RBIs, two runs), senior leftfielder Austin Chambers (double, two RBIs, three runs), junior shortstop Nick Cowen (RBI, three runs) and senior first baseman Bryan Tobias (RBI, four runs).
“Chris was outstanding,” Eagles coach Abe Johnson said. “He threw strikes, got ahead of batters with excellent control and mixed his pitches well. We did make some mistakes, but what impressed me most about Chris is that he didn’t let it get to him and kept attacking hitters. Our hitting was contagious today and everyone had great at-bats.”
The Vikings fell to 0-3 in the league and 0-4 overall.
McGraw hosts Stockbridge Valley Friday in a 4:30 p.m. start.
Stockbridge Valley 13, Cincinnatus 5: The Red Lions managed only four hits off a trip of Cougar pitchers in the game, individual statistics not reported, in falling to 0-3 league and overall as freshman Josh Enders took the mound loss. Winning pitcher Jay Pokorny went 3-for-4 and Richard Denison cracked a two-run home run for the winners, now 2-1 league and 2-2 overall.
Cincy visits Greene at 4:30 p.m. Friday in a non-league game.
McGraw 13, OtselicValley 1: Tesla Standish went 4-for-5 with three RBIs and two runs to pace a 13-hit attack by the Eagles, now 2-0 league and overall. Taylor Tobias went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and three runs, while Allyson augur (two RBIs, three runs) and Nicole Purcell (two RBIs, run) both went 2-for-5. winning pitcher Brittany Purcell and reliever Kaleigh Moffitt combined to throw a four hitter with one and three strikeouts, respectively.
A. Pitts went 2-for-3 with a double for OV (1-2, 1-3).
Stockbridge Valley visits the Eagles at 4:30 p.m. Friday.
Stockbridge Valley 21, Cincinnatus 0: Justiss Usborne threw a one-hitter with 18 strikeouts as the Cougars stayed perfect through four league games and five contests overall. Hailey Jacobs led the winners offensively, going 4-for-5 with four runs, to pace the winners. The Red Lions are winless in three league games this spring, and next visit Otselic Valley Monday.
DeRuyter 232, McGraw 306: Senior Dylan Tucker led the way with a 41 and junior Conner Grime carded a 45 as the Rockets won their season-opener at Apple Creek, their new home course. Junior Luke Benjamin shot a 46 and sophomore Justin Fish a 49 for the winners, who got 51s from juniors Kyle Cizenski and Tyler Thomas.
McGraw, now 0-2 league and overall, was led by eighth-grader Drew Smith’s 53. Eighth-grader Aiden Ditmann had a 60, junior Tiffany LaVancha a 63 and senior Matt Kenyon and freshman Travis Henry both had 65s.
DeRuyter hosts Stockbridge Valley and Morris at 4 p.m. Monday, while Cincinnatus visits McGraw Friday in a 3:30 p.m. start at Knickerbocker Country Club, the home course for both.
Cincinnatus 204, Stockbridge Valley 245: Senior Troy Halstrom was the overall medalist with ease, firing a 34 that included an eagle on the par-four 10th hole, as the Red Lions opened their league season and improved to 2-0 overall. Junior Mickey Halstrom had a 40, eighth-grader Jeffrey Halstrom and junior Bryant Loomis both totaled 43 and senior C.J. Underwood had a 44. Ryan Thorna led Stockbridge valley with a 41.
DeRuyter senior T.J. Moade was in on four first-place finishes and freshman Skyler Hakes took part in three for the Rockets in the split. Moade won the 100 meters in :11.5, the 200 in :24.5 and the 400 in :54.1, while Hakes took the 3200 in 11:42 and the triple jump at 38-2. Both were also part of the 400 relay squad, along with freshman Zach Wheeler and senior Robert Robbins, that won in :54.1. Robbins also won the high jump at 5-2.


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