June 9, 2009


Marauders’ big inning tops visitor

The CNY Marauders 16-Under Teeners baseball team scored five runs in the sixth inning Monday evening and held on for their second win of the season, 9-8 over visiting Windsor at Homer High School.
Homer’s Brent Quinlan led off the sixth with a double, the winners’ only hit in the inning, and eventually scored on a wild pitch. The Marauders scored their other four runs with the benefit of four walks, an error, three wild pitches and three stolen bases.
Each team scored twice in the first inning, Andy Parker from Homer singling Quinlan home before Zephan Kash, also from Homer, scored on a passed ball. The hosts took a 3-2 lead in the second as Homer’s Mike Hartnett scored on a groundout by Dryden’s Joel Whitmore.
Windsor two advantage of the wet conditions to score three runs in the third without a hit and added another run in the fourth, Hartnett walked in the bottom of the fourth, went to third on a single by Homer’s Tyler Simonetta and later scored on a passed ball to make it 6-4. Windsor scored once in the top of the sixth before the Marauders’ big inning, and added a run in the top of the seventh.
Dryden’s Tyler Cowen was the winning pitcher, giving up just two runs, one earned, over the final two innings on three hits while fanning seven Windsor batters.
“Tyler kept us in the game, and that is all you can ask of any pitcher in these types of situations,” Marauders coach Mike DiMattei said. “He worked hard, and his teammates picked him up to give him the victory.”
The 16-Under Marauders were to visit Windsor this evening before hosting Chenango Valley Red Wednesday at the Homer High field before entertaining Binghamton in a doubleheader starting at 10 a.m. at Homer High.