June 25, 2009


Cortland Teeners hold off Marauders for win

baseballJoe McIntyre/staff photographer
Cortland baserunner Devon Darrow tries to steal second base in the first inning but is tagged out by CNY Marauder’s infielder Hugh Kiernan during Wednesday’s Southern Tier Teeners game at Beaudry Park. Cortland won, 10-7.

Justin Tabel was the winner in relief and Justin Hogan made a two-out catch just in front of the centerfield fence with bases loaded in the top of the seventh inning as Cortland held on for a 10-7 Southern Tier Teener 16U baseball win over visiting CNY Marauders from Homer Wednesday.
Cortland improves to 3-1 on the season while CNY falls to 5-3.
In 14U Southern Tier Teener action, Cortland won a 14-4 contest against Vestal II in six innings.
Cortland 16U 10, CNY Marauders 7: Both teams scored all their runs in the fourth and fifth innings of this tight contest at Beaudry Park in Cortland.
The Marauders took a 4-2 lead in the top of the fourth, but Cortland scored twice to cut the deficit in half. The visitors plated three more runs in the top of the fifth for a 7-2 lead, but the host team roared back with eight runs in the bottom of the fifth to take a 10-7 lead. Neither team scored in the sixth inning and the last inning CNY rally came up just short.
Tabel pitched 2-1/3 innings in relief to earn the victory while Hugh Kiernan, tossing 1-2/3 innings for relief for the Marauders, took the loss after allowing six unearned runs.
Devon Darrow, Jacob Robillard and J.P. Reagan each had two hits for Cortland.
The CNY Marauders host Chenango Valley Red today at 6 p.m. Cortland will return to action Monday at Chenango Valley Gray.
Cortland 14U 14, Vesatal II 4, 6 innings: Brian Hughes took a no-hitter into the fifth inning before surrending a single. Justin Sidebottom came on in relief with two outs in the fifth and got the final four outs of the game as Cortland 14U posted a 14-4 mercy-run victory over visiting Vestal II. Cortland improves to 5-0 on the season while Vestal slips to 4-2.
Hughes struck out three batters and allowed six walks while Sidebottom gave up one hit and fanned one Vestal batter.
Offensively, Cortland managed just seven hits, but many were timely and the home team took advantage of seven Vestal errors to plate its runs.
“The Cortland defense was stellar,” said coach Yale Hughes.
Will Lessard led the Cortland offense by going 2-for-2, with two runs scored and two RBIs. Victor McCutcheon scored three runs and stole four bases, but only had one hit.
Cortland will return to action tonight by traveling to Vestal II for a 6 p.m. game.
Fabius a Babe Ruth Winner
FABIUS — While Fabius was pounding out 15 hits, pitchers Mike Rotondo and Nick Randall were holding Tully batters to three hits in a 18-2 baseball victory in Wednesday’s Cortland County Babe Ruth League outing.
The hosts never trailed after scoring six times in the bottom of the first inning, doubles by David Poole and Brett Muench part of the Fabius offensive success.
In Babe Ruth games scheduled for this evening, Fabius plays host to the Homer Sox, DeRuyter visits Tully, the Homer Yankees play at Groton, Cortland Alliance is in Marathon and McGraw takes on Cortland Moose at Beaudry Park. All games are 5:45 p.m. starts.
Diamond Tryouts in NYS
Coast to Coast Baseball is offering three tryout events in New York State for players ages 10-18, providing players the chance to display their skills. Those sessions will be on July 16 at Prospect Sports in Farmingdale on Long Island, July 21 at the All-Stars Baseball Academy in Latham outside of Albany and July 22 at New Era Park in Depew.
For information or to register visit or call 740-373-4455. Players accepted into the program may choose to represent the USA in a Puerto Rico tournament or to work with college coaches and pro scouts in Arizona or Florida.