June 27, 2007


Pair of one-hitters leads Yanks sweep


Bob Ellis/staff photographer
Marathon’s Sautter Construction shortstop David McDonald closes his eyes as he tags out Alliance Bank baserunner Ryann Hubbard at second base during Tuesday’s Senior Babe Ruth baseball matchup at Beaudry Park. Sautter won a wild 14-13 affair.

The Homer Yankees picked up a pair of one-hit Cortland County Babe Ruth League Senior Division five-inning wins over DeRuyter Tuesday evening, 4-2 and 3-0.
Dryden TTC, meanwhile, stayed on top of the standings, at 7-1 a half-game ahead of the 7-2 Yankees, by beating Cortland Moose 9-2, and Marathon Sautter Construction beat Cortland Alliance Bank 14-13.
In the Junior Division, the Homer White Sox stayed perfect through five games with a 17-1 victory over Cortland Exchange and the Homer Rangers beat the Cortland Eagles 15-9.
Homer Yankees 4, DeRuyter 2: Starter Jack Kissel (win) and Zach Blanden (save) combined to throw a one-hitter in the opener, while DeRuyter’s Ethan Grimes gave up only two hits. Aggressive base-running, highlighted by Josh Curatolo’s stealing home in the fifth, lifted the Yankees. Josh Weaver’s double was the only hit for DeRuyter.
Homer Yankees 3, DeRuyter 0: Bo Eccleston made two solid defensive plays in left field in the nightcap to help Brandon Simonetta earn a complete-game one-hitter. Eric Rosato (triple, double) and Al Duell had two hits apiece for the winners.
Dryden TTC 9, Cortland Moose 2: A six-run first inning and a three-hitter by pitcher Matt Phillips were the keys to victory for the Dryden squad. Alex Freyburger went 3-for-4 and scored twice for the winners, while Devin Cross tripled and Matt Colbert and Wayne Dougherty each doubled in the winners’ big inning. Dougherty doubled again in the third and Colby Gee tripled in the fifth.
Marathon Sautter Construction 14, Cortland Alliance Bank 13: a wild game saw Sautter finally take the lead for good with a run in the top of the sixth to break an 11-11 tie before each team scored twice in the seventh. Mike Bellefleur had four hits, including a triple, for Sautter, while Josh Lincoln was the winning pitcher. Tony Whitt, who took the loss, had four hits, a triple among them, for Alliance Bank.
Homer White Sox 17, Cortland Exchange 1: Starter and winner Kevin McNeil (no hits, one run, 10 strikeouts in five innings) and Joe Marchetti (one hit in two innings) dominated on the mound for the White Sox, while McNeil went 3-for-3 with a double, Marchetti 3-for-5 with two triples, Thomas Austin 2-for-3 with a double, Tyler McMullin 2-for-4 and Tim Walsh 2-for-5 with a double. Steven Lissberger had the only hit in the losing cause.
Homer Rangers 15, Cortland Eagles 9: Seamus Kiernan got the win while Kevin Shaw took the loss. No individual hitting statistics were reported.



Red Jug widens ‘B’ Division lead

Red Jug Pub got some more breathing room atop the Cortland Men’s Slow Pitch Softball League’s B Division Tuesday night with a 7-5 win over second-place Friends.
Red Jug is now 15-1 on the season, two and a half games ahead of Friends (13-4). Third-place NAPA stayed within striking distance at 12-4 with a 6-5 win over Aflac, while in other B Division games Palm Gardens romped past Ivan’s 20-3 and X-treme Performance was a 7-3 winner over Beach House.
In the C Division, first-place Quali-D Automotive was a 9-6 winner over Graph-Tex, while King Sub got by CCRP 7-5 and K&H Motorsports out-slugged TJ’s Landscaping 22-15.
Red Jug Pub 7, Friends 5: Red Jug scored four times in the top of the seventh to rally from a 5-3 deficit for the win. Trevor Norman’s two-run double tied the game, and Jim Bushnell’s two-run single proved to be the difference. Steve Everle went 2-for-3 for the winners, while Bushnell and Mike Browngardt were both 2-for-4 and winning pitcher Chris Emery was cited for his defense. Trevor VanDee was 2-for-3 for Friends.
NAPA 6, Aflac: Steve Phillips went 2-for-3 with a double while Greg Zacek, Brian Dyer and Eric Price provided timely hitting in the fifth and sixth as NAPA rallied from a 4-3 deficit to tie the game in the fifth and go ahead with two runs in the sixth. Nate Forehand hit a home run for Aflac.
Palm Gardens 20, Ivan’s 3: Jeremy Kinsman (two doubles), A.J. Albin (double) and Jason June all went 4-for-5 to lead Palm Gardens, which got a homer and double from Greg Ruocco.
X-treme Performance 7, Beach House 3: Lance Finnerty had a homer and a double for X-treme Performance, while Scott Montreuil also homered and Jon Shufelt tripled. Matt Rutkowski led Beach House with a homer and two doubles.
Quali-D Auto 9, Graph-Tex Collegiate Catastrophe 6: Quali-D got 2-for-3 performances from Randy Arnold (homer), Scott Knight (triple), John Cavanaugh (double) and John Wright, while Josh Bucko (double) and Jordan Pedersen both went 2-for-3 for Graph-Tex.
King Sub 7, CCRP 5: Andy Warholic’s two-run single in the top of the fifth inning broke a 5-5 tie and provided the winning margin for King Sub. Warholic went 2-for-3 with four RBIs, while Bob Durbin was 3-for-4. Shortstop Chuck Wilbur and second baseman Bob gable were the defensive leaders, with nine putouts between them. Ryan Eddy went 2-for-4 for King Sub, which got 2-for-3 nights from Ozzie Heath (double), D.J. Marks and Rob Benjamin.
K&H Motorsports 22, T.J.’s Landscaping 15: K&H scored the first nine runs of the game and cruised from there as Jeremy Sutton went 4-for-4 and John Wing and Jim Smith both went 3-for-3.




Dryden Lumber prevails

DRYDEN — Brandon Frost ripped a three-run homer in the bottom of the fifth inning to provide the winning margin as Dryden Lumber trimmed McNeil & Company 12-10 in a Tuesday Duke Erickson Coed Slow Pitch League softball clash.
The blow was part of a comeback that saw Dryden Lumber overcome a 10-4 deficit.
Also in league play, Roadhouse topped Paddy’s Pub 22-1 over five innings.
Dryden Lumber 12, McNeil 10: While Frost had the key blow, Mary Maybury (3x4), Margaret Degaetano (2x3), Art Degaetano (2x3), Patty McNally (2x3) and Pat Capps (2x3) were main contributors to the winner’s 19-hit attack. Art Degaetano and Jordan Caldwell had home runs for Dryden Lumber. Lucas Mauzy was 4-for-4, and Glen Mauzy 3-for-4 for McNeil & Co.
Roadhouse 22, Paddy’s Pub 1: Winning pitcher Brian Taylor homered and had three doubles while going 4-for-4 for the winners. Heather Williams and Jamie Bush were also 4-for-4 at the plate, Bush was a pair of home runs, while C.J. Talarski and Frenchy Cusson swung 3-for-4 bats.