July 8, 2011
McGraw trio toss no-hitter
Joe McIntyre/staff photographer
Tully’s Nathaniel Bizub slides safely into home under the tag of Cortland Alliance Bank’s Jordan Smith (right) after a passed ball in the fourth inning at Beaudry Park Thursday. Visiting Tully prevailed, 7-3.
A trio of McGraw pitchers combined to throw a no-hitter Thursday evening as McGraw beat host DeRuyter 14-7 in the first game of a Cortland County Babe Ruth League baseball doubleheader.
McGraw completed a sweep with a 10-1 win in the second game, which was shortened to three innings due to darkness by agreement of the coaches and umpire.
In other league games, Cortland Elks broke open a close game with a seven-run fourth inning en route to an 11-5 win over host Cincinnatus and visiting Tully was a 7-3 winner over Cortland Alliance in a game played at Beaudry Park.
McGraw 14, DeRuyter 7: Starter and winner David Leach, Devin McGuinness and Matt Morgan (three strikeouts in 1 1-3 innings) combined to completely shut down DeRuyter’s bats in the first game. Leach (double) and J. Morgan both went 2-for-2 to spark the offense, while Nick Cowen went 2-for-3 with a triple and scored three runs and Matt Morgan, R. White (double, two runs) and B. Hammond (double) all went 2-for-3.
Centerfielder Aaron White threw a runner out at first for the last out of the game. Purcell reached base three times and scored twice for DeRuyter.
McGraw 10, DeRuyter 1: Matt Morgan (two doubles) and Leach (double) both went 2-for-2 for McGraw in the second game, while Aaron Hitt doubled and scored twice. Thomas had the only hit DeRuyter managed off starter and winner Ryan White (four strikeouts in two innings) and reliever Wayne Buerkle, who fanned all three batters he faced in the final inning.
Cortland Elks 11, Cincinnatus 5: The Elks’ big fourth inning broke open a close 4-3 game and enabled relief pitcher Nikolai Tubbs to earn the win. Parker Williamson had two doubles while Tubbs, Ryan Tuttle and Alex Sanford each doubled once for the Elks (5-3). Catcher Nate Turkow threw out four runners trying to steal.
Tyler Petty, who took the mound loss, tripled for Cincinnatus, while Josh Ender, Luke Graham and Chris Hall each had a double.
Tully 7, Cortland Alliance 3: Tully trailed 3-1 after two innings but scored the last six runs of the game to improve to 5-2 on the season, a half-game behind North Division leader Fabius (5-1). Zac Fritz doubled twice for the winners and Jake Pitman led off the second with a double and later scored Tully’s first run, while Brandon Rahle was cited for a diving catch in left field in the seventh.
Jordan Smith had a two-run triple in the second for Alliance to give the hosts their 3-1 lead.
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