July 9, 2008


Dryden duo combine on no-hitter

Tyler Cowen and Patrick Perkins combined to throw a no-hitter Tuesday evening as Dryden TTC stayed unbeaten in eight Cortland County Babe Ruth League baseball games this season, winning 14-0 over Cortland Moose.
In other league games, Homer Austin trounced Homer Withiam 23-7 while Cortland Eagles beat Cortland Alliance Bank 15-8 and Homer Blue was a 10-3 winner over McGraw. There was no report on the Tully at Fabius game.
Dryden TTC 14, Cortland Moose 0: Cowen and Perkins allowed only two baserunners and had a total of 16 strikeouts as the winners solidified their hold on first place in the South Division by beating the second-place team.
Jamie Pasterello went 4-for-4 to pace the offense, while Tim Gray went 2-for-3 and Matt Phillips was 2-for-4 with two doubles, one of them driving in three runs.
Homer Austin 23, Homer Withiam 7: In a matchup of the North Division’s top two teams, Andy Parker went 3-for-5 with a triple, double and two RBIs while Mike Hartnett was 2-for-4 with a triple, double and five RBIs, Jamison Howell 2-for-3 with an RBI and Thomas Austin 2-for-5 with two RBIs.
Tyler Simonetta was the winning pitcher as Withiam managed just four hits, two of them, including a double, from Kevin McNeil in four at-bats.
Cortland Eagles 15, Cortland Alliance Bank 8: Noah Bishop celebrated his birthday by going 3-for-4 with a double and four runs, while also making a running catch in center to prevent an extra-base hit.
Nick Baldassarre went 4-for-5 with a triple, while reliever Antonio Bustamante (double) and winning pitcher Alex Boyland each had two hits. Y. Brian Hughes went 2-for-3 with a double for alliance Bank, while Jordan Southworth and Brandon Babcock both doubled.
Homer Blue 10, McGraw 3: Brent Quinlan went 3-for-4 with three doubles while Alex Nelson was 2-for-2 with a triple and double and Chick Freeman 2-for-2 with a double for the winners, who were led defensively by catcher Dillon Bergmark. Nick Cowen doubled for McGraw.