July 10, 2007


Homer Yankees capture Senior Division Showdown


Joe McIntyre/staff photographer
Cortland Exchange second baseman Steven Lissberger makes a throw to first on an infield grounder in the first inning against the Cortland Elks last night at Barry School.  No results from the contest were reported.

Alex Nelson delivered a key two-run double as Homer Yankees scored three runs in the top of the fourth inning to break a 1-1 en route to a 5-3 Cortland County Babe Ruth baseball win over Dryden TTC on Tuesday.
The victorious Yankees (11-3) moved into the Senior Division lead by one-half game over TTC (10-3).
In another Senior Division clash, Cortland Alliance Bank (7-7) secured the third-seed for the upcoming playoffs this weekend with a 12-6 victory over Sautter Construction (4-8) from Marathon.
In Junior Division play, Homer White Sox improved to 9-0 with 13-3 win over second-place Cortland Eagles (6-3) while Homer Rangers (7-3) moved into sole possession of third place with an 11-3 win over Groton (6-4).
Homer Yankees 5, Dryden TTC 3: Dryden took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning on a Wayne Dougherty single, but Homer tied the game on a two-out, bases-loaded single by Zach Randolph.
In the crucial fourth inning, Alex Duell was hit by a pitch, T.J. Casterline reached on an error and Jack Kissel walked to load the bases. Bennett Quinlan was hit by a pitch to force in Duell for a 2-1 lead. Nelson followed with his two-run single.
The Yankees manufactured an insurance run in the fifth when Randolph doubled, moved to third on a fielder’s choice and scored on a passed ball.
Dryden rallied in the bottom of the fifth as Pat Perkins singled and Matt Phillips walked. A ground out allowed both runners to move up one base and Perkins scored from third when Ryan Jordan grounded out. A fielding error on a batted ball by Cody Goodenough allowed Phillips to score to close the gap to 5-3, but TTC could not get any closer.
Duell pitched the final two innings to earn the save while Kissel got the win after tossing three-hit ball for five innings.
Zach Blanden had three hits to pace the Yankees while Perkins led Dryden with a double and triple to account for two of his team’s four hits.
Alliance Bank 12, Sautter Construction 6: Trevor Williamson went 4-for-4 with a double and 4 RBIs, but it took a five-run outburst in the bottom of the fifth inning for Alliance Bank to break open a close 5-4 contest. Ryan Hubbard added a 3-for-4 effort with two doubles and three RBIs while Brian Clifford was also 3-for-4 with two doubles. Williams pitched the first four innings while Hubbard coming on to pitch the final three innings.
Homer White Sox 13, Cortland Eagles 3: The White Sox took charge early with a seven-run first inning and built a 12-0 cushion through three innings. Nate Parker went 3-for-3 with two RBIs for the White Sox while Matt Compton was 3-for-4 with a double and one RBI. Kevin McNeil (double, two RBIs) and Joe Marchetti (three RBIs) added 2-for-4 bats to the winning attack.
Alex Boyland hit a double for the Eagles, who managed just five hits in the game.
Homer Rangers 11, Groton 3: The Rangers scored five runs in the top of the first inning, but still only lead 6-3 after six. Five more runs in the top of the seventh sealed the victory. Ethan Forester delivered a key double during the seventh inning. The Rangers also stopped two Groton threats with double plays in the second and fifth innings.
Nick Coombs and Logan Wannall hit doubles for Groton, who scored all three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning.





Top spot secured by Grand Rental

Behind Frank Tibke’s 3-for-4 hitting and his solid pitching, Grand Rental Station rolled to its 10th straight win. The 18-1 five-inning victory clinched the Cortland Men’s Slow Pitch Softball League A Division regular season crown for Grand Rental, whose win-loss record matched that game score.
In other A Division games, second-place Gator’s Tavern (16-3) posted a 9-3 win over St. Charles Hotel, Red Dragon rolled to a 16-2 win over Klever Lawns-N-Landscapes and Central City Bar & Grill posted a 17-10 victory over Dark Horse/Hairy Tony’s.
In B Division action, Friends swept a doubleheader from Ivan’s 20-3 and 9-5 while Time Warner Cable downed X-treme Performance 14-6.
In C Division play, Quali-D Automotive moved two games up in the loss column with a 21-12 win over King Sub while T. J. Landscaping upset CCRP 9-8. Also, Graph-Tex won its fifth straight game with an 8-6 victory over K&H Motor Sports.
Grand Rental Station 18, Woodman’s/Mark’s 1: Tibke hit a double and home run with two RBIs while limiting the Woodman’s/ Mark’s team to just six hits. Seth Montgomery (triple) added a 2-for-2 bat for the winners while Jim Hogan and Cody Potter (double) each went 2-for-3. Going 2-for-4 were Jeff Lang and Brian Taylor. Lang had two doubles and Taylor one.
Joe Evangalista was 2-for-2 for Woodman’s/ Mark’s while Jeremy Hutchings hit a home run.
Gator’s Tavern 9, St. Charles Hotel 3: Troy Boice (double) and Brian Keefer were each a perfect 3-for-3 while Sean Babcock went 2-for-4 with a double, home run and two runs scored as Gator’s posted the win. Seven of 10 Gator’s batters had at least two hits.
Lee Armstrong was 3-for-3 and P. Coffey 2-for-3 for St. Charles.
Red Dragon 16, Klever Lawns & Landscapes 2: Red Dragon jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first inning aided by a Jeremy Milligan three-run homer. Mike Greco and Jim Beattie paced the winning attack by going 3-for-4. Greco (double, triple) and Dicky Arnold (2-for-2) each drove in four runs.
Matt Price went 2-for-3 for Klever Lawns with Kyle Rogers going 2-for-4 with a double.
Central City Bar & Grill 17, Dark Horse/Hairy Tony’s 10: Central City scored four runs each of the first two innings and rolled to an 11-0 cushion before Dark Horse/Hairy Tony’s got on the scoreboard. Dennis Hopkins was 4-for-5 with a triple, home run and four RBIs. Jeff Carr (triple) and Sparky Case each added 3-for-5 bats with three RBIs with Free Ott going 3-for-5 with a double and one RBI.
Kyle Hollenbeck (2 RBIs) and Ed Hiscox paced DH/HT with their 3-for-4 bats with Nick Triolo going 2-for-3 and Shawn Murphy 2-for-4.
Friends 20, Ivan’s 3: Friends pounded out 28 hits in this win. Tim Robison was 4-for-4 with two doubles and one triple while Chris Willcox was 4-for-4 with three doubles. Ryan DuBois was also 4-for-4.
Pete Wells triggered a string of four straight hits as Ivan’s scored all three runs in the top of the fourth inning.
Friends 9, Ivan’s 5: Both teams were flatter for the second game and it turned out to be a much closer contest. Kevin Willcox went 2-for-4 for Friends with both hits being home runs. Dave Gasho and Trevor Van Dee added 2-for-3 bats.
A. Ayers led Ivan’s as he went 3-for-4 while A. Pace was 3-for-3. Wells and Marty Seamon homered for Ivan’s.
Time Warner Cable 14, X-treme Performance 6: Timer Warner broke a 3-3 tie with five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and secured the win with six runs in the sixth. The six-run sixth featured a two-run, bases-loaded single by Steve Lott (3-for-4), a two-run triple by Nick Bucci (3-for-4, two triples) and a home run by Calvin Taylor (3-for-4, double).
Tim Slocum was 2-for-4 with a double for X-treme with Drake also going 2-for-4.
Quali-D Automotive 21, King Sub 12: Quali-D used a four-run burst in the third inning to break a 9-9 tie and slowly pulled away for the win. Art Buchanan, Jr. was a perfect 5-for-5 with two doubles and one home run to lead the winning attack while Scott Knight was also 5-for-5 with a double. Randy Arnold added four hits, including two home runs and one triple while John Wright had four hits, including a double and triple.
Dan Warner paced King Sub by going 4-for-4 with a triple and two doubles with Bob Gable going 3-for-3 with a double.
T.J. Landscaping 9, CCRP 8: T.J. Landscaping rallied from an 8-3 deficit with six runs in the top of the sixth inning. Andy Smith led the Landscapers with his 3-for-3 bat that included two doubles and three RBIs. Tom Barber added a double and three RBIs.
Rob Austin was 3-for-3 with two RBIs for CCRP. Theo Feliz was also 3-for-3 while Ryan Eddy had a home run and two RBIs.
Graph-Tex 8, K&H Motorsports 6: Leading 8-5 heading into the seventh inning, Graph-Tex turned a base-loaded double play to slow the comeback momentun by K&H. Nate Warren was 3-for-3 for the winners, with Zach Greenfield going 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Pat Semeraro belting a home run.
Dominick Duncan was 3-for-3 with one RBI for K&H.