July 11, 2012
Elks roll behind Woods’ no-hitter
Jake Woods threw a no-hitter Tuesday night as the Cortland Elks blanked Cincinnatus 10-0 to improve to 5-2 on this baseball season and move into a three-way tie for first place in the Cortland County Babe Ruth League.
Also 5-2 and sharing the top spot with the Elks are CFCU, which lost 5-4 at Fabius on Tuesday, and Cortland Alliance Bank, which downed host DeRuyter 5-4.
Marathon Sautter Construction is a half-game back at 5-3 after a 7-5 win over McGraw.
Cortland Elks 10, Cincinnatus 0: Woods had 10 strikeouts in silencing the Cincy bats. Ryan Tuttle went 4-for-5 with a double and three RBIs and Nate Turkow was 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs to lead the way offensively for the Elks.
Fabius 5, CFCU 4: A four-run third inning, keyed by triples from Kyle Mawson and Billy Heselden, was the difference for Fabius. Pitchers Brad Cleland and Tucker Volo combined to limit CFCU to five hits in the game.
Cortland Alliance Bank 5, DeRuyter 4: Alliance Bank scored two runs on an infield error in the top of the seventh to go up 5-3 before a DeRuyter rally in the bottom of the inning fell just short. Mike Booth hit a home run to make it 5-4 and, with a runner on first after an error, Nick Weising doubled over the head of Alliance Bank center fielder Kyle Travis. Travis relayed the ball to shortstop Matt Pasquarello, whose throw to catcher James Lane was in time to nail the runner at the plate and end the game.
Travis walked three times in the game for the visitors, who managed only five hits in the contest. Zach Travis was the winning pitcher in relief of starter Pasquarello as they combined to limit DeRuyter to four hits.
Marathon Sautter Construction 7, McGraw 5: Justin Sidebottom’s three-run homer run in the top of the sixth completed a rally by the winners in which they also scored twice in the fifth. Sidebottom went 3-for-4 with the homer, run and three RBIs while Sage Brown went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and a run. Ryan Tillotson pitched the final four innings for Marathon and got the mound win, McGraw with just two hits in the game.
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