July 26, 2012
Turkow’s hot bat boosts Elks
Nate Turkow continued his hot hitting by going 3-for-3 with a double and three RBIs as the Cortland Elks took control in the middle innings and held on for a 13-10 Cortland County Babe Ruth baseball victory over host DeRuyter on Tuesday.
In other Babe Ruth contests, Cortland Alliance Bank downed McGraw 9-4 and Fabius rallied to clip Cincinnatus 16-10.
Cortland Elks 13, DeRuyter 10: Ryan Tuttle pitched the first four innings for the second place Elks, allowing four hits and five runs while his teammates built a 10-5 lead. Jake Smith came on in the fifth inning with bases loaded jam by allowing no hits. Will Pace tossed the final two innings.
Tanner VanDee had a late-game double and two RBIs to help secure the win. Alex Sanford also drove in two Alliance Bank runs.
Alliance Bank 9, McGraw 4: Nikolai Tubbs tossed a complete game with 19 strikeouts as Alliance Bank posted the win. Tubbs helped himself by going 2-for-3 with two runs scored and one RBI.
Clay Larson provided support for the Bankers by going 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs. Pat Morris delivered a two-run triple as well. Brysen Wilson flashed some leather by turning a hard line drive by McGraw’s David Leech into an unassisted double play at third base.
Matt Morgan went the distance for McGraw and took the loss despite his own 2-for-3 day at the plate with one double. Leech got revenge on defense with a nice running catch from his shortstop position in the seventh inning.
Fabius 16, Cincinnatus 10: Adrian Vilardi got off to a shaky start, giving up eight runs in the bottom of the first inning, but he settled down as his Fabius teammates rallied with 16 runs over the final four innings to grab a 16-10 come-from behind victory.
Fabius scored four runs in the sixth inning to take a 10-9 lead and secured the win with six runs in the top of the seventh inning. Jacob Harder hit two doubles for Fabius. Vilardi helped his own cause with a double.
Connor Smith hit a double for Cincinnatus while Chris Enright added a triple.
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