Sophomore Josh Sternberg retired 18 of the 19 Dolgeville batters he faced Thursday and pitched a six-inning no-hitter in the West Canada Valley Indians' 22-0 victory. (April 22 baseball roundup)
WEST CANADA VALLEY 22, DOLGEVILLE 0, six innings
NEWPORT, N.Y. — Sophomore Josh Sternberg retired 18 of the 19 Dolgeville batters he faced Thursday and pitched a six-inning no-hitter in the West Canada Valley Indians' 22-0 victory.
Sternberg was perfect through three innings before hitting Chris Robotham with the first pitch of the fourth. Robotham, Dolgeville's only base-runner, would get to third base before the inning ended.
Pitching with his younger brother, Mike, catching, Josh Sternberg finished the game with seven strikeouts and no walks. He threw only 68 pitches.
Offensively, the Indians (5-3) smacked 16 hits against three Dolgeville pitchers. Jared Suderley and Nathan George both went 3-for-3 and George drove in two runs. Josh Sternberg doubled twice with two runs batted in, Alex Maxwell had two hits and two RBI and Troy Moody had two hits.
Mike Sternberg, an eighth-grader, made his first varsity plate appearances in the nine-run fifth inning. He drew a walk and scored his first time up then singled in a run after the Indians batted around.
West Canada Valley returns to Center State Conference Division III competition Monday with a game against Richfield Springs. Dolgeville plays at home Monday against New York Mills.
WEST CANADA VALLEY INDIANS 22, DOLGEVILLE BLUE DEVILS 0, six innings
Dolgeville 000 000 — 0 0 4
West Canada Valley 652 09X — 22 16 0
Chris Robotham, Luke Nourse (2), David Levey (5) and Gary Farquhar. Josh Sternberg and Mike Sternberg. W — J.Sternberg. L — Robotham. 2B — West Canada Valley, J.Sternberg 2, Jared Suderley, Alex Maxwell, Troy Moody. Records — West Canada Valley 5-3.
FRANKFORT-SCHUYLER 4, ORISKANY 2, eight innings
ORISKANY, N.Y. — Frankfort-Schuyler’s Andrew Talarico bounced back in a big way Thursday after giving up two runs in the first inning.
The senior right-hander answered with seven shutout innings as the Maroon Knights downed host Oriskany 4-2 in eight innings in a Center State Conference crossover game.
Talarico went the distance to earn the win on 106 pitches including 72 strikes. He allowed two runs, six hits, two walks, one hit batsman and one wild pitch, while striking out four.
Oriskany, which dropped to 3-4 overall, scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the first as starting sophomore pitcher Mike Bunal had an RBI-triple and first baseman Brad Sahl brought Bunal home with a single.
The Maroon Knights, who improved to 4-4 overall, tied the game in the top of the fourth on senior Joe Gatto’s two-run home run off Bunal. Nick Sparagna, who singled, scored on the long homer over the right-field fence.
The Redskins squandered scoring opportunities in the sixth and seventh innings as they had a runner on second base with one out in each inning. Tyler McCorduck and Travis Tyler each hit a double and both were left stranded.
Page 2 of 2 - Steve Rossi came on to replace Bunal in the eighth. Bunal, who threw 104 pitches, yielded two runs on five hits and two walks while fanning seven.
Frankfort-Schuyler scored a pair of runs in the eighth to take the lead for good without getting a hit. Sparagna reached on an error and Talarico was hit by a pitch. Both runners advanced on one wild pitch and another scored Sparagna. Talarico came around to score on an error.
Talarico worked around a one-out walk in the bottom of the eighth to preserve the win.
The Maroon Knights take on Mohawk at home Monday.
FRANKFORT-SCHUYLER MAROON KNIGHTS 4, ORISKANY REDSKINS 2, eight innings
Frankfort-Schuyler 000 200 02 — 4 5 3
Oriskany 200 000 00 — 2 6 2
W — Andrew Talarico. L — Steve Rossi. 2B — Oriskany, Tyler McCorduck, Travis Tyler. 3B — Oriskany, Mike Bunal. HR — Frankfort-Schuyler, Joe Gatto. Records — Frankfort-Schuyler 4-4; Oriskany 3-4.
Compiled From Evening Times Staff Reports