October 18, 2021

OHSL Baseball: Big inning keys J-D victory

Bob Ellis/staff photographer

Cortland second baseman Cameron Woodard forces Jamesville-DeWitt runner Mark Toscano during the visiting Red Rams’ 6-4 win Monday afternoon.

The Jamesville-DeWitt baseball team did all of its scoring in one inning Monday in a 6-3 OHSK Freediom National Division win over host Cortland.
The Red Rams, who improved to 7-0 league and 8-2 overall, scored all six of their runs in the fifth. A two-run double by Noah Giblin and a two-run single
by Casey Kretsch keyed the outburst.

The Purple Tigers, now 5-3 in Freedom National play and 6-3 overall, came back with three runs of their own in the bottom of the fifth. Seth Crosby led off with a double to right and scored one out later when James Lane also doubled to right. Alex Babcock then singled to right to score Lane before advancing to second in a single to left by CHS starting pitcher Duff Steve. A single to left by Alex Morgan loaded the bases, and Babcock scored on a wild pitch before a strikeout ended the inning.

Cortland scored one run in the sixth to close out the scoring. Jake Prunier reached on an infield single and went to second on a throwing error, scoring seconds later on a single to center by Lane, who went 2-for-2 on the day with the double, two RBIs and a run scored.

Jamesville-DeWitt 6, Cortland 4

By innings: R H E
Mexico 0 0 0    0 6 0    0 6 8 4
Cortland 0 0 0    0 3 1    0 4 9 2
Jamesville-DeWitt — Will Havens (W), Sean Hlywa (5), Casey Kretsch (5) and Ian Crawford. Cortland — Duff Steve (L), Zack Travis (6) and James Lane. 2BH — Noah Giblin (J-D), Scottie O’Bryan (J-D), James Lane (C), Seth Crosby (C).

Crosby went 2-for-3 with the double and a run scored while for the Red Rams Andrew LeClair went 2-for-4 with a run.

J-D starter Will Havens was the winning pitcher, allowing two runs, both earned, and four hits in 4 1/3 innings with six strikeouts. Steve took the loss, giving up six runs, five earned, and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings with three strikeouts.

The two teams were to meet today at 4:30 p.m. at J-D.

THE JV GAME WAS SUSPENDED by weather with Cortland and J-D tied 4-4 in the top of the eighth inning. It was tentatively slated to be concluded today at J-D.