Huskies pick off Elmira after rough start on diamond

Sweet Home 6, Elmira 3

After losing three games to open the season, the Husky baseball team put together a 6-3 win over Elmira at home on Monday.

Coach Dan Tow said his team looked progressively better through the first week.

Against Elmira, “we really got the bats going in the second half of the game and got some big hits,” Tow said. “Skyler Bascom, Joe Ellis and Greg Sipe all had big hits to drive in runs. Sipe had the hit that gave us the lead and eventually the win.

“I thought Robby Wallace and Brett Miller both did a great job pitching, and we made plays when we had to.

“The game was really back and forth, and we had some tough calls that didn’t go our way; but we battled and came out with the victory. It was a good win.”

Defensively, “Greg Sipe made a nice catch on a line drive for the second out in the seventh inning — big play,” Tow said.

The Huskies trailed 1-0 after the second inning but took a 2-0 lead in the fourth. Elmira scratched out a 3-0 lead in the top of the sixth, but the Huskies put the game away by scoring four runs in the bottom of the sixth.

Miller was winning pitcher. Wallace started. Robert Sego started for Elmira and collected the loss. Nygren and Schermerhorn pitched in relief.

At bats, Bascom went 2-3 with a double and RBI. Kyle Pettit went 2-4. Ellis went 1-2 with two RBIs. Sipe went 1-3 with the go-ahead RBI. Adam Hummer went 1-3, and Chaz Davis went 1-2.

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Newport 5, Sweet Home 3

Game one of doubleheader

The Husky baseball team lost a doubleheader at home with Newport on March 18.

The Huskies lost the first game 5-3.

“We improved from our first game of the year and did some good things today,” Coach Dan Tow said. “Adam Hummer had a pretty good first outing for the season.

“We had one poor inning, the third, where we gave up three unearned runs. Other than the third, our defense and pitching was pretty good.

“I thought Chaz Davis did a nice job behind the plate.

“Offensively, we are still lacking for some people to step up and get the bats going. We need to hit the ball better than we are, and we’re capable of that.”

Wallace relieved Hummer at pitcher. The loss went to Hummer. Newport’s Conklin was the winning pitcher. Davidson and Meister pitched in relief.

Hitting, Pettit went 1-2 and Adam Matuszak and Davis each went 1-3.

Bond hit a solo homerun for Newport.

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Newport 6, Sweet Home 1

Game two of doubleheader

The Huskies lost their second game 6-1.

“The second game was more of the same,” Tow said. “Both teams played well defensively, and we got solid pitching with no walks, which is a big help.

“Unfortunately, we continued to struggle with the bats. We just need to keep playing games and getting a lot better cuts and we’ll start swinging the bats better.

“Brett Miller had a nice game at second base making several good plays. Trevor Tagle made an excellent catch in right field.”

Pettit started at pitcher. Wallace and Greg Sipe pitched in relief. The loss went to Wallace. Iverson was winning pitcher. Crowe relieved him.

At bats, Bascom and Davis both went 1-3 with doubles. Tagle went 1-3.

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Marist 14, Sweet Home 1

The Huskies lost their opening game 14-1 to Marist in six innings at home on March 14.

“We looked nervous and unsure of ourselves,” Tow said. “You could tell it was the first game of the year. We have a lot of things to work on, and that’s what early season is about.

“We need to get out on the field and work at beingbetter because we’re capable of much better than we played tonight.”

Pettit was starting pitcher and picked up the loss. Sipe relieved him in the fourth inning.

Mascolo started for Marist and earned the win with Vitus and Norman pitching in relief.

At bats, Bascom went 1-2 with a double and RBI. Tagle went 1-2 with a double and one run. Ellis went 1-2.

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