Apr 29, 2009 Phil Blackwell Uncategorized
At least for a first glance, the Liverpool baseball team caught Utica Proctor at the right time.
Still, the Warriors proved quite impressive when it went to Murnane Field last Monday night and beat the Raiders 13-5.
The tone was set when Proctor committed the first of seven errors with the bases loaded in the top of the first inning, a botched liner that sparked a four-run outburst, with all the runs unearned.
When Proctor closed within 7-3 in the fifth inning, Liverpool answered with two runs in the sixth inning and four runs in the top of the seventh to clinch it.
Vince Valentino got credit for the win, holding Proctor to six hits. Mike Weakley and Pat Brown each hit doubles as part of Liverpool’s 13-hit attack.
A day later, the Warriors returned home and, in much colder conditions, dominated against Henninger, burying the Black Knights 20-2.
Liverpool got six runs in the first inning, scored three more times in the bottom of the second and had an eight-run third inning to make it 17-1 before cooling off.
Weakley hit the game’s only home run, a solo shot. Mike Parsons, Alex Klymkow and Pat Rowe each had two RBIs, with Shawn Peake, Cory Folk, Tom Everson, Eric Vogt and Andrew Schreyack driving in runs, too. Folk, in a relief stint, picked up the win.
Liverpool again hit double digits in runs during Thursday’s game against Oswego — and needed just one inning to produce it in a 16-5 romp over the Buccaneers.
And the Warriors needed a response, too, for Oswego broke out with a trio of first-inning runs and, by the bottom of the third, had Liverpool in a 4-0 deficit.
In that frame, though, Liverpool took the Bucs apart. Everyone got to bat and score and, by the time the third inning was done, the Warriors had 12 runs on the board and would not get caught.
Dan Cerniglia, Andrew Schreyack and Julio Martinez each took turns driving in two runs, while Parsons, Peake and Pat Brown earned one RBI apiece. Matt O’Kipney started slow on the mound, but still got the win as Brown closed out the game.
In Friday’s home game against Fayetteville-Manlius, the Warriors used steady production to wear down the Hornets in a 10-3 victory.
Liverpool gave Folk and Parsons lots of run support, scoring in each of the first six innings, even though it only had one more hit (eight) than F-M (seven) did.
Brown, with three RBIs, led this steady attack, as Weakley doubled in a run. Peake and Corbin Gapski each had RBIs, too, as the Warriors’ mark improved to 12-2.
Among this week’s games, Liverpool will host neighbor and rival Cicero-North Syracuse on Friday.