Baldwinsville Two big events for the Baldwinsville wrestling team served as the prelude to its appearance in next Saturday’s Section III Dual Meet at Cicero-North Syracuse.
Ironically, that included a head-to-head match Wednesday night against C-NS, the same team it beat by half a point to win the Cazenovia Invitational on Jan. 11. This wasn’t as close, though, as B’ville defeated the visiting Northstars 47-30.
Trailing after Jeremy Pond lost the 126-pound opener to Drew Dyer 2-0, B’ville got the first of two unexpected pins from Spencer Woods at 132 pounds as Woods finished off C-NS’s Brandon Burnham midway through the second period.
Kevin Paul (138 pounds) and Connor Ross (145 pounds) followed with pins – Paul over Joe Copani in 2:14, Ross over Robert Rein in 2:14, while Steve Petrelli (152 pounds) fought hard in a 9-5 defeat to Sam Ruiz.
B’ville took control by winning four of the next five bouts, the only exception a tight 10-7 defeat for Chad McArdell to Jerrett Norton at 170 pounds.
Devon Buyck, wrestling at 160, pinned Anthony Carella with 58 seconds left. Gunnar Sutphen (182 pounds) rolled past Tom Peterson 10-2 before Josh Stanton (195 pounds) pinned Mark Cummings in 2:56 and Joe Nasoni, at 220 pounds, took five fewer seconds to pin Jared West.
From there, C-NS won the next three bouts, but David Rush gave the Bees a spectacular finish at 120 pounds, needing only 59 seconds to earn a pin over Jacob Hall.