OGDENSBURG - The American Legion Post 925 Rovers dropped a 7-5 decision to the Ogdensburg Maples on Thursday at the OFA varsity diamond.
Troy Kovach singled twice for Norfolk which also received doubles from Mike Ashley and Lee Buchanan and a single from Cody Smith.
Jarod Knowlton pitched the victory and Geoff Baldwin picked up a three-inning save in the contest where the two hurlders combined for nine strikeouts.
This was a real good ballgame. A great way to start the season. I was especially pleased with our defense, said Maples coach Steve LaRose.
Baldwin also went 2-2 at the plate with an RBI in the winning offense which also included two singles from Cavan LaRose and Bryant Wentworth, an RBI double by Breton LaRose and an RBI single by Pat Cosmo. Andrew Cole and Brendan Arsenault also singled for the Maples who host Heuvelton in a doubleheader today starting at 5 p.m.
The Rovers, now 1-5 overall, are slated to host a twinbill against Heuvelton on Sunday at Memorial Field in Raymondville starting at noon.