The Norwood-Norfolk Central varsity baseball and softball teams both fashioned NAC East Division twinbill sweeps over their Parishville-Hopkinton counterparts on Friday.
N-N 10-4, P-H 2-2: In the opening game played at the NNCS modified diamond, the Flyers built a 3-1 lead in the first inning then broke the game open with a seven-run barrage in the third. RJ Bent went the first three innings on the hill to pick up the win, striking out three and walking one while allowing five hits. Peter Jarvis came on to pitch the final two frames, fanning three and walking two while limiting the Panthers to just one more hit. Garrett Hayes was saddled with the loss, giving way to Tyler Phippen in the third inning. They allowed just three hits combined but were reached for 15 walks.
Tristen Harvey sparked the N-N offense with a two-run single and two runs scored. Jarvis also scored a pair of runs and drove in another while Zeb Brown finished with two runs scored and two stolen bases.
Mike Burns went 2-3 in the losing effort. Preston Frank and Wyatt Snell both singled and scored a run.
The nightcap saw the teams trade solo runs in both the first and third innings before the Flyers pushed across two unanswered runs in the top of the sixth to complete the sweep.
Jarvis (5K, 1W) earned the win in relief of starter Coby Munson (1BB), who lasted the first four innings as the pair combined to no-hit the Panthers. Burns (5K, 2W) went the distance in taking the loss.
Kyler MacIntire set the stage for the game-winning rally with a lead-off single in the sixth. He moved to second on a sacrifice bunt before scoring the eventual winning run in front of a double by Harvey, who added the insurance run in front of an RBI-single by Munson.
Brown also made lead offensive contributions with two hits, a run scored and three stolen bases while Bent had two hits and scored a run.
Burns relayed a walk and two errors into the first P-H run while Frank reached on an error and came around to score the other after two more N-N miscues.
The Flyers improved to 3-1 with the wins and are slated to play a twinbill at East rival Brushton-Moira on Monday starting at 4 p.m. while the Panthers have a week off before returning to action next Friday with a game at Tupper Lake.
N-N 13-15, P-H 3-10: In the opening game at the Firemens Field in Parishville, Bryanna Powell pitched the first three innings for the win, striking out three and walking three while allowing two hits. Gabi Cole came on to worked the final two innings in relief where she fanned two while allowing three hits. Nicole White (3K, 4BB, 10H) went the distance in taking the loss.
Powell also played a lead role offensively, going 3-3 with a triple and three runs scored as the Lady Flyers took early control with a six-run outburst in their first at-bat. Cortney Harvey went 2-4 with a runs scored and two RBI. Alisabeth Furnace singled, doubled, drove in a run and scored another. Kirstin Barkley singled and scored three times. Also contributing to the balanced effort were; Kylee LaShomb (single, RS), Breanna Deshane (double, RS), Katrina Durant (RS, RBI), Sidney Molnar (RS, RBI) and Cortney Wagstaff (RS).
Marlee Wilson went 2-2 with a double and RBI to anchor the P-H offense. Taylor Scovil singled and scored a pair of runs. Kayla Myers had the other Lady Panthers hit while Cassara Cole came around with the other run.
The nightcap saw the Lady Flyers steadily worked their way to a 9-5 lead through the first three innings before outscoring the Lady Panthers 6-1 in the fourth to put the game out of reach.
Cole went the distance for the win while While pitched another complete game in taking the loss.
Brooke Beaudoin anchored the N-N offense with a 3-3 performance. Wagstaff had two hits along with Chora Young while Deshane rapped a double.
Cole had three hits, including a double, to highlight the P-H offense. Mary Coventry connected for another two hits.
The Lady Flyers are slated to play a doubleheader at East rival Colton-Pierrepont on Monday starting at 4 p.m. while the Lady Panthers return to action next Friday with a game at Tupper Lake.