NORFOLK - The Norwood-Norfolk varsity baseball generated a pair of contrasting wins in gaining an NAC East Division twinbill sweep at home over St. Regis Falls on Wednesday.
The first of the two scheduled five-inning games saw the Flyers outlast the Saints 1-0 as RJ Bendt outdueled Ryan Duquette but the nightcap was called after the top of the third innings with the score having ballooned to 20-2.
In the opening game, Bendt fanned eight and walked one in tossing a one-hitter while Duquette posted four strikeouts and one walk while scattering five hits.
The Flyers broke through for the only run in the bottom of the third. Zeb Brown rapped a one-out single then stole both second and third before coming home in front of a two-out single by Bendt.
Zach Benware had two of the other N-N hits while Kyler MacIntire singled to account for the fifth.
Louis Goodrows second-inning single was the lone hit for the Saints.
The teams traded a pair of runs in the first inning of the second game but the Flyers went on to score eight more in the second and 10 in the third before coached and officials called the game.
Coby Munson pitched the two innings for the Flyers and posted three strikeouts while walking two and allowing two hits. He also led the way offensively going 3-3 with four runs scored. Tristen St. Andrews was 2-2 with three RBI and three runs scored while Brown connected for another two hits and came around to score three times.
Corey Labounty and Travis Hartson had the lone two SRF hits.
The Flyers return to action on Friday against St. Lawrence Central at Vern Burrows Field starting at 3:30 p.m.
In the other East Division double-headers played Wednesday, Brushton-Moira swept St. Lawrence Central 10-2, 5-0 and Tupper Lake beat Chateaugay by scores of 7-5 and 9-2. A Central Division twinbill saw Franklin Academy take two from Gouverneur (6-1, 22-3).
BMC 10-5, SLC 2-0: In Brasher Falls, the visiting Panthers worked their way to a 4-1 lead through three innings before breaking the first five-inning game open with a six-run outburst in the fourth.
Zach Burnett went the distance for the win, striking out four and walking none. Kris Tabor (4K) took the loss while Brad Francis pitched the final two frames in relief.
Burnett led the way offensively with a double, triple and three RBI. Alex Burnett singled, doubled and came around to score a pair of runs. Jacob St. Mary doubled, tripled and scored twice as well.
Luke Peets tripled, rapped an RBI-single and scored a run in the losing cause. Jace Lanning singled and scored a run. Hadyn St. Hilaire and Shiloh Winters both connected for doubles.
The second game saw the Panthers jump out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning as Jacob St. Mary tossed a three-hit shutout that included five strikeouts.
St. Hilaire (4K, 1BB, 9H) went the distance in taking the loss. He also had two of the three SLC hits, including a double, while Francis added a single.
St. Mary and Jason Aubrey sparked the decisive first-inning surge with two-run singles.