Warriors' Early Lead Enough To Defeat Winless Tornado

By: Meagan Schulz

Warriors' early lead enough to defeat winless Tornado Submitted Photo

CHENANGO BRIDGE – The Warriors of Chenango Valley jumped out to an early lead, scoring five in the first inning. As Norwich struggled to make contact in their at-bats, the Tornado were able to only answer with two runs and fell 10-2 for their third straight loss.

“We didn’t hit the ball well,” said head coach Rich Turnbull. “We didn’t make solid contact while at the plate. However, what really killed us is we gave up too many walks.”

The Norwich pitchers surrendered 10 walks to CV batters.

Marcus Cashman, the Tornado’s starting pitcher, couldn’t find a groove according to Turnbull. “By the time [Marcus] settled in, CV jumped out on us,” said Turnbull. “He was having trouble gripping the ball in the cold and couldn’t locate his curveball because of it.”

Cashman tossed 81 pitches in three and a third innings on the mound, striking out five during his time. Tanner Franklin came on in the fourth and finished the game. He picked up one strike out during his relief innings.

Norwich tallied one of their two runs in the first as Franklin scored. He led the game off with a walk. Jordan Jacquette, who batted in the Tornado’s clean up spot, drove him in to score later in the inning with a hit to the third baseman.



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