CV proves offensive strength

Chenango Valley Warriors: 10
Vestal Golden Bears: 2

With the exception of a Mike Biviano walk, Chenango Valley did not get a runner on base in the third, fourth, fifth, or sixth inning. Good thing the first, second and seventh innings were an offensive show for the Warriors.

Going into this game against Vestal, Chenango Valley was undefeated. It was a big game against a potential contender for the STAC Metro crown. Chenango Valley beat Vestal 10-2 Thursday night.

The offensive barrage started innocently enough in the first with a Biviano walk, a Derek Stupski walk, and a Brain Stinson hit-by-pitch to load the bases for Derek Ferry. Ferry lined out to center field, tagging was Biviano to score CV’s first run. The next batter, Dan Pendleton drew a walk to load the bases for designated hitter Kyle Christoffersen. Christoffersen smoked a two-RBI double to right-center to make it a 3-0 lead for Chenango Valley.

Vestal would score in the bottom of the inning on a tip error off shortstop Eric Bidwell’s glove to score a run. In the second, Biviano drew a walk to start things off, followed by a single by Bidwell. Stupski hit a two-RBI double followed by a RBI-double from Brian Stinson to give the Warriors a 6-1 lead. After a base-hit from Pendleton and a Christoffersen walk, the bases were loaded for senior Vince Palmieri who flied out to short to end the inning.

What followed was a four-inning span of three-up-three-down for Chenango Valley until the seventh inning when Chenango Valley broke the game open. Starting off the inning were walks by Stupski and Stinson, and a single by Ferry to load the bases. Pendleton came to the plate and hit a two-RBI ground rule double to right-center, followed by Christoffersen batting in Ferry and Pendleton on a single. This made it 10-1 Chenango Valley. Vestal would score once in the bottom of the inning, but did not have enough gas to compete with the red-hot CV offense.

Although the Warrior offense shined, it was starting pitcher Brian Eggleston that deserves a solid ‘W’ for his performance tonight. In 6.2 innings, he allowed only three hits, one earned run, and struck out six. Stupski came in to get the last out of the game in relief.

Chenango Valley (7-0) faces a tough Oneonta team this Saturday, 10 a.m. at Chenango Valley High School.

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