CV rallies, heads to semis

From the Press and Sun-Bulletin:

Top-seeded Chenango Valley came from behind twice in a 7-6 victory Saturday over visiting Chenango Forks in the quarterfinal round of Section 4 Class B baseball playoffs.

Dan Pendleton pitched four innings in relief, allowing two hits and striking out seven for the 20-1 Warriors, who’ll be back home for a semifinal at 4:30 Tuesday against Unatego. The other semi will pit Lansing against Trumansburg.

CV answered Forks’ first-inning run with two of its own and, after the Blue Devils made it 4-2 in the third, the Warriors responded with five in their half– during which Brian Stinson hit a two-run home run and Mike Biviano tripled.

D.J. Smith’s two-run homer in the seventh drew the guests within 7-6, and they went on to position runners on first and second with one out. But Pendleton retired the next two batters on a strikeout and pop-up, respectively.

Leadoff batter Biviano was 3-for-4 for CV, which has played three consecutive one-run games. Chris Ballard 2-for-4 with an RBI for Forks.


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