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THERE IT GOES: Nick Noble of Narrowsburg (17) watches his single go into right field, which scored Bruce Nober, taking off from third, with the winning run against Livingston Manor in Monday’s opening round game in the Sullivan West Spring Break Tournament. Erik Roberts is the Manor catcher while Tim Mills is playing third.

Narrowsburg Edges Wildcats

By Frank Rizzo
CALLICOON — April 28, 2000 -- In a game marked by comebacks and three lead changes, Narrowsburg pulled out a 10-9 win over Livingston Manor in the opening round of the Sullivan West Spring Break Tournament on Monday in Callicoon.
Nick Noble lashed an opposite field single with the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the eighth to decide the issue.
Bruce Nober had opened the frame by singling, then stole second and advanced to third on a wild pitch.
Manor coach Chuck McKenna then had pitcher Ryan Carlson intentionally walk Mike Popolillo and Roy Jay to try a force at home, but after fanning Chad Powell, Carlson gave up the winner to Noble.
The Wildcats jumped out to a 3-0 lead before the Indians responded in the first with Powell’s three-run blast, followed by a solo shot by Noble.
Down 9-7 entering the bottom of the seventh, the Indians scratched out a couple of runs to tie it.
Noble drew a two-out walk from Carlson, and advanced on a wild pitch. Matt Nordenhold then lifted a pop fly behind second, which fell safely and scored Noble.
While Brian Popolillo was at the plate, Nordenhold stole second, then came around to score when shortstop Ryan Edwards threw away Popolillo’s grounder.
Edwards opened the Manor eighth with a double. Reliever Robert Taylor then caught Tim Mills looking at a third strike before walking Scott Denman.
Clarence Hinkley then hit a sharp grounder to short, which Jay flipped to Noble at second, and then he twirled and fired to Nober at first for a 6-4-3 double play.
Nober and Nordenhold had three hits each while winning pitcher Rob Taylor (who took over for Mike Popolillo) contributed a single and a double.
Tim Mills had two hits, including a double and an RBI, for Manor.



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