Democrat Photo by Frank Rizzo
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
Mondays opening round game in the Sullivan
West Spring Break Tournament. Erik Roberts is the
Manor catcher while Tim Mills is playing third.
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
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 Powells 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 Popolillos 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,