Democrat Photo by Rob Potter
FIRST BASE: Livingston Manors
Audra Cady is safe at first as Roscoe first
baseman Jessie Lake tries to beat Cady to the bag
in Tuesdays game. Also trying to cover the
bag is Roscoes Danielle Austin (15) as Pam
Buck watches in the background.
Bats Score Seven
In First in Slugfest
By Rob Potter
ROSCOE May 12, 2000 -- The Livingston Manor bats were very much
alive in Tuesdays Western Sullivan League game
versus host Roscoe.
By the time the Blue Devils recorded the third out of the
top of the first inning, the Wildcats had sent 12 batters
to the plate and scored seven runs.
With that 7-0 lead and momentum on its side, Manor (3-7,
2-4 WSL) went on to defeat Roscoe (0-10, 0-8 WSL) by a
14-8 score in a six-inning game. After Roscoe batted in
the bottom of that frame, Manor coach Chuck McKenna and
Roscoe coach Matt Schuchman agreed to end the contest an
inning early because of a rapidly approaching
Leadoff batter Ryan Carlson began the Wildcats
offensive thunder by leading off the game with a single
up the middle. He then stole second and third and scored
on a passed ball for a quick 1-0 lead.
After Casey Adamse walked and swiped second base, Ryan
Edwards plated Adamse with a single to center. Two
batters later, Jason Will ripped a shot up the middle to
score both Edwards and Scott Denman, who had reached base
on an error, and give the Wildcats a 4-0 advantage.
Erik Roberts, Kytt MacManus and Adamse each added an RBI
single later in the frame.
Roscoe scored a single run in the bottom of the first
when Brian Ballard walked, stole second and third and
then came home on a passed ball.
The Blue Devils took advantage of two Manor errors
enroute to a three-run third inning. That cut the Wildcat
lead to 11-4, but Roscoe could not get any closer.
We got off to a fast start, noted McKenna.
We had the whole team swinging.
McKenna noted that Will, who finished the day 2-for-2
with a double and 4 RBI, was a real spark in the
In those first two innings, we looked good,
he said. But Roscoe is an improved team and they
made some plays [later] that slowed us down.
Carlson was 4-for-5 and scored twice, while Edwards was
3-for-4 for 2 RBI and Clarence Hinkley went 1-for-3 with
Adamse, who pitched three-and-one-third innings for
Manor, picked up the win, the first of his varsity
Roscoes offense was paced by Ballard, who scored
two runs and was 2-for-3, and Dave Eggleton, who went
2-for-3 with an RBI.
Although the Blue Devils are still searching for their
first win of the season, the squad is improving.
Overall, this is the best game Roscoe has played in
the past two seasons, Schuchman commented.
The team is maturing and showing better defensive
and offensive skills.