FLYERS SEASON GROUNDED BY
VOORHEESVILLE IN STATES
By Bob LaRue, North Country
The Norwood-Norfolk Flyers closed out a strong season
with only its third loss in 20 games, following a 6-1
setback to Section III Champion Voorheesville in the New
York State Class C regional semifinal in Amsterdam, NY.
Voorheesville jumped on the Flyers for three runs in the
first inning. The Flyers keep the game close with a run
in the fourth, but the Blackbirds added three insurance
runs in the fifth that doomed the Section X team.
Tristen Harvey’s RBI single in the fourth accounted for
Norwood-Norfolk’s lone run.
N-N Flyers Win Class C Title
Game vs. Brushton-Moira
Section X Class C Champions -Norwood-Norfolk Flyers.
Brushton-Moira’s Wake St. Mary (7) slides into home
trying to get the score past Norwood-Norfolk Catcher
Kyle Sawyer. The Flyers went on to down the
Brushton-Moira Panthers 18-5 to capture the Section X
Class C Championship at Clarkson University. (Lee Buchanan photo)
Prashaw (15) makes contact with the ball ans sends it
down into center field for a base hit and to put a
runner into scoring position on third. The
Norwood-Norfolk Flyers won their ninth title in the last
eleven years with a resounding 18-5 victory over the
Brushton-Moira Panthers in the Section X Class C
Baseball Championship at Clarkson University. Everything
tilted the Flyers way for most of the game, as
Norwood-Norfolk (17-2 overall) capitalized on ten
Panther errors and scored six, one, four and two runs
over the first four frames. After the Flyers disposed of
the Panthers with an inning-ending double play,
initiated by pitcher Cody Smith, Norwood-Norfolk pounced
on five B-M miscues to push across six runs on just
three hits. Smith was later named the 2013 Jim Pinkerton
Award recipient for top overall player in Section X.
Smith aided his own cause with three hits. Reliever
Brandon Short also produced three hits, while Troy
Kovach and Tristan Harvey slapped two safeties each. The
Panthers were led by Bob Hooker who rapped two base hits
and contributed an RBI. The Panthers closed their season
at 11-5 overall.
(Lee Buchanan photo)
NORWOOD-NORFOLK RALLIES TO
BEAT CANTON IN SEMIFINAL
Norwood-Norfolk’s Cody Smith (8) laces a shot through
the Canton infield amidst the Flyers three-run rally in
the third inning of the Class C semifinal. (Camron
Canton’s Alex Hayes (15) beats the pickoff tag from
Norwood-Norfolk first baseman Brandon Short.Troy Kovach
tossed it two-hitter over four innings and fanned six
Golden Bears in leading the Flyers to a 10-3 victory
over Canton in the Section X Class C semifinals. Brandon
Short collected three hits, including a two-run double
to break the game open, and jumping the top-seeded
Flyers to a 6-1 lead in the fourth inning. Kyler
McIntyre had two hits, while Michael Labar added a
double. Canton closed its season with a 3-11 record.
Norwood-Norfolk advances to face #2-seeded
Brushton-Moira in the title game.