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Stockmeyer shines

Pitcher leads Forestville in win in Cooperstown

May 26, 2008
OBSERVER Staff Report
COOPERSTOWN — Jason Stockmeyer had a day to remember Sunday in a non-league high school baseball game.

Playing at legendary Doubleday Field behind the Baseball Hall of Fame, Stockmeyer pitched a complete game striking out 11 in leading the Forestville Hornets past Chautauqua Lake, 10-2.

The Hornets unearned runs in the first and second inning to take a 2-0 lead.

In the third inning, Forestville padded their lead behind an RBI single by Niko Messina. Matt Cox had an RBI groundout and a bases-loaded walk gave the Hornets a 5-0 lead.

In the sixth inning, Forestville's Nick Scott scored on a Nate Newton double.

Forestville put the game away in the seventh with four more runs as Sean Sheldon led off with a single and moved to third on a Stockmeyer double. Three straight walks scored two runs and a wild pitch scored a third run. The final run for the Hornets was scored on a John Devliger sacrifice fly.


The Thunderbirds got on the board in the bottom half of the seventh as Aaron Salva drew a lead-off walk. Nick Stewart singled. Both runners would later advance on a groundout and scored on a two-run single by Kai Anderson.

"We could not have asked for better day weather wise," Chautauqua Lake coach Tim Cowan said. "The field was in terrific shape. Both teams had nice day Saturday."

The Thunderbirds used a different pitcher in every inning as eight pitchers combined to strike out eight while giving up four hits and 15 walks.

"To Forestville's credit, they were patient at the plate and took advantage of three mistakes on the field," Cowan added.

"We certainly took the game seriously," Cowan said. "We traveled with 17 and they all played. We cetainly played to win. Both teams cant have a story-book ending. We were fortunate to be on that end last year."

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Pictured is the entrance to Doubleday Field where the Chautauqua Lake Thunderbirds and Forestville Hornets played on Sunday. The field is located in Cooperstown.



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