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High school baseball and softball teams compete in Stop DWI Classic

CLINTON – Ten schools from Section III’s Tri-Valley League and Center State Conference will be the participants in the second Oneida County Stop DWI Baseball and Softball Classic this weekend at Hamilton College.

Baseball and softball teams from Rome Free Academy and Utica’s Thomas R. Proctor High School will compete in the event’s opening games Friday at 4:30 p.m.

Rome Free Academy is 8-5 in softball with consecutive wins following a four-game losing streak, while Proctor is 3-11. The Free Academy of Rome defeated Proctor 13-5 in Rome in April.

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The Proctor baseball team is 11-2 with a 10-game winning streak after sophomore Josh Martinez threw a no-hitter in a 6-0 win over Oneida on Wednesday. Rome Free Academy is 8-5 this spring with wins in its last three games. Friday’s meeting is the first of two during the regular season for the teams that play a rescheduled game in Rome on Wednesday.

Saturday’s schedule features tripleheaders on both fields, starting and ending with two more paired matchups. Westmoreland and Oriskany play at 9 a.m., and New Hartford takes on Utica-Notre Dame in both sports at 3 p.m. At noon, Holland Patent and Clinton face off in baseball, while Herkimer Mt. Markham met in softball.

Westmoreland baseball is 3-11 to start the season, while Oriskany (9-1) is one of six teams in the section with no more than one loss; Oriskany won 12-8 at Westmoreland on May 1. In softball, Oriskany is 10-2 and Westmoreland is 8-3 with a 16-8 win at home when the teams met to open the season on April 1.

New Hartford and Notre Dame play in different divisions in the Tri-Valley League and are two parts of a strong softball group; New Hartford is 10-4 in the Colonial Division with Whitesboro (11-2) and Rome Free Academy, while Notre Dame is 8-3 in a Pionee Division with Camden (11-1) and Central Valley Academy (8-4) .

New Hartford is 9-3 in baseball after having a seven-game win streak snapped this week. Notre Dame is 1-12 after beating Vernon-Verona-Sherrill on Tuesday.

The Herkimer softball team is 10-3 on a three-game win streak, while Mount Markham is 8-5; the teams postponed an earlier meeting in West Winfield.

Holland Patent is 5-9 and Clinton 7-3 so far in the baseball season. This is the only scheduled meeting for the teams.

The Stop DWI Classic was contested as a baseball event for a decade before softball was added last year.

Admission to the games is free both days with educational presentations from the Oneida County Health Department, the Center for Family Life and Recovery, Helio Health, the Oneida County Sheriff’s Department, the New York State Police and the New York Department of Transportation.