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Utica’s Danny Rife  pitches while his teammate, shortstop Austin Parmer, looks on and Newark Catholic’s Ryan Fitzgerald leads off from second during Tuesday’s game. The Redskins won, 12-9.
Utica’s Danny Rife pitches while his teammate, shortstop Austin Parmer, looks on and Newark Catholic’s Ryan Fitzgerald leads off from second during Tuesday’s game. The Redskins won, 12-9. (Photo by Geoff Cowles) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
April 3, 2013 10:37 am EDT

 

UTICA — Old Man Winter, who has overstayed his welcome, couldn’t spoil the Utica Redskins’ baseball home opener — even with icy winds and game temperatures that barely reached 40 degrees.

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Utica rattled out 17 hits (including 14 singles) against a quintet of Newark Catholic Green Wave pitchers to win, 12-9, in a non-conference match on Tuesday.

Dan Rife, Utica’s starting pitcher, was battling the weather and a stiff shoulder in the early going. He didn’t fare well in the face of a northerly breeze that he, and everyone else, has to pitch straight into. Rife was lifted after facing only four batters, giving up three hits and hitting one. Reliever Joe Millat eventually got things under control, giving up two hits and striking out a pair in three innings of work.

 

 

 

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