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Putnam’s one-hit shutout leads Avoca-Prattsburgh baseball (Steve Harrison photo gallery)

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Tom McDaniels is right on top of the play calling Tucker Gerych safe at home on Saturday. McDaniels umpired with his son, Colin, at Corning in the morning and at Avoca in the afternoon. Steve Harrison photo.

Photo gallery by STEVE HARRISON

AVOCA — The Avoca-Prattsburgh baseball team has had some outstanding pitching performances this season, including a no-hitter tossed by junior Haden Abbott.

On Saturday, sophomore lefty Macoy Putnam tossed a complete-game one-hitter as A-P ran their record to 3-3 by beating Bradford-Dundee in six innings, 10-0. 

Putnam struck out seven and walked two to improve to 1-0 on the season. Ian Gee got the lone hit for B-D in the fifth inning.

On offense, A-P was led by junior Sawyer Devoe who went 3-for-4 with a RBI and run, senior Ashton McMahon went 2-for-2 with two doubles, a RBI and scored a run.

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Also for AP, Jamel Crowder went 2-for-4 with a RBI, stolen base and two runs, Putnam helped his cause going 2-for-4 with 3 RBI’s and a run, Tucker Gerych scored three runs and had a single, Evan Campbell had a RB, Pacey Hopkins doubled and Chris Abbott had a single.


“We had two tough losses in the seventh inning, 2-1 to Arkport-Canaseraga and 4-1 to Addison, so this was a much-needed win for us,” said A-P coach Dennie Miles. “Macoy gave us everything we wanted on the mound, he was effective and kept his pitch count down.”

A-P has a rematch with Arkport-Canaseraga today at 5 p.m. in Avoca, plays at Andover-Whitesville on Tuesday at 5 p.m., at Campbell-Savona on Wedensday and at Canisteo-Greenwood/JT on Friday.

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