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Argenteri’s speed, Miller’s pitching leads Hornell over Batavia in a walk-off sectional win! Steve Harrison photo gallery

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The Hornell Red Raiders did not get a great draw in the quarterfinals of the Section V Class B1 sectionals taking on a strong Batavia High team.

However, the Red Raiders have the speed of Wyatt Argenteri.

After Batavia scored two runs in the top of the seventh to tie the sectional game, Argentieri, a left handed hitter, lined the first pitch he saw in the bottom of the seventh into right field for a single and then promptly stole second base. Picco then took a curve in the dirt and Argentieri took third.

Batavia intentionally walked Genarro Picco and the next batter to load the bases. Shawn Rose took a 1-0 pitch that got past the pitcher and Argentieri raced home with the winning run touching off a celebration and a 6-5 Hornell win.

Hornell had some big hits to take an early lead.

Charlie Oyer, with the bases loaded, drove a ball down the right field line that landed fair and drove in two runs for a 3-0 Hornell lead. Picco singled, stole second and scored when Davin Oyer blasted a double. The Red Raiders (13-5) also scored when Shawn Rose drove in Andy Davis.

On the hill, as he has all year, Gates Miller went seven strong innings for the win. The lefty allowed five runs on eight hits and struck out two. Shawn Kimball took the loss for Batavia.

Davin Oyer led Hornell with two hits in two at bats.

No. 4 Hornell will now take on No. 8 Waterloo in Hornell on Wednesday night as Waterloo upset No. 1 Geneva, 2-1.

On the other side of the bracket, No. 2 Pal-Mac faces No. 3 Livonia.


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