Odebralski drives in four runs as Billies down Falcons, 11-5

After dropping Falconer 11-5 Wednesday, the Fredonia Hillbillies (11-2, 8-0) sit just one win away from clinching at least a share of their fourth-straight league title.

The Hillbillies got on the board in the bottom of the first on an RBI sacrifice fly off the bat of Cody Smith, and put the game away with an 8-run bottom of the fourth.

Matt Sheridan, Mike Pucci and Zach Odebralski singled to load the bases for Jake Maslak, who walked to force home the Hillbillies’ second run. Then the flood gates opened, as Lucas Voss had a run-scoring single, older brother Cam Voss had a two-run single and Smith and Pucci capped the inning with RBI singles of their own.

In the sixth, Odebralski added a two-run double to cap Fredonia’s scoring for the afternoon.

“What a great game Zach had at the plate (Wednesday) picking up a couple of big RBIs for us,” Fredonia coach Vince Gullo said. “We needed that.”

Noah Voss got the start on the hill for Fredonia, surrendering five runs – all unearned – on four hits. He struck out two and didn’t walk a batter in five innings of work.

“Noah did a great job (Wednesday),” Gullo said. “He kept a good Falconer team off balance and he didn’t deserve to give up the five runs. He battled for us and it was great seeing him go deep into a game.”

Falconer’s five runs came in the fifth after a slew of Fredonia errors helped them cut the lead to 9-5. Losing pitcher Mike Wilcox had an RBI single in the inning while Gib Stuart brought home a run on a double. Wilcox allowed nine runs on nine hits while striking out two and walking two over the game’s first four innings.