Utica Post defeated Whitestown Post for the Oneida County Championship by a score of 4-3 in 9 innings.  Utica jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning with consecutive hits by Mike King, Vin Gaetano, and Ryan Donovan.

Whitestown tied the game in the bottom of the 7th with an RBI ground out by Mike Sullivan.  Utica took the lead for good in the 9th on doubles by Mike Scotellaro and Vin Gaetano.

Gaetano had 2 hits and 2 RBIs, including the game winner.  Ryan Donovan also had 2 hits and an RBI.  Gary McConnell added 2 hits for Utica.

Whitestown’s Mike Sullivan and Dan Russo each had 2 hits.  MJ Hajec went the distance and took the loss for Whitestown.  Hajec had 7 strike outs and allowed only 1 walk.

On the mound for Utica, Mike King started and went 6 innings, but did not figure in the decision.  Ryan Alesandro threw 2 innings of perfect relief to earn the victory.

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R H E
 Utica  0  1  0  0  0 0 1    4  10  2
 Whitestown  0  0 0 0 0   3  2