Kevin Carmody (Iona) scattered six hits over seven innings, and the Webster Yankees downed the Hornell Dodgers by a score of 3 to 1. The left-hander from Massapequa, New York struck out two and walked two to earn his first win of the season.
Adam Curynski (So. Illinois) worked the eighth and ninth to earn the save. ‘Bomber’ faced seven batters and was aided by a double play to end the eighth. The Webster defense turned three double plays in the game.
Mark Stuckless (Monroe) led off the game with his first of three singles on the night. Gary Helmick (Towson) followed with a run-scoring triple. Nelson Santos (North Carolina A&T) plated Helmick with a sacrifice fly, and Carmody had all the runs he would need before he took the mound.
Webster added an insurance run in the sixth when Ryan Sullivan (Rochester) ripped a two-out single scoring Stuckless from third. Sullivan’s hit came after Hornell starter, Matt Davis (Abilene Christian), issued an intentional walk to Joe McIntyre (North Carolina A&T). McIntyre’s hitting streak ended at eighteen games. The last time he went without a hit was June 15th. McIntyre entered the game batting .436.
Carmody only allowed one runner to reach second through the sixth inning. The outing is especially satisfying for the lefty who has endured two tough losses. On July first Carmody limited first-place Allegany County to two earned runs through seven innings but took the loss. Carmody also held Geneva to two runs through seven on June 26th. Again he was saddled with the loss.
Carmody’s performance helped Webster improve to twelve wins and fifteen losses. Hornell drops to fourteen and thirteen. No matter what happens around the league, five teams will be separated by two games entering tomorrow’s action.
Webster and Hornell tangle again tomorrow. First pitch at Dugan Yard is set for 5pm.