Brockport gets going quickly, beats Houghton

Courtesy of goBrockport.com

HOUGHTON, N.Y. – The College at Brockport baseball team battled non-conference Houghton College on Wednesday, coming away with the victory. The Green and Gold defeated Houghton by a score of 4-1, thanks to a strong first inning and homerun by Tom Kretzler.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP – 

  • The Golden Eagles move to 4-3 on the year.
  • The Highlanders drop to 3-8 on the season.

HOW IT HAPPENED – 
·     Nicholas Pastore led off with a single before Liam O’Leary executed a bunt that forced two errors, bringing in the first run.
·     Kretzler later hit a sacrifice fly to center-field that brought O’Leary across home plate to give Brockport the lead 2-0.
·     Cooper Meldrim had a strong 4.0 innings to start the game, striking out five batters while not allowing a run.
·     The Highlanders knocked in their lone run in the bottom of the fifth.
·     The Golden Eagles quickly responded in the top of the sixth with a solo home run by Kretzler to right field.
·     Charlie Serino added to the lead with an RBI single up the middle that scored Aaron Cook.

KEY STATISTICS – 
·     Kretzler finished the day going 1-for-2 with one hit, one run and two RBI while working a walk.
·     Serino went 2-for-2 at the plate with an RBI and one walk.
·     On the mound, Meldrim threw four and two thirds innings for four hits, one run, striking out five
·     Maddux MintonChris Cramer and Stuart Martin combined for four and a third innings to hold the lead. The trio struck out four and did not allow a run.
·     Martin nabbed his first save of the season after getting out of trouble in the ninth.

UP NEXT – 

  • Up next for Brockport is a double header on Saturday, March 16 against SUNY Oneonta. The matchup will be the first battle against a State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) opponent. Game one is scheduled to start at 12 p.m. at Main Endwell High School in Binghamton, N.Y.

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