ICBL Sunday: Snow Cats stay undefeated; DP Orange salvages split

SNOW CATS (3-0) 9
ORIOLES (0-3) 7
Left fielder Matt Smith (Ithaca) finished 2-for-3 at the plate with three RBI, a double, and one run to keep the Snow Cats undefeated. The Snow Cats took an early lead with four runs in the second inning and did not trail. Branden Myers (St. Bonaventure), James Cronin (St. Lawrence), and Patrick Blackall (RIT) picked up a double apiece. Cronin and Blackall contributed one and two RBI respectively. Winning pitcher Jack Leahy (RIT) hurled five of seven innings. He gave up five hits and six runs, struck out two and walked three. Garrett Bell (Ithaca) took the mound for the final inning and earned credit for the save. Bell retired the last three batters, fanning two.

Jon Catapano (Grand Valley State) tripled and drove in two for the Orioles. Sean Flannery (MCC) doubled, scored twice and added an RBI. Jordan Maher (Fredonia State) also had an RBI. 

ORIOLES (0-4) 5
SNOW CATS (4-0) 12
A nine-run offensive effort in the fourth inning highlighted a doubleheader sweep and the Snow Cats stayed undefeated through the first week of the season. Garrett Bell tallied four RBI with a third-inning single and a bases-clearing double in the fourth. Mark Trotta also brought home four runners, two with a double in the third and two more off a second double in the fourth. David Bermudez (Rider), Branden Myers, and Lachlan Charles also collected a double apiece. Ronald Loomis (Oswego) kept the Orioles quiet in the first five innings, fanning eight batters and giving up only two hits to earn the win. Loomis struck out the last five batters he faced. AJ Gartland (Alfred State) came on in the sixth inning.  Myers collected two RBI with his fourth-inning double. Zach Morrison connected on single early in the fourth to kick off the scoring frenzy and earn an RBI. Cam Vozel (Gannon) and James Cronin also recorded hits.

Philip Ferranti (Mercyhurst) got the Orioles on the board in the sixth inning, with a single that scored Jack Scanlon (Washington Jefferson). He followed with an RBI single in the seventh. Scanlon and Jorge Oropeza (FLCC) connected on RBI singles in the seventh as well. Jordan Maher (Fredonia State) reached home on a wild pitch.

DP GREEN (1-2) 5
DP ORANGE (2-1) 1
Preston Prince and DJ Stoianovich combined on the mound to hold DP Orange to one run and four hits. Prince picked up the win. The right-hander started and struck out five while giving up two hits and one run over four innings. Stoianovich finished the last three innings, fanning two batters and giving up two hits. The two pitchers contributed offensively with an RBI apiece, as did James Stanek. Owen Martin connected on two hits and added two RBI.  Camden Chierchella had a double.

Will Taylor walked and scored DP Orange’s sole run in the bottom of the first. Aiden Stewart collected the RBI.

DP ORANGE (2-2) 15
DP GREEN (2-2) 3
Jack Zawacki Pittsford Sutherland) paced a 12-hit attack, and DP Orange pulled away late to salvage a doubleheader split. Zawacki finished 3-for-4 in the game with four RBI and a run scored. His two-run double in the fifth proved to be the game winner. Knotted at two, Nick Ianniello started the frame with single and moved to second on an error. Wilson Brauer put runners on the corners with a base hit. Ianniello came home on a Max Stuver (McQuaid) a sacrifice fly. One out later, Nick Provenzale (Pittsford Sutherland) reached on an error, and Zawacki followed with a two-out hit. Carter Clark (Hilton) picked up the win. The right-hander came on in relief with bases loaded and two outs in the fourth, he escaped the jam one batter later. Clark struck out five, walked one and allowed one run (unearned) on two hits. Ed Hall (McQuaid) started and fanned five over 3.2 innings. Brauer finished 2-for-3 with a triple, three RBI and three runs scored. Provenzale scored twice. Keeghan Cummings (Pittsford Sutherland) went 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored. Braden Consaul (Fairport) tripled and scored twice. CJ Phelps singled, walked and scored a run. Will Taylor also crossed home. DP Green’s Devin Green (Spencerport) drove in a run with two hits. Max Heil and Joey Leuzzi both singled and scored. Zach Prior walked twice and scored.

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