ICBL Thursday: McKenzie slugs Flyin’ Fish to victory; Trotta’s single gives Snow Cats extra-inning win

PHOTO: SUE KANE

FLYIN’ FISH 9
DP GREEN 1
Dylan McKenzie (SUNY Cortland) led the Flyin’ Fish offense with a two-hit, four-RBI performance. One of McKenzie’s hits was a home run, his third of the season. Tyler Griggs (Central Arizona College) also went deep, driving in two runs and scoring three on two hits, a walk and hit by pitch. Luke McNamara (Rochester Institute of Technology) registered a hit in all four plate appearances, drove in a run and swiped two bags. Ryan Ballard (Tompkins County Community College) notched the team’s two other hits along with a run scored.

Josh Van Bramer (Alfred State College) punched out seven batters in four innings of one-run ball for the win. He only surrendered two hits and three walks. Ryan Demitrovic (Alfred State College) finished off the final three frames with two strikeouts.

For Diamond Pro Orange, Zach Prior went 2-of-3. Owen Martin had a hit as well. Camden Chierchella took the bump for the final 1 2/3 innings, striking out one and allowing a run.

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CARDINALS 1
SNOW CATS 2 (8 INNINGS)
Mark Trotta (College of William and Mary) singled in Branden Myers (St. Bonaventure University) in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Snow Cats a walk-off win. Trotta accounted for his team’s only two hits of the day. David Bermudez (Rider University) notched the other RBI when Gil Merod (Ithaca College) scored. Bermudez, Merod and Matt Smith (Ithaca College) all drew two walks.

A.J. Gartland (Alfred State College) struck out seven in six shutout innings. The reigning ICBL Pitcher of the Week has a 0.41 earned run average over 17 innings this season. Rojo Prarie (College of William and Mary) had four strikeouts over two innings of relief to pick up the win.

For the Cardinals, the pitching trio of Joseph Alphonse, Andrew Treviso (Alfred State College) and Jake Wamser (Tompkins County Community College) combined for one run allowed. Alphonse and Treviso pitched three frames apiece with the former tallying four strikeouts and the latter getting three. Wamser walked two in his lone inning but escaped unscathed. Drew Bailey (Mercyhurst University) had two of the team’s three hits and scored their only run. Tim McClare (Finger Lakes Community College) notched the other hit.

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