ICBL Thursday: Gartland extends scoreless streak; Kemp paces Cardinals

FLYIN’ FISH (6-9) 0
SNOW CATS (13-3) 9

A.J. Gartland (PHOTO: CAITLIN MCCLARE).

A.J. Gartland (Alfred State College) extended his scoreless streak to 23 innings and four straight starts to lead the Snow Cats to their sixth straight win. The 6-foot-1 southpaw punched out nine batters over his six innings of work, including seven batters in a row between the first and third. His earned run average now stands at 0.25 with a 0.54 WHIP and .105 opponents’ batting average.

Rojo Prarie (The College of William & Mary) closed out the contest with a strikeout. The 5-foot-11 right-hander now has 34 strikeouts in 17 1/3 innings this summer. His ERA stands at 0.81 with a .105 opponents’ batting average as well.

Matt Smith (Ithaca College) paced the offense with a two-run single. Patrick Blackall (Rochester Institute of Technology) and Buzz Shirley (Ithaca College) both produced a sacrifice fly apiece. Garrett Bell (Ithaca College) accounted for the team’s only extra-base hit with a fourth-inning double.

For the Flyin’ Fish, Michael Jamele (Merrimack College), Dylan McKenzie (SUNY Cortland) and Trevor Robinson (Tompkins County Community College) had a base knock apiece. Josh Van Bramer (Alfred State College) notched six strikeouts, including striking out the side to start the game.

DP GREEN (1-13) 1
CARDINALS (10-5) 6

Joshua Ferris. (PHOTO: CAITLIN MCCLARE)

Stephen Kemp (Medaille College) smacked a two-run single as part of a five-run third inning to lead the Cardinals, who improved to 3-0 against Diamond Pro Green, to their sixth win in seven games. Kemp was driven in by Matt Kerchemski (Erie Community College). Jagger Nucci (St. Bonaventure University) scored the first run of the game. Santino Rosso (Hofstra University) also collected an RBI in the third inning.

After Tanner Degrazia scored for DP Green in the top of the fourth on a wild pitch, Tyler Coy (Virginia Commonwealth University) answered immediately for the Cardinals with a solo home run. Daniel Tirabassi (University of Rochester) and Will Porter (Rochester Institute of Technology) both had a hit and scored a run for the Cardinals.

The pitching quartet of Drew Delaney (Slippery Rock University), Joshua Ferris (Finger Lakes Community College), Evan Caufield (Keuka College) and Rosso combined to allow just five hits. Delaney retired the side to start the game, but allowed a single before conjuring up a double play from the next batter. Ferris fanned four hitters in three innings of one-run ball. Caufield managed his way through two innings, as he needed a double play to get through the fifth and a caught stealing to escape the sixth. Rosso closed out the game after allowing a two-out single.

Degrazia had three of DP Green’s five hits, including two doubles. Joey Leuzzi and James Stanek accounted for the other two hits. Ryan Kalbfus was DP Green’s only reliever of the day, throwing two hitless frames.

ICBL Standings 2020
Rochester East Division W L Pct. GB Last 10 Strk
Monarchs 11 5 .688 7-3 W4
Blue Jays 10 7 .588 1.5 5-5 L1
DP Orange 7 10 .412 4.5 4-6 L5
Orioles 5 11 .313 6 4-6 W1
Rochester West Division
Snow Cats 13 3 .813 0 8-2 W6
Cardinals 10 5 .667 2.5 7-3 W1
Flyin’ Fish 6 9 .400 6.5 5-5 L1
DP Green 1 13 .071 11 0-10 L13

ICBL Upcoming Schedule

August 7
Diamond Pro Green vs. Cardinals
Flyin’ Fish vs. Snow Cats
August 8
Diamond Pro Green vs. Diamond Pro Orange
Diamond Pro Orange vs. Cardinals
Cardinals vs. Monarchs
Monarchs vs. Flyin’ Fish
August 9
Flyin’ Fish vs. Blue Jays
Blue Jays vs. Snow Cats
Snow Cats vs. Orioles
Orioles vs. Diamond Pro Green

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