Thursday ICBL Wrap: Henshaw paces Monarchs; Orioles remain unbeaten

ORIOLES (3-0) 11
BLUE JAYS (0-3) 5
Jorge Oropeza’s (Finger Lakes Community College) three RBI performance paced the Orioles to their third straight win. Oropeza brought his average up to .500 with a 1-for-2 game including two walks and two runs scored. The Orioles struck first with a two-run double from Nathan Yantz (Utica). The extra-hitter finished the game 2-for-4 with two RBI and now has a .500 batting average through three games.

The Orioles added two more in the second inning on a Jack Van Ahen double that scored Gavin Moore (Alfred State) and Will Porter (RIT). Van Ahen went 1-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored out of the leadoff spot. Porter extended the Orioles lead in the third inning with an RBI double. The right fielder ended the game 2-for-3 with two RBI, two runs scored, and a walk.

The Blue Jays got within one run in the fourth after making it a 6-5 game. Wilson Brauer and Maxx Countryman shut down the Blue Jays from there. Brauer hurled two and two-third shutout innings. The right-hander allowed no hits and struck out six. Countryman closed the game out with a perfect seventh inning.

Moore added a 1-for-2 game with two walks and two runs scored for the Orioles out of the eight spot, and Mike Jamele chipped in a hit and a run scored. Matthew Adams started the game and earned the win from his three and one-third innings of work.

For the Blue Jays, Michael Beimel (St. John Fisher) and Ryan Smith led the team with two RBI each. Smith went 2-for-2. Tim McClare (Finger Lakes Community College) and Sal Cutia both went 1-for-3 with a run scored. Nolan Hicks drove in a run, scored a run, and swatted a hit.

MONARCHS (2-1) 12
CARDINALS (1-2) 3 (5 Innings)

Tyler Henshaw (Potomac State) earned the win on the mound with four strong innings that led the Monarchs to their second straight win. The right-hander struck out eight, allowed three hits, and one run (unearned) in his work. Aiden Wallace paced the Monarchs on offense with a four RBI game; the right fielder finished the game 2-for-4 including a home run and a run scored.

Pat Kravitz (St. John Fisher) drove in two with a bases-loaded ground rule double, and Lucas Sulimowicz (Finger Lakes Community College) drew a walk that scored one more. Kravitz bumped his batting average up to .625 after a 3-for-3 game alongside three RBI and a run scored. Matthew Spicer (Cayuga Community College) moved his batting average up to .500 following his 2-for-4 game with an RBI and a run scored. Jagger Nucci (St. Bonaventure) chipped in with one hit, one RBI, and two runs scored. Sulimowicz walked three times to go along with one hit and one run scored.

The Monarchs totaled 12 hits and eight walks as a team. Jacob Carroll collected a double, Walker Wright swatted a hit, and Jarod Signorelli (Elmira College) added a hit and a run scored. Josh Ferris (Finger Lakes Community College) closed the game in the fifth inning.

Jake Dockum and Frank McCabe each drove in a run for the Cardinals. Dylan Boprey, Dan Tirabassi (University of Rochester) and Lucas Jackson collected the hits for the Cardinals. Pat Sherron (Monroe Community College) and Zach Morse combined to pitch the full game for the Cardinals.

ICBL 2021 Standings

Orioles 3 3 0 18 9 9
Monarchs 3 2 1 23 11 12
Ducks 2 1 1 10 12 -2
Cardinals 3 1 2 9 18 -9
Blue Jays 3 0 3 8 18 -10

Upcoming schedule:

June 18:
Ducks vs Orioles. 5:30 p.m.
Blue Jays vs Monarchs. 8:15 p.m.

June 20:
Bule Jays vs Orioles. 8:00 a.m.
Cardinals vs Ducks. 10:15 a.m.
Cardinals vs Monarchs. 12:30 p.m.

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