Tuesday’s ICBL Wrap: Countryman leads the Orioles; Monarchs use aggressive base-running to take lead late

Maxx Countryman is greeted at home after his fifth-inning grand slam.

ORIOLES (6-3-1) 14
CARDINALS (3-6) 4
The Orioles tied the Blue Jays with wins atop the ICBL standings on the back of Maxx Countryman’s (Finger Lakes Community College) five-RBI night. Countryman finished the game 3-for-5 including a grand slam in the fifth inning and an RBI double in the seventh. The Orioles tacked on seven runs in the fifth inning; coming from a Keenan Calenzo RBI single, a Devin Cannon RBI single, and a Nathan Yantz (Utica) RBI fielder’s choice before Countryman’s grand slam.

Jared Drake (DeSales University) started on the mound for the Orioles and hurled four and one-third innings. Drake allowed three runs (one earned), four hits, four walks, and struck out five while earning the win. Tyler Cerame worked one and two-thirds innings allowing just one run, and Jorge Oropeza (Finger Lakes Community College) worked a shutout seventh inning. Yantz ended the game 1-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored, Grant Rodriguez (Finger Lakes Community College) went 3-for-4 with a run scored, Dan Bowman (James Madison) collected three hits in four at-bats with two runs scored, Gavin Moore (Alfred State) had two hits and scored scored a run out of the two-hole, Will Porter (RIT) scored twice thanks to three walks, and Nick Nealon (Niagara County Community College) went 1-for-2 with one RBI.

Dylan Boprey (Houghton) led the charge for the Cardinals with a team high two hits. The second baseman went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored. Daniel Tribassi (University of Rochester) went 2-for-2 including a triple to go along with an RBI and a run scored. Jack Scanlon drove in a run; Nick Ianniello (SUNY Brockport), Christian Blatter (Mercyhurst), Jake Soricone, and Jake Dockum rounded out all the hits for the Cardinals.

DUCKS (3-6) 5
MONARCHS (4-4-1) 7
A three-run fifth inning proved to be the difference as the Monarchs snapped a two-game losing streak. Walker Wright (RIT) paced the Monarchs offensively from the leadoff spot with three hits. The second baseman went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. The Monarchs broke a 3-3 tie in the fifth when Patrick Kravitz scored on a passed ball. Jarod Signorelli (Elmira) scored when Tyler Rudolph (Penn College of Technology) drew a bases-loaded walk, and Jacob Parker scored on a wild pitch that finished the scoring in the fifth.

Jared Murray opened the game with two innings for the Monarchs. Murray allowed two runs on two hits and two walks while striking out four. Quin Ignaszak (Finger Lakes Community College) came in relief and hurled two perfect innings. The right-hander struck out three. Joshua Ferris (Finger Lakes Community College) closed the final three innings and earned the win. Ferris allowed seven hits, three runs, and one walk. Nate Sanderson (Hilbert) went 1-for-3, Aidan Wallace (Ithaca) drove in a run and scored one, Lucas Sulimowicz (Finger Lakes Community College) recorded a hit and an RBI, Rudolph had an RBI, and Jacob Carroll went 2-for-3 with a run scored from the nine-spot in the lineup.

Drew Bailey and Dylan Mackenzie (SUNY Cortland) paced the Ducks offense with two RBI apiece. Bailey ended the game 1-for-3 including a double and a run scored, and Mackenzie went 1-for-3 with a double. Zachary Harnischfeger drove in the other run for the Ducks. Ryan Davis added two hits and two runs scored. Sam Cestra (SUNY Fredonia) and Jake Wamser (Tompkins Cortland Community College) combined to pitch the complete game. Cestra gave up six runs (four earned) in four innings on eight hits while striking out four, and Wamser allowed one run on one hit over two innings while striking out four.

2021 ICBL Standings W L T RS RA
Blue Jays 6 3 62 40
Orioles 6 3 1 63 48
Monarchs 4 4 1 56 48
Cardinals 3 6 49 72
Ducks 3 6 54 76

Schedule

7/1
Ducks vs. Orioles
Cardinals vs. Blue Jays

7/2
Monarchs vs. Cardinals
Monarchs vs. Ducks

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