Senior Aiden Finch was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player after hitting 11-23 (.478) with 7 runs scored, 3 doubles, 4 RBI and a key late-game home-run which proved to be the winning hit in the opener.
Smeltzer was outstanding on the mound, working eighth scoreless innings. He gave up four hits, walked one, and struck out six while throwing 100 pitches – 68 for strikes…
Catcher Michael Beimel led off the inning with a single to right center and moved to second when Ryan Brown (Brighton) followed suit with a base hit of his own.
Rochester’s first baserunner of the contest came in the bottom of the third when Joseph Rende drew a two out walk.
Beimel, Ryan Brown (Brighton), Mantova, Jake Hewitt and Allen Murphy had one hit each.
The Tigers jumped all over Rensselaer with four second inning runs, all with two outs.
Jack Herman led off with his team leading 7th home run of the season.
Ryan Simmons (Victor) led off the frame with a single to center before Michael Beimel blooped a base hit to shallow right.
Liam Barry (Syracuse, NY/West Genesee) took the loss, allowing the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning.
For the second consecutive season, the University of Rochester baseball team has secured the Liberty League regular season title and the right to host the conference postseason tournament at Towers Field within the Prince Athletic Complex…