Pioneers Split Again

For the sixth time since returning up north the Alfred State College baseball team split a Region III Division III doubleheader.   Onondaga CC scored four in the 7th for a 7-3 win in the opener while ASC won the nightcap 4-2.

Kevan Smith’s (Cicero North Syracuse) hit a sacrifice fly to score JP Frey (Erie, PA/McDowell) in the 5th inning to break a 2-2 to lead ASC to the victory in game two.  Frey had led off the inning with a double and had stolen third before the sac fly.  The Pioneers added an insurance run on a throwing error in the 6th.

Dan Sill (Lansing) led the offense with a 2 for 3 day while Garrett Hoag (Dansville) helped his own cause with a 2-RBI day.  On the mound, Hoag allowed two runs on three hits to earn the victory.  He walked two and struck out 10.

In the opener, Onondaga scored four 7th inning runs to break a 3-3 tie.  ASC got the first two runners on base in their half of the 7th but could not plate any runs.  Tyler Mann (Holland Patent) and Anthony Espe (Union Endicott) were 1 for 3 with a RBI for the Pioneers.  ASC scored all three of their runs in the 1st inning and were held to just five hits in the game.

The blue & gold (12-14, 8-11 Region III Division III) are scheduled to travel to Broome CC on Saturday for a 1 p.m. doubleheader with the Hornets.