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Pioneers Sweep Broome
The Alfred State College baseball team ran their winning streak to three and climbed back to .500 with a doubleheader sweep of Broome CC. ASC won the opener 4-3 in walk-off fashion and won the nightcap 10-3.
In the opener, Broome rallied from a 3-2 deficit with an unearned run in the top of the 7th but the Pioneers answered right back in the bottom half and won the game when JP Frey (Erie, PA/McDowell) slide in before the tag on a Tyler Mann (Holland Patent) ground ball to short.
Kevin Smith (Cicero North Syracuse) was 2 for 3 with a RBI, Dennis Dueno (Brooklyn/Bishop Ford) was 2 for 3, and Garrett Hoag (Dansville) drove in two with a triple in the 3rd. Ruben Mizrahi (Weston, FL/David Pasnack) allowed one earned run in seven innings of work to earn the win. He allowed six hits and three walks while striking out eight.
The Pioneers scored five in the 1st to take full control of the nightcap. Smith led the way with a 3 for 4, 4 RBI day while Mann was 2 for 3 with 3 RBI. Dan Sill (Lansing) drove in two and finished 2 for 3. Mitch Kippola (Ithaca) allowed one earned run in four innings of work to earn the victory. John Whitehead (Amherst) tossed two perfect innings of relief and Matt Gier (North Collins) got the final three outs.
With the sweep the Pioneers are 14-14 overall on the season and 10-11 in Region III Division III play.
The blue & gold hit the road on Tuesday for a 2 p.m. doubleheader with Tompkins Cortland CC.