Tom Kenney, the Alfred State College baseball coach, registered his 600th career victory as skipper of the Pioneers on Sunday with a 2-1, nine-inning victory in game one of a doubleheader versus Erie CC. ASC fell 3-1 in the nightcap and are now 3-1 (3-1 WNYAC) in the fall season.
In the opener, Joe Wallace (Avoca) hit a sacrifice fly in the top of the 9th to break a 1-1 tie and lift the Pioneers to Coach Kenney's milestone victory. Wallace's sac fly made a winner out of Mark Ciccotti (Horseheads). Ciccotti didn't allow an earned run in nine innings of work. He scattered seven hits, struck out six, and walked one.
Kenney, the Pioneer head coach since the re-inception of baseball in 1994 is now 600-281-2 in his career at Alfred State.
The Pioneers wasted a solid outing from Brian Ervay (Elmira Southside) in the nightcap. Ervay didn't allow an earned run in five innings of work. He gave up just three hits and two walks while striking out two.
The blue & gold collected just three hits and left bases loaded in both the 3rd and 6th innings.
Alfred State returns to action on Saturday when they travel to defending WNYAC champion Niagara CCC. First pitch in Sanborn is scheduled for 1 p.m.