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Late Innings Cost Pioneers

Late Innings Cost Pioneers

The Alfred State College baseball team had leads in both games of a doubleheader heading into the 5th inning but saw their opponents rally for victories. ASC, 3-3 on the young season, fell 10-3 to Massasoit (MA) CC and 10-4 to North Iowa Area CC in Cocoa, FL.

ASC led 2-0 going into the 5th but Massasoit scored five in the 5th, four in the 6th, and one in 7th to take control of the game.  Alex Lopez (Brooklyn/Juan Morel Compas) took the loss but tossed 5.1 solid innings.  He allowed three earned runs on eight hits while walking three and striking out one.  A RBI triple by Kyle Barkley (Penn Yan), a sac fly by Jake Dale (Keshequa), and a RBI single by Kevan Smith (Cicero North Syracuse) accounted for the blue & gold's runs.

North Iowa scored five runs in the 5th to erase a 1-0 deficit and added five more in the 7th to down ASC.  JP Frey (Erie, PA/McDowell) led ASC with a 3 for 4, 1 RBI day while Steve Smith (Hornell) was 2 for 3.  Kyle Barkley took the loss allowing just one earned run in six innings.  He allowed four hits and two walks while striking out six.

The Pioneers return to action on Wednesday when they take on Dakota College @ Bottineau at 1 p.m.