The Alfred State College baseball concluded their 2010 spring trip to Cocoa, FL with a doubleheader split. ASC fell 10-9 in nine innings to North Iowa Area CC but rebounded with a come from behind 11-7 victory over Dakota College @ Bottineau. The Pioneers end their trip with a 6-5 mark.
Trailing 8-5, ASC scored four runs in the 6th to take the leading heading into the 7th versus North Iowa. NIACC would tie the game with a single run with two outs in the 7th and win it with a run in the 9th.
JP Frey (Erie, PA) continued his solid play with a 3 for 6 day while Jake Dale (Keshequa) was 2 for 4 with a three-run triple in the 6th inning. Kyle Barkley (Penn Yan) was 2 for 4 with two doubles and a RBI while Anthony Espe (Union Endicott) was 1 for 2 with 2 RBI.
In the nightcap, ASC scored seven runs with two outs in the 6th inning to rally out of a 7-4 deficit. Andrew Alexander (LeRoy) was 3 for 4 with 3 RBI including a solo homer that started the rally in the 6th. Barkley finished 2 for 2 while Kevan Smith (Cicero North Syracuse) was 2 for 4. Brent Johnson (Penn Yan) came out of the ben and allowed just one hit in 2.2 innings of work to earn the victory.
The Pioneers will travel to Lackawana College (Scranton, PA) next Sunday for a 1 p.m. doubleheader with the Falcons.