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April 3, 2014

O-State baseball drops doubleheader at Ithaca; Delhi wins in lacrosse

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Christopher Orlando hit a three-run triple in the seventh inning Wednesday, but Oneonta State gave up a walk-off homer in the bottom frame and dropped the second game of a non-conference baseball doubleheader, 7-5, at Ithaca College.

Orlando’s one-out triple gave O-State (5-12) a 5-4 lead. The Bombers (11-4) responded with a pinch-hit triple by Zach Cole to lead off the bottom of the seventh against Red Dragons reliever Kyle Jordan. Cole scored the tying run on a single by John Stanley, who stole second and then scored the decisive run on Colby Gee’s two-out homer.

Oneonta High graduate and O-State starting pitcher Nate Eastman struck out two, walked three and allowed four runs (two earned) on seven hits over six innings.

Dylan Stamile and Casey Kerdesky had two hits apiece for the Red Dragons, who got a sacrifice fly in the first inning from Orlando to take the early lead. OHS graduate David Wright finished 1-for-4 with a run for O-State, which also blew a lead en route to a 9-4 loss in the opener.

Matt Mastroianni singled home two runs in the third inning, then scored on an RBI double by Orlando to give Oneonta a 3-0 lead.

Ithaca got one run back in the bottom of the third, tied it with a two-run fourth and took a 4-3 lead with another run in the fifth.

The Red Dragons tied it in the sixth, when LJ Gizzarelli drove in Orlando with a groundout to shortstop. Ithaca followed with a five-run sixth to secure the victory.

Sean McMurray took the pitching loss in relief. He allowed six runs (five earned) on five hits and two walks in two innings.

O-State will host a doubleheader against Plattsburgh at noon Saturday. The teams will then play a single game at Oneonta at noon Sunday.

MEN’S LACROSSEStevens 19, Hartwick 9

Zach Gropper finished with three goals and Cody Petillo scored twice, but Hartwick College dropped an Empire 8 Conference game at home.

Sean Brown, Mike Vaglica, Cody Ciolino and Dylan Malloy also scored for the Hawks (2-6, 0-3), who faced a 10-5 deficit at halftime.

Sean Brown and Roy Simmons contributed two assists apiece for Hartwick, which also received assists from Ciolino and Vaglica.

Charlie Cronin and Michael Maroon each had five goals and two assists to pace the Ducks (5-5, 2-0), who got three goals from Matt Ferentini and two apiece from Andrew Scrutchfield and Michael Serrante. Sean Scrudato assisted three goals for Stevens, which got eight saves from starting goalie Kevin Rafferty.

Hartwick goalie Michael Rourke stopped 17 shots for Hartwick, which was outshot, 60-25.

The Hawks visit Nazareth at 3 p.m. Saturday.

MSV 15, Cobleskill 10

Austin Fragale had four goals and an assist, but SUNY Cobleskill fell on the road.

Max Sprauer contributed two goals and one assist for the Fighting Tigers (1-6), who also received goals from David Meyers (assist), Jonathen Gilbert, Ryan Kissane and Troy Rossi.

Garrett Petit finished with two assists for Cobleskill, which faced a 9-6 halftime deficit.

John Petito (two assists), Pat McEnaney and Germain Ngaba scored three goals apiece to pace Mount Saint Vincent (5-3).

Delhi 13, Herkimer 5

SUNY Delhi needed 44 seconds to take the lead over previously unbeaten Herkimer (3-1, 1-1) in a Mountain Valley Conference victory at home.

Pat Schneck took the ball up field for an unassisted goal to begin the scoring. Jake Guy scored three goals and had two assists for the Broncos (6-3, 1-0), who are the fifth-ranked team in the NJCAA.

Colby Treat contributed two goals and two assists for Delhi, which took a 5-3 lead into halftime.

The Broncos travel to Mohawk Valley on Saturday.