Herkimer Baseball sweeps DII SUNY Orange
The day before Easter the Generals hit the road for a doubleheader with DII SUNY Orange. It was the first ever match up between the two SUNY schools.
Generals was victorious in game one over Orange County Community College, 7-5. Cody Kaestle pitched Generals to victory. He allowed one hit and one run over two and two-thirds innings, striking out two and walking zero. Keegan Leffler threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen. Leffler recorded the last three outs to earn the save for Generals. Ryan Lanaro started the game for Generals. He surrendered three runs, only 1 earned, on four hits over three and a third innings, striking out four.
Generals tallied 12 hits in the game. Parkinson and Jake Terrill each racked up multiple hits for Generals. Parkinson went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Generals in hits.
Orange County Community College totaled seven hits in the game. Velazquez and Joyner all had multiple hits for Orange County Community College.
In game two the Brendyn Stillman was in the zone, tallying four hits and leading Generals to a 18-2 win over Orange County Community College. Stillman doubled in the first, singled in the second, tripled in the fourth, and doubled in the fifth. Generals secured the victory thanks to 11 runs in the fifth inning. Dylan Klock, Stillman, Michael Wroth, Vito Castronovo, Jarrett Fortin, and Joe Fichera each drove in runs during the inning. Generals put up 11 runs in the fifth inning. Generals's offense in the inning came from triples by Castronovo and Fichera, home runs by Klock and Wroth, a single by Fortin, and a double by Stillman.
Robert Fratarcangeli was the winning pitcher for Generals. He surrendered two runs on four hits over two and two-thirds innings, striking out one. Ryan Flansburg and Benjamin Champagne entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief. Abbatine took the loss for Orange County Community College. He went one inning, allowing six runs on six hits.
Generals launched two home runs on the day. Klock had a homer in the fifth inning, the first of the year for the Generals and the first in Klock’s college career. Wroth put one out in the fifth inning, his first of the year as well. Generals saw the ball well today, racking up 20 hits in the game. Stillman, Jordan Zeppieri, Castronovo, Benjamin Osborne, Klock, and Fichera each collected multiple hits for Generals. Stillman went 4-for-4 at the plate to lead Generals in hits.
Herkimer has their home opener on Saturday at 1:00 vs Borough of Manhattan CC. The Generals are currently ranked 10th in the latest NJCAA National Poll. Herkimer is 9-5 overall and 7-3 in DIII.