Herkimer scores 24 runs in doubleheader sweep of Jefferson
Herkimer, NY - After bad field conditions wiped their scheduled doubleheader with Jefferson in Watertown on Saturday, the Herkimer Generals hosted the Cannoneers on Sunday morning and swept the doubleheader by scores of 12-2 and 12-0. The sweep gives the Generals, ranked #8 in the latest NJCAA Division III National Poll, a record of 16-3 overall and 7-1 in the Eastern Division of Region III.
After a heartbreaking loss to Cayuga on Thursday afternoon, Herkimer bounced back in a big way in Game 1 against JCC, scoring 5 in the 2nd inning and 4 in the third to break the game wide open. Matt Parkinson (Whitesboro, NY) and Matt Tobin (Poland, NY) each went 2-2 on the day while Joe Novenche (Clifton Park, NY) and Vito Castronovo (Utica, NY) each went 2-3 in Game 1 with Novenche knocking in 3 runs. Tyler McDonnell (Yorktown Heights, NY) got the win on the mound for Herkimer, going 5 innings while only allowing one earned run on one hit while striking out 7.
The Generals jumped on Jefferson as well in Game 2, scoring 5 in the first and 5 in the third to secure the win. Parkinson and Castronovo once again shined at the plate, each getting 2 hits while Brandon Kruzinski (Schenectady, NY) added 2 hits as well. Matt Gonzales (Scotia, NY) got the start for Herkimer, scattering 3 hits over 4 innings while striking out 6. Doug Rando (Whitesboro, NY) worked the last inning, striking out 2 and giving up one hit.
Herkimer will take the field again on Tuesday, April 16th as they will host the Timberwolves from SUNY Adirondack in a Region III Eastern Division matchup. The doubleheader is scheduled for a 2:00 start.