Fabrizio leads Generals with five RBIs in doubleheader
(Starting pitcher Michael DeCarlo struck out nine batters on Thursday, helping Herkimer win game one 6-2).
(Dan Colburn strikes out the final batter of the game in the seventh of game one).
HERKIMER, NY – Keeping up their solid play at home, the Herkimer Generals baseball team hosted Fulton-Montgomery Community College in a doubleheader Thursday, defeating the Raiders 6-2 and 11-1.
Herkimer 23-5 (13-1) took advantage of miscues in the first game, scoring runs in the second, third and sixth by virtue of an error or walk. Brandon Martinez (River Edge, NJ) scored on a John Boland (Rhinebeck, NY) double in the first, reaching base by an error. A.J. Fabrizio (Palm City, FL) scored on a triple by Martinez in the third, reaching base on a passed ball. Matthew Lichtman (Smithtown, NY) scored on a Fabrizio double in the fourth and Carlos Almonte (Brooklyn, NY) and Lichtman scored on a Fabrizio single in the sixth. Almonte reached base by an error and Lichtman walked both times.
It allowed the Generals to build a 4-0 lead into the top of the fifth before starting pitcher Michael DeCarlo (Wynantskill, NY) allowed two runs via a home run. It didn’t knock the sophomore out of the game, getting two more outs before being relieved by Dan Colburn (Ilion, NY). DeCarlo finished pitching 5 2/3, allowing two runs on eight hits. He also struck out nine.
Colburn pitched the final 1 1/3 not allowing a run and striking out the final batter of the game in the seventh for the team’s 13th consecutive victory.
In game two, the Generals scored early and often, driving in four in the first, three in the third and four in the fourth. Because of this, the game was shortened to five innings, due to a mercy rule.
Obtaining RBIs in the second game were Fabrizio, Eric Downey (Colonie, NY), Tyler Phillips (Hancock, NY), Christopher Burns III (Endicott, NY), Taishi Terashima (Hiranai, Aomori, Japan), Martinez, and Almonte. Fabrizio went 2-for3 with three RBI (five in the doubleheader), Downey went 1-for-1 with two RBI, Phillips went 1-for-1 with one RBI, Burns III went 0-for-2 with one RBI, Terashima went 1-for-1 with one RBI, Martinez went 1-for-1 with one RBI and Almonte went 1-for-2 with one RBI.
Starting in game two was Nicholas Burch (Salem, NY). The sophomore allowed one run on four hits in four innings of work before giving way to Kohei Otsuka (Tokyo, Japan). Otsuka didn’t allow a hit in relief.
The Generals will play four games against SUNY Delhi over the weekend, with Saturday’s doubleheader home and Sunday’s doubleheader away. On Saturday, Herkimer will host at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
-Giorgio Varlaro; Athletic Website Manager