Generals split series with Royals
HERKIMER, NY – Coming within one week of not playing a single game due to poor weather conditions, the Herkimer Generals baseball team continued their season at home Saturday (4/11), splitting with Schenectady, losing game one 14-13 and winning game two 20-0.
Herkimer (9-3) had a commanding 10-4 lead going into the fourth inning, but starter Mike Harrington (Glens Falls, NY) couldn’t hold off an eventual eight run inning by the Royals which in return relinquished the lead (12-10). Joey Butler (Ballston Lake, NY) and Will Apps (Cicero, NY) would come in relief, but it wasn’t enough to help the Generals get their first conference win of the season.
Game two however did see Herkimer get their first conference win, racking up 18 hits to the Royals one. Pitching in game two was Patrick Merryweather (Baldwinsville, NY). The lefty threw a complete game one hitter, only needing five innings with the offense accumulating 20 runs.
Helping the Generals to their best offensive output of the season was Christian Malave (Milford, CT), Jake Rouse (Milford, CT), Tyler Phillips (Hancock, NY), Eric Downey (Colonie, NY), John Boland (Rhinebeck, NY) and Patrick Dorrian (Kingston, NY). Malave and Rouse both led the Generals with 4RBI each thanks to home runs. It was Malave’s third and Rouse’s second round tripper of the season.
Getting three RBI in game two was Phillips. The short stop went 3-for-4 at the plate with one double. Behind Phillips with 2RBI a piece was Downey and Boland. Combined, both Downey and Boland scored three runs. Getting the final RBI for the Generals was Dorrian. The freshman went 1-for-1 thanks to three total walks. He also managed to score three runs.
Herkimer will now travel to play Schenectady in another doubleheader on Sunday (4/12). Game times are 1 and 3 p.m.
Schenectady (2-8) 14
Herkimer (8-3) 13
Royals 310 820 0 15 | 14
Generals 046 011 1 15 | 13
Tom Moore 2-for-4 4RBI
Mike Anziano 1-for-4 2RBI
Joe Foran 1-for-4 2RBI
Chase Crawford 4-for-5 2RBI
Patrick Dorrian 2-for-3 1R 5RBI 12B 1HR
Tyler Phillips 2-for-4 1R 3RBI 12B
Christian Malave 2-for-3 2R 2RBI 1HR
Matt Lichtman 3-for-4 3R 1RBI
John Boland 1-for-4 2R 1RBI 12B 1BB
Anthony Musto (W) 4 2/3IP 5H 3R 3ER 2BB 3K
Zak Shaw 2 1/3IP 10H 10R 10ER 2BB
Mike Harrington (L, 2-1) 3 1/3IP 10H 10R 10ER 2BB 10K
Joey Butler 2/3IP 2H 2R 2ER 1BB 1K
Will Apps 3IP 3H 2R 2ER 1BB 3K
Herkimer (9-3) 20
Schenectady (2-9) 0
Generals 129 80 18 | 20
Royals 000 00 1 | 0
Christian Malave 2-for-3 2R 4RBI 1HR
Jake Rouse 2-for-4 2R 4RBI 1HR
Tyler Phillips 3-for-4 3R 3RBI 12B
Eric Downey 3-for-4 2R 2RBI
John Boland 1-for-2 1R 2RBI
Patrick Dorrian 1-for-1 3R 1RBI 3BB
Patrick Merryweather 5IP 1H 0R 0ER 3BB 5K
Mike Slingerland 2 2/3IP 7H 9R 9ER 3BB 3K
Jeremiah Horton 1IP 5H 4R 4ER
Andrew Stawniczy 1/3IP 6H 7R 7ER 1BB
Next Doubleheader: 4/12 at Schenectady 1 & 3 p.m.