Baseball tallies seven home runs in sweep of Cougars

(Herkimer's Adam Nell went 1-for-3 with one RBI in game two against the Cougars Saturday).

HERKIMER, NY – Racking an impressive 36 runs thanks to 28 hits which included seven round trippers, the #3 Herkimer Generals baseball team defeated Clinton Community College 19-1 and 17-0 at home in a Saturday (4/18) doubleheader.

Herkimer (17-3) scored five or more runs in four of their eight innings played in Saturday. As previously mentioned, the home run was a big part of that. Herkimer had five different players homer, three in game one, and two in game two.

Patrick Dorrian (Kingston, NY), Thomas Carrigan (Niskayuna, NY) and John Tandy (Montrose, NY) were the Generals home run hitters in game one, with Carrigan swinging for two and Dorrian and Tandy touching all the pads once. Carrigan finished game one with three RBI thanks to his first home runs as a General. Dorrian had a game-high four RBI and Tandy had a season-high three, combing for 4-for-4 at the plate. Tandy’s home run was also his first as a General. Dorrian’s home run was his fourth of the season which ranked 12th in the nation.

Christian Malave (Milford, CT) and Chris Rave (Middletown, NY) had Herkimer’s home runs in game two. Malave hit two, his first multi home run performance of the season, helping the freshman to a season-high five RBI. Rave his one, his first of the season, helping the sophomore to two runs batted in.

As impressive as the Generals hitting was Saturday, their pitching was just as good, allowing four hits in 10 innings of work. Michael Harrington (Glens Falls, NY) and Joe Nellis (Johnstown, NY) got the starts. Harrington allowed one earned run in four innings of work, accumulating six strike outs. Nellis also went four innings, but didn’t allow a single run to score, fanning eight batter in the game.

Kohei Otsuka (Tokyo, Japan) and Nicholas Whalen (Utica, NY) came in relief of both games, Otsuka for Harrington and Whalen for Nellis. Both pitchers threw an inning, and didn’t allow a hit.

Up next for Herkimer is Clinton. The Generals will travel to play the Cougars in a doubleheader tomorrow Sunday, April 18th. Game times are 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Game One:

Herkimer (16-3) 19

Clinton (0-9) 1

Cougars 001 00 2 | 1

Generals 5131 X 16 | 19



Michael Harrington (W, 3-1) 4IP 2H 1R 1ER 1BB 6K

Kohei Otsuka 1IP 0H 0R 0ER 1K


Josh Rabideau 2IP 14H 18R 12ER 6BB 2K 4HR

Evan Nichols 2IP 2H 1R 1ER 1BB 1K



Patrick Dorrian 3-for-3 3R 4RBI 1HR

John Tandy 1-for-1 1R 3RBI 1HR

Thomas Carrigan 2-for-2 3R 3RBI 2HR 2BB

Chris Rave 2-for-2 2R 2RBI 12B

Gage Lanning 2-for-4 2R 2RBI 23B

John Boland 1-for-3 2R 1RBI

Eric Downey 2-for-3 1R 1RBI 12B 1BB

Adam Nell 1-for-1 1RBI 12B


Kevin Sousa 1-for-2 1R 1RBI 1HR

Game Two:

Herkimer (17-3) 17

Clinton (0-10) 0

Cougars 000 00 2 | 0

Generals 515 6X 12 | 17



Joe Nellis (W, 3-0) 4IP 2H 0R 0ER 8K

Nicholas Whalen 1IP 0H 0R 0ER 1BB 1K


Joe Dezalia (L) 3 2/3IP 12H 17R 10ER 5BB 1K 3HR

Jared Nichols 1/3IP 0H 0R 0ER



Christian Malave 2-for-3 2R 5RBI 2HR

Eric Downey 2-for-4 2R 2RBI

Chis Rave 2-for-3 2R 2RBI 1HR 12B

John Tandy 1-for-1 1R 2RBI 12B

Thomas Carrigan 0-for-2 2R 1RBI

Michael Fancher 2-for-3 1R 1RBI 12B

Adam Nell 1-for-3 1RBI

Greg Hotaling 0-for-1 2R 1RBI 3BB

Next Doubleheader: 4/19 at Clinton 1 & 3 p.m.

-Giorgio Varlaro

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