Baseball reaches 19 consecutive wins in sweep of Raiders
JOHNSTOWN, NY – Coming off an impressive weekend sweep of Hudson Valley, the Herkimer Generals baseball team continued their winning ways on Tuesday (4/28), defeating Fulton-Montgomery 12-2 and 12-1 in a doubleheader, increasing the team’s current win streak to 19 games, 15 of them coming against the Mountain Valley Conference.
Herkimer (27-3, 16-1) saw more impressive starting pitching come from Marcus Failing (Fort Plain, NY) and Thomas Carola (Hicksville, NY). Both threw complete games, their second of the season, helping Failing to his fourth win (4-0) and Carola to his second (2-0). In Failing’s third start he allowed two runs off of six hits, striking out five Raiders. In Carola’s second start the freshman allowed one run off of six hits, fanning six hitters.
Leading the Generals in the runs batted in category again was outfielder Taishi Terashima (Hiranai, Japan). The sophomore had four RBI from the leadoff spot, hitting perfect from the plate (6-for-6) with two doubles. Terashima is ranked third nationally in batting average (.506) and on-base percentage (.571).
One RBI behind Terashima was John Boland (Rhinebeck, NY) and Gregory Hotaling (Averill Park, NY). Each played one game in the doubleheader. Boland went 2-for-3 in game one and Hotaling went 2-for-2 in game two with three RBI. Boland has 13 runs batted in throughout his last eight games, ranked fourth in the nation with a .489 batting average. In 11 games, Hotaling has eight runs batted in for the Generals.
Herkimer will play their last 12 games of the regular season against conference opponents. On Thursday (4/30) Fulton-Montgomery will face the Generals at Herkimer College. Game times are 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Herkimer is 15-1 and Fulton-Montgomery is 2-12 in the conference.
Herkimer (26-3, 14-1) 12
Fulton-Montgomery (9-20, 2-11) 2
Generals 722 10 16 | 12
Raiders 001 10 6 | 2
Marcus Failing (W, 4-0) 5IP 6H 2R 2ER 2BB 5K
William Hewitt (L, 4-1) 5IP 15H 11R 7ER 1BB 1K
John Boland 2-for-3 3RBI
Taishi Terashima 4-for-4 2RBI 12B
Jake Rouse 2-for-4 2RBI 12B
Tyler Phillips 1-for-4 1RBI 12B
Patrick Dorrian 1-for-2 1RBI 12B
Matt Lichtman 1-for-3 1RBI
Eric Downey 1-for-2 1RBI
Jonathan Wingate 1-for-2 1RBI
DaShon Boyles 0-for-2 1RBI
Herkimer (27-3, 15-1) 12
Fulton-Montgomery (9-21, 2-12) 1
Generals 360 30 9 | 12
Raiders 001 00 6 | 1
Thomas Carola (W, 2-0) 5IP 6H 1R 1ER 1BB 6K
Christopher Rockefeller (L, 0-1) 1 1/3IP 3H 9R 7ER 5BB
Jason Agresta 3 2/3IP 6H 3R 2ER 4K
Gregory Hotaling 2-for-2 3RBI 1BB
Taishi Terashima 2-for-2 2RBI 12B
Gage Lanning 1-for-2 2RBI 12B
Michael Fancher 1-for-3 2RBI
Matt Lichtman 0-for-4 1RBI
Andrew Houser 1-for-3 1RBI
Next Doubleheader: 4/30 vs. Fulton-Montgomery 2 & 4 p.m.