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Baseball gives Wood Ducks first loss of season

FROSTPROOF, FL – Opening their regular season against undefeated Century last Friday (3/13), the Herkimer Generals baseball team defeated the Wood Ducks in a doubleheader 6-5 and 12-2.

Herkimer (2-0) was aided by the long ball in the doubleheader, getting two in each game. Patrick Dorrian (Kingston, NY) and Christian Malave (Milford, CT) got the first two, combing for five RBI’s. Dorrian finished 2-for-3 with 3 RBI and Malave finished 1-for-3 with 2RBI.

In game two, Tyler Phillips (Hancock, NY) and Matt Lichtman (Smithtown, NY) supplied the power, seeing each collect 3 RBI’s a piece with Philips going 2-for-3 and Lichtman going 3-for-3 at the plate.

Getting the win in game one was Mike Harrington (Glens Falls, NY). The sophomore went 5 1/3 innings strong, allowing three earned runs on six hits. Following Harrington was Patrick Merryweather (Baldwinsville, NY). The lefty threw a complete game, allowing two unearned runs in 5 innings. Both Harrington and Merryweather struck out five batters.

Earning a save in game one was Thomas Carola (Hicksville, NY). The freshman allowed no runs in 1 1/3 innings of work.

Herkimer continues their spring trip on Saturday (3/14), facing Waubonsee Community College at Lake Mytle Park at 3 and 5 p.m. The Chiefs finished fourth in the nation last season 

Game One:

Herkimer (1-0) 6

Century (7-1) 5

Generals 103 101 0 | 6

Wood Ducks 030 001 1| 5



Mike Harrington (W) 5 1/3IP 4R 3ER 6H 2BB 5K

Gregory Hotaling 1 1/3IP 1R 1ER 2H 1BB

Thomas Carola (S) 1 1/3IP 0R 0ER 0H 1BB


Isaiah Strassburg (L) 6IP 6R 5ER 8H 1BB 3K



Patrick Dorrian 2-for-3 3RBI 1HR

Christian Malave 1-for-3 2RBI 1HR

Thomas Carrigan 2-for-2 1RBI

Wood Ducks

Wes Anderson 1-for-3 3RBI

Justus Nelson 2-for-3 1RBI

Bo Howard 1-for-4 1RBI

Game Two:

Herkimer (2-0) 12

Century (7-2) 2

Generals 153 21 | 12

Wood Ducks 200 00 | 2



Patrick Merryweather (W) 5IP 2R 0ER 3H 2BB 5K


Alex Freese (L) 2 2/3IP 9R 3ER 6H 2BB 2K

Christian Zellner 1 1/3IP 2R 1ER 4H 2K

Josh Buschette 1IP 1R 1ER 1H



Tyler Phillips 2-for-3 3RBI 1HR

Matt Lichtman 3-for-3 3RBI 1HR

Patrick Dorrian 1-for-4 2RBI 2B

Chris Rave 1-for-3 1RBI

Wood Ducks

Owen Carlson 1-for-1 1RBI

Garrett Ganskie 1-for-3 1RBI

-Giorgio Varlaro

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