Generals split with Raiders to end spring trip
CHAIN OF LAKES, FL – Splitting their first doubleheader of the season Wednesday (3/18), the Herkimer Generals baseball team defeated Oakton Community College 9-5 in game one, but lost to the Raiders 4-3 to wrap up their spring trip.
Herkimer (8-2) had won their first three doubleheaders, outscoring the competition 57-20. The team stayed on that track in game one with Mike Harrington (Glens Falls, NY) getting his second start of the season. The sophomore earned his team leading second win, going four strong innings, allowing three earned runs on six hits. By the time Harrington left the game, Herkimer had a six run lead (7-1) which allowed the bullpen to get some work.
Joe DeSarro (Frankfort, NY) and Will Apps (Cicero, NY) finished the game in relief, allowing two runs in the final three innings. Both allowed an earned run on one hit, however DeSarro doubled Apps inning count, also collecting a strikeout.
Offensively, the Generals managed to collect 11 hits, all of which were singles. Tyler Phillips (Hancock, NY) and Taishi Terashima (Hiranai, Japan) both had the most on the team with three. It helped Phillips to three RBI and Terashima to three runs scored. One hit behind those two was Christian Malave (Milford, CT). The freshman collected two RBI while going 2-for-4 at the plate.
In game two, runs weren’t as abundant, scoring a season-low three in seven innings. It wasted a solid pitching performance from Patrick Merryweather (Baldwinsville, NY) - pitching six strong innings against the Raiders – allowing four earned runs on nine hits.
Despite the low run total, the Generals still managed 10 hits as a team. Of those 10, Malave and Thomas Carrigan (Niskayuna, NY) made the best of them. Malave collected two RBI on his second home run of the season, which is tied for the most on the team. Carrigan didn’t get a hit in the second game, but collected his third RBI and fourth walk of the season.
Herkimer’s next doubleheader is on Saturday, March 28th. They’ll travel to play Columbia-Greene Community College in their first Mountain Valley Conference game of the season. Start times are 12 and 2 p.m.
Herkimer (8-1) 9
Oakton (1-5) 5
Generals 120 400 2 | 9
Raiders 000 121 1 | 5
Tyler Phillips 3-for-5 3RBI 1R
Christian Malave 2-for-4 2RBI
John Boland 0-for-2 1RBI 1BB
Chris Rave 0-for-4 1RBI
Taishi Terashima 3-for-3 3R 1BB
David Parker 1-for-4 1RBI
Tanner Kiser 3-for-3 1RBI 1HR
Mike Miller 0-for-3 1RBI
Mike Harrington (W, 2-0) 4IP 3R 3ER 6H 1BB 4K
Joe DeSarro 2IP 1R 1ER 1H 1K
Will Apps 1IP 1R 1ER 1H 1BB
Anthony Olson (L, 0-2) 5IP 7R 4ER 10H 1BB 1K
Keaton Kirby 2IP 2R 2ER 1H 2BB 2K
Oakton (2-5) 4
Herkimer (8-2) 3
Raiders 200 002 0 |4
Generals 010 000 2 |3
Brent Feldner 2-for-4 2RBI 1HR 2R
Tyler Albright 1-for-3 1RBI
Brian Czyl 1-for-3 1RBI
Christian Malave 1-for-3 2RBI 1HR 1R
Thomas Carrigan 0-for-1 1RBI 2BB
Cody Pazik (W, 1-0) 5 2/3IP 3R 3ER 7H 2BB 2K
Kevin Smith (S, 2) 1 1/3IP 0R 0ER 3H 2BB 1K
Patrick Merryweather (L, 1-1) 6IP 4R 4ER 9H 0BB 5K
Mark Giallanzo 1IP 0R 0ER 0H 0BB 0K
Next Game: 3/28 at Columbia-Greene 12 & 2 p.m.