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Terashima clutch in sweep of Vikings

TROY, NY – Facing their 10th Mountain Valley Conference opponent in a row on Sunday (4/26), the Herkimer Generals baseball team collected their 11th doubleheader sweep of the season, defeating Hudson Valley 7-4 and 6-0, getting a game-winning hit from outfielder Taishi Terashima to set the tone in game one.

Herkimer (25-3) lost a 4-0 lead in game one, letting Hudson Valley score four runs in the sixth and seventh innings, giving starter Brandon Nylin (Hyde Park, NY) the no decision, needing Michael Harrington (Glens Falls, NY) to come into relief in the sixth after Nylin couldn’t record an out. Harington finished the game - throwing the final three innings – only allowing one run on one hit, getting his fifth win (5-1) of the season. Nylin went five innings and was credited with allowing three runs on three hits.

As mentioned previously, Terashima (Hiranai, Japan) was the player to hit the game winner. The sophomore - who only had one RBI in his last four games - came through with his only hit, singling to collect his 15th run batted in this season. Herkimer ended up scoring three runs in the final inning.

Joining Terashima with a solid doubleheader performance was Patrick Dorrian (Kingston, NY) and Chris Rave (Middletown, NY). Both players collected three RBI. Dorrian went 2-for-8 while Rave went 2-for-6, helping both players add to their team lead in RBI. Dorrian has 33 runs batted in while Rave has 31.

Helping Herkimer to their 27th home run of the season was John Boland (Rhinebeck, NY). The sophomore hit his second home run of the season in game one, helping the Generals lead the nation in that category. Second to Herkimer in home runs is Eastfield College with 22. The Harvesters have played eight more games than the Generals this season however.

Pitching in game two against the Vikings was Joe Nellis (Johnstown, NY) and Joe DeSarro (Frankfort, NY). Nellis got the start, throwing six innings of shutout baseball for his fourth win (4-0) of the season, helping him to a 0.48 ERA this season. DeSarro came in relief of Nellis, not allowing a run in one inning of work.

Up next for the Generals in another conference opponent, Fulton-Montgomery Community College. The Raiders are 2-4 in their last six games and 10 games under five hundred (9-19). As for Herkimer, they have won 17 consecutive games which includes 13 against the Mountain Valley Conference. The Generals travel to play the Raiders on Tuesday (4/28). Game times for their doubleheader are 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Game One:

Herkimer (24-3) 7

Hudson Valley (13-6) 4

Generals 000 310 03 9 | 7

Vikings 000 003 10 7 |4



Mike Harrington (W, 5-1) 3IP 1H 1R 0ER 1BB 1K

Brandon Nylin 5IP 6H 3R 3ER 1HR

Hudson Valley

Travis Sowards (L, 0-2) 7IP 9H 7R 4ER 5BB 1K 1HR

Robert Gould 1/3IP 0H 0R 0ER



Patrick Dorrian 1-for-5 2RBI

Taishi Terashima 1-for-4 1RBI

Tyler Phillips 0-for-4 1RBI

John Boland 3-for-5 1RBI 1HR

Jake Rouse 0-for-3 1RBI


Brandon Martinez 1-for-3 2RBI 1HR

Jeff Bink 1-for-3 1RBI

Game Two:

Herkimer (25-3) 6

Hudson Valley (13-7) 0

Generals 301 020 0 12 | 6

Vikings 000 000 0 3 | 0



Joe Nellis (W, 4-0) 6IP 2H 0R 0ER 1BB 4K

Joe DeSarro 1IP 1H 0R 0ER 1K

Hudson Valley

Ryan Smith (L, 3-1) 5IP 10H 6R 6ER 3BB 2K

Robert Gould 2IP 2H 0R 0ER 1BB 1K



Chris Rave 1-for-3 3RBI 12B

Patrick Dorrian 1-for-3 1RBI

John Boland 3-for-4 1RBI 12B

Gage Lanning 1-for-2 1RBI


Joe Bender 1-for-2

Matt Sand 1-for-3

Next Doubleheader: 4/28 at Fulton-Montgomery 2 & 4 p.m.

-Giorgio Varlaro

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