Win streak stands at six after Thursday’s sweep
HUDSON, NY – Playing Columbia-Greene in another doubleheader Thursday (4/14), this time on the road, the Herkimer Generals baseball team yielded the same result – two wins – defeating the Twins 4-1 and 11-6.
Herkimer (12-8, 7-1) didn’t give their starters the same run support as they did at home on Wednesday, but it didn’t matter as Joe DeSarro (Frankfort, NY) had his best outing of the season in game one, allowing one run off of three hits in seven innings for his third win of the season. The sophomore also had a season-high 10 strikeouts.
With DeSarro keeping Columbia-Greene at bay, the bottom of the lineup did all of their damage in the first inning, driving in three runs. Petar Rumora (Palisades Park, NY), Christian Malave (Milford, CT) and Jack Jones (College Grove, TN) each drove in a run, watching all three going 1-for-3 at the plate.
In game two, the offense did score more runs, but it wasn’t until starter Salvatore Lovaglio (Dix Hills, NY) was already out of the game. The sophomore went 4 1/3 innings before Dan Nuzzi (Burnt Hills, NY) came in relief for the rest of the game. With Nuzzi in, the offense exploded for nine runs in the final four innings. And with Nuzzi holding down the fort, he earned his first win of the season. The sophomore didn’t allow a run in 2 2/3 and struck out six batters.
Helping the offense come to life was John Novenche (Clifton Park, NY), Brandon Hubbard (Potomac, MD), Anthony Yezzo Jr. (Rotterdam, NY) and Justin Kiesow (Frankfort, NY). Each drove in multiple runs in the second game. Novenche led the group with three, hitting his first home run of the season also. Everyone else had two runs batted in.
Up next for the Generals is Fulton-Montgomery on Saturday (4/16). The Raiders are 1-6 overall and have lost their last five consecutive games. Game times are 1 and 3 p.m.
Herkimer Generals 4, Columbia-Greene Twins 1
HERK 300 100 0 | 4 6 3
CGCC 100 000 0 | 1 4 1
WP: Joe DeSarro (3-0) LP: Noah Ernst (1-1) 2B: Herkimer 3 (Lanning, Malave, Hubbard); RBI: Herkimer 3 (Rumora, Malave, Jones); Records: Herkimer 11-8, 6-1 Columbia-Greene 1-8, 0-3
Herkimer Generals 11, Columbia-Greene Twins 6
HERK 011 403 2 | 11 11 3
CGCC 150 000 0 | 6 7 5
WP: Dan Nuzzi (1-0) LP: Alex Reeves (0-2); HR: Herkimer 1 (Novenche); 2B: Herkimer 2 (Malave, Yezzo Jr.), Columbia-Greene 1 (Reeves); 3B: Columbia-Greene 2 (Bowes, Trillo); RBI: Herkimer 10 (Novenche 3, Hubbard 2, Kiesow 2, Yezzo Jr. 2, Dorrian), Columbia-Greene 5 (Bowes 3, Reeves, Lynk); Records: Herkimer 12-8, 7-1 Columbia-Greene 1-9, 0-4
Next Doubleheader: 4/16 vs. Fulton-Montgomery 1 & 3 p.m.