Generals heating up into conference play
(Kyle Garrison collected his third win of the season Friday, striking out 10 in seven innings).
HERKIMER, NY – A tale of two different games saw the Generals sweep the SUNY Adirondack Timberwolves 6-0 and 8-1 in a doubleheader on Friday, extending their current win streak to 10 games.
Herkimer 19-5 (11-1) didn’t score a run in the first four innings of game one, needing starting pitcher Kyle Garrison (Schenectady, NY) to pitch out of a couple jams in the second and third. He caused the Timberwolves to strand three runners in scoring position, giving his offense a chance to warm up.
In the second, Garrison got out of a bases loaded jam, thanks to two strike outs. In the third, a runner managed to get to third base, but Garrison struck out his sixth batter of the game, ending the threat. He finished the with 10 strike outs, throwing a complete game.
The offense erupted in the fifth inning with two outs. Six consecutive singles crossed five runs across the plate with Brandon Martinez (River Edge, NJ), John Boland (Rhinebeck, NY) and Thomas Carrigan Niskayuna, NY) collecting RBIs. Martinez’s single scored Christopher Burns III (Endicott, NY) and A.J. Fabrizio (Palm City, FL); Boland’s single scored Martinez and Carrigan’s single scored Boland.
An extra run in the sixth was scored by Burns III on an error, making it 6-0.
In game two, Herkimer scored eight runs in the first for innings. Helping the Generals reach those totals were Tyler Phillips (Hancock, NY), Shinnosuke Takahashi (Chiba, Japan), Burns III, and Fabrizio. Phillips went 3-for-4 with an RBI, scoring Lonnie Cohen (Teaneck, NY) in the second inning. Takahashi went 1-for-3 with an RBI, giving the Generals it first lead of the game 2-1 in the first. Burns III went 1-for-2 with an RBI, scoring a run via a walk. Fabrizio went 2-for-3 with three RBIs, amassing a single and double in two separate innings.
Starting game two was Robert Hardy (Clark Mills, NY). The sophomore went six strong innings, allowing one run on two hits. He also struck out seven. Alexander Lynch (Newport, NY) came in relief in the seventh, allowing no hits and striking out one.
Herkimer continues its regular season tomorrow (4/19). They’ll travel to Erie Community College to take on the Kats who are fourth in the region, two spots behind the Generals. The doubleheader between the two teams starts at 1 p.m.
-Giorgio Varlaro; Athletic Website Manager