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Saturday ICBL Wrap: Capital City Reds take two

By Carson Werner, 06/04/19, 10:30AM EDT


Derek Zwolinski picked up his second win in two days as he threw a complete game shutout for the Capital City Reds, only allowing two batters to reach base for the opposing Monarchs. The bottom of the seventh featured the Monarchs’ best chance of finding the scoreboard but was shut down by Zwolinski, who had only given up two hits to that point. Opening with a second strikeout of shortstop Shane Hake (Elmira), Frankie Santiago was able to reach base on catcher interference and steal his way to third. With a man on third and first following a two-out walk, Zwolinski struck out his seventh of the game to hand the Monarchs a loss. The CC Reds scored all three of their runs in the fifth using a two-run, two-out triple from catcher Ryan Burnside who later scored on a passed ball. Michael Morgan finished with two hits while Tucker Criswell, Kayne McGee and Junior Malinoski each had one for the CC Reds. Ryan Hill (Monroe CC) was the only Monarch to figure out Zwolinski, singling in both of his at bats. Tyler Smith pitched four innings, struck out four and earned the loss despite all three runs coming unearned. Trevor Povlock (RIT) closed out the final three innings in the game giving up just two hits and two walks while striking out three.


The second game of the Capital City Reds’ doubleheader against the Flyin’ Fish consisted of similar lights-out pitching and an even hotter offense. Pitcher Branden Voytko challenged Derek Zwolinski’s performance in the first game against the Monarchs by striking out eight over six-shutout-innings, and Troy Clarke closed out the final inning with two strikeouts. After taking the lead in the top of the first and adding a run in the third, Ryan Burnside repeated his fifth-inning magic to expand the CC Red’s 2-0 lead by driving in two runs with his second extra-base hit of the game. Michael Morgan registered his third straight multi-hit game to open the season, going 3-for-4 with a double, two runs and a stolen base. David Ezra, Jeremie Goyer and Tucker Criswell all finished with hits for the CC Reds as well. The Flyin’ Fish finished with six hits, all of them for singles. The eighth and ninth hitters, Aaron Shoemaker (FLCC) and Hayden Ewell (Southern New Hampshire), accounted for four of them. Jaret Murray (FLCC) earned the loss after giving up two runs on five hits. Ryan Demitrovic (Alfred State) and Josh Van Bramer (Alfred State) split the final four innings of the game and allowed three runs on four hits and five walks.