LAKE MONSTERS 2
Pat Bigham (SUNY Fredonia) hurled three shutout innings and drove in a run to lead the Monarchs (1-2) to their first win of the season. Bigham started and faced the minimum over three innings of work. The 6-foot-1 right-hander struck out four and walked one to pick up the win. He erased a leadoff walk in the second getting a ground ball for a double play and set down the last five batters he faced. Bigham delivered the eventual game-winning run with a one-out single in the sixth that plated Will Porter (RIT) for a 3-0 Monarchs lead. Porter finished 2-for-3 on the day – the only batter in the game to pick up multiple hits. The Monarchs got on the scoreboard in the third. Shane Hake (Elmira College) knocked a one-out triple and came home on a Tyler Broderick (Keuka College) RBI groundout. Bigham reached on an error in the fourth, stole second and scored on Dylan Broderick single.
Quin Ignaszak (Finger Lakes CC) worked four innings and picked up the save.
Evan Newkirk (Castleton University) drove in a pair of runs with a two-out single in the seventh. Nate Sanderson (Hilbert College) walked to start the rally. Christian Montanez (Roger Williams University) reached on a hit by pitch. The runners moved 90 apiece on a passed before Newkirk’s hit. Newkirk stole second, but the Lake Monsters could not take advantage.
FLYIN’ FISH 11
Zachary Carpin (Clarkson University) launched a three-run homer in the third inning as part of a four-RBI game to lead the Flyin’ Fish. Cardin also crossed the plate twice.
Anthony Mashewske (Keuka College) roped a two-run single down the left line, drew a walk and scored a run.
Cody Cooper (Slippery Rock University) went 3-for-3 with a walk, an RBI and two runs scored.
Ray Specht (Niagara County Community College) connected for a hit, drew a walk, drove in a run and crossed the plate. On the mound, Chris Butler (Keuka College) threw five innings of one-run ball. Butler allowed three hits, three walks and fanned seven batters on 90 pitches to lower his earned run average to 2.00.
Donovan Moffat (Saint Bonaventure University) hurled two perfect innings and struck out three hitters on 22 pitches – 15 for strikes.
For the Wings, Jim Marasco (Nichols College) singled off the third base bag and drove in Ben Martin (Saint John Fisher College) in the fifth inning.
Ryan Hill (Monroe Community College) and Thomas Pasquale (Saint John Fisher College) both collected a base knock and a walk.