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Baseball sweep, softball split for Red Dragon squads

The SUNY Cortland baseball team completed a two-day, three-game sweep of Fredonia with 14-0 and 11-3 wins over the Blue Devils Friday at Houghton College. The nationally second-ranked Red Dragons recorded a combined 33 hits in the doubleheader and improved to 15-3 overall and 3-0 in the SUNYAC.

Steven Figueroa went 3-for-3 in the opener with a walk, two RBI and three runs scored and Patrick Schetter finished 3-for-3 with two doubles and four RBI to lead a 16-hit attack. Marcos Perivolaris was 2-for-6 with a triple, double, two RBI and three runs and Justin Teague went 2-for-3 with a walk and RBI.

Jeff Cooke earned the win in the seven-inning opener with four innings of two-hit ball. He walked two and struck out one. Cooke combined with three relievers for the shutout. Eric Sandusky retired the side in order with two strikeouts in the fifth, Anthony Visconte allowed one hit and fanned one in the sixth and Jason Martin recorded three straight outs in the seventh.

Michael Wilcox took the loss for Fredonia after being charged with six runs on six hits in one-plus innings on the mound. James Krolikowski was 1-for-1 and Alexio Medinia went 1-for-2 to account for two of Fredonia’s three hits.

The Red Dragons scored five runs in the first inning of the second game and never looked back. Schetter finished 3-for-5 with a double and hit-by-pitch and was a combined 6-for-8 with seven RBI in the twinbill. Perivolaris was 3-for-5 with two doubles, a hit-by-pitch, two RBI and three runs scored. He ended 5-for-11 with four RBI in the two games. Teague went 3-for-6 with two runs scored and ended 5-for-9 in the two games, and Figueroa was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in the second game to finish the day 5-for-7 with a walk and three RBI. Also in the nightcap, Colin BeVard was 2-for-4 with a walk and two RBI and Paul Dondero was 2-for-5 with a double.

Alex Weingarten started for Cortland and earned the victory after giving up one run on six hits in five innings. He struck out four and did not walk anyone.

Medinia led Fredonia with a 3-for-4 effort at the plate, including a double. James Krolikowski was 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Ben Atkinson allowed seven runs on 11 hits in three and a third innings.

SOFTBALL

The SUNY Cortland softball team split a non-league doubleheader at Stockton University Friday. The Red Dragons scored three times in the top of the seventh to win the opener, 7-4, but lost 4-1 in the second game that was called after the top of the fifth due to darkness.
Cortland let 3-1 and 4-3 leads slip away in the opener but scored three times in the top of the seventh to earn the victory, capped by Niki Barbato’s two-run dobule to right center. Mikayla Shade went 2-for-4 wirth two doubles in the win. Jamie Lachall started for Cortland and allowed three unearned runs over four and a third innings. She gave up eight hits and three walks. Sam Van Dorn earned her third straight win, all in relief, after giving up one run over the final two and two thirds innings. She permitted three hits, walked none, and struck out two and is now 4-1 this spring.

Stockton reliever Hannah Bibeault took the loss. She entered in the sixth and gave up the go-ahead runs in the seventh. Starter Victoria Torp was charged with four runs, two earned, on eight hits in five and two thirds innings with one strikeout and two walks. Danielle Lugo finished 2-for-3 and Casey Schieda was 2-for-4.

Torp also started the second game for Stockton (8-6) and allowed only one run on two hits and two walks in five innings. The game was called after Cortland batted in the top of the fifth due to darkness, and since it was not a league game it was declared official at that point instead of halted. Mikayla Shade singled in the first and Victoria Brown had an RBI double in the second for the Red Dragons.

Torp improved to 4-3 on the season. Losing pitcher Alexandrea Flint, now 1-3, gave up seven hits and four walks and fanned two in four innings. Seven different players recorded one hit apiece for the hosts.

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