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BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Unbeaten Westmoreland, Wildcats in playoff win, RFA, HP

Posted 5/25/22

Section III Class C top seed Westmoreland scored eigth first inning runs and cruised to an 18-1 win over Alexandria Tuesday in a game that ended after five innings due to the mercy rule. Caleb Miller …

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BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Unbeaten Westmoreland, Wildcats in playoff win, RFA, HP

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Section III Class C top seed Westmoreland scored eigth first inning runs and cruised to an 18-1 win over Alexandria Tuesday in a game that ended after five innings due to the mercy rule.

Caleb Miller improved to 7-0 on the mound behind overwhelming offensive support. He threw four scoreless innings, allowing three hits and striking out seven. Josh Suber pitched the last inning, allowing an unearned run on a hit and a walk with one strikeout.

Anthony Sawanec was 3-for-3 with two runs and three RBIs for the Bulldogs. Owen Davison singled and doubled with two runs and an RBI. Miller had a pair of singles, scored twice and stole a base.

Statistics for Alexandria were not submitted.

Westmoreland improves to 17-0 and will host eight seed Mount Markham at 5 p.m. Thursday in the quarterfinals.

Wildcats pile on in playoff win

The Adirondack baseball team smashed six seed Cooperstown 15-3 on the road Tuesday, an upset for the 11 seed in the Class C postseason tournament.

Jake Khouri singled, doubled and hit a home run for Adirondack, with four RBIs and thee runs scored. Colin White had two doubles, four RBIs and scored twice. Alex Kaun had three hits, two runs and an RBI. Bailey Gleasman had two doubles, two RBIs and a scored once.

White also got the win on the mound, going 4 2/3 scoreless innings. He allowed three hits and two walks and struck out seven.

Statistics for Cooperstown were not submitted.

Adirondack will take on thee seed Pulaski on the road at 5 p.m. Thursday.

RFA shut out in season-sending loss

The Rome Free Academy baseball team’s season came to an end with a 10-0 loss at top-seeded Cicero-North Syracuse Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the Section III Class AA tournament.

The hosts scored three in the first, three more in the second and two in the third to lead 8-0.

Samuel Shaw won with a complete game effort on the mound. He allowed five hits and walked two while striking out 11.

Carter King had a hit and drove in four runs for C-NS. Anthony Testa had a hit and drove in two runs. Logan Karwowski had a hit and scored three times.

For RFA, Marco Macri took the loss, going the first 1 2/3 innings and allowing six runs, three of them earned, on two hits and seven walks. He struck out one. Kody Smith went 3 1/3 innings and allowed two runs, one earned, on four hits and a walk with one struke out.

Michael Flint and Jack Anderegg had two hits each for RFA.

The Northstars advance to play five seed Fayetteville-Manlius in the semifinals at 7 p.m. Thursday at Onondaga Community College.

Marcellus upsets HP

The 12th-seeded Marcellus baseball team knocked five seed Holland Patent out of the Section III Class B postseason tournament with a 13-2 win on the road Tuesday in the second round.

Marcellus scored two runs in the top of the fourth to lead 2-1. HP responded with a run to tie the game. Then the Marcellus offense erupted for six runs to lead 8-2, putting the game out of reach.

John Francesconi earned the win on the mound.

HP’s Luke Benedetto took the loss.

Adam Sullivan was 4-for-5 with 2 RBIs for Marcellus. Teammate Ryder Donahue was 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Ethan Snyder had two hits and three RBIs.

Caden Briggs had two hits for HP.

Holland Patent finishes the season 13-6.

Marcellus improves to 10-10 and will take on four seed Homer on the road at 5 p.m. Thursday in the quarterfinals at Homer.

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