BATAVIA, NY. – The Finger Lakes Community College Lakers (9-21) split a road doubleheader this afternoon with the Genesee Community College Cougars (20-10). The Cougars took game one (7-0) behind a no-hit bid out of starting pitcher Ruben Medina. Medina nearly threw a perfect game, allowing just one base runner for the length of the game. The Lakers rebounded in game two with a one-run victory (4-3). The game two win snapped a seven-game losing streak for Finger Lakes.
Game One: The Lakers lone player to reach base (via a walk) in Medina's no-hit bid was sophomore Hector Mitaynes (Rochester, NY).
On the mound, Finger Lakes received a split effort from pitchers Conor Bascom (Pittsford, NY) and Travis Brill (Farmington, NY) in terms of innings pitched. Both individuals hurled three innings apiece in the loss. Bascom allowed four earned runs on five hits while Brill allowed three earned runs on two hits.
Game Two: Trailing by a run in the top of the fifth inning, who would have thought that Finger Lakes would draw even with Genesee via a suicide squeeze bunt? Well, that is exactly how they would knot the game at two all. Anthony Gonzalez (Rochester, NY) was responsible for dropping the game tying bunt in the fifth by delivering home Matt Tyma (Ontario, NY).
Finger Lakes added an insurance run in the seventh when Corey Cowen (West Edmeston, NY) reached base with an RBI single.
On the mound, Jace-Adam Havrilla (Newark, NY) secured the win (his first victory at the collegiate level) for the Lakers behind a strong outing, which consisted of no earned runs on three hits. He finished the game with three strikeouts.
Dakota Stackhouse (Warsaw, NY) picked up the save for Finger Lakes by throwing a two-inning performance. He finished the game with one strikeout, allowing just one earned run on two hits.
Beniamino, Dylan Catlin (Brewerton, NY), and Corey Galletta (Oswego, NY) each had two hits apiece for the Lakers in the win. Beniamino's two hits (2 for 4) consisted of a double and a triple. He also added two runs scored. Catlin was a perfect 2 for 2 from the plate with one RBI. Both of his hits were singles. Galletta finished the game 2 for 3 from the dish. Both of his hits, like Catlin, were also singles.
Cowen and Gonzalez each finished the game with one hit (both singles) and one RBI apiece.
Upcoming Games: Finger Lakes will travel to Binghamton, NY to take on conference foes Broome Community College (Hornets) on Saturday (4/21) for its next set of games. The first pitch of game one is scheduled to be thrown at 1:00 pm. The Hornets 2012 overall record currently stands at 9-17.