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Baseball – Lakers Split Home Doubleheader With Corning

Baseball – Lakers Split Home Doubleheader With Corning

CANANDAIGUA, NY. – The Finger Lakes Community College Lakers (17-25, 6-10 MSAC) split a home doubleheader this afternoon with conference foes Corning Community College (Red Barons) (9-27) in what was a pair of close, low scoring games. The Red Barons captured the game one victory, 5-2. The Lakers rebounded in game two, taking the nightcap, 3-1. With the game two win, they have now won seven out of their last eight contests.

Game One Summary: Corning held Finger Lakes to just a pair of runs despite an eleven-hit effort from the home team. Lakers starting pitcher Billy Kosachook (Ontario, NY) kept his team in the game by throwing five strong innings in the losing effort. Finger Lakes also performed well in the field with their gloves, committing just one error. Overall, the Lakers played a competitive game, citing good hitting combined with quality pitching and fielding, but it was the Red Barons who would prevail.   

Lakers Game One Individual Highlights: Corey Galletta (Oswego, NY), Hector Mitaynes (Rochester, NY), and Eddie Tagliareni (Mexico, NY), each contributed two hits apiece. Galletta tacked on an RBI to go along with his two-hit effort. He and Mitaynes both finished the game 2 for 3 from the plate. Tagliareni went 2 for 4 with his stick with one run scored.

Corey Cowen (West Edmeston, NY) drove in the other Laker run. He finished the game 1 for 3 from the dish.

Anthony Gonzalez (Rochester, NY) scored Finger Lakes remaining run. He added a 1 for 2 effort from the plate with his bat.

Kosachook's five-inning outing consisted of three strikeouts, four walks, five hits allowed, and three earned runs. He was credited with the loss. Kosachook is now 3-4 on the season.  

Game Two Summary: Lakers starting pitcher Stephen Lewis (Pittsford, NY) dominated the nightcap with his complete game victory. He didn't allow a single earned run in the winning effort. Corning couldn't get much going offensively as they were held to just five hits. Finger Lakes bats were kept at bay as well as they were only able to muster up just six hits. Aside from the Lakers pitching standing out as the key aspect to them winning, there defense also held their own, committing yet again just one error.

Lakers Game Two Individual Highlights: Finger Lakes six hits consisted of six different players contributing one hit apiece. These players included the likes of Cowen, Tagliareni, Justin Stowell (Horseheads, NY), Chris Fazio (Staten Island, NY), Dominick Beniamino (Geneva, NY), and Branden Rhodes (Victor, NY). Cowen finished the game 1 for 2 from the plate. Tagliareni, Stowell, Fazio, Beniamino, and Rhodes each went 1 for 3 from the dish.

Tagliareni and Stowell each added one RBI apiece to go along with their hits. Stowell's hit was good for extra bases (double).

Cowen, Beniamino, and David Bradshaw (Canandaigua, NY) accounted for all three Laker runs. Each player scored one run apiece. Cowen also added one steal to go along with his hit and run scored.

Lewis finished the game with seven strikeouts while allowing just two walks on five hits. He is now 3-6 on the season with an Earned Run Average of 3.40.

Upcoming Games: Finger Lakes will wrap up its 2012 regular season with a road doubleheader on Thursday (5/3) when it travels to Sanborn, NY to take on Niagara County Community College (26-20-1). The first pitch of game one is slated to be thrown at 2:00 pm.