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Finger Lakes Falls to Niagara

Finger Lakes Falls to Niagara

CANANDAIGUA -- The Finger Lakes Community College Baseball team fell to Niagara County Community College on Sunday by the scores of 3-2 and 14-7. The Lakers are now 8-14 on the season and 2-6 in Region III play.

Niagara was able to take a leadoff hit batter pay to for a 1-0 lead over the Lakers. Finger Lakes was forced to go to the bullpen early, and pitcher Ryan Landers kept Finger Lakes in the game. Kenny Urbanik would single with one out in the second inning and go from first to third on a throwing error by the left fielder. Cam Heasley would drive him in with a single to tie the game at 1-1. Niagara would respond with a run of its own to take the lead back however. Finger Lakes would put a rally together in the sixth inning. Hunter Hey reached on an error to start the inning. Matt Ashley's sacrifice bunt was mishandled by the pitch to put runners on first and second. They would be bunted over by Danny D'Eletto and Max Franzone would walk to load the bases. Ryan Juergens would hit a sharp groundball into the hole between first and second. Niagara's second baseman would range to get the ball. His only play would be at first on Juergens and the tying run would score. Kenny Urbanik would walk to load the bases again but the Lakers would strand them with the game tied at 2-2. The Thunderwolves would take advantage of a Finger Lakes error in the seventh to score thier third run and go on to win the game 3-2.

Ryan Landers threw seven innings in relief for Finger Lakes. He allowed just four hits, struck out one, and allowed just two unearned runs. Cam Heasley had a hit and an RBI for the Lakers. He also added a pair of stolen bases.

Offenses would take over in the nightcap. Niagara jumped out with six runs in the top of the first. Finger Lakes would chip away at the lead. They would push one run across in the first and two more in the second. Cam Heasley and Jay Perry led off the second with walks. The would be bunted along by Dalton Murray. Heasley would score on a sacrifice fly by Hunter Hey and Perry was plated when Matt Ashley reached on an error. Niagara would push across a pair of runs in the fourth, but the Lakers would answer in the bottom of the inning. Perry led it off with a single. Dalton Murray would walk and Hunter Hey hit a single to load the bases. A run would be brought in on a double play. Danny D'Eletto would single to put runners at the corner with two outs. Max Franzone tripled to plate Murray and D'Eletto. Franzone would then score on a wild pitch to make it 8-7 Niagara. The Thunderwolves would score runs in each of the remaining innings however on their way to a 14-7 win.

Danny D'Eletto had a hit and two walks in his four plate appearances for the Lakers. 

The Lakers homestand will conclude this Tuesday when they host the Kats of Erie Community College. First pitch is scheduled for 2pm.

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