CORNING, NY. – The Finger Lakes Community College Lakers (5-13) swept a road doubleheader this afternoon by taking down the Corning Community College Red Barons by scores of 13-3 (game one) and 20-17 (game two).
The Lakers were highlighted by the pitching efforts of Sawyer Korb (Hornell, NY) in the game one victory. Korb tossed a complete game, allowing just 1 earned run on 3 hits while striking out 7.
Finger Lakes 13-run offensive performance consisted of a slew of different hitters reaching the 2-hit column this afternoon. These hitters included; Anthony Gonzalez (Rochester, NY), Justin Stowell (Horseheads, NY), Corey Cowen (West Edmeston, NY), Chris Fazio (Staten Island, NY), and Matt Tyma (Ontario, NY). Along with their 2-hit games, Fazio and Tyma each drove in 3 runs apiece. Dominick Beniamino (Geneva, NY) and Hector Mitaynes (Rochester, NY) each added a pair of RBI's for the Lakers in the win.
The second game featured a major offensive explosion out of Finger Lakes. The Red Barons bats were just as strong. Game two consisted of four different lead changes. The Lakers jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Corning answered with 6 runs in the bottom half of the inning. Finger Lakes regained the lead in the top of third (11-6) by scoring 8 runs. The 8-run inning was highlighted by a Stowell grand slam. The Red Barons answered the Lakers with 4 runs in the bottom half of the inning, narrowing the score to 11-10. Corning managed to recapture the lead in the fourth, 13-12. The Lakers then answered the Red Barons in the top of the fifth with 6 runs. After building an 18-13 lead in the fifth, Finger Lakes never looked back the rest of the game.
In the game two winning effort, the Lakers received 3 hits each from Stowell, Eddie Tagliareni (Mexico, NY), and Cowen. Along with his 3 hits and key grand slam home run, Stowell produced 5 RBI's with his bat. Tagliareni was also very productive, driving in 4 runs. Along with his 3-hit performance, Cowen delivered a solo home run, accumulated 3 RBI's, and scored 4 runs. Branden Rhodes (Victor, NY) and Tyma each added 2 hits and 3 RBI's for Finger Lakes.
Finger Lakes will be back in action on Monday (4/9) when they take on Niagara County Community College in a home doubleheader. Game one is slated to begin at 2:00 pm.