CANANDAIGUA – The Finger Lakes baseball team dropped a pair of games at home on Sunday to regional foe Onondaga CC by the scores of 4-2 and 7-4. The losses drop the Lakers record to 9-20 (5-8 in Region 3's Western Division).
Game one was anchored on the mound by Kevin Carpentier. The freshman from Oswego, NY had another strong outing as he struck out six in his six innings of work while allowing just one earned run.
Finger Lakes got out to an early one-nothing lead in the first inning. Kyle Consolie would walk and steal second base. He would move to third on a groundout and scored on a single between third and short by Nate Eastman. Onondaga would counter with a pair of unearned runs in the fourth to make the score 2-1 Lazers. Dylan Catlin would lead the inning off with a single up the middle. Kenny Urbanik would pinch run for him and steal second and third. He would then score on a suicide squeeze single by Danny D'Eletto. Urbanik's run would level the score at 2-2. Onondaga would then tack on a run in the sixth and seventh to secure the 4-2 victory.
The Lazers would carry the momentum that they built late in game one into the nightcap. They jumped out to an early 7-0 lead, which was boosted by four unearned runs. The Lakers would answer with a pair of runs in the bottom of the second. Catlin would have another single to start it off. Corey Galletta would single through the right side and Nicholas Petrantoni would reach on an error after battling through an 11-pitch at bat. With the bases loaded and one out, Urbanik would single home Catlin and Joey Simmons would do the same for Galletta. Consolie would then rip a line drive to the right side, which unfortunately for the Lakers sake was caught as the Lazers first baseman made a leaping catch. After securing the out, Onondaga doubled up Simmons at first to end FLCC's threat.
The combined pitching of Kevin Close and Timothy Jones held the Lazers to seven runs for the rest of the game. In the seventh inning, the Lakers would draw closer. Galletta would be hit by a pitch and Urbanik would triple to deep centerfield to score him. Urbanik would then score on a poor throw to third base. However, that would be the end of the scoring as the Lakers fell 7-4.
Close struck out six in his six innings of work and Jones pitched a perfect seventh. Simmons and Urbanik each finished the game with a pair of hits. Urbanik also had a pair of RBIs.
The Lakers will be back in action on Tuesday at home as they will take on Genesee CC. First pitch against the Cougars is set for 2pm.