Nicholas Winograd, Contributing Writer |
The SUNY Oneonta Red Dragons were defeated 8-0 by the SUNY Oswego Lakers on Apr. 15 in the first game of a doubleheader. The Lakers started sophomore pitcher Jacob Sanders, who dominated the Red Dragons.
Sanders went five and a third innings, allowing just one hit and striking out six batters. The only Red Dragon to get a base hit was Jake Barrett, who singled to right-center field in the bottom of the first and stole second on the next at-bat. From that point, Oswego’s pitching did not allow another hit, and only a couple of men reached base for Oneonta.
Sanders was relieved in the sixth inning by Jake Danyluk, who finished the sixth, pitched the seventh, and was done after two and two-thirds. The scoring started in the first inning for the Lakers when Kyle Lauria singled, scoring a pair of runs. Senior Ryan Weiss added an RBI double in the inning, and designated hitter Tishawn Featherstone, who may have the coolest sounding name in the SUNYAC, singled home another.
From the second to the fourth inning, Red Dragon starter Joe Ottaviano pitched well, keeping Oswego off the board. In the top of the fifth, however, senior Ryan Enos hit a leadoff home run, pushing the lead to five. Weiss also added a second double later in the inning, but the two-out base runner was left on second after a groundout back to the mound. Oneonta had a chance to score in the bottom of the fifth after Jake McGee was hit by a pitch, stole second, and advanced to third on a Barrett groundout, but Sean Liquori popped to shortstop Paul Tammaro, which ended the scoring chance.
Tammaro, who leads off for the Lakers, collected two hits on the day and made good plays in the field throughout the game as well. He was able to double home two more in the top of the sixth and scored later in the same inning on an Enos sacrifice fly, making the score 8-0. From there, not much more happened scoring-wise. A Featherstone single in the seventh was erased by a well-turned double play, and a Michael Sabatine walk in the eighth was erased by a double play turned by Oswego’s middle infield. Six-foot-two Jared Kwicinski came in to close the deal in the ninth and did just that, striking out three in the bottom of the ninth inning, and finishing the Lakers shutout win against the Red Dragons.