The Fredonia State baseball team downed visiting New Paltz 7-1 on Monday afternoon at Ludwig Field. Starting pitcher Sean Larson (Angola/St. Francis) went seven shutout innings, and the Devil offense opened the game with four first-inning runs to propel them to victory.
Larson (2-1) scattered three hits over seven innings, walking two and striking out three.
The Devils got on the board in the first. Brian Sheehan singled home Conner Lorenzo to open the scoring. After a walk and a hit by pitch loaded the bases, Kenny Johnston drove in two more runs with a single. An Erik Krohl sacrifice fly plated the fourth run.
The Devils would be held in check until the sixth inning when they would add three more runs. John Bennett doubled home two runs, and came around to score on a base hit by Lorenzo.
Relief pitcher Zachary Jordon finished the game and allowed up one run over the final two innings.
Johnston led the offense with three hits and two RBI. Lorenzo added a pair of hits.
New Paltz saw its six-game win streak come to an end, and now stands at 8-5 in the conference and 12-13 overall.
Fredonia State improves to 6-4 in the SUNYAC and 15-7 overall. The Blue Devils travel to Brockport for a noon doubleheader today.
Buffalo State sweeps Blue Devils
Fredonia State dropped both ends of its SUNYAC softball doubleheader with Buffalo State, 7-1 and 13-5, Monday at Blue Devil Field.
The Blue Devils led 1-0 in Game 1 and trailed throughout Game 2. The two losses ended their day with a 5-16 overall record and 2-8 in the SUNYAC.
Senior center fielder Katie Bartkowiak and freshman second baseman Alyssa Morgan had three hits each in the doubleheader, one hit in the first and two in the second. Senior left fielder Anne Wasik also had two hits in Game 2.
In the process, Morgan extended her hitting streak to 15 games, while Bartkowiak stole a base in Game 2, her school-record 54th as a Blue Devil. She broke the previous record of 52, held by Heather Mercer, in a game last week at Allegheny.
Buffalo State's Maddie Coneys started and pitched complete games in both ends of the doubleheader. Taylor Swiatek had five hits in the two games. The Bengals improved to 6-4 in the SUNYAC and 12-12 overall.
The Blue Devils return to action Wednesday when they visit Rochester Institute of Technology, followed by SUNYAC home doubleheaders Friday and Saturday against Geneseo and Brockport.