The Alfred State baseball team defeated Corning CC 9-7 and 17-2 on Thursday to complete the four-game series sweep of the Red Barons. With the wins, the Pioneers are now 9-7 in Region III Division III play and 11-24 overall.
In the opener, Corning jumped out to an early 3-0 lead but the Pioneers bounced back and earned the win. Steven Stapleton (Williamsville/Sweet Home) was 2 for 3 with 2 RBI while Dylan Lewis Ellison (Rexville/Whitesville) was 2 for 4. Jordan Wheaton (Wayland Cohocton) was 1 for 1 with two runs scored. Vincent McDaniel (Arkport) pitched 5.1 innings out of the pen to earn the win while Jordyn Confer (Tioga, PA/Williamson) got the final two outs to earn the save.
The Pioneers dominated game two to complete the sweep. Colton Caldwell (Dublin, OH) was 2 for 2 with two runs scored while Wheaton was 2 for 2 with 2 RBI. Anthony Gonzalez (Florida/SS Seward Institute), Michael Durkin (Jeffersonville/Sullivan West), and Ryan Hierlwimmer (Livonia) all collected two hits.
The Pioneers return to action on Saturday when they host Jamestown CC in a crucial Regional match-up. First pitch of the doubleheader is at 1 p.m.