Pioneers Down JCC in Opener, 2nd game Suspended
The Alfred State baseball team defeated Jamestown CC 12-7 in the opener of a Region III Division III doubleheader. The second game of the DH was suspended in the top of the 7th with the game tied at 7-7.
Colton Caldwell (Dublin, OH) got the Pioneers on the board in the 1st with a two-run homer while Jordan Wheaton (Wayland Cohocton) made it 4-0 with his own two-run homer in the 3rd. The Pioneers made it 8-0 in the 4th with four more runs keyed by a RBI single by Wheaton and a bases loaded walk to Steven Stapleton (Williamsville/Sweet Home).
The Jayhawks rallied for five in the 6th but Alfred rallied for four more in the 7th. Michael Durkin (Jeffersonville/Sullivan West), Anthony Gonzalez (Florida/SS Seward Institute), and Greg Koller (Chesterland, OH) all had RBI's.
Koller finished the day 3 for 5 with a RBI, Jordyn Confer (Tioga, PA/Williamson) was 2 for 3, and Wheaton was 2 for 4 with 3 RBI.
Stapleton went the first five innings to earn the victory. He allowed eight hits and five runs while walking four and striking out four. Confer got the final six outs to secure the win.
In the nightcap, Alfred trailed 8-0 after three but rallied with seven in the 4th to get back into the game. With the game tied 9-9 in the top of the 7th with a runner on second base the game was suspended due to poor field conditions. The teams will complete the game on May 9th if necessary.
The Pioneers are now 13-25 overall and 11-8 in RIII DIII play. They begin a four-game set with Finger Lakes CC on Tuesday. First pitch in Canadaigua is slated for 2 p.m.