Cortland causes heartbreak to host Farmingdale, whose Rams nearly made a third inning run hold up to send this final to a climactic second game. Instead, RDragons create dramatic finish when J. Andornetto draws a full count walk to start the ninth. He's bunted to second by M. Rosing prior to M. LaTempa driving an 0-1 serve to left-center for a game tying triple. T. Panetta walks and Farms call on frosh closer M. Santagata who's been lights out in the regional. Corts pinch batting PJ Rinaldi sends a fly to center that's scored an error and sac fly. Guess here is fielder in haste to catch and throw to the plate dropped the ball. Just a guess .....
Both sides saw offenses frustrated with plenty of scoring chances go awry. Of course, 12 Farmingdale hits would indicate that. Rams with seven hits in the first three innings, scoring in the third on A. Alvino's one out single, sac bunt and F. Scarlato's RBI single to center. Left the bases loaded in the second and had a runner tossed out from center at the plate in the sixth. Stranded runners at second in the eighth and third in the ninth. Cortland started J. Molloy who in 6.1 innings allowed nine hits with one walk and three Ks. T. Scott did nice job in relief over 2.2 innings. Struck out a pair.
Rams started frosh lefty C. Hansen who pitched 2.1 innings. Soph M. Dolce tuned in strong effort till giving way to Santagata. Cortland limited to B. Mistretta's single in the third and Rosing's base knock in the fourth. Still, CSt stranded runners in several scoring instances. For the Rams, seven hit safely. Scarlato 3x4, Alvino 2x4, T. Rydzewski 2x4.
Cortland's 22nd straight W. Last loss at St. John Fisher, whose fine season drew to a close today in 9-2 loss to Marietta in Mid East Regional. Result avenged a 5-2 Fisher victory over the host