Who goes for Cortland today?
McClain threw 121 pitches Wednesday
Barkley threw 84 Thursday
Hughes threw 103 Friday
Badanes threw 112 Friday
The only other pitchers who have stated games this year for Cortland are Brandon Serio, John Molloy, Matt Holling and Brandon Nemeti. Unless there's something else Joe Brown has up his sleeve (and I'd never count him out), two of those guys have to go today. I'd assume Serio (4-1, 1.45) takes one of the spots. Ithaca shelled Molloy, Holling, and Nemeti earlier this year. Molloy also threw 40 pitches on Thursday. But if you're Cortland, can you risk saving Serio for the night game against the Bombers?
Now for Amherst.
John Cook threw 98 pitches Wednesday
Bob Cook threw 114 Thursday
Fred Shepard threw 107 Friday
The only other pitchers with starts are Dylan Driscoll, Charles Nutter, Quinn Saunders, and Keenan Szulik. But Szulik has only thrown five innings all season, and Saunders has thrown 8 2/3, giving up 16 hits and 6 walks in that span.
So it seems like the only two options are Driscoll and Nutter, and Driscoll threw 40 pitches two days ago.
Frankly, I bet Cortland beats Amherst unless Driscoll can come back on short rest. But honestly, both teams probably want some rain today.
Ithaca's running low on pitchers too (I'm not entirely sure who they;ll go to in relief of Andrew Sanders today--I guess Wagner could work three days in a row. I'm surprised Jasukonis didn't throw on Thursday with the three run lead.