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New York Region / Re: BB: SUNYAC
« on: June 08, 2021, 07:05:33 pm »
Cortland World Series conqueror Salisbury MD wins '21 title with two straight stops of St. Thomas MN in best-of-3 finals series in Grand Rapids IA. Sea Gulls score 2-1 and 4-2 verdicts Monday and Tuesday. Salisbury sails through tourney unbeaten for first baseball national crown.

Wold Series all-tourney team includes RDragons' outfielder Scot Giordano

New York Region / Re: BB: SUNYAC
« on: June 06, 2021, 10:29:15 pm »
Cortland bows out of World Series with tough 11-8 loss to Salisbury MD on Sunday night/Monday morning in Grand Rapids IA. RDragons in their second game of the night and hold 8-7 lead into Salisbury bottom of the ninth. Three hit batters prove pivotal -- two with the bases loaded to drive in tying and winning runs. Corts go 1-2-3 in their ninth. RDragons trail in the game till M Bruno's two-run home run in the seventh for the 8-7 control -- their only lead of the game. Salisbury moves into Monday's championship best of 3 series vs. St. Thomas MN.
Salisbury ..11-17-1
 Earlier Sunday eve, Cortland eliminates Wheaton MA 6-2 and needed to defeat Salisbury Sunday, then again Monday to gain the overall final. Against Wheaton, Dragons use four-run top of the ninth inning to break 2-2 deadlock. Is CSt first lead of the game and setup by two walks and hit batter with no outs. M. Krafft sends roller into right field for two rbi single. Another run scores on outfield overthrow before C. Bonacci single to left drives in the sixth run. Dragon L. Krasney relieves M. Funk (WP, 5.2inn, 6h, 1r, 1er, 2bb, hbp, 73p). Inherits two runners but retires three straight Lions in the bottom of the ninth.
       Wheaton with a second inning run and adds Z. DeMattio long leadoff home run in the sixth for 2-0 lead. Meanwhile, Lions' hurler J. Roberge (8.1inn, 7h, 5r, 3er, 3bb, 3k, 2hbp) frustrates Cortland which leaves sacks loaded in the fifth and hits into DPs in 6th, 7th, 8th innings. Still, Dragons manage 2-2 tie with two runs in the seventh on Krafft rbi groundout and and error. Krafft 3bi finiah; S. Giordano 3x4, bb and terrific play in CF. Z. Durant starts on Cortland mound and works into the third. Wheaton's S. Quigley, DeMattio two hits each.
Cortland ...6-9-1

New York Region / Re: BB: SUNYAC
« on: June 05, 2021, 11:38:53 pm »
Cortland overcomes Rowan NJ 4-2 in Saturday late night World Series elimination contest in Grand Rapids IA. Four run eighth inning does the job after pitchers ruled earlier and the Jersey Profs hold 1-0 lead. R. Flansburg (4.2inn, 6h, 1r, 1er, 1bb, 4k) and B. Gauthier (WP 6-2, 4.1inn, 3h, 1r, 1er, 2bb, 3k) provides the RDragons pitching lift. Rowan's fifth inning tally sees J. Marks with leadoff double, sac bunt and V. Cruz two out rbi single to left. Earlier, Rowan twice leaves runner at third. Cortland threatens in the second on S. Giordano single and D. Coleman one-out double. Strikeout, flyout ends the bid.
    Decisive Cortland eighth opens with B. Rhodes double to right. When A. Michalski bunt is thrown away, Rhodes scores tying run and Michalski reaches third. M. Krafft delivers rbi single through drawn infield. C. BeVard drops rbi double barely into right for 3-1 lead. Controversial fourth run comes on double steal of second and home, with pinch-runner P. Franzese first ruled out at the plate ....then safe following lengthy umpire video review which notes catcher's mitt holding the ball come off on the tag. Gauthier yields two doubles for Rowan's second run in the ninth. Prof lefty E. Atiya (LP 9-2, 7.1inn, 7h, 3r, 1er, 1bb, 6k) gives Cortland hitters fits into the eighth. Krafft 2x3, r, bi, bb; Giordano 2x4 for Dragons. R. McIsaac 2x5, bi, 2 2bh; Marks 2x3, 2r, bb, 2 2bh for Profs
    Cortland lives to play Sunday at 5:30 (count on LATER) vs. Wheaton MA whose nine was edged 11-9 late Saturday (early Sunday) by Salisbury MD
Rowan(29-6) ..2-9-1

New York Region / Re: BB: SUNYAC
« on: June 05, 2021, 10:43:04 am »
Cortland drops 11-1 World Series opener to Salisbury MD in Friday late, late game in Grand Rapids IA.  Sea Gulls score four  in the first including three-run home run off S. Roberts.
     RDragons resume play late Saturday afternoon vs. Rowan NJ in losers bracket elimination game
Any thoughts on the strategy behind using a relief pitcher (Roberts; 13 games, only 4 starts) in a starting role when there are others (Durant, 10 starts; Flansburg, 9 starts; Buchan, 6 starts; Mugnolo, 7 starts) with more starts and very solid numbers?  Now Cortland faces Rowan in an elimination game this afternoon.  The first game (Adrian vs. Johns Hopkins) in Cedar Rapids starts at 11 AM ET.
Not a big surprise to this Dragon follower. From top to bottom this has not been a stellar Cortland pitching staff -- to say the least. Search for arms was on from the start of the season. No one really stepped up. Coach was quick with the hook. Durant the most experienced by far and he had issues with any length. Roberts didn't have much success till the tailend of the season, then came on. His late season work is probably why Cortland is even where it is. He toiled as a frosh for nat'l champ Cal Lutheran a few years back, but had never excelled at Cortland.
The fact that Cortland was unable to get out of the region early in the season as has been its custom perhaps showed up as well. Those early games in the past allowed Coach to work his staff. As the season progressed the SUNYAC didn't offer a ton of challenges. Cortland didn't even face a very good Oswego team till the conference tourney -- and then it took a superb Roberts' relief effort to advance. So to some extent he was tourney tested.
Believe this team overachieved with solid defensive play and its hitting which improved as the season progressed.
BYW, Salisbury pretty deep most everywhere. Didn't start its top pitcher last night.

New York Region / Re: BB: SUNYAC
« on: June 05, 2021, 09:16:48 am »
Cortland drops 11-1 World Series opener to Salisbury MD in Friday late, late game in Grand Rapids IA.  Sea Gulls score four  in the first including S. Rahill three-run home run off S. Roberts (LP 2-1, 3.1inn, 5h, 7r, 5er, 3bb, 1k). Gulls 7-0 command entering the fifth when J. Varian gets Corts on the board with homer to left-center. S. Giordano, M. Bruno both 2x4 for Cortland. Lefty J. Balzan WP (8-1, 9inn, 9h, 1r, 1er, 0bb, 9k). Rahill 3x4, 3r, 4bi for Salisbury which faces Wheaton MA in Saturday late night show
     RDragons resume play late Saturday afternoon (early eve?) vs. Rowan NJ in losers bracket elimination game. Rowan tumbles 6-0 Friday to Wheaton MA
Cortland  ..1-9-2
Salisbury ..11-13-0

New York Region / Re: BB: SUNYAC
« on: June 03, 2021, 05:25:55 pm »
Cortland (31-7) opens World Series play Friday evening in Grand Rapids IA vs. Salisbury MD (29-4) at  8:45 Eastern. Eight teams in action

RDragons in four team pod with Salisbury, Wheaton MA (20-5) and Rowan NJ (29-4). Latter pair square off at 6:30 Eastern. Teams vie in pod in double elimination format, with leader moving into best-of-3 final series  against leader of pod that includes .....

Friday foes Washington MO (32-4) vs. Johns Hopkins MD (15-4) at noon Eastern, St. Thomas MN (34-8) vs. Adrian MI (36-8) at 3:15 Eastern

New York Region / Re: BB: SUNYAC
« on: June 02, 2021, 11:19:36 am »
Cortland senior outfielder Scott Giordano First Team American Baseball Coaches Association All-American. Hits .414, 35bi, 22 of 58 hits for extra bases.

D3 Media All-Americans named ...... four national teams plus honorable mentions .....
Cortland's Giordano on Third Team.
Oswego senior 3B Kyle Lauria on Fourth Team. Hits .412, 44bi, 22sb

     St. John Fisher senior C Adam Zebrowski First Team ...Player of the Year. Leads nation with 70bi and 20hr, second average at .500 on 74h
     Rochester sophomore OF Aaron Whitley Second Team. Hits .475, 34bi, 28sb
     St. John Fisher senior SS Justin Graham HM. Hits .417, 68h, 49bi, 15sb

New York Region / Re: BB: SUNYAC
« on: May 31, 2021, 02:21:57 pm »
Cortland whips Tufts MA 13-2 in New York regional final in Auburn and punches ticket to D3 World Series in Cedar Rapids IA.
      RDragons take charge with five runs in the sixth inning to build on 5-1 lead. The entire sixth splurge comes after first two batters retired. M. Krafft with two-run single in the burst, D Coleman bases loaded-clearing double. Regional MVP Coleman 3x4, 2r, 5bi, bb, 2 2bh; Krafft 2x3, 3r, 2bi, 2bb. Each team with nine hits. Cortland beneficiary of nine walks. Tufts leaves 12 runners on base. Champs score in six innings.
     S. Mugnolo (6inn, 7h, 1r, 1er, 3bb, 5k) works six innings for Cortland, yielding first inning P. DeMaria home run to left center. B. Gauthier relieves for two innings. M. Funk tosses game-ending doubleplay. M. Volgende LP (4.2inn, 5h, 5r, 4er, 4bb, 4k, 90p). Three follow. B. Bay, DeMaria, C. Sowell 2h each.
      Second seed Cortland wins four in a row after losing opener to Tufts. Defeats top seed Eastern Connecticut, Mitchell MA, and Tufts twice. PLAYS ERRORLESS ball throughout regional until throwing miscue in today's ninth inning! Jumbos the fifth seed and get NESCAC auto bid when Amherst declines.
Tufts(15-8) .........2-9-4
Cortland(31-7). 13-9-1

New York Region / Re: BB: SUNYAC
« on: May 30, 2021, 04:51:27 pm »
New York regional at Auburn's Falcon Park back in action on cool partly cloudy Sunday morning ...... two teams remain

Cortland forces Monday championship noon game after dealing Tufts 6-4 setback on Sunday afternoon. Needs to escape bases loaded Tufts bid in the bottom of the ninth. Reliever L. Krasney gets game-ending groundout. Cortland builds 6-1 advantage before Tufts comes back on three pitches in the bottom of the seventh inning --- O. Fleischer single, R. Noone double and N. Bozzella three-run home run to left. Those runs ends 23 inning scoreless skein by Dragon pitchers.
  Cortland takes 1-0 edge in the first on S. Giordano rbi double. Posts three-run fifth inning via bases loaded walk and returning C. BeVard two-run single to left. Wild pitch adds fifth run in the top of the sixth. B. Bay homers for Tufts in its sixth. Cortland posts sixth score in the seventh on BeVard single and D. Coleman rbi double. R. Flansburg (WP, 6inn, 7h, 4r, 4er, 3bb, 4k, 97p) on the hill for Corts till  Krasney (3inn, 4bb, 2k, hbp)relieves. Flansburg was LP in regional opening 21-17 loss to Tufts. Jumbos' lefty L. Gustavson (7inn, 7h, 6r, 4er, 6bb, 2k, 121p). J. Schwartz finishes (2inn, 1h, 15p). BeVard -- missing from the lineup with injury for several recent games, 2x5, r, 2bi; A. Michelski 2x4, r for Cortland. Seven different Jumbos have hit apiece.
Cortland(30-7) ..6-8-0

New York Region / Re: BB: SUNYAC
« on: May 30, 2021, 11:17:28 am »
New York regional at Auburn's Falcon Park back in action on cool partly cloudy Sunday morning ......

Early Sunday, Tufts MA hangs on to eliminate Merchant Marine NY 7-6 and remains lone region unbeaten at 3-0 and faces Cortland in the afternoon. Jumbos up 7-1 into the ninth. Marines use two walks, two hit batters and two hits including B. O'Connell bases loaded triple to get within a run. Groundout ends the game with tying run on base. Tufts with 13 hits -- R. Daues 4x4, 3bi; C. Sowell 3x4, 2r; P. DeMaria 2bi. B. McFall WP (7inn, 5h, 1r, 1er, 2bb, 4k). Four-run fourth inning puts Tufts in relative control.

Don't quite know where hockeyfan's coming from on post below .......


New York Region / Re: BB: SUNYAC
« on: May 29, 2021, 10:59:34 am »
Cortland dispatches Mitchell MA 3-0 in Saturday eve elimination game in New York regional at Auburn, completing four-game day at the cool site. RDragons manage just two hits but record second straight shutout after opening the regional Thursday with 21-17 loss to Tufts. S. Roberts tosses Saturday first seven innings (2-0, 6h, 2bb, 7k, 121p) and B. Gauthier closes (2inn, 2k).
    Corts take 2-0 lead in the third inning. A. Michalski and C. Bonacci open with walks. Balk ensues. Michalski beats play at the plate on grounder to first and Bonacci comes home on M. Krafft sac fly to right. An inning later D. Coleman leads off with single to center and goes to third on misplay. Scores on B. Rhodes sac fly to right against Mitchell reliever B. Bedard who then retires 14 more Dragons in a row to the finish. The only other Cortland hit besides Coleman's was Krafft's first inning infield single off E. Kaftan (LP, 3inn, 2h, 3r, 2er, 3bb, 1k, 51p). Mitchell Mariners L. Martinez and H. Yaworski with two hits apiece. Mitchell strands nine including  runners at first and third in the fifth.
      In earlier NY regional play Saturday, Mitchell gets past Merchant Marine NY 4-2, Tufts MA wins over  Keystone PA 8-2 in winners bracket encounter, and Merchant Marine eliminates Keystone 7-6.
        On Sunday morning at 11 Tufts clashes with Merchant Marine. Cortland then meets Tufts at 2:15
Mitchell ..0-6-1
Cortland. 3-2-0
Oswego quieted in 4-0 loss to Southern Maine in Hartford CT elimination game Saturday. SM's C. Seymour three-run home run to right with one-out in the fifth inning big blow. Lakers leave the bases loaded in the second and runners on second and third in the eighth. Strand nine in all. Running game foiled early....0x3 in sb attempts. Bad weather causes late start. A. Vanfosse LP (8inn, 9h, 4r, 4er, 1bb, 8k, hbp). K. Lauria 3x3, bb; B. Frank 2x4 for Oswego. B. Afthim WP (9inn, 8h, 4bb, 5k). Huskie S. Troano 3x4, bi.
So. Maine(33-1)...4-9-1

New York Region / Re: BB: SUNYAC
« on: May 28, 2021, 10:59:50 am »
    Cortland shuts out Eastern Connecticut 3-0 to stave off elimination in New York regional at Auburn where cool temps and threatening skies begin Friday's action.  Z. Durant (3.1inn, 4h, 2bb, 1k, 47p) and M. Funk (WP 1-0, 5.2inn, 2h, 1bb, 5k, hbp, 62p) combine to blank Warriors on six hits. Funk induces game-ending doubleplay. EC strands nine in bowing out as top seed in two straight games.
 RDragons score all three runs in the eighth inning. First two batters retired.  M. Krafft singles to center and EC replaces hurler B. Oldham (LP 4-1, 7.2inn, 7h, 1r, 1er, 0bb, 5k, 106p). Krafft swipes second. S. Giordano intentionally passed and J. Varian hit by pitch to fill the bases. B. Rhodes' infield single on 3-2 pitch scores two. Throwing error eventually tacks on the third.
       Weather delays play till Saturday morning when Merchant Marine vs. Mitchell at 11, followed by Tufts/Keystone. Cortland plays at 4:30 or 7:45 vs. either Mitchell/Tufts, Keystone depending on earlier results.
 Cortland(28-7) ....3-9-0
E. Conn(32-8)......0-6-1

Oswego tumbles 6-5 to Wheaton MA on Friday in Hartford CT regional where Wheaton overcomes 5-1 Laker lead with five scores in the final two innings. OSt builds 4-0 lead through five innings  on R. Weiss two-run single, D. Frawley rbi single and B. Frank rbi triple. Up 5-1 entering Wheaton bottom of the eighth. Two walks and single kayo Oswego starter K. Finnegan (7inn, 3h, 4r, 4er, 6bb, 5k) in favor of T. Pecchia (LP)and M. Disalvo. M. D'Augelli two-run double brings Wheaton within 5-4. Deciding ninth comes after first batter retired. Walk, pinch-hit single and another walk precedes G. Mulcahey winning two-run base knock to right-center. Mulcahey 3x5, r, 3bi. Lakers Weiss 2x3, 2bi, bb; Frawley 2x4, 2bi; M. Felton 1x1, 2r, 2bb, 3bh. Wheaton starter G. Young 7inn (6h, 5r, 3er, 3bb, 5k, hbp). J. Roberge WP 5-0.
  Oswego moves to Saturday elimination game vs. Southern Maine at 11 in survival battle pairing top two seeds. Southern Maine loses to Salve Regina RI 5-4 on Friday
Oswego(25-6) ..5-6-0
Wheaton(18-4). 6-6-1

In Marietta OH regional, Rochester eliminated Friday in 11-1 loss to Penn St.-Behrend.
   St. John Fisher takes leave in 6-3 Friday loss to Rowan NJ.

New York Region / Re: BB: SUNYAC
« on: May 27, 2021, 05:29:56 pm »
Oswego torpedoes Husson ME 17-6 in Hartford CT regional. Jumps out to 13-4 lead after three innings. Scores five in the first, five in the second. Front five Laker batters show the way: P. Tammaro 3x4, 4r, bb, sb, 2 2bh; B. Frank 3x5, 3r, 3bi, 2sb, sf; R. Enos 2x2, 3r, bb, sb; K. Lauria 2x3, 24, bi, sac; R. Weiss 3bi. J. Terrill WP 4-0 (7inn, 6h, 4r, 4er, 2bb, 2k). Husson starter exits without an out (2h, 5r, 5er, 3bb).
       Oswego advances to Friday 4:30 game vs. Wheaton MA which edges Salve Regina RI 5-4. Region top seed Southern Maine spanks Johnson & Wales RI 17-2
Husson  ....6-7-4
Oswego ...17-16-1

Cortland finally succumbs 21-17 to Tufts Jumbos in New York regional at Auburn. RDragons with five-run eighth featuring G. Giordano three-run double within 18-17.Tufts strike with two outs for three runs in the top of the ninth. Cortland earlier gets tattooed as Tufts tunes up five RDragon pitchers. Has 23 hits in all. Scores nine times in the second and holds 18-12 lead through six innings. Tufts in the second uprising sends 13 to bat and eight hit safely including K. Cortese three-run home run. R. Flansburg (1inn) starts on CSt mound. Tufts J. Duffy 5x7, 6bi. For Cortland tis M. Krafft (4bi), A Michalski, C. Bonacci with three hit games. P. Franzese HR.
Tufts ........21-23-6
Cortland.. 17-16-0
      Sixth seed Marchant Marine shocks favored Eastern Connecticut 2-1 in Auburn opener. Eastern Connecticut on Friday opens play at 11 vs. Cortland in elimination game

Rochester and St. John Fisher drop first day games in Marietta OH regional.
        UR bows 9-6 to Marietta and meets Penn St-Behrend at 11 on Friday in elimination game.
        SJF falls 7-6 to North Carolina Wesleyan which scores five times over the final two innings (hbp with bases loaded winning run). Fisher, whose J. Graham was 3x5 with 3bh, hr,  goes against Rowan NJ on Friday at 2:30. Rowan defeats PS-Behrend 8-1 Friday.


New York Region / Re: BB: SUNYAC
« on: May 25, 2021, 12:38:48 pm »
New York State ........All Rise
Cortland 15, St. John Fisher 16, Oswego 18 in D3 weekly national poll. Rochester receives votes. Top 5 remain the same ......

New York Region / Re: BB: SUNYAC
« on: May 24, 2021, 10:19:45 am »
Cortland (27-6) receives second seed in New York Regional at Auburn Falcon Park and opens NCAA tourney play Thursday vs. 5-Tufts MA (12-6) at 2:30. Double elimination through Sunday. Top seed Eastern Connecticut (32-6) meets 6-Merchant Marine (16-3) in first game Thursday. Finale that day pairs 4-Keystone PA (21-4) vs. 4-Mitchell MA (25-7).
      Cortland making record 28th straight tourney appearance

Oswego (24-5) gets second seed at Hartford CT Regional behind Southern Maine (31-9). Lakers open Thursday at 2:30 vs. 5-Husson ME (22-7). Southern Maine faces 6-Johnson & Wales RI (13-14), 3-Wheaton MA vs. 4-Salve Regina RI(14-5-1)

St. John Fisher and Rochester seeded 4-5 at Marietta OH regional where Rowan NJ heads the field. First round Thursday games pit SJF (31-5) vs. 3-N.C. Wesleyan (32-8) at 6, and Rochester (24-8) vs. 2-Marietta (35-4) at 2:30. Rowan (25-4) draws 6-Penn St.-Behrend (25-11)

Eight regionals of six teams playing for spot in June 4-9 World Series in Cedar Rapids IA

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