May 11, 2009 Phil Blackwell Uncategorized
Though it took most of the week, the Baldwinsville baseball team found a winning groove and stayed with it — to the tune of three wins in as many days.
It started during last Thursday’s 5-4 win over Corcoran, and it required quite a comeback on the Bees’ part.
Leading 1-0, the Bees saw the Cougars get four runs off pitcher Alex Riley in the bottom of the fifth inning as brothers Steve and Jamie Boronczyk drove in those runs.
Somehow, B’ville shook this off, then got to Corcoran ace Steve Boronczyk for two runs in the sixth inning and two runs in the top of the seventh to sneak back in front.
John Feola had three of the Bees’ nine hits, including a double, and earned two RBIs. Kevin Roy also drove in two runs. Scott Redmond, pitching in relief of Riley, blanked Corcoran down the stretch.
Back home on Friday to face Central Square, the Bees beat the Red Hawks by the same 5-4 margin, though the method proved different.
Central Square struck for three runs in the first inning, only to have B’ville answer with a five-run outburst in the bottom of the first. Feola, John Harper, Mark Zbikowski, Bo Watson and Dan Dubiel each took turns driving in those runs.
Mike St. John pitched and, after that rough start, held the Red Hawks to a single run the rest of the way as rain shortened the contest to six innings.
The win streak built to three on Saturday, when the Bees went to DeLutis Field and beat Rome Free Academy 9-4.
Again, B’ville started fast, with four runs in the first inning. In fact, it scored in each of the first five innings, giving Jeff Schuster enough support as he got the win with relief help from Riley and Redmond.
At the plate, Feola continued to stay hot, with a double and three RBIs. Zbikowski drove in two runs, with Watson, Harper and Kevin Roy earning one RBI apiece. Dubiel had the game’s only triple.
B’ville looks for four wins in a row Tuesday, at Henninger, before a Thursday visit to Liverpool and back-to-back weekend games against Nottingham and New Hartford.