In the first of two regular-season encounters, the Christian Brothers Academy baseball team would outlast its neighbors from Jamesville-DeWitt, using a power surge to earn a 13-7 victory last Tuesday afternoon.
J-D would keep up for a while, and even led 3-2 in the third inning before the Brothers went ahed for good with three runs in the bottom of that frame.
The real getaway came in the fourth, when CBA, up 5-4, tagged the Red Rams for six runs. J-D could not catch up, even though Anthony Dunn picked up four hits and Justin Marzella contributed three hits.
Anthony Cirillo's contributions went far beyond the pitcher's mound, where he earned the win. Twice, Cirillo went deep for home runs on his way to a career-best six RBIs as he served as the anchor of the Brothers' 16-hit attack.
In support, Bryant Moore and Dan Patane both added their own solo home runs, as Riley Dixon, Pete Corasaniti, Pat Wiese and Steve Gangemi joined them with single RBIs. Dunn and Marzella drove in two runs apiece as Mike Gianni, Eric Thompson and Eric Schwartz earned single RBIs on J-D's behalf.
This came a day after J-D lost to Vernon Verona Sherrill 9-4, a game that was tight until the Red Devils got four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to pull clear.
Mason Scheneck had a double and two RBIs, while Thompson and Dunn drove in one run apiece. Jamie Shibley, pitching in relief of Marzella, took the loss.
Later in the week, the Rams would fall again to Homer, 14-6, a close battle that got away when the Trojans, led by Zephan Kash (two home runs) and Zaach Blanden (two doubles, four RBIs, scored five times in the sixth inning and added four runs in the seventh.