Grimes baseball sweeps to trio of wins

Firmly established as an OHSL Patriot division contender, the Bishop Grimes baseball team won in all kinds of manners during last week's action to improve to 8-3 overall.

For starters, the Cobras made a stirring seventh-inning comeback to beat Fabius-Pompey 12-10 last Monday afternoon.

They went back and forth all afternoon, the Cobras trailing 6-5 before scoring three times in the top of the fifth inning,

only to have the Falcons answer with a four-run sixth.

Now behind 10-8, Grimes had to rally once more - and did, getting four runs in the top of the seventh and watching Evan Pitonzo, in relief of starter Matt Allan, record the final three outs to earn the win.

Connor Sohl led the Cobras' attack, amassing four hits and earning six RBIs. Chris Schad and David Campese also drove in runs, with Campese and Casey Schad each scoring three runs and Zac Cousineau crossing the plate twice.

By contrast, Grimes smashed Tully 16-3 on Friday afternoon, getting three runs in each of the first three innings to set the tone on its way to 14 hits overall.

Campese did it all. He doubled twice, scored three runs, finished with four RBIs and, on the mound, struck out 13 in a complete-game effort. Artie Van Housen's pair of hits led to three RBIs as Josh Allan drove in two runs and scored four times from his leadoff spot. Cousineau, Schad and Ryan Gosson had one RBI apiece.

Grimes again hit double digits Saturday in a 13-6 win over Onondaga, moving ahead 6-0 through two innings and tacking on six more runs in the bottom of the third to put things away.

Josh Allan pitched five innings for the win. He also continued to surge at the plate with three hits, two runs scored and two RBIs as Pitonzo (who had three hits, as did Schad) and Cousineau (who also scored three runs) earned two RBIs apiece. Van Housen, Mike Timpano and Matt Allan each drove in one run.

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