By now, the Mustangs were tired, and it caught up to them in a Saturday doubleheader where it lost twice in two separate venues.
First, the Mustangs went to Cazenovia, losing to the Lakers 8-3. A quick 2-0 lead attained by Hastings’ two-run double was gone when, in the bottom of the first, the Lakers erupted for six runs, and Marcellus never recovered, even as Hastings added another RBI in the late going.
Back home later that afternoon, Marcellus fell again, 10-8, to Hannibal, and this was more painful because it led 6-2 before the Warriors, emulating Cazenovia, used one big inning to go in front, scoring seven times in the top of the fifth to go in front 9-6.
For the second time this week, Sinay pounded out a pair of home runs, finishing with four RBIs. Jon Cavaretta had a team-high three hits, while Vile doubled and drove in a run.
Prior to all this, Solvay appeared to be setting itself up as a threat for the Section III Class B playoffs. The Bearcats’ good work continued in last Monday’s game at Jordan-Elbridge, where it ignored the rain and pushed itself to an 8-3 victory over the Eagles.
What was a 1-1 tie changed in the top of the fourth inning, when Solvay scored twice off J-E pitcher Bryce MacClurg. A three-run fifth inning followed, giving the Bearcats a cushion.
Carmen Gacek did not allow a hit in five innings of work that included six strikeouts, but still gave way in the sixth to Joe Cintron, who pitched the final two innings of relief.
Dan Fantacone led the way with three hits and two runs scored, while Joe Tolone added a pair of hits and scored twice. J-E’s Christian Marrero led his side with a pair of RBIs.