Once it had that big lead, B’ville could afford to rest Blewett, who exited after five innings of one-hit ball that included 10 strikeouts against four walks. McAllister and John Mercurio each worked an inning of relief to close it out.
After the first C-NS rainout, the Bees were able to visit Syracuse West on Wednesday afternoon, managing just seven hits, but relying on its patience at the plate to still earn an easy 12-1 victory.
For a while, Syracuse West hung in there, only trailing 4-1 going to the sixth inning. But the Bees used four runs in that frame and four more in the seventh to get away.
A big part of that was B’ville drawing 14 walks from Syracuse West pitchers. Jimmy Schmidt got four of those walks, adding to a double as he and Leo both three runs. Blewett had two RBIs, while Levanti drew three walks. Demoski, Conklin, Norton and Kevin Carson had one RBI apiece.
Merryweather, taking his turn in the rotation, struck out 11 in six innings to overcome four hits and four walks allowed. He also had a double, walk and RBI at the plate.
B’ville made it five in a row on Thursday by turning back Rome Free Academy 16-6. Already with a 3-0 lead, the Bees decided matters by batting around in the third and fourth innings, getting six runs in each frame to make it 15-1.
Levanti and Norton both hit home runs, with Levanti adding a double and finishing with five RBIs. Blewett and Savacool (who doubled twice) each got three hits and two RBIs, with Schmidt adding a double and triple as he drove in two runs. Conklin scored three times and also pitched 5 1/3 innings to earn the win.
The second C-NS rainout and the loss to McQuaid dampened things for a bit, but B’ville would get a chance to rebound early this week when it faced Liverpool and Syracuse East prior to a Saturday trip to Murnane Field to play Utica Proctor.