Then Cazenovia had a rematch with Phoenix on Saturday, made up from an April 12 rainout, and once again the Lakers would prevail, a big second inning the key to a 10-4 victory over the Firebirds.
Already with a 1-0 lead, Cazenovia broke it open in the top of the second by scoring six runs, chasing Phoenix starter Corey Bowman in the process. That was enough for Matteson, who pitched four innings to get the win with relief help from Warren, Bigsby and Franz.
Amassing 13 hits, the Lakers saw Dewan and Carson Clabeaux each get three hits, with Dewan joining Devendorf and Billy Rankin as they drove in two runs apiece. Clabeaux and Ryman Seeley got single RBIs as leadoff hitter Jeff Stowell got two hits and scored three runs.
With all of the schedule changes, postponements and cancellations to deal with, Cazenovia added a game against Class A power CBA last Monday afternoon, but it quickly turned bad for the Lakers as it lost, 26-3, to the Brothers.
Wasting little time, CBA put up 10 runs in the first inning and kept going from there, amassing 21 hits against five Laker pitchers (Dewan took the loss) and taking advantage of seven Cazenovia errors, too.
Evan Cornell still managed a pair of RBIs, while Franz also drove in a run and Billy Bigsby got two hits. CBA had nine different players drive in runs, none more than Tim Corapi, who piled up six hits, including two doubles, and pounded out eight RBIs. Mike Trasolini also had six hits and drove in four runs.
The league wins quickly put the Lakers (7-4) back in order, in time for next Wednesday trip to Skaneateles and the season’s biggest game, a rematch of last year’s Section III Class B final with Westhill at NBT Bank Stadium next Friday night.