B’ville baseball rips Liverpool, F-M, Proctor

Bees get shutouts over Hornets, Raiders

Once again, the Baldwinsville baseball team settled into a steady winning groove, getting contributions in every phase of the game along the way.

The Bees’ second Monday meeting with Liverpool in as many weeks went like the first as B’ville, cranking up its hitting attack, got away in the late going to beat the Warriors 15-5.

Never trailing, the Bees got to Liverpool pitcher Jackson Hobble for four runs in the top of the first inning. From there, B’ville exchanged runs until the sixth, when it turned a tight 8-5 contest into a romp with seven runs in that frame.

Gabe Levanti, moved to the top of the order, responded with a home run and four RBIs. Zach Leo and Pat Merryweather each drove in two runs, while Jimmy Schmidt and Nick Harper earned one RBI apiece. Josh Demoski had two hits and three runs scored, with Merryweather getting a team-best three hits and Schmidt also managing a pair of hits.

Colin Conklin pitched 3 2/3 innings before Brett DeLola took over in relief. Combined, DeLola and Casey McAllister gave up just five hits and one run, with DeLola recording four strikeouts.

B’ville was even more impressive on Wednesday afternoon, traveling to Fayetteville-Manlius and putting away the Hornets in a 15-0 shutout where Merryweather did a bit of everything.

Taking his turn in the rotation, Merryweather shut down F-M’s bats, only surrendering one walk and four hits, three of them to F-M’s Peter Battan, and gaining 13 strikeouts.

Then, at the plate, Merryweather tore up the Hornets with a home run and single on his way to five RBIs, keying the Bees’ getaway as it scored four runs in the third inning and eight runs in the fifth to settle matters.

Josh Savacool scored three runs, got two hits and earned a pair of RBIs, while Demoski, Schmidt, Levanti and Gage Blasi each had one RBI and Jake Norton scored twice.

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