Cazenovia third baseman Chad Warren (00) covers the bag as Westhill’s Bob Antonacci slides in safely during last Friday’s game at NBT Bank Stadium, where the Lakers took a 5-0 defeat to the Warriors in a rematch of the 2012 Section III Class B final.
In the consolation game against Phoenix on Sunday, it was Cazenovia's turn to break loose with its bats in a 14-1 romp over Phoenix.
The third inning proved decisive as the Lakers, trailing 1-0, struck for five runs. After scoring twice in the fourth, Cazenovia used a seven-run fifth inning to put the Firebirds away.
Displaying lots of depth in its lineup, the Lakers had 10 different players drive in runs, with only Franz earning two RBIs. Warren, Noah King and Mark Dewan each had two hits, with Casey Fenton scoring three runs. Dewan also pitched six innings of two-hit ball to earn the win.