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C-NS baseball sweeps F-M, Oswego

Northstars win twice in one day after defeat to West Genny

Farabee, Justin Teague and A.J. Nesci each got three hits, with Nesci doubling twice and earning a career-high four RBIs as Farabee also got a pair of doubles. Owen Dziados added an RBI as Rodriguez and Antonio Nesci each scored two runs.

This sweep was made more important by what happened back on Monday, when C-NS hosted West Genesee and rallied from a four-run deficit, but still lost 7-5 to the Wildcats.

This battle of potential Class AA title contenders saw WG go in front 4-0, only to gradually give back that margin in the game's middle and late stages.

By the time Farabee smashed a two-run, two-out double in the bottom of the sixth inning off relief pitcher Evan Richel, the game was a 5-5 tie.

Farabee took over pitching duties in the seventh after Ryan Nadeau had gone 4 2/3 innings of relief, caused by sophomore starter David Verrett's early ouster.

But Will Randall greeted Farabee with a leadoff double, and then dashed to third base on a passed ball. With BeVard at the plate, the question was whether Farabee would pitch with caution, or challenge BeVard to get a strikeout or, at worst, surrender a single run to prevent more damage.

The answer came when Farabee's pitch hung in the strike zone and BeVard crushed it, nearly 400 feet beyond the right center-field wall. This two-run shot put WG back in front.

To stay there, though, the Wildcats needed relief pitcher Sean McConnell to get the final outs. He did, getting Anthony Spataro to take a called third strike that sealed the Wildcats' victory.

WG had gained that 4-0 lead through scoring twice in each of the first two innings. Meanwhile, pitcher Seamus Barry was effective through most of his five-inning mound stint. WG was efficient at the plate, too, managing a run in the fourth despite facing just five pitches in five at-bats, which led to a single, sacrifice bunt, foul popout, RBI single (by Randall) and groundout.

Still, Barry tired in the fifth, C-NS cutting the deficit to 5-3 on Theetge's RBI double, and would tie things up before BeVard and McConnell turned the final outcome against the Northstars.

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