Apr 15, 2014 Phil Blackwell Uncategorized
For all the grief that weather forecasters get when they are incorrect, there was no mistake in the system that swept through the area that sent temperatures plunging more than 40 degrees and halted the baseball season again.
Baldwinsville was not immune from those issues, seeing Tuesday’s showdown with Cicero-North Syracuse postponed. Sensing that, the Bees moved up ace Scott Blewett’s second start of the season so that he could pitch Monday against Syracuse West.
Despite a stomach bug and weather that would reduce the game to five innings, Blewett still did strong work and earned a second consecutive shutout as B’ville prevailed 6-0.
Here was a chance for Blewett to be a stopper, since the Bees had lost, 4-1, to West Genesee in its last game on April 11. Again, professional scouts swarmed the grounds to get a look at Blewett, and again he didn’t disappoint.
Overcoming his illness (along with a fastball to the side that caused a bruise), Blewett worked four innings, surrendered just one hit and one walk while striking out seven. Nick Borek worked the fifth inning before torrential rains cut the game short.
B’ville was far from dominant at the plate, getting just two hits (one of them a wind-aided Chris McAllister home run) off Syracuse West pitchers David George and Hector Santa.
But the Bees gradually hurt Syracuse East by coaxing six walks and taking advantage of seven errors to score once in each of the first three innings and add three more runs in the fourth. Kevin Carson got credit for an RBI, while Pat Dubiel scored twice. Blewett, David Marsell and Sam Mahar each scored runs, along with McAllister.
The postponement at C-NS left the Bees at 3-1 as it jetted south to Orlando, Fla., for a week of action during the school break that would commence with Friday’s game against St. Joseph’s, from Buffalo.