April 6, 2014

Plattsburgh State splits doubleheader with Oneonta

ONEONTA — The Plattsburgh State baseball team found some offense Saturday in the second game of its SUNY Athletic Conference doubleheader at Oneonta.

The Cardinals recorded an 11-1 victory to gain a split after dropping a 6-2 decision in the opener.

Plattsburgh (8-13, 3-4) and Oneonta (6-13, 2-1) tangle at noon today to close out their three-game weekend set.

“We were able to build some confidence in the second game and hope to carry that over into (today),” Doorey said. “Hopefully, the loss in the second game will demoralize Oneonta a little.

“I do feel we’re in a pretty good position. Our pitching is sound enough to compete with anyone in the conference. It’s important for us to win the series.”


J.D. Jenkins went the seven innings to pick up the mound victory as he allowed four hits, walked three and struck out four. The Red Dragons broke Jenkins’ shutout bid with a run in the bottom of the seventh.

“J.D. pitched well,” Doorey said. “He got into a little bit of trouble in the first inning, worked out of it and then cruised after that.”

Plattsburgh held a 3-0 lead after three innings and broke the game open with four runs in each of the fourth and fifth innings.

“It didn’t start out well offensively for us when we left the bases loaded in the first and second innings,” Doorey said.

“But we were able to get some hits and took advantage of some walks and hit batters. It was nice to be on the receiving end of that for a change.”

Chris Pescetti and Luke Weaver led the way offensively for the Cardinals, who rapped out nine hits in all. Pescetti went 1-for-1, including three runs scored and three RBI, while Weaver was 3-for-3, with two RBI.

Nicholas Lupo chipped in with two hits and Frank Buksa added a double and two runs scored.

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