HERKIMER — A long two-run home run by Marcus Lefebvre was one of the few highlights of the day for the Clinton Community College baseball team, which dropped a doubleheader to a strong Herkimer Community College team.
The Generals recorded 22-0 and 15-4 victories, with both games called after five innings due to the run rule.
“We were happy to be outside and it was a great day to play,” Clinton coach Tom Neale said. “But Herkimer is very good — they have strong pitching and hit the ball very well. They went south earlier in the season and they’ve played a lot of games already.”
Lefebvre and Chris Roenbeck had the lone hits for the Cougars (0-4) in the first game. Lefebvre connected for his two-run shot in the fifth inning of the second contest. Adam Goldfarb, Robert Mejia and Dalton Castine also had hits for Clinton.
Kristian Sherman took the pitching loss in the opener and Austin Medeiros was the losing hurler in the nightcap.
The two teams go at it again today in a doubleheader.
“We still have a lot of work to do,” Neale said.
Herkimer 22, Clinton 0 (5)
Clinton 000 00 —0 2 2
Herkimer 408 (10)x — 22 21 0
Sherman, DeZalia (3), E. Nichols (4) and Ede. Harrington and Boland. WP- Harrington. LP- Sherman. 2B- Lightman (HCC), Burns (HCC), Fabrizio (HCC), Martinez (HCC). 3B- Martinez (HCC).
Herkimer 15, Clinton 4 (5)
Clinton 000 22 — 4 4 3
Herkimer 21(12) 0x — 15 10 1
Medeiros, J. Nichols (3), Ruggiero (4) and Roenbeck. Moxley, Fabrizio (5) and Cooper. WP- Moxley. LP- Medeiros. 2B- Carrigan (HCC), Phillips (HCC). HR- Lefebvre (CCC).
FridayNorth Country 10, Adirondack 5
QUEENSBURY — The North Country Community College softball players swung away Friday, and the result was 16 hits and a 10-5 win over Adirondack Community College at the Adirondack Sports Complex.
The Saints rapped seven extra-base hits, led by Emily Lapage’s three doubles. Taylor Fana and Brittany Tschirhart both homered.
North Country was coming off two losses to Hudson Valley on Tuesday, when it managed six hits all day.