HUDSON — The Clinton Community College baseball team was much more competitive in its second game Thursday against Columbia-Greene Community College.
The Cougars (0-4) dropped an 11-1, six-inning contest in the opener and then fell 4-0 in the nightcap.
In the second game, Jamie Davison went five innings in taking the loss, allowing two runs in the second and fourth innings.
Clinton managed four hits, two by Russell Merrill and one apiece by Eric Rock and Chris Roenbeck.
Kevin Gormon went the distance for the shutout.
“We played much better in the second game and were competitive,” Clinton coach Tom Neale said. “Jamie pitched real well — they scored their first two runs on a couple of walks and an errant throw.”
In the opener, the Cougars tallied a run in the top of the first, but Columbia-Greene came back with six in the home half of the inning.
“We had four walks and an error in the inning before (Andriel) Santana hit a three-run triple,” Neale said. “Kristian (Sherman) pitched real well after that until he got tired. But we dug a bad early hole.”
“They didn’t hit the ball extremely well against us in either game.”
Mike Jacobsen went the route in getting the win. He allowed three hits — singles by Davison, Roenbeck and Merrill.
“Merrill hit the ball real well for us,” Neale said.
The Twins finished with five hits in both games.
The Cougars return to the diamond this weekend, at Mohawk Valley Community College on Saturday before hosting Mohawk Valley on Sunday.
Columbia-Greene 11, Clinton 1 (6)
Clinton 100 000 — 1 3 3
Col.-Greene 600 302 — 11 5 1
Sherman, Tolosky (5) and Roenbeck. Jacobsen and Carpenito. WP- Jacobsen. LP- Sherman. 2B- Peckvitch (C-G). 3B- Santana (C-G).
Columbia-Greene 4, Clinton 0
Clinton 000 000 0 — 0 4 2
Col.-Greene 020 200 x — 4 5 0
Davison, Rock (6) and Roenbeck. Gormon and Cardinale. WP- Gormon. LP- Davison.