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May 3, 2014

Plattsburgh State baseball ends season on high note

PLATTSBURGH — Joe Leddy and J.D. Jenkins have pitched well for Plattsburgh State pretty much all season.

It was no different Friday night.

The two combined on a four-hitter as the Cardinals (14-22) closed out their 2014 campaign with a 7-2 victory over SUNY Canton on Brian Mehan Be the Match night at Lefty Wilson Field.

Leddy went five innings, allowed three hits, did not walk anyone and struck out eight in picking up the win. Jenkins finished up for the save as he surrendered one hit, walked two and fanned four in his four innings.

“We got very good pitching (Friday),” Plattsburgh coach Kris Doorey said. “It was nice to see Joe cap off his career with a win. He struck out eight in five innings. J.D. also threw the ball extremely well to pick up the save.”

Plattsburgh jumped out to an early lead with a run in the first and two more in the second for a 3-0 lead.

Keenan Shannon then homered for the Kangaroos (15-19) in the third and Canton added a run in the fourth to make it 3-2.

Plattsburgh, however, rapped out four hits and took advantage of a costly Canton error to scored four runs in the fifth to open up a 7-2 advantage.

“Offensively, we took advantage of a couple of their mistakes,” Doorey said. “But we swung the bats well in the fifth inning and both Frank Buksa and Nick Lupo hit the ball hard.”

Brian Latulipe and Jonathan Repetto led the Cardinals with two hits each, with Latulipe getting a double and two runs scored.

Buksa, Lupo, Chris Pescetti, Yuya Osawa and John Casten each added one hit, with Buksa driving in two runs and Lupo, Casten, Billy Rombauts and Repetto one apiece.

Jesse Barton led the Kangaroos with two hits, while Kevin Hill and Shannon chipped in with one each.

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