PLATTSBURGH — Chris Roenbeck capped a five-run first inning with a three-run homer and the Clinton County Senior Mariners went on to record an 11-3 victory over the Colchester Cannons at Lefty Wilson Field on Tuesday night.
Robby Knowles and Adam Goldfarb rapped out three hits for the Mariners (11-6), with Knowles driving in two runs and Goldfarb one.
Roenbeck finished with a homer, single and three RBI, while Logan Recor added two hits and two RBI in a 13-hit attack.
“We were able to get contributions from a lot of people in the line-up,” Mariners coach Matt Tolosky said. “We strung some hits together.”
Recor and Knowles each drove in a run in the first inning before Roenbeck homered over the fence in right.
Knowles added an RBI single in the second to make it 6-2 and Recor singled in a run in the fourth for a 7-3 advantage.
Clinton County then broke it open with four runs in the fifth, with Tanner Rascoe and Goldfarb delivering RBI hits.
Kasey Favreau pitched four innings to get the win, followed to the mound by Jeremy Barber and Ryan Meyer. Meyer struck out the side in the seventh.
“It was Kasey’s first start of the season and was nice to get him back on the mound,” Tolosky said.
The Mariners also played well defensively. Rascoe had six putouts in center and Brandon Rabideau threw a runner out at the plate from left field.
“It was a good team effort from everyone,” Tolosky said. “We swung the bats well and played good defense.”
Josh Rylant swung the big bat for the Cannons with two singles and a double, while Josh Jared Rylant finished with three singles.
Colchester (9-4) stranded 14 runners, including the bases loaded in the first and fifth inning.
The Mariners were playing a day after returning from the “Gubby” Tournament in Keene, New Hampshire. Colchester, meanwhile, played in a tournament in Rhode Island on Saturday, Sunday and Monday and stopped off in Plattsburgh to honor their commitment without returning home.
Mariners 11, Cannons 3
Cannons 020 100 0 — 3 9 1
Mariners 510 140 x — 11 13 2
Reilly, Connor (5) and Ja. Rylant, Tandy (5). Favreau, Barber (5), Meyer (6) and Roenbeck. WP- Favreau. LP- Reilly. 2B- Jo. Rylant (C). HR- Roenbeck (M).
Clinton County (Jr.) 2, Vermont 0
PLATTSBURGH — Despite three total hits, Blake Altizer and Zach Bingel each paced the Junior Mariners in their two-run win over the Outlaws
“Our bats didn’t come to play,” Clinton County coach Gary Duquette said. “We’ve been struggling at the plate lately, and we’re winning games on pitching and defense. If we can put all three together before this weekend, we should be fine.”
In the opening frame, Bingel walked to reach base before stealing second. Then, Altizer slapped an RBI double to send Bingel home, putting the Mariners up 1-0.
Fortunately for Clinton County, it struck again in the fourth inning.
Gerrit Rietsema reached base on an error and went to second on a stolen base. Bingel registered an RBI single, extending the lead to two runs.
Brandon Buksa, who came in to relieve Andrew Kneussle, was credited with the win on the mound in 2.1 innings of work.
“We’ve been getting good pitching all year,” Duquette said. “Kneussle and Buksa have been consistent all year long. Anytime they pitch, we know we’ll have an opportunity to win the game.”
Shawn Courson recorded the third and final Mariners hit.
Clinton County will be playing in a tournament in Norfolk this weekend, with Norfolk Friday at 6 p.m., one game Saturday and two scheduled for Sunday.
Clinton County Mariners 2, Vermont Outlaws 0
Vermont 000 000 0 — 0 2 3
Clinton County 100 100 0 — 2 3 0
WP- Buksa. LP- McHugh. SV- Bingel. 2B- Altizer (CC), Horton (VT).