PLATTSBURGH — The Clinton Community College baseball team had the bats working well in the first game, but couldn’t keep up with SUNY Adirondack in the second game Tuesday.
Eric Rock helped the Cougars (3-7) grab a 9-6 win in the first leg of the doubleheader.
Rock finished with three hits and four RBI as well as a home run.
Joe Tolosky slapped a double and finished the game with three hits. Jamie Davison, a former Northeastern Clinton standout, belted two hits, including a double.
“We swung the bats a lot better (Tuesday),” Clinton coach Tom Neale said. “We played OK, but still made some mistakes. But, we played better.”
Anthony Porcelli went the distance, surrendering six runs and 11 hits in the win.
In the second game, though, a four-run first inning helped the Timberwolves collect a 13-3 win.
Tolosky hit his second double of the afternoon, while Davison accounted for two more hits. Chris Roenbeck cracked a home run.
Kristian Sherman was tagged with the loss.
“Some unforced errors cost us, especially in the second game,” Neale said. “But we’re a work in progress.”
Clinton 9, Adirondack 6
Adirondack 200 201 1 — 6 11 3
Clinton 105 030 x — 9 11 1
Jenkins, Smith (6) and Nassivera. Porcelli and Roenbeck. WP- Porcelli. LP- Jenkins. 2B- Lemanski (ACC), Davison (CCC), Tolosky (CCC). HR- Rock (CCC).
Adirondack 13, Clinton 3
Adirondack 401 053 — 13 13 0
Clinton 200 010 — 3 7 2
Lemanski and Nassivera. Sherman and Roenbeck. Lemanski (ACC) 2, Velasquez (ACC) 2, Nassivera, (ACC), Tolosky (CCC). HR- Roenbeck (CCC), Sturgess (ACC).
COUGARS DROP TWO
TROY — The Clinton Community College softball team was much more competitive in its first game against Hudson Valley Community College.
Tuesday, though, being competitive just wasn’t enough.
The Cougars (0-7) dropped a pair of road games, losing 7-6 and 9-1.
In the first of two games, Clinton committed six fielding errors.
“We need to cut down on our errors,” coach Sami Stoughton said. “They cost us some runs (Tuesday). If we were to cut that down, I think we would’ve had a potential chance at winning.”
The Cougars had an opportunity to tie in the top of the seventh inning, but a base runner was called out at third base while advancing after an overthrow.
“That’s my fault,” Stoughton said. “My emotions caught up with me. We played well, but definitely not up to our potential.”
Lyndale Nephew and Kristen Bashaw led the Cougars at the plate, going 2-for-4 with two singles.
Christine Darrah was tagged with the loss, surrendering seven runs and 11 hits in seven innings of work.
Maggie Miller grabbed the win for the Vikings (3-7) in a complete-game performance.
In the second game, a six-run fourth inning helped Hudson Valley solidify a 9-1 win.
“I pulled (Darrah) in the fourth inning after giving up four runs,” Stoughton said. “After that, the floodgates just opened up for them. One of the first batters (Bashaw) faced hit a three-run home run. We were just so discouraged about the first game, we showed no enthusiasm.”
Nephew hit Clinton’s lone extra-base hit in the nightcap, a double.
Darrah was tagged with her second loss of the afternoon, while Emily Johnson registered the win.
The Cougars return home Saturday for a doubleheader against Mohawk Valley Community College.
Hudson Valley 7, Clinton 6
Clinton 201 100 2 — 6 7 6
Hudson Valley 104 101 x — 7 11 3
Darrah and Barber. Miller and Hand. WP- Miller. LP- Darrah. 2B- Rabideau (CCC), Miller (HVCC), Hand (HVCC), Bailey (HVCC), Morris (HVCC).
Hudson Valley 9, Clinton 1
Clinton 100 00 — 1 4 3
Hudson Valley 200 61 — 9 10 2
Darrah, La Vien and Barber. Johnson, Miller (3) and Traver. WP- Johnson. LP- Darrah. 2B- Nephew (CCC), Traver (HVCC). HR- Miller (HVCC), Hand (HVCC).