LOUDONVILLE — The Plattsburgh State baseball team could have — and probably should have — won all three games against The College at Brockport this weekend.
The Cardinals (9-16, 4-7), however, salvaged just one game of their SUNY Athletic Conference set when Joe Leddy tossed a complete-game, five-hit shutout in a 6-0 victory in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday at Siena College.
The victory was the 300th in the coaching career of Kris Doorey, who spent three years at MacMurray College and who is now in his 13th season at Plattsburgh.
In the opener, the Plattsburgh hitters once again failed in the clutch as the Cardinals rallied before dropping a 4-3 decision to the Golden Eagles (13-10, 5-7), the second one-run win for Brockport over the two days.
“Obviously, it was great to get a win in the third game and get something done,” Doorey said “It’s frustrating for not only the coaches, but the players as well. But at least the last game was a positive for us.
“We outscored them in the three games and outhit them. But we left way too many men on base.”
The Cardinals will close out their weekend with a 2 p.m. contest today against SUNYAC power Cortland (19-5, 8-1).
BROCKPORT 4, PLATTSBURGH 3
Will Flynn went the distance in taking the pitching loss in the opener as he allowed six hits and just one earned run.
Brockport took the lead for good by scoring all four of its runs in the top of the fourth.
“Will battled through some adversity, even though he still gave up too many two-strike hits,” Doorey said. “But he pitched well and gave us an opportunity to win.
“In the inning where they scored their four runs, they had runners on first and third, with nobody out, and there was a double-play grounder to third. But the ball went under our third baseman’s glove. We should have turned a double play and their runner at third probably would have stayed there.”