Brockport Baseball ends regular season on a high note with series win over Oswego.
By Zach Harnischfeger
BROCKPORT, N.Y.- The Golden Eagles swept the doubleheader on Saturday to win the series over conference rival Oswego after dropping the first game on Friday. They erased a six-run deficit to come back and win via the walk off in game one and erased a five-run deficit in game two to win 12-7.
Costly errors and inability to get the bats going and produce runs was Brockport's downfall in their 4-2 loss to the Lakers.
In the top of the third inning, infielder Trey McGowan scored on a fielding error by Brockport shortstop Justin Pangburn to give the Lakers the 1-0 lead.
In the bottom of the sixth inning, designated hitter Patrick Bigham singled and drove in outfielder Zach Eldred to tie the game at 1.
Later in the inning, first basemen Ryan Voight hit an RBI single up the middle that brought home outfielder Frankie Vanzilotta to give Brockport the 2-1 lead.
In the top of the seventh inning, outfielder Tim Schinto singled to right field and drove in catcher Anthony Barrone to tie the game at two apiece. Later in the inning, infielder Owen Parliment hit a two-run single to right field driving in infielder Tishawn Featherstone and Schinto to give the Lakers a 4-2 lead. This is how the game would end.
Saturday, Game One
In the top of the third inning, Lakers infielder Tishawn Featherstone hit an infield single and drove in infielder Julian Drew to make it 1-0. Later in the inning, infielder Jacob Levine singled and brought home Parliment to extend the lead to 2-0.
In the top of the fifth inning, Jacob Levine hit a two-run single up the middle that drove in Featherstone and outfielder CJ McCarthy to make it a 4-0 game.
In the top of the sixth inning, Julain Drew singled and drove in Brian Brezosky. Later in the inning, CJ McCarthy hit a single to left field which brought home Drew to give the Lakers a 6-0 lead.
In the bottom of the sixth inning, designated hitter Ryan Voight hit a two-run single up the middle that drove in Bigham and Eldred. Later in the inning, third basemen Johnny Genau singled and drove in outfielder Ryan Mansell to cut the Laker lead in half, making it a 6-3 game.
In the bottom of the ninth inning, outfielder Nicholas Pastore brought home Justin Pangburn on a groundout. Later in the inning, Frankie Vanzilotta scored and a throwing error by Lakers catcher Greg Carullo to make it 6-5.
Later in the bottom of the ninth inning, Patrick Bigham drove in Zach Eldred on a sacrifice fly to tie the game at six apiece.
In the top of the 12th inning, Jacob Levine hit a solo home run to give the Lakers a 7-6 lead. Later in the inning, Trey McGowan drove in shortstop Blake Van Dreason on a groundout to make it 8-6.
In the bottom of the 12th inning, Justin Pangburn hit a two-run infield single that brought home Voight and Mansell to tie the game at eight apiece.
In the bottom of the 13th inning, Zach Eldred scored the winning run for Brockport on a throwing error by Oswego pitcher Richie Paul. The final score was 9-8.
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In the top of the first inning, the Oswego State Lakers jumped out to an early 5-0 lead. In the bottom of the first inning, Brockport responded with five runs of their own to tie the game 5-5.
In the bottom of the second inning, Ryan Voight scampered home on a wild pitch which gave Brockport a 6-5 lead.
In the bottom of the third inning, Ryan Voight doubled to center field and drove in Eldred to extend the lead to 7-5. Later in the inning, catcher David Belsito drove in infielder Josh Indek on a sacrifice fly, to make it an 8-5 game.
In the bottom of the sixth inning, Zach Eldred hit a two-run home run to extend the Brockport lead to 10-5.
In the bottom of the seventh inning, Ryan Mansell scored on a throwing error by Lakers catcher Connor Williams. Later in the inning, catcher Jason Mansell doubled and drove in Pangburn to give Brockport a 12-5 lead.
In the bottom of the eighth inning, the Lakers would add two more runs and the final score would be 12-7 in favor of Brockport.
With the wins, Brockport finished the regular season with a 25-15 overall record and a 14-4 conference record. The Golden Eagles secured the number two seed in the SUNYAC and will face number three seeded Oneonta Red Dragons in the first round of the SUNYAC Tournament on Thursday.