CORNING - After a long absence of not playing because of inclement weather and poor field conditions, Jamestown Community College returned to the baseball field with a pair of wins in NJCAA Region 3 Division III action on Thursday afternoon.
JCC, which hasn't played since March 14, prevailed in a doubleheader sweep against Corning CC, 6-4, and 9-7, for a 2-0 regional record and 3-10 overall
Lyle Howard pitched the first five innings of the opener for the Jayhawks and gave up only a run on five hits with six strikeouts and three walks.
Following Howard to the mound were Dylan Caldwell, Christian Van Note and Matt Fowler. Caldwell and Van Note walked five, including two with the bases loaded, and Van Note fanned two.
Fowler got the save with a scoreless seventh inning with a strikeout.
The Jayhawks didn't have any extra-base hits among the seven they recorded, but Van Note and Rick Allen had a pair of singles Van Note drove in a run and Josh Allan delivered a two-run single
JCC scored three runs in the third to overcome a 1-0 deficit.
Then, the Jayhawks added runs in the fourth, sixth and seventh innings while Corning had three in the sixth.
In the second game, JCC built up a 9-0 advantage before the Red Barons battled back with five runs in the fifth and two more in the seventh.
Jake Harford tossed four scoreless innings with 41 pitches and then ran into trouble in the fifth when he threw 30 pitches. He struck out three and walked four, and was hurt by two errors.
Nekyle Taylor worked the final two innings for JCC and got the save.
Jamestown tallied four times in the second, two more in the third and three in the fourth to take a 9-0 lead.
For JCC, Elio Gonzalez had two hits with a double and drove in two runs. Allan also delivered two hits and two RBIs, Imaziah McIntosh had a two-run single and Kody Kondrik an RBI double.
JCC was scheduled to play NJCAA Region 3 Division III doubleheaders at Onondaga CC on Saturday and Sunday. Those games have been switched to Diethrick Park.
The Saturday twin bill will start at 2 p.m. and Sunday's will be at 1 p.m.