Jamestown Community College made its baseball debut at Diethrick Park a huge success with a sweep of Onondaga CC on Saturday afternoon in NJCAA Region 3, Division II action.
In the first game, the Jayhawks (4-0, 5-10) rallied for an 8-7 victory in eight innings and won the nightcap by a 7-0 count as Matt Fowler of Maple Grove pitched a complete-game shutout.
The opener saw Onondaga take a 6-1 lead, but the Jayhawks rallied to tie at 6-6 after seven innings. Louis Testone hit a solo home run to put the visitors up, 7-6, only to have JCC rally for two to tie it.
Jamestown Community College’s Jose Hernandez chops a ball in front of the plate that led to the tying and winning runs scoring in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the Jayhawks to a victory over Onondaga in the first game of an NJCAA?Region 3 Division II doubleheader on Saturday at Diethrick Park. See additional photos at cu.post-journal.com.
P-J photo by Scott Reagle
Josh Allan began the seventh-inning uprising with a single followed by Imaziah McIntosh walking and Greg Marco sacrificing. Richard Allen walked to fill the bases for Jose Hernandez.
Hernandez hit a swinging bunt that the pitcher picked up and threw wildly to the plate as both the tying and winning runs scored to end the game.
Dave Ulrich also connected for a solo home run for Onondaga.
Nekyle Taylor got the win in relief of Thomas Hearst, who went seven innings, allowing 10 hits, seven runs and four walks. He struck out five.
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''Thomas kept battling and pitched three scoreless frames to give us a chance to win,'' said JCC coach Dick Adams.
Highlighting the offense was Gonzalez, who smacked a two-run double in the fifth and Hernandez, who had a two-run single and Greg Marco an RBI single to forge the tie. Hernandez finished with three RBIs, Marco had three hits and Allan two in the eight-hit attack for the winners.
Domination was the word to describe Fowler's performance in the second game as he hurled a four-hit shutout with two walks and a strikeout.
''He pitched to contact and they hit the ball on the ground,'' said Adams, who saw the right-hander throw only 67 pitches and concluded the game with a four-pitch seventh. ''Only five pitches were above the knee.''
The Jayhawks scored two runs in the first and four more in the second.
Christian Van Note cracked a three-run triple during the four-run second for JCC.
Connor Borowski drilled three hits and delivered an RBI single in the first and socked a solo home run in the fifth.
JCC meets Onondaga again at 1 p.m. today at Diethrick Park in another twin bill.