ROCHESTER, N. Y. – Sophomore Greg Jasek (Chittenango, NY) allowed only three hits and one run in nine innings as the Clarkson University Baseball team defeated the RIT Tigers 4-1 on Saturday afternoon in a single game after weather delayed the start by almost two hours.
The Golden Knights improve to 14-10 and 9-6 in the Liberty League, while RIT falls to 15-11 and 10-6 in conference play. The two teams are slated for a doubleheader tomorrow afternoon beginning at 12:00 pm.
The Tigers' bats were kept in check throughout the game, as Jasek allowed only one hit in the form of an RBI single in the bottom of the fifth inning. The right-hander struck out six and walked only two batters to improve to 4-2 on the season. Freshman Chris Miller (Ballston Lake, NY) went 2-for-4 at the plate including an RBI triple with two outs in the top of the first and an RBI single in the third to pace the offense. Jasek helped himself out at the plate as well, going 2-for-4 and scoring twice. Senior David Wixted (Ballston Lake, NY) added a pair of doubles and scored the other two runs for Clarkson.
Junior John Coleman (Potsdam, NY) was the fourth Knight with two hits, as he singled twice and knocked in a run. Senior Dan Lenney (Clifton Park, NY) was held hitless in three at bats but knocked in a run on a fielder's choice that gave Clarkson the 4-0 lead in the top of the fifth inning. That lead would be more than enough as Jasek retired eight batters in a row from the sixth inning til the eighth and junior catcher Tim Beninati (Schoharie, NY) threw out a pair of runners attempting to steal second base.