Hoberman & Bautista homer as Roo baseball drops doubleheader v. Ducks
Canton, NY – Brett Hoberman and Brandon Bautista both hit home runs and Hoberman led the Roos with five hits on the day but the SUNY Canton baseball team dropped a doubleheader v. Stevens by scores of 8-6 and 15-2 on Saturday.
THE BASICSResult: Game 1: Stevens 8, SUNY Canton 6 | Stevens 15, SUNY Canton 2
Location: SUNY Canton Baseball Field – Utica, NY
Records: Stevens (13-14, 10-4 Empire 8) | SUNY Canton (3-22, 0-9 Empire 8)
The Roos jumped out to a 5-3 lead after three innings in the opener behind two runs in the first and three in the second. Stevens tied the game at 5-5 with a pair of runs in the fourth and each team scored once in the fifth.
The difference proved to be a Ryan Finegan 2 RBI single in the sixth that broke the tie. Finegan went a perfect 4-for-4 on the day.
Hoberman and Brian Santana led the Roos as they each went 3-for-4 from the plate. Hoberman had a home run, double and drove in four of Canton's six runs. Bautista also hit a solo homer for the Roos.
Jake Vierno earned the no-decision tossing five innings giving up three earned runs with seven strike outs. Anthony Tur took the loss giving up one earned run in one inning.
Alex Smith picked up the victory for Stevens surrendering just two hits and on runs in 2.1 innings. Danny Poidomani was credited with the no-decision pitching 4.2 innings giving up six runs with 13 strike outs.
Stevens scored six runs in the third and four in the eighth as they claimed a 15-2 victory in the nightcap. The Roos scored their two runs in the opening inning on a pair of Hoberman and Bautista RBI ground outs.
Ben Miller paced the Canton bats with three hits, while Santana and Hoberman had two each.
Kieran Gibson took the loss giving up nine runs with two strike outs in 2.2 innings. Ryan Larsen earned the win surrendering nine hits and two runs fanning four batters in eight innings.
Tommy Baronner and Donny Gherardi tallied three hits each for the Ducks.
These two teams will close out their weekend series with a doubleheader on Sunday beginning at 9 a.m.