Baseball home runs fire weekend series

Carly Contraguerro, Sports editor

The baseball team swept Glenville State College over the weekend of March 5 and 6 with a nine-inning game on Saturday and a double header on Sunday.

Saturday’s 13-4 win was a thrilling game to watch with four players hitting home runs.

“Everyone in the line was seeing the ball great. We were focused on our approach as a team,” junior Chris Gonzalez said.

The Lakers scored first with a three-run bomb in the first inning by Gonzalez. He recorded four RBIs during the game.

The next three-run homer came off the bat of junior Cam Balego in the fifth inning to put the Lakers up 8-1. Balego had three RBIs on the day.

A solo home run in the sixth by senior Austin Alonge put the Lakers up 9-1.

Glenville scored four runs during the seventh inning. In the eighth inning Steven McCaw hit a two-run home run.

Redshirt junior pitcher Colin Mckee picked up the win on the mound.

“It was a great feeling to contribute to the win. It felt amazing, too, since it was opening weekend for us at home,” Gonzalez said.

In game one on Sunday, senior Hank Morrison batted in senior Brendan Cox to give the Lakers a one run lead.

During the third inning, sophomore Dan Elliot hit a solo home run.

Redshirt senior pitcher Joe Gnacinksi picked up the 4-1 win.

Glenville scored first in game two during the second inning but that run was answered by junior Jimmy Latona who singled, scoring Balego and Gonzalez.

Gonzalez hit his second home run of the weekend in the third and the Lakers won, 5-1. Senior pitcher Cam Knott picked up the win.