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Geneva Snow Cats split doubleheader with Blue Jays

SNOW CATS (5-1) 0
BLUE JAYS (5-1) 6 GAME 1

The Blue Jays exploded for six runs in the fifth inning to hand the Snow Cats their first loss. Patrick Bigham (SUNY Fredonia) and Noah Campanelli (St. John Fisher College) opened the frame with back-to-back walks. Owen VanNewkirk (Misericordia College) singled in Bigham to break the scoreless tie. Nolan Hicks doubled home Campanelli on the ensuing pitch. DJ Berry (University of Tampa) and Shane Hake (Elmira College) both singled in a run apiece and Jeff Wilson (Le Moyne College) capped off the scoring with a sacrifice fly.

Ryan O’Mara (Niagara University) and Alec Teska (St. John Fisher College) limited the Snow Cats to two hits, giving up one apiece. Teska threw the first five innings, struck out six and walked three to earn the victory. O’Mara tossed the final two innings and struck out one.

For the Snow Cats, Rojo Prarie (College of William and Mary) was pinned with the loss despite hurling four-plus hitless innings. The sophomore right-hander struck out eight of fifteen batters faced. David Bermudez (Rider University) and Mark Trotta (College of William and Mary) collected one hit apiece.

GAME 1 HIGHLIGHTS:

BLUE JAYS (5-2) 2
SNOW CATS (6-1) 3 GAME 2
Branden Myers (St. Bonaventure University) took advantage of some wild pitching to score the game-winning run and push the Snow Cats back into the win column. Tied at two with two outs in the sixth, Myers collected his second single of the game to keep the inning alive. He stole second, advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored on a passed ball.

Myers went 2-of-3 and scored twice. Ronald Loomis (Oswego State) hurled a complete game and held the Jays to two runs on six hits. The 6-foot-4 right-hander struck out six batters in his second straight start of five-plus innings.

Lachlan Charles (Cornell University) was the only other Snow Cat to grab a hit. Patrick Blackall (Rochester Institute of Technology) accounted for one run after reaching on an error.

For the Blue Jays, Nolan Hicks singled twice and drove in a run. DJ Berry (University of Tampa), John Tarmino (St. Bonaventure University) and Jeff Wilson (Le Moyne College) each had a hit. Amaury Samalot (Alfred Samalot) tied the game with a sacrifice fly in the fifth.

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