Photo by JC’s Photography
Collin Burdett and Brody Burdett (Alfred State) combined on a four-hit shutout as the Hornell Steamers split a Saturday doubleheader vs. the Syracuse Salt Cats. The Salt Cats won the opener 5-4 while the Steamers won game two 4-0.
In game two, Collin Burdett retired Syracuse 1-2-3 in the opening inning and the Steamers took the lead for good in the bottom half of the inning. Bryson Rigsby (Webster) and Paxton Hughes (Trevecca Nazarene) walked to start the game. Rigsby scored on a wild pitch, Colton Burd (Indiana U of PA) followed with a RBI single, and Torrey Roper (Indiana U of PA) followed with a RBI double.
The game remained 3-0 until the 4th when BJ Arnold (Mercyhurst) collected a two-out RBI single to make it 4-0.
Collin Burdett allowed three hits and four walks in five innings of shutout work. Brody Burdett came out of the pen and allowed just one hit in two innings of work to finish out the game. He struck out a pair.
Hughes was on base all three times finishing 1 for 1 with a pair of walks.
In the opener, Hornell jumped out to the lead in the 1st. Rigsby and Roland Ryan (Trevecca Nazarene) singled to start the game. Rigsby scored two batters later on a RBI groundout by Burd.
The Salt Cats tied the game in the 2nd and took the lead with three runs in the 4th and another in the 5th.
Hornell rallied when Connor Kiefer (Monroe CC) doubled and scored on a wild pitch in the 5th. Kiefer and Rigsby both drew bases loaded walks in the 6th and Salt Cat reliever Derek Hotzler got the third out while stranding the bases loaded. He retired the Steamers in order in the 7th to end the game.
Ryan was the lone Steamer with multiple hits finishing 2 for 4.
Hornell wraps up a nine-game week on Sunday with a 2 p.m. contest vs. the Genesee Rapids at Houghton College.