The Hornell Steamers defeated the Genesee Rapids and improve to 9-13 on the season
From the Hornell Steamers, photo by JC’s Photography
The game was scoreless until the 4th. Tim Burns (Maine Presque Isle) and Justin Swanson (North Park) drew walks to leadoff the inning. After a fielder’s choice, Tyler Curtis (Fredonia) hit a RBI ground rule double. DJ Stoianovich (Finger Lakes CC) made it 2-0 when he hit a RBI ground out to plate Swanson.
The Steamers plated five runs in the 6th inning to take a 7-0 lead. Swanson hit a double to center, Noah Brooks (Siena) followed with a double before Curtis hit a sac fly. Stoainovich collected a RBI single up the middle to force a pitching change. After a hit by pitch and a walk, Ryan Hill (Mercyhurst) collected a RBI single, Jason Story (Utica) hit a sac fly, and Burns collected a RBI single to left.
Genesee got on the board in the bottom of the inning when they scored two unearned runs. Cade McGuire made it 7-3 with a RBI double in the 7th but the Rapids would never get any closer.
In the 8th, Swanson collected a two-RBI single to make it 9-3.
Genesee scored another unearned run in the 8th to cap the scoring.
Nathan O’Brochta (Fredona) was outstanding on the mound for Hornell. He didn’t allow an earned run in six innings of work. He allowed four hits and one walk while striking out eight. Bobby Bartlett (North Park) got the final nine outs (three strikeouts) to earn the save.
Swanson led the Steamers with a 3 for 4, 2 RBI game. Curtis and Stoianovich both finished with a pair of RBI.
Hornell returns home tomorrow for a 4 p.m. doubleheader with the Sherrill Silversmiths.