The Hornell Steamers won their third straight game at Maple City Park, 13-7- over the Horseheads Hitmen, on Monday evening
From the Hornell Steamers, photo by JC’s Photography,
The Hitmen got on the board first in the 2nd inning when they scored. Hornell answered with five runs in the 3rd and never gave up the lead. In the 3rd, Tim Burns (Maine Presque Isle) hit a RBI single, Robert Chesney (Central Connecticut) hit a sac fly that was dropped and scored two runs, and DJ Stoianovich (Finger Lakes CC) capped the inning with a two-run double to left.
Matt Wessels (Iona) hit a solo homer to lead off the 4th and Justin Swanson (North Park) followed with a RBI single to make it 7-1.
Noah Brooks (Siena) hit a two-run single, Swanson scored on a wild pitch, and Stoianovich drew a bases loaded walk to push the lead to 11-1 in the 5th.
A three-run homer Aidan Sturtevant keyed a four run 6th inning that cut the lead to 11-5.
Burns hit a sac fly in the 6th, Horsheads scored two in the 8th, and Swanson hit a RBI single in the 8th to cap the scoring.
Swanson was 4 for 5 with 2 RBI to lead the 15-hit attack. Wessels was 3 for 4 with five runs scored and a RBI, Stoianovich was 2 for 4 with 3 RBI, and Burns was 2 for 5 with 2 RBI.
Zach Morse (Alfred State) pitched 5.1 innings to earn the win. He allowed six hits, four earned runs, and walked one while striking out three. Caleb Clements (Cobleskill) pitched 2.2 innings with two strikeouts while Gates Miller (Alfred State) got the final three outs with a strikeout.
Nate Kearney was 3 for 3 with a RBI to lead Horseheads.
Hornell travels to Houghton on Tuesday for a 7 p.m. contest with the Genesee Rapids.
The Steamers had some special fans in the crowd last night!! Girls Scouts and Guiding Eyes for the Blind So Tier NY Puppy Raising Region were in the ballpark and got to meet the players!