March 17, 2012
Schuldt, Barry Dragon stars
STATEN ISLAND — Senior Aaron Schuldt struck out nine batters and did not allow any walks or earned runs in seven innings and junior Brian Barry finished 3-for-3 with a triple, double and two RBI as nationally 22nd-ranked Cortland (8-4) defeated The College of Staten Island 6-4 Friday in a non-league baseball game.
Schuldt, now 3-0 on the season, gave up eight hits. Cortland pitchers combined to strike out 13 batters as senior Brendan Hourihan fanned two batters in an inning and a third and senior Tom Nagy struck out two hitters in the ninth.
Sophomore Chris Jackson went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored and junior Zack Graczyk was 2-for-4.
Richard Anderson took the loss for Staten Island (6-6) after allowing 11 hits and six runs, five earned, in nine innings. He struck out six and did not walk a batter. Christian Osmundsen led the offense with a 2-for-4 effort and Luis Ortiz went 2-for-5.
Cortland took a 2-0 lead in the top of the fourth on one-out singles by junior John Adornetto and sophomore Max Rosing, a fielder’s choice and a two-out, two-run Barry double. CSI plated three unearned runs in the bottom of the fourth to go up 3-2. Ortiz reached on an error to start the inning. With two outs, George Kantzian and Francis Torres hit back-to-back doubles and Sal Taormina added an RBI single.
The Red Dragons knotted the game in the fifth when sophomore Tim Panetta reached on an infield single, moved to third on a pair of groundouts and scored on an error. Cortland grabbed the lead for good in the seventh when Barry tripled with one out and scored on a Panetta sacrifice fly to center.
In the eighth, junior Michael LaTempa led off with a triple and senior Matt June hit a sacrifice fly to left to give Cortland a 5-3 lead. Jackson hit his solo homer with one out in the ninth to give the Red Dragons a three-run lead.
Hourihan retired the side in order in the eighth and got the first batter to ground out in ninth. After Nagy entered, Ramces Tibvrcio doubled and scored on a Ray Gise pinch-hit RBI single. Nagy, however, struck out the last two batters to end the game.
Cortland was to play a doubleheader today at Purchase College.
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