Winning two out of three games on the road this weekend in Rochester, NY – The Saints clinched the regular season series title over Monroe Community College with a margin of 3 games to 2. The Saints will now host Monroe CC on May 12th, 13th, and 14th in the NJCAA Region III Championship at Hirtzel Field.
Starting the weekend off in style, Sophomore ace Dalton Donachie took to the mound on a mission in game one. Donachie went the distance, striking out four, giving up three hits, and zero free passes as he threw a complete game shutout in a run-rule shortened game over 7 innings.
The Saint offense scored two in the 3rd, four in the 5th, and exploded for six runs in the 6th to make it 12-0 while tallying an impressive 17 hits. Eight of nine starters recorded a hit, including six that had multi hit performances.
Sophomore Blaze Chamberlain rattled off three hits while freshman catcher Tyler Cannon had a trio of hits that yielded 4 RBIs. Tom Cannon, Austin Tisch, Kenny Robinson, and Noah Suarez each had a pair of base knocks. Robinson scored three times.
In game two, Logan Snyder took the loss on the mound through four innings. The freshman had a rough go, giving up 5 earned runs from 6 hits and four walks.
Offensively, The Saints had nine hits in the game. Tyler Cannon, Blaze Chamberlin, and Kenny Robinson each collected multiple hits for The Saints. Chamberlin, Jason Swope, and Joe Turano each drove in one run to lead The Saints.
In a back and forth thriller, the Saints came from behind scoring two in the 9th to take a 10-7 lead in an important game 5. Reliever Zach Barrett went back out to begin what would have been his 7th inning of the day to finish the strong outing. After back to back doubles and an intentional walk, Noah Suarez trotted in from right field to take to the mound. In a matter of three batters, Suarez secured the win and earned his first save of his career.
The Offense never backed down and kept battling to stay in the fight. Tommy Cannon had a career day belting two doubles and a homerun bringing home five RBI. Younger brother Ty Cannon added another timely double in the rally. Austin Tisch and Blaze Chamberlain had three and two hits, respectively, both scoring two times each.
The Saints will be back in action Friday & Saturday vs OCCAC opponent Edison State CC at 1pm both days at Hirtzel Field. Both days will have 1pm start times.
Saturday will be our annual Breast Cancer Awareness game as well as Sophomore Day!
The ceremonies will take place at 12:40pm.