COBLESKILL, N.Y. – The Oswego State baseball team recovered from a tough weekend by picking up both wins in a doubleheader sweep of SUNY Cobleskill at Fighting Tiger Field Wednesday, 4-0 in game one and 3-1 in game two. The wins lifted the Lakers to 15-17 on the season, while the losses dropped Cobleskill to 4-22 on the year.
Laker pitcher Marc Peterson picked up a complete game shutout in game one, pitching through seven and striking out seven. Tiger pitcher Jason Proct took the game one loss, striking out two and walking four.
Oswego State pounced early taking a 2-0 lead into the second inning on an Ed Charles double that scored Mike Stark and later scored himself after a single by Tim Curry. The Lakers’ lead grew to 3-0 in the second on a Charles single that plated Tyler Baker.
Charles scored the final run of the contest in the seventh on a groundout by Scott Buniak. The Tiger offense struggled, going 3-for-23 in game one plate appearances.
The story did nott get much better for Cobleskill in game two, as Tiger batters converted only four of their twenty-two plate appearances into hits. Laker pitcher Dan Erne threw another complete game for the win and struck out six. Jason Biron took the loss for Cobleskill in game two, striking out four and walking one.
Much like game one, the Lakers took a 2-0 lead into the second inning of the follow-up game as the combination of a stolen base, a wild pitch, a hit-by-pitch and a single by Dan Maloney once again scored Charles. An error later allowed Matt Miller to score the second run. The third Oswego State run came across in the second as Pat Brown and Bob Gage executed a double-steal.
A fly out, double play allowed Cobleskill’s Nick Cerone to score in the bottom of the half of the third to avoid consecutive shutouts, but it would not be enough to knock off Oswego State.
The Lakers will host Fredonia at Laker Baseball Field in a doubleheader on Saturday at noon.