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September 20, 2018

Oswego State Baseball Drops Two to Visiting Fredonia, 12-4 and 4-0


FREDONIA, N.Y. – The Oswego State baseball team’s struggles continued at Laker Field on Saturday as the visiting Fredonia Blue Devils took both games of the doubleheader, winning 12-4 in game one and blanking the home team 4-0 in game two. The losses dropped Oswego State to 15-19 on the season and 1-16 in the SUNYAC, while Fredonia improved to 16-18 on the year and 4-13 in the conference.

Andy Dlugosz took the win in game one for Fredonia, pitching in relief for 3.2 innings with two strikeouts. Brady Farkas took the loss, allowing five runs on five hits in one inning.

The Blue Devils jumped into the lead early, as two RBI singles by Brian Sheehan and Dillon Lowe were quickly paired with a three-run blast over the center field wall by Joe Kephart to push Fredonia’s lead to 5-0 at the end of the first inning.

Three more runs came in the form of two RBI singles by Dan Greco, Taylor Gahagen, and a wild pitch that scored Tom Dee.

The Lakers staged a fifth-inning rally to narrow the gap to 8-4, starting with a bases-loaded walk to Pat Brown that brought in Scott Buniak. Ed Charles provided the key hit of the inning as he hit a two-run double to plate Mike Stark and Tyler Baker while Matt Miller later pushed Brown across the plate with a single.

Fredonia quickly answered back with four more runs, including a two-run single by Kephart in the seventh inning that extended the lead to 11-4 before the Blue Devils’ final run in the ninth.

Game two belonged entirely to the visiting team as Laker bats were held silent for the entire seven-inning contest. Fredonia pitcher Matt Sullivan pitched a seven-strikeout complete game to pick up the win. Oswego State pitcher Mark Schaper walked five and hit three batters in the loss while striking out three, earning three runs on five hits.

Much like game one, two RBI singles by Sheehan and Vinnie Van Auker produced a 3-0 lead that the Blue Devils would not surrender. Another insurance run by Kephart in the fifth inning gave Fredonia all the padding it needed.

The Lakers will wrap up the series with Fredonia on Sunday at noon.

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