ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – March 18 – The Erie Community College baseball suffered a pair of losses Friday to Waubonsee (Ill.) Community College, falling 6-2 and 4-3. The Kats are now 3-7 on their Florida trip and close the trip with a 10 a.m. game against Riverland (Minn.) Community College Saturday. Waubonsee CC is ranked ninth in the latest NJCAA Division III poll.
In the opener, freshman left-handed pitcher Mike Tolsma (Tonawanda, N.Y./Tonawanda) struck out four and allowed three earned runs while throwing a complete game.
Game two saw freshman Jesse Zellner (Tonawanda, N.Y./Tonawanda) deliver a two-run triple to bring the Kats within one run. Classmate Bo Aquila (Alden, N.Y./Alden) had two hits while fellow freshman Mike Wagner (Clarence, N.Y./St. Mary’s) also recorded a triple and a run batted in.