LITTLE FALLS, N.Y. - The Erie Community College baseball team scored three runs in the top of the sixth inning to take a 9-6 lead Friday and the Kats hung on for a 9-7 victory over No. 2 Niagara County Community College in the Region III Tournament at Veterans Memorial Park. The loss was just the fourth of the season for NCCC.
ECC, now 26-16, will play Schenectady County Community College at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Schenectady CCC downed Hudson Valley Community College 10-2 in Friday's other contest. Hudson Valley CC plays NCCC at noon Saturday. The winner advances to a 7 p.m. contest Saturday.
Sophomore Emilio Arteta (Miami, Fla./Dr. Michael M. Krop) had a pair of doubles to drive in six runs for the Kats. Alex Dannett (Brampton, Ont./Brampton Centennial SS) recorded the win, his sixth of the season.
ECC split two games with Schenectady CCC earlier this season in Florida.