WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. - April 14 - Sophomore outfielder Brian Barry (Derby, N.Y./Lake Shore) drove in four runs as the Erie Community College baseball team picked up a 9-5 win over Jamestown CC in game one of the Region III doubleheader Sunday afternoon at the ECC north campus diamond. Barry added a single and a double in game two as the Kats recorded six extra-base hits while sophomore Cody Alessi (Trinity, Fla./Eastlake) tossed a three-hitter in ECC's 10-0 win to improve to 5-0.
Barry had a two-run home run in the fourth inning and added a two-run double in the sixth. ECC scored twice in the first inning. Michael D'Eletto (Wayne, N.Y./Wayne) doubled to lead off the inning and scored when Nick Manoukarakis (Toronto, Ont./Birchmound Park) singled. Manoukarakis scored when Zach Hayes (Orchard Park, N.Y./Bishop Timon-St. Jude) walked). The Kats plated two runs in the third inning when Austin Zakroczemski (Lancaster, N.Y./St. Francis) tripled to drive in Hayes and Ricky Mendiola (Williamsville, N.Y./Williamsville South).
Barry's home run in the fourth followed a triple by Vinny Sherman (North Collins, N.Y./North Collins). Vinny Sherman's triple scored his brother, Kyle Sherman (North Collins, N.Y./North Collins) who singled. In the sixth, Kyle Sherman singled while Vinny Sherman was hit with a pitch before Barry delivered his two-out double to right field. Mike Schnurr (Waterloo, Ont./St. David's) improved to 4-0 with the win.
In game two, freshman Nick Caboot (Derby, N.Y./Lake Shore) gave ECC a quick 2-0 lead with a double in the second inning. He later scored when D'Eletto had a two-run triple. D'Eletto scored on a Trent Unverdorben (Portville, N.Y./Portville) double. Caboot added a two-run double in the third.
ECC, now 17-11, will play a Region III doubleheader at Jamestown CC Monday. ECC head coach Joe Bauth enters the twin bill needing two wins to reach 800 for his career.