SATURDAY, Game 1 – 12-11 Win, Game 2 – 13-12 Win
Erie built big leads in both games and hung on in each to earn the sweep of Corning CC. The Kats pounded out 25 runs in the sweep and used home runs by Shane Latshaw (Maryvale), Emilio Arteta (Miami, FL) and Russ Hurley (Orchard Park) to squeak by the Red Barons. Austin Benshadle (Williamsville North) and Alex Dusenberry (Amherst) combined for 12 hits and 9 runs on the day. Hurley, seeing his first action on the mound, pitched 2 1/3 innings in Game 2 to earn the victory.
SUNDAY, Game 1 – 14-2 Win, Game 2 – 14-4 Win
The Kats completed the weekend sweep with wins on Sunday. In game one freshman Rich Corrente (Chatam, ON) allowed just 2 hits in picking up the complete game victory. Shane Latshaw, Kyle O’Brien (Ottawa, ON) and Russ Hurley all went deep for the Kats. In game two Kyle O’Brien went deep again, this time a grand slam. Shane Latshaw picked up the victory going 5 innings and helped his own cause with 2 hits and an RBI. Every Kats started had at least a hit and scored a run.
All in all the Kats pounded out 65 hits, 8 home runs & scored 53 runs in route to the four game sweep of Corning. The Kats improve to 14-10 overall and 8-2 in Region III play. ECC is back in action Tuesday when the Kats travel to play the first part of a home and home series with regional opponent Finger Lakes CC. The Kats will then host Finger Lakes Thursday afternoon at 2pm.