TAMPA, Fla. - March 15 - The Erie Community College baseball team scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning to record a 7-5 win and a split of Friday's doubleheader against Waubonsee (Ill.) CC. Waubonsee CC handed the Kats a 5-2 loss in the opener.
In the nightcap, the Kats got back-to-back doubles by Vinny Sherman (North Collins, N.Y./North Collins) and Brian Barry (Derby, N.Y./Lake Shore) in the seventh to pick up the victory. Michael D'Elletto (Wayne, N.Y./Wayne) picked up the win in relief, allowing only one hit while striking out eight in 3 1/3 innings of work.
In the nightcap's seventh inning, Marc Dileo (Williamsville, N.Y./Canisius) singled to open the frame. After moving to second base on a passed ball, Sherman doubled to drive in Dileo before Barry doubled to drive in Sherman. Sherman finished the game with three hits. Dileo, Barry, Nick Manoukarakis (Toronto, Ont./Birchmount Park) and Ricky Mendiola (Williamsville, N.Y./Williamsville South) each had two hits. Manoukarakis drove in three runs, all coming on a three-run homer to right field in the third inning.
The Kats, 6-6, will play at CCBC Catonsville March 22.