LAKELAND, Fla. - The SUNY Canton baseball team suffered a 15-1 loss to Farmingdale State College Monday afternoon at Lake Myrtle Park Field #1.
The Roos (0-4) were held to five singles by the Rams, who were ranked 25th in the D3baseball.com Top 25 preseason poll.
Junior Jordan Hunneyman (Redwood, N.Y.) went 2-for-3 and drove in the Roos lone run in the top of the second inning. Freshman Kevin Hill (Deerfield Beach, Fla.) singled to start the inning and then advanced to second when senior Tom Darling (Oswego, N.Y.) reached first on a Farmingdale error. Those two moved ahead another base after freshman Greg Dobies (Schenectady, N.Y.) successfully beat out a bunt to load the bases. SUNY Cantons next batter, senior Mike Zelyez (Brasher Falls, N.Y.), grounded into a 1-2-3 double play that still left two runners aboard. Hunneyman then plated Darling with a single, but Dobies was tagged out at third to end the inning.
Senior Gerardo Torres (Theresa, N.Y.) also singled for SUNY Canton, who will next face Rochester Institute of Technology on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 2:30 p.m. on Lake Myrtle Park Field #3. Sophomore Travis Legacy (Malone, N.Y.) struck out four batters in 4 1/3 innings on the mound on Monday.
SOFTBALL TEAM SWEPT
The SUNY Canton softball team dropped a pair of games on Monday in Clermont, Florida as they lost to Rochester Institute of Technology 8-0 in the morning and Alma College 7-0 in the afternoon.
Freshman Sharon Cordero (Goshen, N.Y.) went 1-for-2 to lead the Roos against RIT, and junior Allie Gibson (North Tonawanda, N.Y.) struck out four batters and allowed eight runs on nine hits in five innings.
The Roos return to the diamond on Tuesday facing Davenport University at 9 a.m. and Augustana College 1 p.m.