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Jasek sparks Clarkson baseball past SUNY Canton

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CANTON — Sophomore Greg Jasek (Chittenango) recorded four hits including a pair of double and scored three times to lead the Clarkson University baseball team by the SUNY Canton Kangaroos 5-3 in non-league action on Wednesday afternoon.

The Golden Knights improve to 13-10 on the season while the Kangaroos drop to 14-15 on the year. Clarkson will travel to take on RIT in a pair of doubleheaders this weekend, with action starting at 1 p.m. Saturday.

The Green and Gold got on the board in the top of the first inning as senior Dan Lenney (Clifton Park) lifted a fly ball to right center that was deep enough to score classmate David Wixted (Ballston Lake) on a sacrifice fly. The Knights would double their lead as senior Kyle Henchey (Rensselaer) singled to right center to score Jasek.

Sophomore Ian Castle (East Greenbush, NY) started on the mound for the Knights, throwing four innings of scoreless ball and allowing only three hits while striking out five. Freshman Jeremy Barber (Plattsburgh) came in to relieve Castle and pitched 1.1 innings, allowing one hit and one earned run to pick up the victory.

Clarkson would extend its lead in the top of the fifth inning as Jasek doubled to left center to score Wixted. He would then steal third and score, as the throw from the catcher would sail into left field. Canton would get on the scoreboard as a wild pitch scored one run and am RBI single would cut the Clarkson lead to 4-2 in the bottom of the sixth. They would add another run with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth to cut the Knights’ lead to one, but freshman Dom Pirro (Liverpool, NY) would single in the top of the ninth and an error in left field would plate Jasek with an insurance run.

Wixted and freshman Paul Ludden (Cicero) were the only other Knights with multiple hits as the team outhit the Kangaroos 12-6 on the afternoon.

SLU 11, SUNY Plattsburgh 7: St. Lawrence (14-12) led 6-0 by the end of the top of the fourth inning and held on to defeat the Cardinals in a nonconference game in Plattsburgh.

Mark Syron and Brian Magovney each produced three-hit games for the Saints. Chris Fernandez added two hits for SLU.

Brian Latulipe, Luke Weaver and Manny Boccini each produced two hits for SUNY Plattsburgh (10-20).

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SUNY Alfred 11-6, Clarkson 4-8: Jamie Bridge struck out nine and went 2-for-2 in the second game of a nonconference doubleheader in Alfred to help Clarkson (6-21) produce a split.

Katie Pelton also picked up two hits for Clarkson in game two, as well as producing a two-hit game in the opener. Ali Schwenzfeier and Kat Tamburro also tallied two hits in game one for Clarkson.

Stormi Kruger and Renee Stanford led the Pioneers (9-13) with two-hit games in the opener and Katie Jackson went 3-for-3 for Alfred State in game two.

SUNY Plattsburgh 3-6, SLU 2-7: Natasha Bell scored the winning run when Rebecca Allen drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the sixth inning as the Saints (10-18) split a nonconference doubleheader with SUNY Plattsburgh in Canton.

Aisha O’Connor went 3-for-3 for SLU in game two and Hannah Sears, Bell and Kelly Burke all produced two hits. Former Malone standout Brittany Marshall went 2-for-2 for the Cardinals (7-21) in the opener.

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