Keuka College Baseball Opens Conference Play with a Win

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COBLESKILL, N.Y. — The Keuka College Baseball team opened the 2019 North Eastern Athletic Conference schedule with a 12-4 win on the road at SUNY Cobleskill on Friday.

Keuka College (4-9, 1-0 NEAC) was led at the plate by Dan Bamann (Rochester, N.Y. / Irondequoit) and Tyler Freedman (Rochester, N.Y. / Aquinas Institute) with three hits apiece. Daniel Steve (Cortland, N.Y. / Cortland) earned with win on the mound while Tyler Key (Chico, Calif. / Gridley) got his second save of the season.

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The Fighting Tigers took a 3-0 lead right away in the first inning, but the Wolves settled into the action and quickly tied the game back up in the second. Anthony Mashewske (Newark, N.Y. / Newark) walked to lead off the inning and then advanced on a Tyler Freedman single. Both scored as Tyler Broderick (State College, Pa. / Saint Joseph's Catholic Academy) delivered a double to make it 3-2. Brooks Vertoske (Horseheads, N.Y. / Horseheads) later tied the game at 3-3, scoring Broderick on an RBI single.

The game would remain tied until the fifth when Keuka took advantage of a Cobleskill wild pitch to take a 4-3 lead. Dan Bamann added to the lead in the top of the sixth with an RBI double, but the home team answered with a solo home run in the bottom of the inning to cut the Keuka lead to 5-4.

Keuka College added insurance runs in the later innings. Dan Bamann added to his RBI count as the senior drove in two runs on a single in the eighth inning. Keuka tacked on five runs in the ninth on an RBI hits by Tyler Freedman, Nick Brown (Liverpool, N.Y. / Liverpool), Brooks Vertoske, and Tyler Krowiak (Endwell, N.Y. / Seton Catholic) as the Wolves defeated the Fighting Tigers 12-4.

KC Notes:

  • Keuka won its third straight game against SUNY Cobleskill and are 6-3 overall against the Fighting Tigers
  • Friday was the most runs scored by Keuka against SUNY Cobleskill in the nine-game series
  • Dan Bamann became the ninth player in program history to have 100 career hits
  • Two of Bamann's three hits were doubles on Friday. He moved into a tie for third in the Keuka College Record Book with 25 career doubles
  • Bamann also drove in three runs, giving him 60 career RBIs, eighth best in program history
  • Daniel Steve allowed four runs, two earned, while striking out three over 6.2 innings to earn his second win of the season
  • Tyler Key picked up his second save, allowing just one hit over the final 2.1 innings

Up Next for Keuka College: The Wolves and Fighting Tigers will continue their series on Saturday. First pitch of the NEAC doubleheader from SUNY Cobleskill is set for 12pm.