The baseball team won its home opener Tuesday, a doubleheader against Keuka College, in decisive fashion at Freeman Field.
The Bombers came out strong in the first game of the doubleheader, holding Keuka to one hit, and won the game 13–1.
Senior pitcher Dan Lynch, who improved to 2–1 on the season, threw five innings, allowing one hit and striking out four. Freshman Chris Anderson and sophomore Pat Lemmo came in and each pitched a scoreless inning in relief.
Junior second baseman Matt Keller recorded three of the Bombers’ 11 hits and scored three runs in the first game. Graduate student and third baseman Dave Ahonen also had a big game for the Blue and Gold, going 2-for-2 at the plate with two RBIs and a run scored.
The Bombers, who put up a 6-spot in the fourth inning, got production from the entire lineup, with all but two of the starters getting a hit. Freshman Tim LaCastro had a hit and two RBIs, and senior first baseman Trevor Wolf got on base twice and scored two runs.
In the second game, the Bombers gave up two runs to Keuka in the top of the first inning, but took advantage of five Keuka errors, to earn a 9–2 victory.
Seniors catcher Sean Weber and outfielder Rob Zappia led the way for the Blue and Gold. Weber went 3-for-3 with three RBIs, which included a game tying double in the second inning. Zappia, who matched a career-best with three hits, stole two bases for the South Hill squad.
The Bombers got another strong pitching performance from senior Aaron Sapp. Sapp finished the game with four strikeouts, and gave up only three earned runs in five innings of work. Sophomore Jasper Adams and junior Tucker Healy each pitched a scoreless inning in relief and struck out a pair.
The Blue and Gold will open Empire 8 conference play Saturday with a doubleheader against Rochester Institute of Technology at Freeman Field.