Harrison Helps Jayhawks Split Doubleheader Against Corning

CORNING — The Jamestown Community College baseball team rode a big third inning and a strong pitching performance by Evan Harrison to edge Corning CC, 6-5, and earn a split of their NJCAA Region 3 Division III doubleheader on Thursday.

Harrison struck out five and walked two, and was the beneficiary of a six-run third inning as the Jayhawks bounced back from an 8-4 setback in the first game.

Highlighting the six-run outburst for Jamestown CC were a two-run double by Roberto Aracena and a three-run home run by Caleb Caldwell. Caldwell and Spencer TeWinkle both finished with two hits as the Jayhawks improved to 7-5.

“Evan Harrison has pitched tremendously the last two outings,” Jamestown CC coach Matt Cummings said. “Today, he was a huge lift, especially after dropping Game One. We have all the confidence in the world when he takes the hill for us.”

In the opener, the Jayhawks fell behind, 6-1, after two innings and couldn’t mount a comeback.

German Nolasco, Aracena (double), Brady Blair, Jake Brown and TeWinkle all had two hits for the Jayhawks. Nolasco, Aracena and Blair also drove in a run.

Joe Horn was the winning pitcher for Corning CC.

The Jayhawks return to action Saturday at Erie CC.

FIRST GAME

Jamestown CC 102 000 1 — 4 14 1

Corning CC 331 010 x –8 8 0

Kelley, Blair (2) and TeWinkle. Horn, Luca (6) and Caughell. W–Horn. L–Kelley. SO–1, Blair 2, Horn 5, Luca 1. BB–Kelley 4, Horn 4, Luca 1. 2B–Aracena (J), Updyke (C), McKiben (C).

SECOND GAME

Jamestown CC 006 000 0 — 6 6 0

Corning CC 300 0001 1 — 5 10 2

Evan Harrison and TeWinkle. Burlson and Allen. SO–Harrison 5, Burlson 7. BB–Harrison 2, Burlson 5. 2B–Aracena (J), McKiben (C). 3B–McKiben (C), Updyke (C). HR–Caldwell (J).

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