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Collado, Jayhawks Salvage Split With Finger Lakes CC

Jamestown Community College’s Lucas Porpiglia throws out a runner attempting to steal against Finger Lakes CC at Diethrick Park on Tuesday. P-J photo by Scott Reagle

Sophomore Adonis Collado threw a complete game while allowing three earned runs and striking out eight as Jamestown Community College salavaged a doubleheader split with Finger Lakes CC on Tuesday at Diethrick Park.

Collado allowed three earns runs and struck out eight as the Jayhawks beat the Lakers 7-3 in Game 2.

Finger Lakes CC shut out Jamestown CC 4-0 in the opener.

The Jayhawks (6-9, 4-4 Region 3 West) found their offense in the second game, scoring seven unanswered runs in the first three innings. Sophomore designated hitter Nick Rini (Powhatan, Virginia/Knock) got the scoring going early, hitting a two-run double on a line drive to center field, bringing home freshman shortstop Ethan Abegg (Commerce City, Colorado/Prarie View) and sophomore right fielder Wyatt Hennessy (Mukwongago, Wisconsin/Mukwonago).

Sophomore third baseman Roberto Aracena (Miami/Citi Christain Academy) drove in the last two runs of the inning, hitting a two-run single on a line drive to left field as Rini and Harmon came around to score.

In the second, Abegg scored on a passed ball to make it 5-0 in favor of the Jayhawks. Later in the inning, Rini showed his wheels, stealing home to make it 6-0.

JCC scored its final run of the game as Hennessy flew out to center field on a sacrifice fly, driving in freshman centerfielder Ayden Reagle (Jamestown/Maple Grove).

The Lakers would make a push late, scoring three runs over the fourth and fifth innings.

Abegg was masteful at the plate, going 3 for 3 with two runs scored. Rini was also effective at the plate, going 2 for 2 with two runs and drawing two walks.

The two teams were deadlocked through three innings of Game 1 with neither team able to find any offense.

In the second inning, sophomore right fielder Billy Harmon (Racine, Ohio/Southern Local) had a single to center field, trying to find some offense for JCC. Harmon put himself in scoring position, stealing second. In their next two at-bats, JCC flew out to right and center field, stranding Harmon.

The Lakers got their first three runs in the third to take a 3-0 lead. Looking to answer, redshirt-freshman Yordangel Gonzalez (Miami/Miami Jackson) got things started with a double to left field. Gonzalez advanced to third on an error by the Lakers. Gonzalez was stranded at third with a pop fly in foul territory and a line-drive out.

The Lakers added another run in the fifth inning to put the game out of reach.

The Jayhawks had five hits in the game with Harmon leading the way with two hits.

Redshirt-freshman Bryce Jackson (Jamestown/Jamestown) took the loss on the mound, giving up four earned runs and striking out 10 batters in five innings of action. Sophomore Chris Calladine (Andover/Andover Centers Look School) and freshman Bryan Gardner (Falconer/Falconer) pitched an inning and struck out a batter.

The Jayhawks will hit the road Thursday for a doubleheader at Finger Lakes CC starting at 3 p.m.

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