Roundup: ‘Neers baseball swept



FT. MYERS, Fla. -- The University of Wisconsin-Stout swept a doubleheader against the Southern Vermont College baseball team Wednesday during the Gene Cusic Classic at the Player Development Complex with scores of 6-2 and 7-3.

After starting the season 0-3, Stout won all eight of its games during the Blue Devils’ stay in Florida to improve to 8-3 on the year. SVC drops to 5-6 with the pair of defeats.

The Blue Devils jumped out to an early lead in the bottom of the second with four runs which would prove to be enough for senior left-hander Brent Mueller. Southern Vt. made it a 5-2 game in the top of the sixth, but the Mountaineers couldn’t get any more across as Stout finished off the win.

SVC junior first baseman Cody LaBadia was 2-4 with a run scored while junior right fielder Roland Hernandez went 1-3 with a walk and a run scored. Junior center fielder Sal Sciara also got on twice, going 1-2 at the bat with a walk.

Blue Devil junior shortstop Nick Nalbach led the team offensively with a 3-4 performance at the plate, knocking in two runs in the win. Junior left fielder Brett Varva was 2-3 at the dish, both hits being doubles, while batting in a run and scoring another. Junior second baseman Jack Schneider was also 2-3 with an RBI and a run scored.

Mueller went the distance, allowing no earned runs as he moves to 3-0 on the season from the bump. He allowed seven hits and two walks while striking out four Mountaineer batters. SVC sophomore right-hander Chris Bradt suffered the loss (0-2) after giving up six runs (five earned) on 11 hits and a walk; he tallied two strikeouts on the day in his six innings of action.

Stout took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first of Game 2 before adding two in the fourth and another in the fifth to go ahead 4-0. SVC cut it close with three runs in the bottom of the sixth, but the Blue Devils responded with three of their own in the top of the seventh.

LaBadia had another solid showing at the plate, going 2-3 with a run scored. Pingitore went 2-4 while plating a run, and Hernandez was 1-3 with two RBIs.

Freitag was 2-3 with a walk, three RBIs and a run scored for the Blue Devils in Game 2 while Burzynski went 2-2 with a sacrifice bunt and a hit by pitch; he scored three runs in the victory.

UWS freshman righty Zach Carlson improved to 2-1 from the hill. Southern Vt. freshman right-hander R.J. Henle took the loss (0-1) in his first collegiate start, surrendering four runs (three earned) on six hits and two walks.

Hoosick Falls grad earns postseason honors

CORTLAND, N.Y. -- SUNY Cortland senior forward Kevin McMahon has been chosen to the 2013-14 All-East second team by both the web site and by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).

McMahon, a 2010 Hoosick Falls graduate, led Cortland this season with 18.5 points and 9.7 rebounds per game. He shot 57 percent from the field, 39 percent (17-of-44) from 3-point range and 72 percent from the foul line. He led the Red Dragons with 27 blocked shots and finished the year with 11 double-doubles.

McMahon finishes his career ranked second at Cortland with 744 rebounds and ninth with 1,277 points. He scored 20 or more points 10 times this season, including 39 points versus Oswego, 35 points against Buffalo State and 30 points versus Brockport, all at home.

Cortland went 14-12 this season and made its 25th SUNYAC tournament appearance in the last 26 years. Four of the Red Dragons’ losses came in overtime and three others were by four points or less. The Red Dragons were a combined 70-40 over McMahon’s four years.


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