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Catoire Strikes out Eight, Pioneers Beat RIT

Catoire Strikes out Eight, Pioneers Beat RIT

The Alfred State baseball team continues their streak, winning 6-2 against the Rochester Institute of Technology Tigers at Tiger Stadium in Rochester, New York on Thursday afternoon. 

The Pioneers (4-13) recorded 12 hits, 6 runs, 5 RBIs, 2 errors.

The Tigers recorded (10-4) 5 hits, 2 runs, 1 RBIs, 2 errors.

Pioneers Leaders:

Matteo Avallone (Mahopac/Bridgton Academy) went 3-for-5 including a two-run homer.

Elijah Barinas (Bronx, NY/St. Raymond) went 2-for-4 with 2 RBIs.

Gavin Moore (Hilton) went 2-for-5 with 1 RBI.

What Happened:

The Pioneers started off with six unanswered runs.

In the top of the second Barinas hit a single to center field bringing home Tyler Petery (Schwenksville,PA / Pope John Paul II) and Brody Burdett (Scottsdale, AZ/Horizon).

Devin Mersmann (Arcade/Pioneer) scored off a throwing error in the top of the fifth.

Moore hit a single through left field plating Mersmann in the sixth inning.

Avallone hit a homer in the top of the ninth inning with Mersmann on second base. 

The Tigers failed to come back only scoring two runs during the bottom of the ninth.

Pioneer Pitching:

Chris Catoire (Brooklyn/Fort Hamilton) (W, 2-0) pitched 8 innings and allowed 5 hits, 2 runs, walked 3 and struck out 8.

Josh Van Bramer (Fairport, NY) pitched 1 innings and allowed 0 hits, 0 runs, walked 0 and struck out 2.

The Pioneers will play at St. John Fisher on Friday 1:00 p.m.


- Story by Marcus Lawson, Alfred State Sports Management Student