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Avallone Hits Seventh Home Run, Pioneers Win Streak Continues

Avallone Hits Seventh Home Run, Pioneers Win Streak Continues

The Alfred State baseball team recorded their third straight win after beating the St. John Fisher Cardinals 4-3 on Friday at Dugan Yard in Pittsford, N.Y.

The Pioneers (5-15) recorded 11 hits, 4 runs, 4 RBIs and 0 errors.

The Cardinals (6-7) had 9 hits, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and 1 error.

Pioneer Leaders:

Matteo Avallone (Mahopac/Bridgton Academy) went 4-for-5 with 2 RBIs, including his seventh home run of the season.  

Tyler Petery (Schwenksville,PA / Pope John Paul II) went 2-for-4 with a double.

What Happened:

Avallone started the Pioneers off with another two-run homer to bring in Devin Mersmann (Arcade/Pioneer) for a 2-0 lead in the top of the first.

Fisher scored one in the second and two in the third for a one-run edge.

Mersmann singled to right field to plate Elijah Barinas (Bronx, NY/St. Raymond).

and Jack Curabba (Shohola, Pa/Delaware Valley) singled to left field to bring home Gavin Moore (Hilton) to take a 4-3 advantage in the top of the fifth.

The Pioneers defense held off the Cardinals for six innings to take the one-run win.

Pioneer Pitching:

Jack Josephson (Penfield) (W, 1-1) pitched 7.1 innings and allowed 8 hits, 3 runs, walked 4 and struck out 8.

Josh Van Bramer (Fairport, NY) picked up the save after pitching 1.2 innings and allowed 1 hit and struck out 2.

The Pioneers open up conference play on Saturday, April 2 at Pitt.-Greensburg with a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m.