SYRACUSE – With not being in action for over a week, it was well worth the wait as the Jamestown Community College baseball team took two on the road against the 24th ranked Onondaga Community College according to the Prep Baseball Report JUCO.
JCC 1, OCC 0
It was a pitcher’s duel for much of the game but the Jayhawks (6-7, 5-3 Region 3 West) were able to scrap across a run in the top of the seventh for the difference. Designated hitter Lucas Porpiglia (Dunkirk / Dunkirk HS) got things going with a single and stole second base to put himself in a scoring position. Second baseman Chris Navarro (Jamestown / Jamestown HS) became the hero of the afternoon, hitting an RBI single to bring Porpiglia in to score.
Pitcher Bryce Jackson (Jamestown / Jamestown HS) got back on track, punching out 12 batters and fanning out four hits to go the distance for the win.
JCC 6, OCC 4
JCC carried their momentum over into the backend of the doubleheader with right fielder Billy Harmon (Racine, OH / Southern Local) leading the way, going 3-for-4 at the plate including a double. First baseman Yordangel Gonzalez (Miami, FL / Miami Jackson Senior HS) and left fielder Wyatt Hennessy (Mukwonago, WI / Mukwonago HS) also added extra base hits on the afternoon.
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The Lazers got a run early in the first inning but the Jayhawks responded with three runs of their own to take a 3-1 lead after two innings of action. Hennessy tacked on another run in the third with a sac fly to help grow the lead to 4-1.
OCC did threaten in the bottom of the third, scoring a pair of runs in the bottom half of the innings but runs scored in the fourth and fifth innings from the Jayhawks helped put the game away.
Pitcher Tanner Potter (Trumansburg / Trumansburg HS) earned his first win in his college career, going six innings and giving up four runs, three earned, on four hits while striking out six batters. Nate Johnson (Lakewood / Southwestern High) came in to get his first save of the season, going the rest of the way while surrendering one hit.
The Jayhawks are back in action today as they travel to Tompkins Cortland Community College to wrap up their season series. First pitch is set for 2 pm