- Greece Starts Season with Strong Pitching
- Yorkey goes 7 for 7 to Start the Campaign
- 3 Big Games this Weekend
Kneeling L to R: Jake Wamser, Ryan Rivera, Jared Pignato, Alex Rotmans, Jamison Lynd, Mike Mule, Ryan Ballard, Thomas Finnerty
Standing: Coach Dan Ford, Kevin Blum, Mike Ruta, James Huber, Victor Torres, Connor Hong, Jack Berbert, Jayson Russell, Ray Mineo, Isaac Yorkey
Irondequoit Post 4 Greece Post 3 (8 Innings)
After a sloppy start by both teams in the first inning, a great game was played but the Generals fell a little short in a 4-3 defeat in extra innings.
Irondequoit took advantage of an error and a wild pitch to get on the board first.
Greece came right back with Mike Mule reaching on an error and was moved around by a stolen base and back to back singles by Victor Torres and James Huber.
The visitors put a couple of hard hit balls together to take a 3-1 lead. Jayson Russell hit a blast to the right center field gap to lead off the 4th and was scored on a Jack Berbert ground out to cut the lead.
Jamison Lynd led off the 7th with a pinch hit walk and Connor Hong pinch ran for him. Thomas Finnerty came up with 2 down and hit a double to right center to tie the game up at 3.
Irondequoit put together a single, a hit by pitch and a 2 out single from Jayden Fayad to take the lead.
Russell led off the 8th hit another hard single but was left at 2nd base as the game ended
Neale McMullen went 6 1/3 innings allowing only 2 earned runs in his first start of the season.
Torres led the way going 3 for 4 and Russell was 2 for 3 to pace GP (3-1).
Greece Post 6 Corning Grey 2
Connor Hong took a no hitter into the 6th inning lead lead the way on the road trip for the Greece 6-2 victory.
Hong went 6 innings allowing no earned runs and striking out 8 batters.Greece got on the board in the first with a James Huber sacrifice fly scoring Mike Ruta.
Jayson Russell hit a sac fly in the 5th inning to score Victor Torres to take a 2-0 lead.
Alex Rotmans scored on a wild pitch and Ruta scored on an Isaac Yorkey ground ball in the 6th to make it 4-0.
Corning made a comeback in the 6th scoring 2 unearned runs.
Russell added another RBI with a single to score Ryan Ballard and scored on a wild pitch to cap off the scoring.
8 different players had a hit with Ruta and Ballard hitting doubles to lead the way for GP (3-0)
Greece Post 7 Braman Post 1
Ray Mineo threw a 2-hit gem in the league opener in a 7-1 victory over Braman Post.
Mineo allowed a hit in the 2nd inning that scored a run and a 6th inning double who wound up making a base running blunder to erase that the next hitter. Ray pounded the zone, used his good defense behind him and struck out 5 batters. He only needed 71 pitches to finish off Braman.
Greece got 2 quick runs in the first with a Mike Ruta leadoff single and stole second. He was scored on a Thomas Finnerty single. Isaac Yorkey hit a single to right two batters later to score Finnerty.
A big 5th inning broke the game open. Jamison Lynd led off with an infield single and got to second on a throwing error. Ruta scored him on a blast of a triple to right center. Finnerty knocked him in with a line drive to right field for a single. Yorkey hit a two run single to score the other runs of the inning.
Ruta decided his next ay bat to shop at another gap with his second triple of the day to left center scoring Mike Mule to cap off the scoring for the day.
Ruta was 3 for 4 with 2 triples and 2 RBIs. Yorkey was 3 for 3 with 3 RBIs and Finnerty was 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs to lead the offense for the Generals (2-0)
Greece Post 4 Rochester Black Sox 0
In a tune-up for league play, Greece comes out and gets a 4-0 win over the Rochester Black Sox.
Ryan Ballard was hit by a pitch to lead off the 2nd inning and scored on an error.
Victor Torres led off the 4th with a walk and scored on a hard ground ball by Ballard. Thomas Finnerty hit a laser to right center to score Ballard and Isaac Yorkey to get the rest of the runs in.
Greece used great defense (including 2 double plays) and good pitching to shut out the Sox.
Connor Hong got the start and went two innings allowing one hit and striking out 4. Jake Wamser went the next two innings also allowing one hit and getting 2 strikeouts himself. Jared Pignato threw 2 innings not allowing a hit and a strikeout. Mike Ruta closed out the shutout in the 7th.
Yorkey led the offense going 3 for 3. Jamison Lynd was 1 for 1 with a walk to help lead he Generals (1-0)
Former and current players who have or are now playing or have played in college:
Yimy Queipo (2004-06) Peru State P Drafted 27th Round by Los Angeles Dodgers 2010
Lance Boyington (2005-06) Hobart Football
Raffaele Parisi (2005-07) R.I.T 1B/DH
Jason Nevada (2005-07) St. John Fisher 2B/SS
Ryan Mosher (2005-07) St. Bonaventure 2B
Jordy Smola (2006-09) MCC 1B/3B
Chase Grissom (2008-09) MCC / UNC-Pembroke P/OF
David Valle (2008) SUNY Brockport P/OF
Derek Twamley (2008-09) MCC Baseball IF
Mike Bellucco (2008-09) St John Fisher Football
Matt Bellucco (2008-09) St John Fisher Football
Al Gleichauf (2008) York University Wrestling
Joe Sleeman (2008-09) Norwich University 2B
Anthony Gonzalez (2007-10) FLCC IF
Mike Stark (2008-10) SUNY Oswego 2B
Nick Bunce (2009-10) MCC/ SUNY Brockport/ Trinidad Triggers C
Willie Pantoja (2008-10) Wake Tech (NC) OF
Pete Wilson (2010-11) SUNY Brockport OF
Jake Bunce (2010-11) SUNY Brockport P Strength and Conditioning Coach in Reds and Phillies Organizations
Chris Coleman (2010-11) University of Rochester P
Zach Harrington (2010) Alfred University Football
Connor Johnson (2011) SUNY Brockport Football
Jake Zimmer (2011-12) Cazenovia P
Frank Carnevale (2010-12) St. Jon Fisher IF
Mike DiStefano (2011-12) MCC OF-P
Ryan Prevost (2011-12) MCC OF
Brett Sanders (2012-13) MCC 2B SUNY Brockport
Ben Knauf (2011-14) Clarkson University OF
Mike Bessette (2012-14) SUNY Fredonia P
Kyle Smith (2014) SUNY Fredonia P
Dan Freese (2014-17) Cazenovoa IF
Anthony Kane (2015-17) Cazenovia P
Nick Horton (2015-17) Cazenovia OF
Bryan Rivera (2016-17) Niagara CCC IF
Nick Jackson (2016) MCC P
Mike Ciccarone (2016-17) Niagara CCC P
Victor Torres (2017-present) Corning CC IF