KEUKA PARK, N.Y. – The Keuka College Baseball team ended their 2016 season with a pair of wins, defeating Alfred State 4-2 and 3-2 on Tuesday at Kuhl Field.
Keuka College ended the season with a 17-15-1 record. The 17 wins is the second most in program history.
The Green and Gold took an early lead against the Pioneers. Billy McDermott had a one-out single and moved to second on a wild pitch. With two outs, Tyler Krowiak singled to the opposite field to score McDermott, giving Keuka the 1-0 advantage.
Billy McDermott walked to start the bottom of the fifth inning. He stole second and went to third on a single by Kyle Dailey. With runners on the corners, Tyler Krowiak once again hit an RBI single to score McDermott for the 2-0 lead. With two outs and having Krowiak move to second, Dakota Skinner reached on an infield single to second base. Dailey scored and Krowiak never stopped running, scoring from second for the 4-0 advantage.
Alfred State got a pair of runs back in the top of the sixth, but that would be all they would get off of starter James Matthews. The senior pitched a complete game with seven strikeouts as Keuka defeated Alfred State 4-2.
In the second inning of Game 2, Alfred State loaded the bases with no outs. Starting pitcher Thomas Fowler induced a pair of flyballs to the shortstop and got the third out via the strikeout to escape the inning without allowing a run.
In the bottom of the inning, Kyle Dailey reached on an error and moved to third on a single by Tyler Krowiak. Keuka executed a suicide squeeze with John Rizzo at bat for the 1-0 lead.
After the Pioneers tied the game in the third, the Green and Gold took the lead right back in the fourth. John Rizzo singled through the left side to score Tyler Krowiak for the second time in the game, giving Keuka a 2-1 advantage.
Alfred State got an RBI single with two outs in the top of the sixth to tie the game, but right fielder Brett Fenton threw out the would-be go-ahead run out at the plate on the play to keep the game tied at 2-2.
The Pioneers threatened once again in the seventh, but the inning ended with Brett Fenton throwing another runner out at the plate. The game would go to extra innings tied at 2-2.
Jake Redding led the bottom of the eighth off with a bunt single. He moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Billy McDermott. Following a Brett Fenton walk, senior Kyle Dailey ended his Keuka College career in style. He drove a single to left field that scored Redding from second base to give Keuka College the 3-2 walkoff victory.