Baseball Falls in Empire 8 Opener to Ithaca
Ithaca, NY Playing in their first Empire 8 Conference game in program history, the Elmira College baseball (0 5, 0 1 E8) team came out on the wrong end of a 13 0 decision against neighboring Ithaca College (3 7, 1 0 E8).
Davis Salzman ’18 got the start on the mound for the Soaring Eagles and would toss 5.1 innings, allowing six runs on eight hits. Mike Ladka ’16 and Nick Sampogna ’18 came in for relief duty, combining for 2.2 innings.
Elmira was led at the
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The Soaring Eagles had three quality chances to get on the scoreboard this afternoon in the top of the third, sixth, and eighth innings. In the third, Jordan Marquez ’18 reached safely on an error by the Ithaca pitcher with one out. Marquez would steal second before reaching third on a groundout by Rudolph, putting an EC runner in scoring position. However, Elmira’s next at bat would see Rothenberg line one into center field, only to see it caught for the third out of the inning.
Rudolph began the top of the sixth inning with a single down the left field line and would eventually reach third base after a groundout and sacrifice bunt by Elmira’s next two batters. Unfortunately, Rudolph would get picked off at third base, ending the EC scoring threat in the sixth.
In the top of the eighth, Elmira began the inning with back to back outs but a walk by Marquez and a single
cheap ray bans to left field by Rudolph began a mini EC rally. Rothenberg continued the rally with a two out infield single that left the bases loaded Jack Thistle ’18. Thistle, who entered the game as a pinch hitter, would
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