After dropping two of the last three, Cortland trampled Cazenovia on Wednesday afternoon at Wallace Field 13-0. It was a great team win for the Red Dragons as no one player outshined another.
Anthony Visconte started on the mound for Cortland and threw four innings of shutout ball. He gave up two hits, two walks, and tallied five strikeouts to earn the first win of his career.
So far this season, third basemen Steven Figueroa has started every game at the hot corner for Cortland. After his second at-bat which resulted in a SAC fly and the first run of the game, Figueroa packed up and left the game to head to his 4:20 pm class.
“Sorry I’m late professor, I had to drive in Kozak before coach let me leave.”
In the fourth inning, Cortland put up four runs on three hits to take the lead to 5-0. Matt Michalski drove in two runners after a shallow pop-up behind second base couldn’t be caught by the outstretched glove of Cazenovia SS Ryan Meyer.
From there, the wheels fell off the bus for Cazenovia. Cortland scored two more in the fifth inning and five runs in the bottom of the sixth. The Cazenovia pitching staff was simply outmatched by Cortland’s bats.
Sophomore Marcos Perivolaris hit a shot to left-center in the bottom of the sixth for a double, driving in two runs.
Coach Joe Brown used 23 different players on Wednesday. Cazenovia only has 24 players on their roster, giving Cortland’s greatest asset even more value for this game.
Looking ahead, the Red Dragons will be looking to keep their bats hot with weekend matchups against Oneonta and New Paltz. Due to scheduling and weather concerns, all of the games for the upcoming weekend are at risk of being moved or postponed to a later date. If anything changes, you’ll find out here first.