Baseball drops last game to No. 9 Cortland

Hamilton College was shut out for the first time all season in a 7-0 non-conference loss against nationally ranked No. 9 SUNY Cortland at DeLutis Field in Rome, N.Y., on May 5.

Dan Kroening '11 pitched the first two innings and took the loss for the Continentals. Kroening allowed two runs on two hits, walked five and fanned two.

Max Foster '10 relieved Kroening in the third and pitched 4.1 innings. Foster struck out five and tied the team record for strikeouts in a season with 62. James Harrison finished with the same number in 2002. Foster allowed three earned runs on five hits and walked three.

Alex Augustyn '10 pitched the final 1.2 innings and retired all five batters he faced. Augustyn didn't allow a single run and surrendered just three hits in his final four appearances, which covered seven innings.

Cortland (30-12 overall) scored single runs in the first and second innings, but left the door open for the Continentals by leaving the bases loaded both times. The Red Dragons pulled away with three more runs in the third, and added some insurance with single runs in the seventh and eighth.

Hamilton (14-21) advanced just one runner as far as third base. Ryan Calabrese '09 hit an infield single with one out in the fifth, stole second base and went to third on a groundout to shortstop. The Continentals mustered a total of five hits. Calabrese, John Wulf '12, Matt Mancini '10, Justin Atwood '11 and Michael Matt '11 each had a single.

Hamilton has completed its season.

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