Pitching gem leads to 3-2 baseball win over Cazenovia
The Hamilton College baseball team opened the northern portion of its season with a 3-2 win over Cazenovia College in a non-conference game played at Onondaga Community College on Wednesday night. The Continentals (7-5 overall) were playing their first game in eight days.
Cole Dreyfuss ’16 and Spencer Vogelbach ’18 combined to allow three hits over nine innings. Dreyfuss improved to 3-0, carrying a no-hitter into the seventh. He’s won all three of his starts this season with a 1.33 ERA.
Ryan Wolfsberg ’17 scored Hamilton’s first run, coming home on a second inning groundout by David Rose ‘16. Brett Mele '17 singled in a run in the third and Wolfsberg came around to score the Continentals’ third run on a dropped pop-up in the infield.
Dreyfuss walked two batters, hit another and allowed one other baserunner (on an infield error) in 6.1 hitless innings before the Wildcats (5-8) scored twice on a pair of hits and another Continental error.
A walk to Chris Schad ’18 and a single by Mike Makara ’16 brought the tying run to the plate. Both runners scored on a hit by Jack Young ‘17. Dreyfuss ended the inning by inducing a pop-up to first base.
Vogelbach retired six of the seven hitters he faced to earn his first collegiate save. Dan Hodne ’15 singled up the middle with one out in the eighth and moved to third on a pair of wild pitches before Vogelbach set down the Wildcats’ designated hitter on a ground ball.
Hamilton stole six bases – including two apiece for Kenny Collins ’17 and Griffin Small ’17 – in as many tries. The Continentals have 35 steals in 41 attempts through 12 games this spring.
The Continentals’ next scheduled game is Tuesday, April 7, when they host Utica College at 4 p.m. for the Jackie Robinson Game. Saturday’s scheduled doubleheader against SUNY Canton has been postponed.