Amherst, NY – The D'Youville baseball team split a non-conference doubleheader with the Geneva Golden Tornadoes Tuesday afternoon, losing game one 12-0 and winning game two 3-0.
Geneva struck every other inning in game one, hanging two runs up in the first inning, then two in the third, five in the fifth and two in the seventh. The Spartans were never able to get much going in the game, recording just two hits at the Golden Tornadoes took game one 12-0 over the Spartans.
Justin Brackna (Cheektowaga, NY/Maryvale) and Brendan Burke (Collegeville, PA/Spring-Ford) were the only two Spartans with hits in the game, each going 1-3. Andrew Holcomb (Elma, NY/Iroquois) got the start, going 4.1 innings and striking out two. Braden Bova (Lancaster, NY/Saint Mary's) pitched 1.2 innings of relief and Mitchell Mason (Eden, NY/Eden) made his pitching debut for the team and pitched an inning, striking out one.
Game two was a much different story for the two teams. D'Youville was the first and only team to strike in the game. With two outs, Mason walked. Renato Quinones (Amherst, NY/Saint Joe's) the singled, followed by a Devon Kelly (Rochester, NY/Olympia) walk. Khaled Numan-Ali (Cheektowaga, NY/Cheektowaga) then walked to bring home Mason for the game's first run. Dylan Haak (Depew, NY/Depew) would then single to score Quinones and Kelly, bringing the lead to 3-0.
Neither team would score after that as the Spartans shut down the Geneva offense all game long. D'Youville would carry their lead through to the end of the game, defeating the Golden Tornadoes by the final score of 3-0.
Adam Lampman (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) was the story in game one, picking up his first win as a Spartan. The lefty went 7.0 innings, allowing just three hits and struck out three in the shutout victory. Haak picked up two RBI in the game while Numan-Ali recorded the other.
The next doubleheader for the Spartans comes tomorrow, April 25 as they travel to Eria, PA to play the Penn State-Behrend Lions beginning at 1:00pm.