Baseball Splits Series With Adirondack

Joshua McCaffrey takes a pitch against Adirondack.  He led FM going 7-for-15 in the four game series.
Joshua McCaffrey takes a pitch against Adirondack. He led FM going 7-for-15 in the four game series.

Baseball moved to 4-4 in conference play with a weekend split against SUNY Adirondack.  The Timberwolves took both games in Glen Falls on Saturday; 14-4 and 12-8.  On Sunday, FM remained unbeaten at home and were victorious in both games; 4-3 and 6-5.

FM struggled to contain the Adirondack offense in the game one loss.  The Timberwolves scored 8 runs over four innings and tallied 11 hits in the contest.

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The Raiders compiled 7 hits and Dan Parslow and Joshua McCaffrey led with two hits each.  Noah Wygel suffered the loss for FM over five innings. He allowed ten runs on ten hits and struck out two.

In game two, Adirondack jumped out to a 6-3 lead and used a five run 5th inning to secure the win.  FM scored 5 runs over the final two innings, but came up short. 

McCaffrey led with 2 hits and 3 RBI's and Alex VanDeusen had two singles.  Michael Brown and Michael Reith each doubled for the Raiders.

On Sunday, the Raiders were led by strong pitching in both games.  In game one, Benjamin McHarg got the start and went four and a third innings.  He allowed just three runs on seven hits.  Mike Smith got the call out of the bullpen and earned the win for FM.  He went two and two thirds innings, allowing zero runs on just one hit.

The FM offense backed the pitching performance with seven hits. Julio Jimenez went 2-for-2 at the plate to lead the Raiders.  They did not push across any runs until late in the game, but it was enough for the 4-3 win.

In the final game of the series, Dan Parslow was strong once again on the hill.  He pitched another complete game, allowing five runs on four hits and struck out eight.

The Raiders took the lead for good in the 4th inning off a Joshua McCaffrey double.  Michael Brown walked, William Newcomb singled and Noah Wygel walked to load the bases.  Mike Smith walked to score Brown and McCaffrey doubled to right field scoring three runs.

The Raiders will play their season series with Hudson Valley this week.  FM will host HVCC on Tuesday beginning at 2:00 p.m.