Plattsburgh blanks Lyndon in Hornets' season finale
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y – The Cardinal offense exploded for a dozen runs in a 12-0 shutout of Lyndon in non-conference baseball contest at Chip Cumming Field. The Hornets ended their season with an overall mark of 6-22 and a record of 3-13 in the North Eastern Athletic Conference Eastern Division standings.
Donny Coolidge, Damien Tyler and Anthony Presto each picked up two RBI for the Cardinals. Tyler's first RBI of the day came on an inside-the-park home run in the second inning after Shawn Lonardelli (Lebanon, Conn.) crashed into the left field fence in an attempt to make the catch. Pat Shaughnessy went 2-for-4 for the Cardinals, drilling a solo home run to left in the third inning.
Greg Larnerd, Jon Handy, Danny Roeser and Miguel Lopez each drove home a run for Plattsburgh. Handy went 3-for-4 with a run scored. Lonardelli, Cody Gage (Newport, Vt.), Patrick Hilton (Lyndonville, Vt.) and Shane O'Donnell-Leach (Groton, Vt.) each picked up a hit for the Hornets, who were held to just four hits on the afternoon.
O'Donnell-Leach suffered the loss, allowing eight runs on 10 hits in six innings. He issued six walks and struck out two. The Cardinals used nine different pitchers to extend their unbeaten streak to four. Steven Corea tossed a scoreless second inning and received credit for the win, improving his record to 1-2.