Herkimer sweeps OCC to advance to Regional Finals

The Herkimer Generals baseball team defeated the Onondaga Lazers 5-4 and 6-3 in a doubleheader at Herkimer College to advance to the Region III Final Four.

Posted: May 13, 2018 11:59 PM

Game 1
Herkimer 5, OCC 4

After surrendering four runs in the first, VVS grad Connor Vandreason settled in for the Lazers, getting out of multiple jams.

OCC would add two runs on an error to cut the Herkimer lead to 4-3. Fellow Red Devil Zachary Durant would get out of any further damage for the Generals in the top of the seventh.

Next frame, Adirondack native Ethan Weidmer laced a double into left field to set up OCC with runners on second and third for Anthony Carrodeguas. He lined it right back up the middle, one run scored but Chris Mazzotti is gunned out at home to even things up at 4.

Bottom of the ninth, after a lead-off single and back-to-back intentional walks to load the bases. Jordan Zeppieri came through in the clutch as he rips the ball down the left field line. The Generals with the dramatic walk-off finish to defeat the Lazers 5-4 in game one.

Game 2 
Herkimer 6, OCC 3

Game two began shortly after, Whitesboro native Matt Parkinson led the way for the Generals. The former Warrior went 3 for 5 with two RBIs. Brandon Kruzinski added two RBIs as Herkimer takes it 6-3.

With the series win, the Generals head to the Regional Finals where they'll take on Erie Community College at Veterans Memorial Park in Little Falls.

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