July 18, 2022
The Mansfield Destroyers took both ends of a Saturday doubleheader. They took the opener 9-7 and the nightcap 8-5 over the Hornell Steamers.
The Hornell Steamers also beat Dansville in a 6-1 weather shortened game at Dansville on Sunday. The Steamers improve to 21-16 on the year with five regular season games remaining.
Hornell batted around in the 2nd as they took a 4-0 lead. Peyton Johnson (Indiana U of PA) collected a RBI single, Max Schmarder (Tusculum) hit a sac fly, Torrey Roper (Indiana U of PA) doubled home a run, and Connor Kiefer (Monroe CC) hit a RBI ground out.
In the 4th, Kiefer hit a two run homer off the building in left field to add to the lead.
Joe Dolansky (Indiana U of PA) kept the Gliders off balance as he earned his fourth victory of the summer. Dolansky didn’t allow a hit until the 6th. He finished the game throwing 5.2 innings of two hit ball. He allowed a run in the 6th before the teams were taken off the field because of lightning. He didn’t walk a batter and struck out five.
Johnson and Roper were each 2 for 3 with a RBI while Colton Burd (Indiana U of PA) was 2 for 3. Kiefer was 1 for 4 with 3 RBI.
Hornell is slated to take on Olean tonight at 7 p.m.