2018-05-13 / Sports

Big rally in nightcap fuels sweep for Chesaning over Ithaca

ITHACA – Down 7-3, Chesaning’s varsity baseball team staged a dramatic comeback in the second game of a 14-5, 11-10 sweep of host Ithaca on Friday, May 4.

The daylight-shortened Game Two victory for the Tribe came on the heels of a nine-hit attack in the opener.

Trent Devereaux twirled a three-hitter in the first game during his 3 2/3 innings on the mound, striking out four, and Jacob Turnwald finished up with 3 2/3 innings in relief.

Devereaux smacked a double and a single at the plate with three RBI’s and Michael James recorded two hits and two ribbies. Will Guzinski knocked in three teammates.

The nightcap was tied at 10-10 in the top of the fourth inning when Cole Higley drove in James with the tie-breaking run. Turnwald shut the Yellowjackets down, 1-2-3, in the bottom of the fourth and the game was then called due to darkness.

The Indians scratched their way back from the early deficit as they scored in each of the four innings of play, racking up a dozen hits along the way.

Kelley, Colin Rodriuez, Kohl Qualls and Devereaux all collected multiple hits in Game Two.

“I think our guys are really getting better, week to week, and we are figuring out what we want to be as a team as more and more guys are starting to contribute,” commented CHS coach Scott DuRussel, whose squad improved to 7-7 with the sweep. “I like where we are headed.”

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