Oswego State knocks off Southern Maine 9-4 to win the D3 New York Regional Championship

Lakers advance to their first-ever College World Series

SYRACUSE, NY (OSWEGO ATHLETICS) - NCAA DIVISION III BASEBALL
NEW YORK REGIONAL
GAME 1

Oswego held a 6-5 lead heading into the top of the ninth inning with Tim Cronin on the mound. After Paul McDonough earned a walk to lead off the frame, Zach Quintal smacked a homer to left-center field to take the lead and the eventual win.

Despite the loss, the Lakers collected 10 hits in the contest led by Wes Randall, John Barnes and Lukas Olsson, who had two each.

The No. 7 Lakers jumped out first in the contest, scoring three times in the bottom of the fifth frame. Olsson and Randall each collect an RBI base hit, while Mike Dellicarri slapped a sacrifice fly to right.

Subsequent to the Huskies scoring twice in the top of the sixth, Eli Holton came up and crushed a two-run dinger to left, which sailed over the fence and across the adjacent street. Oswego notched one more run in the contest in the last of the seventh with the bags full. Zach Kollar drove a ball into the turf, which hopped back up and bounced over the pitcher. The Southern Maine shortstop was able to field it and fire on to first, but the runner from third scored.

Brian Nolan began the contest on the mound, tossing six innings and allowing three earned runs. He received a no-decision in the loss where he also struck out three. Cronin was tagged with the loss, surrendering two earned in 1.2 innings to take his first losing decision of the 2017 campaign.

 

NEW YORK REGIONAL
GAME 2

Top-seeded Oswego came surging out of the batter's box with ferocity after suffering a heart-breaking loss in the day's first contest. Randall started action off with a single to center off a 2-2 count, while Hamilton walked on four straight balls in the next at-bat.

Dellicarri singled through the right side to drive in Randall later in the frame. Helping score the second run of the first, Kollar dropped down a perfect bunt and drove home Dellicarri, who stole third a pitch earlier.

Whelan the team's foot on the gas, starting off the second frame with a single. On the first pitch of the following at-bat, Alex Brown turned on the ball and ripped it down the left-field line and into the corner. Whelan made it all the way around the horn to score, while Brown stopped at second with a double.

After Randall dropped down a sacrifice bunt and moved Brown to third, Hamilton ripped his first double of the day to the left-field gap. The two-bagger was Hamilton's 19th of the season and set a new program record surpassing Tom Farrell's 2006 mark.

Keeping the pressure on, Oswego added five more runs between the fifth and sixth innings with four coming in the first of the two. With two outs in the fifth, a walk, double, hit by pitch and a pair of singles led to an 8-2 advantage.

Bobby Zywicki started on the mound in the second game, tossing four innings and allowing three earned runs on six hits. Coming on in relief and earning the win, Brad Wroblewski threw 1.1 innings and allowed a single run.

Reston Pettit tallied the save over three and two-thirds frames, surrendering just two hits and striking out four. He retired nine in a row from when he entered in the sixth inning to the game's end.

Oswego advances to their first-ever College World Series.


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