Jamestown—For the fourth straight doubleheader, the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team finished with a split. Playing at Jamestown Community College Tuesday, the Panthers lost game one 4-1 before coming back and to win the second game, 7-5. TC3 is now 15-11 overall and 10-6 in the West Division. Jamestown is 13-9 overall and 9-9 in the division.
The Panthers led most of the opener. TC3 scored in the first inning and held Jamestown off the board until the sixth inning. In the sixth, Jamestown rallied to score four runs on four hits, despite only getting one ball out of the infield. The lead held as the Panthers were unable to score in the seventh.
Kris Catino (Auburn H.S./Auburn) led TC3 with a 3-for-4 effort. Joey Flores (Dewitt Clinton H.S./Bronx) went 2-for-3 with a double and RBI.
In the nightcap, TC3 again scored first. In the opening frame the Panthers put three runs across, but Jamestown answered with three in the bottom of the first. TC3 regained the lead with four runs in the second inning, and after holding Jamestown to single runs in the third and fourth, the Panthers had the 7-5 win.
Tim Smith (Auburn H.S./Auburn) paced the nine-hit attack by going 3-for-4 with two RBI. Catino had another multiple-hit game, going 2-for-4 and scoring two runs.
Matt Jones (Greene H.S./Greene) earned the win by pitching the first four innings, allowing five runs on four hits and seven walks. Kyle Dahm (Maine-Endwell H.S./Maine) picked up a save, entering in the fifth with a 7-5 lead and shutting out Jamestown on two hits over the final three innings.
The two teams face off again Thursday with a doubleheader at TC3 starting at 2 p.m.