FMCC baseball splits doubleheader

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton-Montgomery Community College baseball team opened up its northern schedule on Tuesday against Jefferson Community College.

The Raiders split the doubleheader with the Cannoneers. FMCC lost game one 12-6 and bounced back to win game two, 6-5.

FMCC jumped out to a 3-1 lead heading into the fifth inning of game one. The Cannoneers took the lead in the fifth inning, scoring seven runs to take the lead. FMCC scored 3 runs in the bottom half of the inning, but it wasn’t enough as FMCC fell 12-6. 

Dan Parslow started on the mound for the Raiders. He allowed five hits and seven runs and struck out three over four and a third innings. Noah Wygel threw two and two-thirds innings in relief.

The Raiders had nine hits in the game. Parslow led the Raiders at the plate going 2-2 with a single, home run and two RBIs.

Richard Umholtz threw a complete game for the Raiders in a 6-5 win in game two. He allowed five runs on eight hits and struck out nine. 

FMCC scored in the first inning off of an RBI single by Kyle Sherlock. Jefferson scored three runs in the third inning to take the lead, but the FMCC offense wasn’t done.

In the fourth inning, the Raiders took the lead for good, scoring five runs.  Coby Caraballo grounded out to the right side, scoring one run. Cory Moore singled scoring two runs and Dan Parslow rounded out the inning with a triple, scoring two more runs. 

The Cannoneers managed two runs in the seventh inning, but Umholtz settled in and got a ground out to finish the game with a 6-5 victory. Moore led the Raiders at the plate going 2-4 with two RBIs.

FMCC’s next contest will be at home Saturday. The Raiders will host SUNY Adirondack in a doubleheader that begins at noon.

By Paul Wager

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