Kendall sweeps diamond twin bill from Elba

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 20 April 2024 at 2:46 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Nic Cole delivers a pitch during the first game of the Eagles doubleheader sweep over visiting Elba today.

Kendall swept to a pair of windy shutout victories over visiting Elba by scores of 8-0 and 10-0 in Genesee Region League baseball action today.

Nic Cole picked up the win on the mound for the Eagles in the opener allowing just 1 hit and striking out 8 over five and one-third innings. Louis Conte came on to hurl the final inning and two-thirds giving up no hits and striking out 2.

Vinnie D’Agostino, Colby Hughes, Louis Conte and Sammy Conte each had 2 hits and Jonny Conte drove in 3 runs to lead the Eagles at the plate.

Kendall wasted no time in taking the lead for good as the Eagles scored three times in the first inning capped off by a two-run single by Nate Shaw.

In the second game, Louis Conte pitched the first 4 innings allowing 3 hits and striking out 4. Jimmie Swift finished up allowing no hits with 1 strikeout over the final two frames. Louis Conte and Swift also each banged out a pair of hits.

Kendall moved on top to stay by scoring three runs in the second inning on a sacrifice fly. a fielders choice play and a single by Vinnie D’Agostino.

The Eagles improve to 3-1 in G-R competition,

Kendall’s Colby Hughes slides into second base as Elba’s Nicholas Scott awaits the throw.