The Le Moyne Dolphins baseball team finally got some good weather, and were able to play their home opener on Saturday afternoon.
The Dolphins defeated the Pace Setters in the first game of a doubleheader 8-2. Le Moyne got the scoring going in the first inning when Pat Wright singled and advanced to second on a fielding error by Pace outfielder Michael Viegas. Jeremy Mathers would score on the play to put the Dolphins up 1-0. Trey West hit a sacrifice fly on the next play that scored Brett Charbonneau and put Le Moyne up by two. In the third inning, Wright stepped up to the plate again and singled in Charbonneau. Wright scored when West homered to right center field to make it 5-0 Dolphins. After Pace scored twice in the fifth inning, the Dolphins closed out the game by scoring three more runs in the fifth and sixth innings. Ryan Davis would pick up his first win of the season for the Dolphins, going eight innings and striking out nine.
Pace would avenge their first game loss by defeating Le Moyne in the second game 3-1. Tom Midolo had a two-run home run in the second inning to put the Setters up 2-0 early. Pace later scored their third run on a Ryan O??Kane wild pitch. A Jeremy Mathers?? single in the sixth inning would allow Donato Dinorcia to score Le Moyne??s only run. O??Kane picked up the loss for the Dolphins, going 8 innings and striking out 7. Jonathan Chudy earned the win for Pace, going 7 1/3 innings and striking out 5. Josh Garran got his first save for the Setters.
Le Moyne is now 10-16 on the season and 4-3 in the NorthEast-10 Conference. They face Pace again Sunday afternoon at Dick Rockwell Field on the LeMoyne Campus. First pitch is scheduled for noon.