The Le Moyne baseball team (19-22, 13-9 NE-10) swept their doubleheader with American International on Saturday, securing a 3-seed in the Southwest Division of the Northeast-10 Conference Championships.
Each game featured a dramatic walk-off RBI from senior left fielder Nate Reynolds. In the first game, Le Moyne led 1-0 going into the 9th inning. But, American's Tyler Geffert hit a home run out of Dick Rockwell Field, tying the game 1-1. In the bottom of the 9th, the Dolphins loaded the bases for senior Nate Reynolds, who was hit by a pitch on a 2-1 count, forcing Brett Charbonneau home...the winning run. The final was 2-1.
In game two of the doubleheader, the Dolphins trailed 5-3 going into the bottom of the 8th inning. But Le Moyne rallied, first with Reynolds knocking in Trey West for make the score 5-4, then Reynolds scored the tying run off an error. The two teams remained deadlocked until the 14th inning, when once again Reynolds came up big, singling in Charbonneau for the game-winning run, the Dolphins winning 6-5.
Le Moyne advances to the Northeast-10 Conference Championships for the second straight season, and will play at 2-seed University of New Haven on Wednesday afternoon. The winner of the one-game playoff will advance to the four-team double elimination round.