Wolves Defeat Wildcats on a Rainy Saturday

Dave Nuzzo (32) hit his second home run of the season for Keuka College on Saturday
Dave Nuzzo (32) hit his second home run of the season for Keuka College on Saturday

AURORA, N.Y. – The Keuka College Baseball team defeated Cazenovia College 7-2 in Game 1 of a North Eastern Athletic Conference doubleheader on Saturday at Wells College. Game 2 of the doubleheader was called due to rain in the first inning.

Keuka College (15-15, 8-5 NEAC) got multi-hit days from Dakota Skinner, Dave Nuzzo, and John Rizzo. Nuzzo homered for Keuka, drove in two runs and scored three. John Rizzo also added two RBIs for the Wolves.

On the mound, Bryan Johnsen earned his fifth win of the season. He struck out nine without allowing a walk.

Keuka College 7 vs. Cazenovia College 2

Keuka College took the lead in the second inning on a two-run double by Kyle Colegrove. The Wolves added to the lead in the third. A run came home on a fielders choice to make it 3-0. Dave Nuzzo followed it up with an RBI single for Keuka College. John Rizzo added to the lead in the fifth with a two-run single to make it 6-0 Keuka College. Nuzzo added an insurance run in the seventh with a solo home run as the Wolves continued onto the 7-2 NEAC victory over Cazenovia.

Lead Wolf: Dave Nuzzo has remained hot for the Wolves. The senior has eight hits in his last 11 at bats over three games. In that run, he has hit a pair of doubles, a home run, drove in five runs and scored six himself.

KC Notes:

  • The Wolves are now 18-33 all-time against Cazenovia, but have won three straight games against the Wildcats
  • Johnsen's fifth win of the season ties him for second most in program history
  • He passed Simon Mills and Keith Ryan for the fifth most strikeouts in a season in school history

Coming up for Keuka College: Sunday's doubleheader against Penn College has been postponed. The teams will attempt to make it prior to the Tuesday night conference deadline. As it stands right now, Keuka College is in a position to qualify for the North Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament which will begin next weekend.