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Baseball team makes comeback after 3 years

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Baseball team makes comeback after 3 years

Ryan Jagodzinski high fives teammate Brett Rhodes after scoring at Owens Community College on March 19

Ryan Jagodzinski high fives teammate Brett Rhodes after scoring at Owens Community College on March 19

Ryan Jagodzinski high fives teammate Brett Rhodes after scoring at Owens Community College on March 19

Ryan Jagodzinski high fives teammate Brett Rhodes after scoring at Owens Community College on March 19

By Caden Seitz, Photojournalist

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Owens Community College cut the baseball program back in 2016. After three years, the college finally brought it back. Bringing it back is causing a lot of excitement to the Express athletics program. After seeing the volleyball team win the National Championship in the winter, and the girl’s basketball team just recently finishing runners up in the nation, Owen’s has had a pretty rich history of good athletes that have come through the programs. As they say the rich are going to get richer because the baseball team is looking really good right now. 

To start off their season, the baseball team was in Florida. The Express went 6-3 in their week long visit in Florida. Two of those losses came from Niagara County Community College, the number third ranked junior college team in the nation. In the games the Express won, Owens won by five or more runs. John Parisho has done a great job getting the baseball team up and running again. With not much collegiate baseball experience on the roster, Parisho should be pretty happy with how his boys are playing.

There are many bright spots going on right now for the express. Christian Orr has been on a tear lately. Orr had two homeruns down in Florida! Jarrett Batanian and Jake Pickeral have also been hitting machines for the Express. Also, on the mound, Noah Richards and Brett Rhodes have given up a combined one hit in 10 innings.

On Tuesday, Owens had a season opener here at Owens. The Express played Edison Community College. In the first game Owens struck first with four runs combined in the first two innings. Alec Jaquilard, the starting pitcher, last two innings. Alec gave up six runs in the top of the third inning, making the score 6-4 Edison. Owens would give up four more runs to make it 10-4 going into the 6th inning. The Express attempted a comeback but fell short after scoring four runs in the next two innings against Edison. 

In the second game, the Express struck first with Christian Orr hitting a single and driving in a run. Owen Burnett was on the bump for Owens. He lasted four and a third innings, allowing four hits and three innings giving up three runs, while striking out three of Edison’s batters. The Express stole a total of four bases in the second game, with Jake Pickerel leading the way with two. With Burnett going four and a third, Austin Christman came in and threw two and a third innings. Christman was the winning pitcher in the second game.

With the program finally coming after three years, the Express are back on track to make a deep run later in the season. 

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