Sutphen pitches Kendall into Quarterfinals

By on May 26, 2013

by Warren Kozireski

Lefthander Alex Sutphen fanned ten batters and allowed just one run over five innings of work and the Kendall offense exploded for a seven-run fifth inning in a 12-5 victory over host Harley Allendale-Columbia in Class C Section V baseball first round action.

Sutphen helped his own cause in the Eagles fourth win of the season with a leadoff single in the first inning. He went to second on a misplayed sacrifice bunt and later scored on an RBI groundout by catcher Richie Swift for a 1-0 lead.

After HAC tied the game in their half of the first, the Eagles took the lead for good in the second. Dan Miller led off the inning with a walk and later scored on a wild pitch.

In the third inning, shortstop Justin Barrett and Miller both scored on an error as the Eagles built to a 4-1 lead.

Kendall blew the game open in the fifth sending 11 batters to the plate and scoring seven runs. Five different players drove in runs while another scored on a balk and the last on a wild pitch.

Sutphen drove in Joe Robb in the sixth inning for the twelfth and final run in the victory, which earned the 11th seeded Eagles a quarterfinal game with third seed Honeoye.