06/07/2017 2:54 PM
BOONVILLE, N.Y. - The Onondaga Flames traveled to "The Smith" on Wednesday to see their first action against the Adirondack Trail Blazers and stole a victory in 10 innings, 7-3.
The Flames were not shy in the first inning, with Sam Little hitting an RBI double scoring Camillo Spinoso, taking an early 1-0 lead over Adirondack.
The Blazers answered right back during their first round of at-bats. Bret Huebner reached base on a lead-off walk and advanced to third after a base hit from Joe Simone. A sacrifice fly to center field from returning Trail Blazer Chuck Hooker allowed Huebner to score and tie the game at 1-1.
After a relatively quiet second and third innings, the Flames took a 2-1 lead, but watched it disappear in the fourth. Hooker and Dugan Darnell both walked in the bottom of the fourth and came around to score, courtesy of a single from Matt Codispoti and a sac-fly from Bailey Collins.
Matt Carey led off the top of the seventh for Onondaga and was hit by a pitch. three batters later, Anthony Scalzo knocked a two-out, RBI double, scoring Carey and tying the game 3-3.
In the top of the 10th, Onondaga put a couple men on base, but a dropped ball from Jordan Torrento helped the Flames gain momentum. Six batters reached base and four would eventually score, giving Onondaga a 7-3, and ultimately the win.
Matt Bowman picked his first win of the season for Onondaga, giving him a 1-0 record. Brady Larson earned the loss for Adirondack and is now 0-1 on the season.
The Blazers and Flames will go head-to-head next on Friday, June 30, with the Flames playing host.