By Rob Tetro
The Hannibal varsity baseball team now has a record of 1-12 after losing its last three games.
Hannibal fell to county foe Altmar-Parish-Williamstown 11-3 in Game 1 of a May 7 doubleheader and then lost to APW again 11-3 in Game 2. Skaneateles beat the Warriors 9-4 on May 9.
In Game 1 of their doubleheader. APW jumped out to a 2-1 lead over Hannibal in the first inning. Then the Rebels added to their lead, outscoring Hannibal by three runs in the second for a score of 7-3.
Then APW finished the Warriors off by scoring four more runs in the third and fourth to cap off an 11-3 win.
The Rebels were led by Austin Appleby with two hits and an RBI, followed by Jason Bristol, Justin Bristol, Liam Dolan and Tim Kellogg with a hit each. Ty Christian is credited with an RBI. Justin Scott earned the win on the mound, throwing four strikeouts while allowing three runs off of two hits in 3 1/3 innings pitched. In relief, James Corey threw a strikeout while allowing one hit in 1 2/3 innings of work.
Leading the way for Hannibal was Sam McCraith with a hit and an RBI, followed by Jorge Padua with a hit and Jon Combes with an RBI.
On the mound, the Warriors were led by Jorge Padua, who allowed seven runs off four hits in two innings of work. In relief of Padua, Taber Carter threw two strikeouts while allowing four runs off of two hits in two innings pitched.
APW had a 2-1 lead over the Warriors in the first inning of Game 2 and then quickly expanded its lead, outscoring Hannibal 5-2 in the second inning for a 7-3 lead.
The Warriors were unable to get any closer. APW added four more runs during the third and fourth innings en route to an 11-3 win.
The Rebels were led by Justin Bristol with three hits, followed by Tim Kellogg and Austin Appleby with two hits. Coty Mattison and Liam Dolan each chipped in a hit.
Justin Scott earned the win on the mound, throwing five strikeouts while allowing two runs off two hits in 4 1/3 innings of work. In relief of Scott, Austin Appleby threw a strikeout while allowing one hit hit and a run in 2/3 of an inning pitched.
Leading the way for Hannibal was Jon Combes with two hits, followed by Austin Mattison and Ethan Straub with a hit and an RBI each.
Colton Cannova and Kenny Maynes split time on the mound for the Warriors, combining to throw three strikeouts while allowing 11 runs off nine hits in four innings of work.