NCCC takes a pair from Lazers

NCCC takes a pair from Lazers

Niagara County Community College picked up a hard-earned Region III sweep of visiting Onondaga CC on Tuesday afternoon. The Thunderwolves improved to 24-4 overall and 10-0 in regional play.

Niagara CCC 9, Onondaga CC 1

Sophomore Matt Matre threw a two-hitter with eight strikeouts. Classmates Brett Helmbrecht and Michael Colosi along with freshman Nate Chase each finished with two RBIs.

Niagara CCC 4, Onondaga CC 3

Freshman Julian Placencia drove in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning. Freshman Brandon Nicholson had two hits and an RBI. First-year right-hander Evan Harof tossed three innings of hitless relief to earn his third victory of the season.

Next up is a return trip to OCC. First pitch is slated for 4 p.m. Thursday.