Cadets hold off Penfield for third win

A four-run sixth inning lifted Hilton past Penfield to give the Cadets their third win of the season Wednesday at Schwonke Field.

The Cadets trailed the Patriots 4-2 entering the bottom of the sixth. A single by Nic Rohloff scored Ryan Schmitt to cut Penfield’s lead to 4-3. John Cavallaro scored on a passed ball to tie the game at 4, and then Justin DeVos hit a two-run single that scored pinch runner Max Hendry and Gavin Moore to give Hilton the lead, 6-4.

Penfield added a run on a two-out, bases-loaded walk in the seventh inning, but the rally fell short when Rohloff, playing first base, caught a fly ball to end the game and secure a 6-5 win for the Cadets.

DeVos earned the win on the mound, relieving Rohloff in the sixth inning and throwing three strikeouts.

Schmitt (1-for-3, 1 run, 2 RBI) was responsible for Hilton’s first two runs of the game, scoring David Stirpe on a fielder’s choice in the first inning and Kyle Pellechia on a groundout in the third.

Cavallaro (2-for-3, 1 run) and Josh Battaglia (2-for-3) each had multiple hits for the Cadets, who improved to 3-8 on the season.

The win was revenge from two days earlier, when the Patriots beat the Cadets 5-3 in Penfield. The Patriots scored five runs in the fifth inning Monday to take a 5-1 lead, and then held off a Hilton rally in the seventh.

Moore singled Hendry home to cut Penfield’s lead to 5-2, and an error by the Patriots scored Rohloff and loaded the bases with two outs. Penfield pitcher Paul Cullen struck out Pellechia with the bases loaded to earn the save and give the Patriots a 5-3 win.

Moore finished the day 2-for-3 with one RBI. Schmitt was 1-for-3 with one RBI.

The Cadets picked up another loss Friday at Spencerport. Hilton led 2-0 in the fifth inning when the Rangers hit a two-run single with two outs to tie the game. A passed ball allowed Spencerport to score and walk off with a 3-2 win.

Schmitt hit a pair of singles that both scored Stirpe to give Hilton an early lead. Schmitt finished 2-for-4 with 2 RBI. Stirpe went 2-for-3 with two runs scored.

The Cadets hosted Brockport in their annual Breast Cancer Awareness Game Saturday. Hilton tied the score at 1 in the fourth inning on a sacrifice fly by Rohloff that scored Schmitt, but that was all the offense the Cadets could muster. Brockport scored three runs in the fifth and two more in the sixth to win 6-1. Schmitt finished the day 2-for-2 with a run scored and one RBI.

The Cadets (3-10) another tough slate ahead this week. They travel to Victor Monday, with the same two teams facing off in Hilton Wednesday. The Cadets are at Fairport Friday. All three games start at 4:30 p.m.