Caswell, Oathout playing for Ithaca

APPLETON, Wis. – Broadalbin-Perth graduate Corey Caswell and Gloversville graduate Cameron Oathout, both members of the Ithaca College baseball team, competed in the NCAA Division III Baseball World Series this week with the Bombers.

The seventh-ranked Ithaca College baseball team saw its record-setting season come to an end with a 5-4, 13-inning loss to No. 14 Southern Maine on the final day of the tournament at Fox Cities Stadium on Tuesday.

Caswell was 3-for-7 with a run scored against Southern Maine, while Oathout was 0-for-2.

The Bombers rallied from a ninth-inning deficit to force extra innings, before the Huskies pulled out the victory in the 13th. Ithaca (41-8) finished its season with a school-record 41 wins, and returned to the championship weekend for the first time since 1994. Southern Maine (46-9) advanced to the national championship game Tuesday evening against No. 1 Linfield, and Linfield defeated Southern Maine 4-1 to claim the national title.

In its World Series opener, Ithaca lost 8-6 to eventual champion Linfield on Friday. Caswell, a senior, was 4-for-5 with two runs scored for the Bombers.

Ithaca rebounded to post a 5-2 win over Millsaps College in an elimination game Saturday before topping Kean on Sunday, 3-1. Caswell was 1-for-4 with an RBI against Kean.

On Monday, Ithaca posted a 6-4 win over Linfield as Caswell went 2-for-5 with an RBI.

Caswell finished the season with a .358 batting average with a team-high 42 RBIs. Caswell also had 10 doubles and three home runs for the Bombers.

Oathout, a freshman, hit .244 this season for Ithaca, finished with seven RBIs.

This was Ithaca’s 12th trip to the Division III World Series and the Bombers finished third for the third time in program history. Ithaca won national titles in 1980 and 1988 and the program’s all-time record in the Division III World Series is 24-22.

Ithaca won the New York Regional last weekend in Auburn to advance to the World Series.