BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- After Tuesday's thrilling come-from behind victory in the Long Island championship that put Calhoun in its first state semifinal since 2002, the Cardiac Colts failed to put together another late rally to salvage their season Saturday, much to their surprise and disappointment.
Kingston shut down Calhoun's prolific offense with a 5-0 victory at NYSEG Stadium in Binghamton to advance to the state final.
"I definitely was surprised," Calhoun third baseman Robbie Rosen said. "It's definitely a tough way to go out but I believed every inning that we had a chance. We never give up and especially after the last game in the Long Island championship."
Calhoun was riding a 14-game winning streak entering the state semifinal game, and scored more than 200 runs this season with 51 of them coming in its seven postseason games. The Colts were shutout just once in the regular season, a 9-0 loss to Bellmore JFK on April 24.
"You never know what's going to happen," Calhoun coach Joe Corea said. "We scored over 200 runs and just didn't hit today. We always think it's going to turn around and expect to come back but give them credit, Kingston's a good team."