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Last night’s games:
Amsterdam 20 Mohawk Valley 5
The Amsterdam Mohawks set a PGCBL record with their 36th win of the season on Tuesday. The record-breaking win came against the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs and the game was never in doubt. Amsterdam won, 20-5, the most runs one team has scored in a game so far this season. Amsterdam had previously held the record for wins in a season with 35 in 2012. The two teams have the top two spots in the East secured.
Rather than recap every run, here are a few notes about the game:
- Josh Gardiner had six RBIs, the most of any player in a single game this season.
- The Mohawks hit only two home runs while scoring the 20 runs.
- Amsterdam had 22 hits, the most of any team in a single game this season.
- The Mohawks left only seven men on base.
- Trey Stover hit a 3-run home run for Mohawk Valley.
- Andy Ward allowed three runs (all earned) in two innings to pick up the win for Amsterdam.
- A full box score of the game can be found here.
Glens Falls 3 Albany 0
The Glens Falls Golden Eagles used a dominating start from All-Star Game MVP Kevin Cowan en route to a 3-0 win over the Albany Dutchmen. The Golden Eagles are now 18-24 on the season, but do not have a chance at the post season. Albany has the third spot in the East secured.
A Richard Gugliemi RBI single that scored Brandon Purcell in the bottom of the second inning got Glens Falls on the board first. The Golden Eagles added two more runs in the third to take a 3-0 lead. A Gugliemi RBI fielder’s choice scored Mark Powell and Colton Montgomery scored on the play due to an error. That would be all the run support that Kevin Cowan needed.
Cowan tossed a complete-game shutout in picking up his second win of the season. The right-hander struck out seven batters, walked none, and only allowed five hits. Albany starter Spencer Hotaling tossed only two innings and allowed the Gugliemi RBI single in the second to take the loss. He is now 4-4 on the season.
Newark 16 Utica 1
The Newark Pilots stayed tied for first place in the West Division with a commanding 16-1 win over the Utica Brewers in Utica. Four Newark pitchers combined to one-hit the Brewers in the win. The Pilots are now 26-19 on the season, while Utica finishes its season with a 9-36 mark.
An Austin Clock 2-RBI double got Newark on the scoreboard in the top of the first. The Pilots added four more runs in the fourth on a Logan Boyher RBI bunt single and a Jack Gerstenmaier bases clearing double. Newark also scored four runs in the fourth on a Tanner Giesel RBI groundout, a wild pitch and a Samm Wiggins 2-RBI double.
Two more runs came across in the third on a Wyatt Padgett 2-RBI double to make it 12-0 Newark. Austin Clock scored on a wild pitch, Dorian Hairston hit a sacrifice fly and Derek Reed scored on an error in the sixth to make it 15-0 Pilots. Newark’s final run of the game scored on a Samm Wiggins RBI single in the top of the seventh. Corey Lerche brought home the only run of the game for Utica in the bottom of the seventh with an RBI double that scored Hayden Kelly.
Andrew Sanders tossed three innings of scoreless relief to pick up his first win of the season for Newark. Marcos Martinez allowed six runs (five earned) in three innings to take the loss. He finishes the season with a 3-4 record.
Elmira 7 Adirondack 6
Tied for first place going into Tuesday's game, the Elmira Pioneers kept their spot atop the West Division standings with a 7-6 win over the Adirondack Trail Blazers. The Pioneers are tied with Newark with 26-19 records going into the final day of the regular season. Adirondack is now 17-28.
Elmira scored two runs in the bottom of the second on a Taylor Skerpon 2-RBI single to take a 2-0 lead. The Pioneers added four more in the third to extend their lead. Taylor Hillson scored on a wild pitch after singling to lead off the inning and Nick Walker hit a two-out, 3-run home run to make it a 6-0 game. It was Walker’s first home run of the season.
Adirondack got two runs back in the top of the sixth on a Kyle Coronel sacrifice fly and a dropped third strike. Alex Lushkevich hit an RBI double and Coronel hit another sac fly in the seventh to make it a two run game. Chris Kalousidian scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the seventh to score the final Elmira run. Adirondack’s rally in the ninth came up just short as Elmira held on to win, 7-6. Coronel notched his third RBI of the game with an RBI single and Justin Korenblatt hit an RBI double, but Alex Simone grounded out to end the game with the tying run on third.
Austin Von Herbulis tossed a scoreless second inning to pick up his first win of the season for Elmira. Adirondack starter Jesse Whitmeyer allowed six of the seven Pioneer runs in five innings of work to take the loss.
Mohawk Valley at Elmira DH: 5:05 p.m.
The Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs will travel to Elmira to play the Pioneers in a modified doubleheader. Game one will be the completion of a suspended July 8 game and will start in the top of the fourth inning with Mohawk Valley leading, 7-3. The DiamondDawgs have secured the second spot in the East, while Elmira is tied with Newark for the top spot in the West. First pitch of game one is scheduled for 5:05 p.m.
Amsterdam at Albany 7:05 p.m.
The Amsterdam Mohawks will look to add to their now-PGCBL record 36 wins, as they travel to Albany to take on the Dutchmen. Both teams’ playoff spots have already been secured. First pitch at Bob Bellizzi Stadium is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
Glens Falls at Newark 7:05 p.m.
The Newark Pilots will look to claim the top spot in the West on the final day of the regular season as they host the Glens Falls Golden Eagles. The Golden Eagles were eliminated from playoff contention on Monday. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
Watertown at Adirondack 7:15 p.m.
Like the Amsterdam/Albany game, the matchup between the Watertown Rams and Adirondack Trail Blazers in Boonville will have no effect on playoff games. The Rams are locked in the third spot in the West because of the Elmira and Newark wins on Tuesday. Adirondack was eliminated from playoff contention on Sunday. First pitch in Boonville is scheduled for 7:15 p.m.
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