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There are 8 days left in the PGCBL regular season, which ends on July 31.
Batting Average: Chris Givin, Amsterdam (.409)
Home Runs: Joe Genord, Amsterdam (6)
RBIs: Joe Genord, Amsterdam (39)
Stolen Bases: JJ Shimko, Albany (24)
Wins: Joe DeSarro, Mohawk Valley (6)
ERA: Cameron Enck, Amsterdam (0.45)
Strikeouts: Bryan Warzek, Glens Falls (52)
Innings Pitched: Two tied at 54
Saves: Two tied at 7
Longest Winning Streak (Active): Elmira (7)
Best record in last 10 games: Elmira (9-1)
Longest Losing Streak (Active): Geneva (5)
Last Night’s Games:
Utica 9 Adirondack 4
The Utica Blue Sox scored four runs in the second inning and didn’t look back, going on to beat the Adirondack Trail Blazers, 9-4, on the road.
In the second, an error scored the first run and Franklin Jennings hit a three-run double. Adirondack plated two in the home half on a sacrifice fly and a Kenny Collins RBI single. Joe Spitaleri tripled home Jennings in the fourth to extend the lead. Joe McHugh hit a solo home run for Adirondack in the fifth. In the seventh, Mitchell Calandra hit a two-run home run.
Michael Klingensmith picked up the win for Utica as Mitchell Boyer took the loss for Adirondack.
Albany 6 Amsterdam 1
The Albany Dutchmen used a strong start from Gavin Wallace to beat the Amsterdam Mohawks, 6-1, on the road.
Wallace tossed seven scoreless innings, striking out six and allowing just two hits as he earned the win.
He was backed by a Cole Malloy solo home run in the fourth and a four-run fifth that gave him a solid cushion. Each team scored a lone run in the ninth inning.
Griffin Roberts struck out eight but took the loss for Amsterdam, which clinched a playoff spot with the Glens Falls loss to Mohawk Valley.
Elmira 9 Newark 2
The Elmira Pioneers got out to an early lead and clinched a spot in the PGCBL postseason with a 9-2 win over the Newark Pilots at home.
In the first inning, Lucas Denney hit an RBI single and a bases loaded walk, along with a wild pitch, made it 3-0 Elmira. Each team scored a lone run in the second. Elmira scored two runs in the fifth on a Ty Denzer RBI double and a Troy Dixon RBI single. In the sixth, Denney hit an RBI double and Phil Madonna hit a two-run single. Will Gorman drove in Newark’s final run in the seventh with an RBI double.
Elliot Lance tossed six innings of one-run ball to earn the win for Elmira as Quinton Logan took the loss for Newark.
Newark’s magic number to clinch a playoff spot remains at seven.
Victor 10 Geneva 2
Two big innings led the Victor RailRiders to a 10-2 win over the Geneva Red Wings on the road.
After Geneva took a 1-0 lead in the third, Victor plated four in the fourth on an error, a groundout, a Cameron Briggs RBI single and a Chris Lehane RBI double. In the eighth, the RailRiders plated six runs, highlighted by a John Conti two-run double.
Colin Johnston allowed two runs over seven innings to earn the win for Victor while Dalton Reed took the loss for Geneva.
Mohawk Valley 6 Glens Falls 3 (Game One)
The Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs used a three-run second inning to beat the Glens Falls Dragons, 6-3, in game one of a doubleheader at East Field.
After each team scored a lone run in the first inning on an RBI double, Kevin Radziewicz and Sean Mazzio hit RBI doubles and Garret Kelly hit an RBI single to give the DiamondDawgs a 4-1 lead. Glens Falls got a run back in the third but Justin Fowler hit a solo home run in the fourth for Mohawk Valley to make it 5-2. Each team scored a lone run in the seventh.
Joe DeSarro earned his league-leading sixth win of the season as he tossed five solid innings. Colin Bohnert notched the save and Joe Jones took the loss for Glens Falls.
The DiamondDawgs’ magic number to clinch a playoff spot is four.
Glens Falls 3 Mohawk Valley 1 (Game Two)
A complete game from Andrew Kneussle led the Glens Falls Dragons to a 3-1 win over the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs to split a doubleheader.
The Dragons took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on an error. An Alex Chandler RBI triple in the third extended the lead to 2-0 before each team scored a lone run in the fourth to conclude the scoring.
Kneussle allowed just the one Mohawk Valley run in earning the win. Jonathan McKinney took the loss for the DiamondDawgs.
Oneonta 15 Saugerties 8
The Oneonta Outlaws scored three or more runs in three separate innings to beat the Saugerties Stallions, 15-8, on the road.
A bases loaded walk and a Taylor Maxey two-run double made it 3-0 after the top of the first. Saugerties scored a lone run, as they did in the first five innings, in the home half of the first. In the third, Cameron Coons hit an RBI double, a sacrifice hit, a John Hennen RBI single and an Alex Malsch RBI single made it an 8-2 game. The other big inning came in the eighth as Malsch hit a two-run double and three other runs came around to score.
Caleb Armour earned the win for Oneonta as Andrew Workman took the loss for Saugerties.
The Outlaws’ magic number to clinch a playoff spot is five.
Adirondack at Utica 6:35 p.m.
Glens Falls at Albany (DH) 5:05 p.m.
Amsterdam at Mohawk Valley 6:35 p.m.
Jamestown at Elmira 7:05 p.m.
Geneva at Newark 7:05 p.m.
Saugerties at Oneonta 7 p.m.
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