Jamestown Jammer Ben Brookover (UTSA) takes a hack during a recent game vs. Oneonta (photo credit: BRIANthePHOTOguy)
Here’s a look back at the scores from around the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL) on Tuesday, June 13:
Albany (5-2) 11, Amsterdam (5-3) 1
The Dutchmen scored in bunches in the late innings of Tuesday’s contest to pull away from the Mohawks at Shuttleworth Park. A bases-loaded fielder’s choice in the bottom of the first tied the game, but the Albany arms limited the Mohawks to just four more hits in the remaining eight innings. After taking a 2-1 lead in the top of the fifth, the Dutchmen separated themselves with a four-run sixth inning, which included a two-run single off the bat of Justin Decker (Dominican). In the eighth and ninth, Decker, Brad Gneiting (Rice) and Trace Tyre (Ole Miss) each hit run-scoring doubles to widen the gap from 6-1 to the final score. Decker did serious damage from the eighth spot in the lineup, going 4-for-5 with four RBIs and two runs. Jeff Lonnecker (Trinity) got the win with 3.1 scoreless innings of relief.
Mohawk Valley (6-3) 2, Adirondack (4-6) 0
The DiamondDawgs pitching staff hurled a gem on Tuesday night in Boonville, N.Y., against the host Trail Blazers, as four pitchers combined for the shutout victory. Starter Kyle Ajjan (Monmouth) went 5.0 strong innings with four hits allowed and a game-high four strikeouts. Nick Caregnato (N.C. Central) followed with 2.0 one-hit innings, while Johann Doerrer (Mohawk Valley C.C.) fanned the Adirondack side in the eighth and Zach Vennaro (Mount Olive) picked up the save with two strikeouts in the ninth. Adirondack starter Jonathan Hardy (Mohawk Valley C.C.) was the recipient of the loss despite allowing just one earned run in 6.0 innings with three punch outs. Mohawk Valley scored an unearned run on a Tim Zeng (Fairfield) RBI single in the second and added an insurance run on a Clay Koniencki (Monmouth) RBI base hit in the fifth.
Saugerties (5-4) 9, Glens Falls (3-5) 4
The Stallions broke a 4-4 stalemate by scoring twice in the fifth inning and thrice in the sixth, en route to the win on their home field. Phoenix Hernandez (Southern New Hampshire) slugged a three-run home run in the top of the fourth inning to give the Dragons a 4-3 advantage, but Saugerties quickly responded by tying the score on a Matt Feinstein (Dartmouth) RBI single in the home half off the inning. Glens Falls’ pitchers struggled to find their command over the next two innings. In the fifth, two walks and a hit-by-pitch put ducks on the pond for the Stallions, who scored once on a bases-loaded balk and again on a bases-loaded walk. In the sixth, the Dragons plunked two more batters with the bases loaded and walked another to drive in three more runs. John Clayton (Albany) and his bullpen mates, on the other hand, only issued one walk and two hits across five innings of relief, with Clayton picking up the victory.
Jamestown (8-2) 14, Newark (1-8) 10
The Pilots looked to cruise to an easy victory against the Jammers after putting up a six-spot in the bottom of the first inning, but it was Jamestown who had the last laugh after scoring a combined 10 runs in the ninth, 10th and 11th innings. Erratic pitching in the late inning cost the Pilots the game. They walked five and hit one batter in the top of the ninth to fuel Jamestown’s come-from-behind win. Ben Brookover (UTSA), who led off the ninth with a single, drove in a run on a base on balls in his second plate appearance of the inning, which leveled the score at 9-all. Both sides scored once in the 10th, but Newark surrendered the lead in the 11th after walking the first two batters of the frame and then committing two errors following a Chris Estrada (UTSA) base hit, which allowed both runners and Estrada to score. Despite outhitting the Jammers 12-to-9, the Pilots doomed themselves by walking 18 total batters on the night.
Oneonta (2-7) 11, Utica (3-6) 10
The tables have surely turned for these two ball clubs; the Outlaws started the season 0-7 but have won two in a row, while the Blue Sox were the last remaining undefeated team at 3-0, but have now dropped six straight. Utica put up seven runs in the fifth inning and led 10-6 through six, but the resilient Outlaws completed the comeback with three runs in the top of the eighth and two more in the ninth. Ben Dubas (Alvernia) started the rally with a two-run triple, before scoring a run of his own on a ground out in the eighth. Matt Tsukroff (Binghamton) and Connor Wasilnak (Stevenson) led off the ninth with a pair of singles before scoring the tying and go-ahead runs, with Wasilnak coming home safely from third on a wild pitch to tally the winning run. Oneonta’s Cal Lawrence (Binghamton) then struck out all three batters he faced in the bottom of the ninth, as part of 2.0 hitless innings with four strikeouts, to pick up the win on the mound.
June 13 Postponed and Rescheduled Games:
Onondaga at Elmira – Rescheduled to Saturday, July 15, at 5:00 p.m.
Remember, fans can follow all PGCBL games live online and find all of the box scores from this year's contests via Pointstreak.
Albany at Utica – 6:30 p.m.
Glens Falls at Mohawk Valley – 6:35 p.m.
Oneonta at Onondaga – 7:00 p.m.
Elmira at Saugerties – 7:05 p.m.
Newark at Geneva – 7:05 p.m.