Gage Lanning (Canisius) takes a swing in a recent game at Colburn Park (photo credit: Travis Larner).
Here’s a look back at the scores from around the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL) on Wednesday, June 21:
Onondaga (8-5) 4, Newark (3-11) 1 (Game 1)
The Flames surrendered only one run to the Pilots during their doubleheader sweep on Wednesday at the Onondaga Community College Baseball Complex. In the early game, Brian Nolan (Oswego State), Jared Strait (Wells) and Matt Bowman (SUNY Broome C.C.) combined to limit Newark to just a single tally despite giving up six hits and five walks. Nolan received the win after throwing 5.1 innings and striking out four, while Bowman tossed a scoreless seventh for the save. Gage Lanning (Canisius) had a solid game at the plate, as he slugged an RBI triple in the first inning and an RBI double in the fifth.
Onondaga 2, Newark 0 (Game 2)
In the nightcap, Onondaga’s Evan Dunn (St. Lawrence) twirled a gem with six scoreless innings en route to a shutout of Newark. Dunn walked four but gave up just two hits, before turning the game over to Ryan Marketell (Monroe C.C.) and Trent Schulte (Gonzaga) to close the seventh. The Flames scored their only two runs of the game in the fifth inning, as Colin BeVard (SUNY Cortland) swatted an RBI double and Lanning drove in one on a bases-loaded RBI single. Lanning was also a perfect 2-for-2 in Game 2 to add to his big day.
Saugerties (9-5) 9, Albany (10-4) 2
The Stallions headed up the Hudson and handed the Dutchmen a loss at Siena Field. Saugerties lit the scoreboard with crooked numbers in the first, third, fourth and fifth innings. Tyler Kelder (St. Bonaventure) boosted his strong outing with a two-run home run in the third inning, while three bases-loaded RBI singles in the fifth gave the Stallions a 9-1 advantage. Albany’s Nick Gallo (Oklahoma State) slugged a solo homer of his own in the eighth, but it proved to be too little, too late for the Dutchmen. Kelder finished 3-for-5 with three RBIs and two runs scored to lead all batters, while Avery Short (Siena) tossed six scoreless innings to pick up the victory.
Amsterdam (9-6) 13, Utica (4-11) 5
The Mohawks tallied 13 runs on 11 hits and five Utica errors at Donovan Stadium on Wednesday night. All but one Amsterdam starter had a hit, led by Dylan Reynolds (Fairfield), who went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs, and Anthony Gonnella (South Florida), who finished 2-for-4 with two doubles. Not be outdone was TJ Collett (Kentucky), as the Amsterdam first baseman crushed a two-run homer in the top of the third inning. Utica’s Robbie Young (Garden City C.C.) and Adam LaRock (Iowa) each hit home runs in the fifth inning, but it wasn’t enough to spark a comeback for the Blue Sox. In his first outing of the season for the Mohawks, Holden White (Wake Forest) threw 1.1 scoreless relief innings to earn the “W”.
Oneonta (5-10) 8, Glens Falls (5-10) 3
All nine Oneonta starters in the lineup registered a hit on Wednesday, as the Outlaws pounded out eight runs on 14 hits in their 8-3 defeat of the Dragons. Mark Flynn (Columbia), one of the newest additions to the Oneonta roster who made his first appearance last night, hit his first dinger of the summer in the eighth inning. Fellow Outlaws Ben Dubas (Alvernia) and Chris Tracz (Marist) both posted a pair of doubles, as part of their multi-hit nights. Michael White (Stonehill) scattered six hits, three runs and two walks across five strong innings, while striking out a game-high seven to earn his first win of the season.
Geneva (11-6) 1, Jamestown (11-4) 0
The Red Wings took another step towards catching the Jammers in the West Division standings by shutout them out in a narrow 1-0 win at McDonough Park. The lone run was scored on a Matt Chamberlain (New Haven) infield single in the bottom of the seventh, which allowed Matt Smith (UC Davis) to score from second base. On the mound, Jamestown’s Nate Grant (St. Bonaventure) and Geneva’s Slater O’Brien (Saint Joseph’s (Pa.)) were engaged in a pitchers’ duel for much of the night, but O’Brien walked away victory after recording seven two-hit innings. Ben Terwillinger (Maine) closed the books in the eighth and ninth to save the game.
Remember, fans can follow all PGCBL games live online and find all of the box scores from this year's contests via Pointstreak.
Glens Falls at Amsterdam – 5:00 p.m. (DH)
Utica at Mohawk Valley – 6:35 p.m.
Onondaga at Oneonta – 7:05 p.m.
Geneva at Elmira – 7:05 p.m.
Adirondack at Saugerties – 7:05 p.m.
Newark at Jamestown – 7:05 p.m.