Over Torres (Yavapai), seen here making a throw from the Newark outfield, drove in three runs for the Pilots in Oneonta on Saturday (photo credit: Travis Larner).
Here’s a glance at the results from across the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL) on Saturday, July 15:
Elmira (20-18) 7, Onondaga (16-19) 6 (Game 1)
Less than 24 hours after winning an extra-inning marathon over Newark at Dunn Field, the Pioneers won another game in walk-off fashion, this time scoring three runs in the bottom of the seventh to dispatch the Flames 7-6. Down by two with two outs, Brayden Combs (Kentucky), Brett Vosik (Kansas) and Jonathan Crimmin (Siena) produced three straight RBI singles to complete the comeback. Every Elmira player with an at-bat recorded a hit, led by Vosik’s 2-for-3 effort and game-best two RBIs. Noah Hughes (Mississippi State) earned the win with a scoreless inning of relief and Onondaga’s Matthew Bowman (SUNY Broome C.C.) was taxed with the loss, after giving up three runs on five hits in 1.1 innings.
Onondaga 8, Elmira 3 (Game 2)
The Flames got revenge in the nightcap of Saturday’s doubleheader by beating the Pios 8-3, despite being outhit by Elmira 10-to-9. Once again, it came down to the final inning of regulation, as Onondaga broke a 3-3 tie with five runs in the top of the seventh. Gage Lanning (Canisius) cleared the bases with a three-run triple and scored on Adam Gallagher’s (Ithaca) ensuing RBI single. Then Alex Canty (Monroe C.C.) launched a run-scoring double to add some insurance. Canty paced all batters in the late game by going 3-for-4 and 6-foot-7 righty Ryan Greco (SUNY Brockport) earned the victory with 1.1 scoreless innings out of the bullpen.
Adirondack (12-21) 5, Utica (11-23) 4 (Game 1; 9 innings)
In the first of two seven-inning contests at Donovan Stadium, the Trail Blazers and Blue Sox needed the usual nine innings to decide a winner. Adirondack came back from a 4-2 deficit to knot the score at 4-all with two runs in the top of the seventh. In the ninth, Riley Schaefer (Texas Lutheran) reached base on a two-out walk, stole second and scored the eventual game-winning run on John Michael Boswell’s (Furman) RBI single. Utica’s Matthew McDermott (William & Mary) made it to third on an error in the bottom of the ninth but the Blue Sox were unable to force another inning. Zac Bygum (Dartmouth) earned the win with 3.0 hitless innings out of the bullpen.
Adirondack 5, Utica 1 (Game 2)
The Trail Blazers completed the sweep on Saturday by limiting the Blue Sox to just one run on three hits. The lone Utica run was forced home in the bottom of the fourth on a bases-loaded walk, but Logan Walters (Tennessee Tech) entered out of the bullpen to shut down any thoughts of a rally with 2.2 hitless innings en route to his first win of the summer season. Meanwhile, each of Adirondack’s top four batters in the lineup finished with two hits, led by Jordan Torrento (Adrian), who finished 2-for-3 with a game-high two RBIs. Torrento hit RBI singles in both the third and fourth innings, which helped give the Blazers an early 5-0 advantage.
Amsterdam (27-8) 5, Albany (21-13) 4
The Mohawks held off a late rally by the host Dutchmen and scored the game-winning run in the top of the ninth in a slim 5-4 victory at Siena Field. Down 4-2, Albany tallied twice in the bottom of the eighth to level the score on consecutive RBI singles from Adam Elliot (Louisville) and Trace Tyre (Ole Miss). With runners on the corners, Brandon Reitz (Florida State) was called from the bullpen to get the final out of the eighth with the score still tied. In the ninth, Dylan Reynolds (Fairfield) slugged a two-out RBI double that plated Eric Rivera (Florida Atlantic) and Reitz worked around a one-out single to secure the win.
Mohawk Valley (22-8) 7, Saugerties (15-19) 2
The DiamondDawgs earned a 7-2 victory on the road over the Stallions, thanks in part to a solid start from Jonathan McKinney (Southern Union State C.C.). McKinney scattered six hits across 7.1 scoreless innings and struck out four to improve his record to 4-1 on the season. Already up 4-0 in the top of the eighth, Mohawk Valley struck for three more runs to put the game well out of reach. Dan Deely (Sacramento State) picked up his third hit of the night with an RBI single and Tim Zeng (Fairfield) scored his third run on a passed ball with Russ Olive (UMass Lowell) at the dish. Olive continued his recent run of red-hot play with an RBI double, his second run batted in on the night.
Geneva (22-15) 5, Jamestown (27-10) 4
A four-run sixth inning propelled the second-place Red Wings to a big win over the West Division-leading Jammers. With the bases juiced, Jake Evans (Alabama Southern C.C.) ripped a two-run single to turn a 3-2 deficit into a 4-3 Geneva lead. Jake Lyle (Volunteer State C.C.) followed with the eventual game-winning RBI single in the next at-bat. Although Christ Conley (Canisius) slugged his second home run of the contest in the top of the seventh, that would be the last run that Jamestown could produce, as relievers Brett Holcombe (Bossier Parish C.C.) and Colby Mullins (Andrew) combined to hurl 3.0 scoreless innings for Geneva. Conley had a monster night in the loss, as he finished 3-for-4 three runs scored, three RBIs, two homers and a double.
Newark (12-26) 13, Oneonta (9-23) 2
Both sides finished with six hits but the Pilots came out on top by a wide margin at Damaschke Field on Saturday night. Oneonta’s pitching staff issued 10 walks and the defense committed four errors, which allowed Newark to pile on the runs. Already leading 3-0, Over Torres (Yavapai) extended the lead to five runs with a two-RBI single in the top of the fifth. The Pilots then tallied five runs in the sixth to turn the contest into a rout, with three of those runs coming home a Hunter Wells (Tyler J.C.) two-run single and an error by the Oneonta leftfielder on the same play. Torres and Wells each finished with three RBIs to lead the Newark offense. Jordan Miller (Coastal Alabama C.C.) tossed a season-long 4.0 innings out of the bullpen for his first win of the summer.
Remember, fans can follow all PGCBL games live online and find all of the box scores from this year's contests via Pointstreak.
Oneonta at Adirondack – 3:05 p.m.
Jamestown at Newark – 3:05 p.m.
Onondaga at Geneva – 4:00 p.m.
Saugerties at Albany – 5:05 p.m.
Utica at Elmira – 5:05 p.m.
Glens Falls at Mohawk Valley – 6:35 p.m.