Filed by the Watertown Rams...
WATERTOWN- Watertown (6-10) scored all six of their runs in the middle innings to defeat visiting Glens Falls (10-8). Trevor Marino (VCU) and Joe Moroney (Kansas) each contributed RBI triples in the third inning to lead the Rams. Joe Adel (South Florida) picked up the win (2-0) for Watertown while Riley Stephenson (UMBC) took the loss for Glens Falls.
Glens Falls jumped out to an early 4-0 lead through the first two and a half innings. Raphael Gladu (College Lafleche) drove in Spencer Johnson (Missouri State) in to score the game’s first run. Braxton Martinex (Saint Louis) came around to score later in the inning on an error by Watertown third baseman Kyle Lombardo (St. John’s). The Golden Eagles tallied two more runs in the top of the third inning to take a 4-0 lead on the Rams.
Watertown answered with two runs in the bottom of the third without recording a hit. Colin Theroux (Nevada) reached base via walk to lead off the inning and Bobby Indeglia (Holy Cross) and Joe Moroney both followed with walks. Dominic Lopez (Texas A&M-Corpus Christi) and Bryce Greager (Chandler-Gilbert) drove home Theroux and Indeglia. The Rams followed in the fourth by scoring three runs on the back of RBI triples by Trevor Marino and Joe Moroney.
Watertown starter Joe Adel hurled six plus innings allowing five runs (two earned) to pick up the win. Adel finished with five strikeouts. Logan Grant (Creighton) relieved Adel with the bases loaded and none out in the seventh. Grant pitched two innings while only allowing one of Adel’s baserunners to cross home plate. Glens Falls starter Rick Morales (Siena) tossed two plus innings allowing one run. Morales left the game in the third due to suspected injury. He was relieved by Riley Stephenson. Stephenson pitched an inning and two thirds allowing four runs (all earned) to take the loss.
Joe Moroney and Trevor Marino both finished 2-for-3 with a walk for Watertown. Moroney contributed two RBIs while Marino added a stolen base. The two accounted for all four of Watertown’s hits.
Glens Falls was led by Buddy Putnam (South Florida) who finished 2-for-4 with a double but reached base all five times he came to bat. Putnam also drove home a run in the third inning. JP Rousseau (Vanier) and Blake Sydeski (South Florida) combined for two hits in the nine hole for the Golden Eagles.
Watertown travels to Cooperstown tomorrow with a scheduled first pitch of 5:00. Glens Falls plays host to the Utica Brewers at East Field Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05.