The Adirondack Trail Blazers returned home Thursday following two losses in a double header in Utica Wednesday and fell once again to the visiting Elmira Pioneers.
Dylan Borawski saw his second start of the season for the Blazers and was off to a shaky start in the first, dealing to the first six batters in the Pioneers’ lineup and giving up a run. He would find his groove, though, as he gave up only two more hits and went 1-2-3 in his final three innings pitched in the ball game with stellar defensive help from first baseman Chuck Hooker.
Business would pick up in the top of the sixth as Elmira opened the flood gates and saw all nine batters at the plate. They recorded three runs on six hits, one being a stand-up triple from right fielder Rob Perteet to lead off the inning. The Pioneers would continue the dominance in the next inning, tallying two more runs on four hits.
The Trail Blazers, however, have had a streak of waking up late in the game and they would do so again at Hanson Aggregates Field. Adirondack narrowed the lead to 6-2 after RBIs from Hooker and Joe McHugh.
Despite holding their opponents scoreless in the final two innings and picking up two more runs of their own, the Trail Blazers were unable to continue the heroics as they would lose this game 6-4.
Seven Pioneers made contact with the ball, including designated hitter Blake Buckman, picking up four hits, two doubles and two singles, to help lead an offensive free-for-all for his team. They would record 17 hits in total.
Cody Thompson would also pick up his first save of the season for Elmira.
The two teams will face off again on Friday, this time in Elmira.
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