The Newark Pilots and Adirondack Trail Blazers met once again in Boonville on Saturday in what was one of the highest scoring games of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League this season.
Right off the bat, the Blazers were in deep trouble. A three-run home run from Russ Olive in the top of the first gave Newark a 4-0 lead; Chris Whelan recorded the first RBI, scoring Chris Sharpe. Although it was the only home run of the game, the Pilots continued to score runs in all but three innings in the game, including 11 in the second alone with 17 batters coming to the plate. Newark would record 14 total hits on the night. Luke Reynolds and Ching-Wei Sen would be the only two Pilots without a recorded hit.
Adirondack would start their comeback early in the game, popping out four runs in the third and an additional five in the sixth inning. Despite being able to out-hit their opponent for a short time, Adirondack’s defensive situation would hold the key to their own downfall. Eleven total errors were recorded by the Trail Blazers, a season high and an unusual performance. The Blazers, however, would finish with 13 hits to their credit.
Mitchell Boyer gathers a loss in his first start of the season for Adirondack. Quinton Logan gets the win for Newark.
On Sunday, the Oneonta Outlaws and Adirondack Trail Blazers will square off on the diamond for the first time this season at 3 p.m. Newark returns home on Sunday to take on the Jamestown Jammers at 7:05 p.m.
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