06/04/2017 7:02 PM
BOONVILLE, N.Y. - Utica gets the win in their first road game of the 2017 season and their third win in a row to begin the season (3-0). The Blue Sox beat Adirondack 7-5 on Sunday. That was their second victory over Adirondack in just three days, beating them 7-2 back on Friday night to begin their season.
The Blue Sox had a quick start to the game, grabbing an early 3-0 lead in the top of the 2nd. The Trail Blazers would come back to tie it in the 5th inning thanks to a two run Home Run by Dan Abate. However, the Sox would quickly add three more run on the board, one in the 6th and two in the 7th to take a 6-3 lead. They would add one more in the top of the 9th to make it a 7-3 ballgame. The Trail Blazers would cut the lead to 7 -5 following a Matarazzo two run home run in the bottom half of the 9th but that would be all they could muster up as far as a comeback.
Adirondack out-hit Utica, but the key factor in the outcome of this game was the same as the one in the Blazers loss on Friday night: the errors. Adirondack had seven total errors in the game accounting for four unearned runs., Utica only had one error accounting for just one unearned run.
Albert Ordonez got the win for Utica pitching one inning allowing just one hit. Jack VanBeber got hooked with the loss pitching one inning allowing one run on one hit and two walks. John Thompson was credited with the save pitching the final three innings of the game allowing just the two runs off of Matarazzo’s long ball.
With the loss Adirondack falls to an even 2-2 on the season. They get another shot at the Blue Sox on Tuesday June 6th at 6:35 p.m. as they travel to Utica for the second time this season.
With the win Utica improves to 3-0 on the season and looks to keep it going tomorrow as they travel to Albany to take on the Dutchmen at 5:05 p.m.