06/10/2017 11:37 PM
Saugerties, N.Y. - The Albany Dutchmen had a big two-out forth inning rally to propel past the Saugerties Stallions, 5-2. The Dutchmen improve to 3-2, while the Stallions fall to 3-5 after Saturday night's matchup between the two teams at Cantine Field.
Heading into this game the Stallions were riding a 2 game win streak and were a perfect 2-0 at home.
The starting pitching matchup was between Albany’s Tommy Miller (Siena College) and Saugerties’ Austin Batchelor (Boston College).
In the first inning the Dutchmen were threatening early by loading the bases without tallying in a hit. The inning ended with the bases load. The Stallions were able to get out of that inning with only allowing 1 run.
In the bottom of the first inning, Nick Campana (University of Hartford) started off where he left off by hitting a triple
Saugerties’ head coach Tom Whittacker was ejected in the 2nd inning for arguing with the home plate umpire over a walk. He thought that ball hit off of the batter’s bat.
In the fourth inning with the game tied at two, the Dutchmen had 2 outs and 2 strikes. That is when it went downhill for the Stallions that inning. John McKenna (Army) had a throwing error at third base, which led to Colin Kaucher (Ohio Dominican University) being safe at first base. Then Jason Antelek had a balk advancing Kaucher to second base. After a wild pitch to the backstop Kaucher advanced to third base. Nick Gallo (Oklahoma State University) then hit an RBI single and then stole second base. Nick Estrella (Azusa Pacific University then blooped a ball into shallow outfield on the first base line. He recorded an RBI and Nick Gallo scored.
Tommy Miller went on to get the win for the Albany Dutchmen. His stat line included 5.0 IN, 6H, 2R, 5 K, and 1BB.
The Stallions next game is Sunday, June 11th vs Amersterdam at Cantine Field.