06/16/2017 9:35 PM
UTICA, N.Y. - The Albany Dutchmen outhit the Utica Blue Sox 11-to-8 and came out on top 7-5 in a close game at Donovan Stadium on Friday night.
Albany grabbed an early 5-0 lead in the top of the third thanks to five hits in the inning. The Sox would battle back adding one run in the third and three more in the fifth to cut the Dutchmen lead to 5-4. However, the Dutchmen were able to add two more the rest of the way, as the Sox were only able to add one more and the final ended up 7-5 in Albany’s favor. Utica has now lost nine games in a row and two to Albany over the last three days.
Jared Tietgen (Rio Hondo CC) took the loss only managing two and two-thirds innings allowing four runs on three hits and four walks. Matt Pierce (Siena) got the win after pitching 2.2 scoreless innings of relief. J.D. Mundt (Louisville) was credited with the save pitching the bottom of the ninth shutting the Sox down in order 1-2-3 to close out the game.
With the win, Albany improves to 7-2 on the season. The Dutchmen host Glens Falls in a doubleheader on Saturday; the first game is set at 3:00 p.m.
With the loss, Utica has now lost nine straight to fall to 3-9 on the season. The Blue Sox travel to Onondaga on Saturday for a 7:00 p.m. game.