LITTLE FALLS, NY – Its been five years since the Mohawk Valley Diamond Dawgs have met any
team from Jamestown. That year, they won the PGCBL championship, taking down the Jamestown
Jammers, two games to one.
Five years later, the name has changed (Jammers to Tarp Skunks), but the result didn’t.
Mohawk Valley pitching gave up one run in 14 innings, and was a big factor in the Mohawk Valley
sweep in the 4-0 and 11-1 victories on Wednesday night.
The Diamond Dawgs got things started rather quickly, with a sacrifice fly by Garrett Musey (Millville,
NJ/Goldey-Beacom) that scored Evan Berta (Yorktown Heights, NY/Fairfield). But Alfredo Delgado
(Bronx, NY/Manhattan) made the early deficit even bigger, crushing a three-run home run to left field
to give Mohawk Valley a 4-0 lead after one inning.
That would be all Mohawk Valley pitchers Darin Horn (Bluffton, SC/Coastal Carolina) and Ethan
Patch (Whitehall, NY/Carson-Newman) would need. Patch and Horn put zero after zero up on the
scoreboard, with Patch going the last two innings to finish the shutout.
Horn got the win for Mohawk Valley, while Patch picked up the save. Ian Korn (Seton Hill) was
saddled with the loss for Jamestown.
Game Two was a little bit more quiet, with the game going scoreless until the bottom of the third, when
Pete Durocher (Emerson, NJ/Manhattan) hit a hot grounder between the legs of the Jamestown third
baseman. That hit would score Ethan Valdez (Tampa, FL/Springhill). Much like the first game, though,
it would take only one batter later. This time, however, it would be Musey smashing the home-run,
another three-run shot to left field for another 4-0 lead. Batting around, Valdez would walk Orlando
Pena (New Jersey City, NJ/Coastal Carolina) in with the bases loaded to make it 5-0 before the third
The Tarp Skunks finally broke the scoreless run at ten innings when Mark Tucker (North Georgia)
jolted an RBI double to score Brandon Lane (Seton Hill).
The lead would balloon back to six on a looping two-RBI double by Delgado. His hit – that made it all
the way to the wall in right field – scored Durocher and Musey.
Berta added to the lead in the fifth with a hard-hit ball to left field that scored Valdez. Not to be
outdone, however, Durocher would bring another two runs home on a hard-hit, two-RBI double to left
field. Then, Brady Fureno (Canajoharie, NY/LeMoyne) finished off the game on a lightly-hit ball to the
second baseman that scored Durocher and finished off the game, thanks to the ten-run rule.
Hayden Duke (Mattapoisett, MA/Coastal Carolina) picked up another ten-strikeout game and the Game
Two win for Mohawk Valley (13-14). Bryce Jackson (Jamestown CC) got the loss for Jamestown (15-
12), who sees a three-game winning streak snapped.
The Diamond Dawgs will be back at Veterans Memorial Park on Thursday when they play host to the
Boonville Baseball Club. Jamestown will have a day off on Thursday before traveling to Falcon Park to
play the Auburn Doubledays.