The Daily Rundown: July 6, 2015

Evan Fernandez of the Victor RailRiders

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There are 25 days left in the PGCBL regular season, which ends on July 30. 

League Leaders

Batting Average: Christian Santisteban (Elmira) .443

OPS: Christian Santisteban (Elmira) 1.262

Home Runs: Brendan Tracy (Amsterdam) 6

RBIs: Two tied at 23

Stolen Bases: Will LaRue (Elmira) 23

Wins: Zach Logue (Amsterdam) 5

ERA: Mark Messier (Utica) 0.35

Strikeouts: Kyano Cummings (Elmira) 45

Innings Pitched: Alex Yarem (Glens Falls) 36

Saves: Ryan Bellomo (Elmira) 5 

Streak Leaders

Longest Winning Streak (Active): Amsterdam, 4

Best record in last 10 games: Amsterdam/Elmira/Glens Falls, 7-3

Longest Losing Streak (Active): Adirondack, 3

Last Night’s Games:

Victor 12 Elmira 9 (Game One): The Victor RailRiders scored eight runs in the bottom of the second inning to lead them to a 12-9 win in game one of a doubleheader against Elmira.

In the eight-run inning, Brady Acker hit a two-RBI double, Mark Cardinalli hit a two-RBI single, Chris Intocaso hit a three-run double and Matt Fallon hit an RBI single to account for the eight runs. The RailRiders’ other runs came in the first on an RBI fielder’s choice, the third on another RBI fielder’s choice, the fourth on a sacrifice fly and the fifth on a Nolan Schultz RBI single.  

Elmira led off the game with a five-run first inning. Taylor Hillson hit a two-RBI single and Tommy Mirabelli hit a three-run home run. The Pioneers added a lone run in the fourth on a Rob Perteet RBI single and scored three in the top of the seventh on a sacrifice fly, a Justin Hayes RBI single and a bases loaded walk but it wasn’t enough as Victor prevailed.

Victor starter Peter Lannoo picked up the win with four innings pitched and Elmira’s Tristian Widra gave up 10 runs (seven earned) in three innings of work to take the loss. 

Victor 5 Elmira 4 (Game Two): The Victor RailRiders scored a combined five runs in the first two innings and held on to beat the Elmira Pioneers, 5-4, and sweep a doubleheader. 

Elmira’s Christian Santisteban homered in the top of the first to give Elmira a 1-0 lead, but Victor responded with three runs in the home half on a Brady Acker RBI single, a sacrifice fly and an Aaron Endres RBI single. In the bottom of the second, a wild pitch scored Dale Wickham and Acker scored on a sacrifice fly.

A Keegan Maronpot RBI single in the third and a wild pitch and a Santisteban RBI single in the fourth scored the other three Elmira runs.

Victor starter Jesse Bogacz allowed all four Elmira runs (three earned) in five innings of work in earning the win. Chris Kemp struck out two in a scoreless inning to notch the save and Elmira’s Will Zirzow took the loss after giving up the five runs.

Glens Falls 15 Saugerties 2: The Glens Falls Dragons tied the PGCBL lead this season for runs in a game with 15 as they beat the Saugerties Stallions, 15-2, at East Field.

The Dragons came out in the bottom of the first and put a five-spot up on a Tyler Phillips two-RBI double, an error and a Colby Stratten two-RBI single. A Phillips sacrifice fly in the third got back a lone run Saugerties scored in the top of the third on an RBI groundout. Saugerties scored its final run of the game in the top of the fourth, but Glens Falls answered right back with a three-run inning. Mark Powell hit an RBI single, an RBI groundout plated another and an Oscar Rodriguez sacrifice fly scored the final run of the inning.

Another three-run inning came in the bottom of the fifth on Bryce Aldridge and Danny Oliveri RBI singles and a sacrifice fly. The final three runs of the game came in the bottom of eighth as a Ryan Hooper double plated two runs and an RBI groundout scored the 15th and final run of the game.

Alex Yarem allowed two runs on three hits in five innings of work to pick up the win for Glens Falls and Joseph Ducoing gave up six runs in taking the loss.

Albany 12 Mohawk Valley 5: The Albany Dutchmen scored eleven-straight runs to defeat the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs, 12-5, at Bob Bellizzi Field. 

The DiamondDawgs scored the first two runs of the game in the second inning, including one on a Colin Hawk RBI double. An Anthony Capo RBI double to right field in the fourth made it a 3-0 game, but it was all Dutchmen from there. Eric Mueller hit a two-RBI double in the fifth, Michael Fitzsimmons hit an RBI single and a Sean Aspinall three-run home run later in the inning made it 6-3 Albany.

Then in the bottom of the sixth, Fitzsimmons hit a two-RBI double and two wild pitches and a bases loaded hit by pitch extended the lead to 11-3. Mohawk Valley scored two runs in the seventh on a Thomas Walraven RBI double and an RBI groundout and an Aspinall RBI triple scored the final Albany run.

Chris Amorosi allowed the five DiamondDawgs runs (three earned) in seven innings of work to pick up the win and Marc Iseneker took the loss after giving up the first five Albany runs.

Amsterdam 5 Newark 4: A dropped pop-up in the bottom of the ninth gave the Amsterdam Mohawks their second-straight walk-off win, this time over the Newark Pilots, 5-4.

With the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth and two outs, Handsome Monica popped a pitch up that Newark catcher James Baer dropped, allowing the winning run to score. Newark had previously come back from a 4-1 deficit to tie the game. In the top of the eighth, Gabe Levanti hit an RBI single an error allowed two runs to score to make it a 4-4 game.

The Pilots’ other run came in the top of the first on a Willy Yahn RBI groundout. Amsterdam didn’t score its first runs until the bottom of the fourth when a wil pitch and a Drew Freedman RBI double plated two runs. A Hunter Tackett RBI single and a wild pitch made it a 4-1 game in the bottom of the seventh. 

Anthony Romanelli tossed a scoreless top of the ninth to get the win for Amsterdam while Newark’s Kevin Berge took the loss as he was responsible for the winning run.

Tonight’s Games:

Utica at Victor (DH) 4 p.m.: After sweeping a doubleheader against Elmira on Sunday, the Victor RailRiders will host another doubleheader, this one against the Utica Brewers.

Mohawk Valley at Newark (DH) 5:05 p.m.: The Newark Pilots will play their first of two doubleheaders in three days on Monday at Colburn Park as they host the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs for a twin bill.

Amsterdam at Albany 7:05 p.m.: Both the Amsterdam Mohawks and Albany Dutchmen are coming off wins on Sunday as they prepare to meet Monday in Albany.

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