The Daily Rundown: July 9, 2015

PC: Corey Mansfield/ (@Broken_Bat_Blog)

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There are 22 days left in the PGCBL regular season, which ends on July 30.

League Leaders

Batting Average: Christian Santisteban (Elmira) .440

OPS: Christian Santisteban (Elmira) 1.272

Home Runs: Brendan Tracy (Amsterdam) 6

RBIs: Christian Santisteban (Elmira) 26

Stolen Bases: Will LaRue (Elmira) 24

Wins: Zach Logue (Amsterdam) 6

ERA: Luke Tomczyk (Victor) 0.64

Strikeouts: Kyano Cummings (Elmira) 46

Innings Pitched: Zach Logue (Amsterdam) 39

Saves: Ryan Bellomo (Elmira) 5

Streak Leaders 

Longest Winning Streak (Active): Amsterdam, 7

Best record in last 10 games: Amsterdam, 8-2

Longest Losing Streak (Active): Albany/Saugerties, 3

Last Night’s Games:

Victor 4 Albany 0: Victor starter Mitch Patishall tossed a complete game shutout on Wednesday to lead the RailRiders to a 4-0 win over the Albany Dutchmen.

Patishall gave up just four hits and struck out 12 batters in the win. He became the ninth pitcher this season to throw a complete game and became the second pitcher, along with teammate Luke Tomczyk, to throw a shutout.

A passed ball in the bottom of the second scored the first Victor run, a sacrifice fly scored the second in the fifth and two runs scored in the sixth on an Evan Fernandez home run and another passed ball.

Jake Welch allowed the four Victor runs in taking the loss for Albany. 

Newark 4 Utica 1 (Game One): The Newark Pilots scored runs in the final three innings to defeat the Utica Brewers, 4-1, in game one of a doubleheader.

A James Baer sacrifice fly in the fifth scored the first Newark run and tied the game at one after Utica scored in the second on a sacrifice fly of its own. A Mark Martin RBI double in the sixth plated Kyle Norman and gave the Pilots the lead for good. A double steal and a Norman sacrifice fly in the seventh added two insurance runs for Chris Haynes’ club.

Newark starter Logan Harasta allowed the one run in six innings of work while striking out five to get the win and Vinny Martin pitched a scoreless seventh to notch the save. Michael Messier gave up two runs in six innings for Utica, striking out seven, in taking the loss.

Utica 5 Newark 4 (Game Two): The Utica Brewers walked off on an error in the bottom of the ninth to split a doubleheader against the Newark Pilots.

In the bottom of the ninth, a dropped fly ball in right field allowed the winning run to score.

Ryan Cox brought home the first run of the game in the bottom of the first with an RBI single. Newark scored three runs in the top of the third to take the lead. An error, a Mark Martin RBI double and a sacrifice fly scored Martin to score the third run. An RBI groundout in the fourth made it a 4-1 game. Utica rallied for three runs in the bottom of the fifth to tie the game. An E4 allowed two runs to score and a fielder’s choice tied the game at four.

Kent Axcell pitched a scoreless ninth to earn the win and Vinny Martin took the loss for Newark.

Elmira 2 Mohawk Valley 0 (Game One): In the continuation of a suspended game from June 28, the Elmira Pioneers beat the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs, 2-0.

Brian Barefoot went 3-for-3 with both RBIs for Elmira, one in the second and the other in the seventh. Despite scoring only two runs, the Pioneers totaled 11 hits in the game.

Justin Lewis struck out five batters in 7.2 scoreless innings of relief to earn the win and Payton Coddou took the loss for Mohawk Valley.

Elmira 6 Mohawk Valley 5 (Game Two): The Elmira Pioneers overcame a 5-2 deficit to defeat the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs, 6-5. 

Elmira jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the second on a Timmy Delph RBI single and an error. Mohawk Valley rallied in the following half inning to score three runs and take a 3-2 lead. Thomas Walraven hit a two-RBI single and an error scored the go-ahead run. Another error in the fourth made it 4-2 and Chris Rave hit an RBI single in the fifth to make it a 5-2 game.

The Pioneers got a run back in the bottom of the fifth on a Will LaRue sacrifice fly and another back in the sixth on a Troy Squires RBI double. The game was tied in the bottom of the eighth on an error and Taylor Hillson hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth to give Elmira the sweep.

Garrett Schilling tossed a scoreless top of the ninth to get the win for the Pioneers and Anthony Herrera was on the hook for the winning run to take the loss.

Amsterdam 12 Glens Falls 1: The Amsterdam Mohawks won their seventh-straight game with a 12-1 win over the Glens Falls Dragons at East Field.

Amsterdam rallied for three runs in both the first and the second inning. In the first, Brendan Tracy hit an RBI single, a fielder’s choice scored another run and Handsome Monica hit an RBI single. In the second, Hunter Tackett hit an RBI single, Riley Mahan scored on a wild pitch and Scott Manea hit an RBI double.

A Miguel Presno RBI single in the fifth gave Glens Falls its lone run of the game. Handsome Monica hit a two-RBI double, Kyle Dean hit an RBI double and Dean scored on a wild pitch in the seventh to extend the Amsterdam lead to 10-1. The final two runs of the game came in the ninth as a sacrifice fly scored Macy Holdsworth and a wild pitch scored Justin Yurchak. 

Zach Logue struck out 10 batters in six scoreless innings to earn his PGCBL-leading sixth win of the season. Jake Murray gave up the six runs in the first two innings to take the loss.

Adirondack 2 Saugerties 0: The Adirondack Trail Blazers rebounded from a 16-6 loss on Tuesday night with a 2-0 win over the Saugerties Stallions. 

The Trail Blazers scored the first run of the game in the top of the second on a Chris Kwitzer RBI single. Adirondack added the second run in the seventh on a Kyle Walker RBI single.

Starter Zach Crim pitched six scoreless innings to earn the win for Adirondack and Tom Fazzini tossed two scoreless innings of relief to notch the save. Saugerties starter Nick Williams gave up the two Adirondack runs over seven innings in taking the loss.

Tonight’s Games:

Saugerties at Albany (DH) 5 p.m.: The fourth and fifth place teams in the East Division will face off in a doubleheader in the Capital City on Thursday.

Utica at Mohawk Valley 6:35 p.m.: Coming off a split of a doubleheader against Newark, Utica will travel to Little Falls to take on the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs.


Glens Falls at Amsterdam 6:35 p.m.: The Amsterdam Mohawks will look for their eighth-straight win as they host the Glens Falls Dragons on Thursday.


Elmira at Adirondack 7 p.m.: The first place team in the West Division will travel to the last place team in the West Division for the second time in three days.

Victor at Newark 7:05 p.m.: The Victor RailRiders will make the short trip to Newark to take on the Newark Pilots in a West Division battle on Thursday.

For all the latest scores and updates, follow the PGCBL on Twitter, @PGCBLbaseball. 


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