The Daily Rundown: July 13, 2015

PC: Corey Mansfield/ (@Broken_Bat_Blog)

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There are 18 days left in the PGCBL regular season, which ends on July 30.

League Leaders

Batting Average: Christian Santisteban (Elmira) .430

OPS: Christian Santisteban (Elmira) 1.249

Home Runs: Brendan Tracy (Amsterdam) 6

RBIs: Christian Santisteban (Elmira) 28

Stolen Bases: Will LaRue (Elmira) 24

Wins: Zach Logue (Amsterdam) 6

ERA: Michael Messier (Utica) 0.85

Strikeouts: Kyano Cummings (Elmira) 55

Innings Pitched: Alex Yarem (Glens Falls) 42

Saves: Two tied at five

Streak Leaders

Longest Winning Streak (Active): Elmira, 5

Best record in last 10 games: Amsterdam, 9-1

Longest Losing Streak (Active): Newark/Saugerties, 4 

Last Night’s Games:

Victor 5 Saugerties 3 (Game One): The Victor RailRiders scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to defeat the Saugerties Stallions, 5-3, in game one of a doubleheader. 

In the three-run fourth, Drew Kissel hit an RBI single, a run scored on an error and a Joe Simmons RBI single plated the final run. The RailRiders scored their first run of the game in the bottom of the second on an error and added another in the third on a Matt Fallon sacrifice fly.

Saugerties scored its first run of the game in the top of the second on an error and rallied for two in the top of the fifth on a Taylor Luckenbil two-RBI single, but it wasn’t enough as Mark Giallanzo and Chris Kemp locked down the sixth and seventh innings to preserve the win.

Luke Tomczyk allowed the three Saugerties runs (two earned) in five innings of work to get the win and Kemp registered the save. Andrew Bruss allowed the five Victor runs (four earned) in taking the loss.

Victor 11 Saugerties 7 (Game Two): The Victor RailRiders again used a big fourth inning to defeat the Saugerties Stallions, 11-7, and sweep a doubleheader at home.

In game two, the RailRiders put up a six spot in the fourth frame. An error, a Chris Lehane RBI single, an Evan Fernandez three-RBI double and a Nolan Schultz RBI single accounted for the six runs.

Mark Cardinalli drove in the first run of the game in the bottom of the first with a sacrifice fly and a bases loaded walk extended the lead to 2-0 in the second. Saugerties scored its first run in the top of the fourth on a double play and responded to the Victor six-run inning with a three run inning, including a run on a Joe Venturino RBI single.

Victor scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth on a Lehane RBI double and a Cardinalli two-run home run. Saugerties again responded with a three-run inning, two coming on a Chris Reynolds double and the other on an RBI groundout.

Jesse Bogacz tossed five innings, allowing four runs (three earned) to get the win for Victor and John Hooker allowed the first eight Victor runs (four earned) in 3.1 innings to take the loss.

Amsterdam 6 Glens Falls 0: Four Amsterdam pitchers combined on a five-hit shutout to get the Mohawks back in the win column after a loss on Saturday in Elmira.

Brad Schaenzer struck out six in six scoreless innings while giving up three hits in getting the win. Amsterdam relievers Christian Maldonado, Tyler Smith and Kyle Smith struck out a combined four batters while giving up two hits.

Amsterdam scored its first two runs of the game in the top of the second on a Craig Dedelow two-run double. An error and a Brendan Tracy RBI single in the third inning made it a 4-0 game. Scott Manea hit an RBI single in the fifth and a sacrifice fly in the eighth accounted for the other two runs.

Alex Yarem allowed five of the six Amsterdam runs (three earned) in taking the loss.

Elmira 8 Newark 7: A walk-off single in the bottom of the eleventh led the Elmira Pioneers to an 8-7 win over the Newark Pilots at Dunn Field.

Rob Perteet plated Keegan Maronpot with a two-out single, giving the Pioneers the win in extra innings. 

Newark struck first in the top of the first as Will Gorman stayed hot with an RBI single. A Christian Santisteban two-RBI double in the home half of the inning gave Elmira the lead. Newark tied the game at two in the fourth as Mike Lanza scored on an error. Charlie Sobieraski hit an RBI single in the sixth before Elmira put up a five-spot in the home half on a Hayden Kelly grand slam (second in two days) and an error.

The Pilots began their comeback in the top of the seventh as a lone run scored on a wild pitch. Another lone run scored in the eighth on a bases loaded hit by pitch and RBI doubles from Kyle Norman and Cody Wiktorski in the ninth tied the game at seven.

Tristian Widra pitched the top of the eleventh inning to pick up the win for Elmira and Nick Wegmann gave up the walk-off run in taking the loss.

Albany 7 Utica 6: The Albany Dutchmen held off a ninth inning Utica rally to defeat the Brewers, 7-6, in Utica.

Albany scored two runs in the top of the first, including one on a Michael Fitzsimmons solo home run. A passed ball got a run back for Utica in the home half of the inning. Both teams score two runs in the third with Albany’s coming on an error and Utica’s coming on a sacrifice fly and a Dominick Bregar RBI double.

The Dutchmen added two runs in the top of the fifth on a Zach Remillard RBI double and a Michael Fitzsimmons RBI double. An error in the sixth allowed a Utica run to score. Michael Bollmer hit a solo home run in the top of the ninth for Albany, which wound up being the winning run. Ryan Cox hit a two-out, two-RBI double in the bottom of the ninth, but Albany held on to get the win. 

Gavin Wallace allowed four runs (three earned) in eight innings of work for Albany to get the win and Patrick Bellinger took the loss for Utica.

Mohawk Valley 7 Adirondack 6: The Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs defeated the Adirondack Trail Blazers, 7-6, in Boonville.

Adirondack scored the first run of the game in the bottom of the first before Mohawk Valley tied the game at one in the top of the third. Kyle Walker hit a home run in the bottom of the third to give the Trail Blazers a 2-1 lead. The DiamondDawgs responded by tying the game in the top of the fourth and taking a 3-2 lead in the top of the seventh.

The Trail Blazers rallied for four runs in the bottom of the seventh to take a 6-3 lead, including two RBIs from Brendan Looby, but Mohawk Valley tied the game in the top of the eighth. The DiamondDawgs cored the winning run in the top of the ninth. 

Anthony Herrera got the win for Mohawk Valley and Tom Fazzini took the loss for Adirondack.

Tonight’s Games:

Elmira at Mohawk Valley 6:35 p.m.: In the only game of the day, the red-hot Elmira Pioneers travel to Mohawk Valley to take on the DiamondDawgs, who are coming off a win against Adirondack on Sunday.

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