The Daily Rundown: July 19, 2015

Jesse Bogacz of the Victor RailRiders

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There are 11 days left in the PGCBL regular season, which ends on July 30.

League Leaders

Batting Average: Ryan Cox (Utica) .415

OPS: Christian Santisteban (Elmira) 1.156

Home Runs: Four tied at six

RBIs: Christian Santisteban (Elmira) 33

Stolen Bases: Will LaRue (Elmira) 26

Wins: Zach Logue (Amsterdam) 7

ERA: Michael Messier (Utica) 0.68

Strikeouts: Kyano Cummings (Elmira) 64

Innings Pitched: Alex Yarem (Glens Falls) 50

Saves: Two tied at six

Streak Leaders

Longest Winning Streak (Active): Amsterdam/Victor, 3

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

Longest Losing Streak (Active): Saugerties, 10

Last Night’s Games:

Glens Falls 2 Saugerties 1: The Glens Falls Dragons walked off in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Saugerties Stallions, 2-1, at East Field. 

Miguel Presno drew a one-out walk, advanced to second on a passed ball and third on an error before coming around to score on a Mark Powell two-out, walk-off single.

The first run of the game didn’t come until the top of the fourth inning when a Glens Falls error allowed a Saugerties run to score. Danny Oliveri hit an RBI single in the bottom of the fifth to tie the game at one.

Michael Sinnott tossed a scoreless top of the ninth to get the win for Glens Falls while Andrew Bruss allowed the two Glens Falls runs in a complete game to take the loss for Saugerties.

Victor 6 Adirondack 4: The Victor RailRiders used a great start from Jesse Bogacz and three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to lead them to a 6-4 win over Adirondack at Victor High School.

Bogacz allowed just two runs (unearned) while striking out seven batters and allowing only three hits in seven innings of work to get the win. In the bottom of the seventh, Evan Fernandez scored on a passed ball and a sacrifice fly and an error scored the other two runs.

Adirondack got out to an early 2-0 lead in the first on a Brendan Looby two-RBI double. Victor came back with a two-run inning of its own in the bottom of the second on a Joe Simmons RBI single and a sacrifice fly. Victor took a 3-2 lead in the sixth on a Matt Fallon RBI single before the three-run seventh. Adirondack rallied for two runs in the ninth on a Chris Kwitzer two-RBI double, but it wasn’t enough as Victor came out on top. 

Adirondack starter Tim Burr allowed three runs (all earned) in six innings of work in taking the loss.

Mohawk Valley 7 Utica 0 (Game One): The Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs got a complete game shutout from starter Adam Ashenfarb to lead them to a 7-0 win over the Utica Brewers in game one of a doubleheader in Utica.

Ashenfarb allowed five hits and struck out six Brewer batters in the complete game shutout. His counterpart, Tyler Palm, gave up the first Mohawk Valley run to take the loss.

That first Mohawk Valley run came in the top of the first on a sacrifice from Troy Scocca. The DiamondDawgs extended the lead with a four-run fifth as Colin Hawk hit an RBI single, Anthony Herrera drew a bases loaded walk and Matt Pagano hit a two-RBI single. The final two runs of the game came in the ninth as a Pagano RBI double plated a run and a sacrifice fly scored the last.

Mohawk Valley 6 Utica 4 (Game Two): The Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs scored six runs on 12 hits to beat the Utica Brewers, 6-4, and sweep a doubleheader at Donovan Stadium.

A Troy Scocca two-RBI triple in the first got the DiamondDawgs on the board early. Both teams scored a run in the third with Mohawk Valeyy’s coming on a Ryan Stekl RBI double and Utica’s coming via a Ryan Cox RBI double. Andrew Turner got the run back for the DiamondDawgs in the next half inning with an RBI single, but Utica again answered as Taylor Olmstead hit his sixth home run of the season—a two-run shot.

A Matt Pagano RBI single and a Thomas Walraven RBI double in the sixth added some insurance for Mohawk Valley. A Utica sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh cut the lead to two, but a flyout on the next batter ended the game.

Anthony Herrera tossed 1.2 innings of scoreless relief to get the win for Mohawk Valley and Zachary Vennaro notched the save. Utica starter Chase Cleary allowed the six Mohawk Valley runs in six innings of work to take the loss. 

Amsterdam 3 Albany 2: The Amsterdam Mohawks cut their magic number to clinch the East Division to one with a 3-2 win over the Albany Dutchmen at Shuttleworth Park.

A Craig Dedelow two-run home run in the bottom of the first inning gave the Mohawks an early lead. An RBI groundout in the next half inning cut the lead in half for Albany. Michael Fitzsimmons hit a solo home run for the Dutchmen in the sixth to tie the game at two. Then in the bottom of the eighth, an error allowed Justin Yurchak to score and give Amsterdam the lead for good.

Tyler Smith struck out three batters in two scoreless innings to get the win for Amsterdam and Gavin Wallace pitched a complete game for Albany in taking the loss.

Elmira 8 Newark 7: The Elmira Pioneers rallied for three runs in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Newark Pilots, 8-7, at Dunn Field.

The three-run ninth was capped by a Tommy Mirabelli walk-off single to give the Pioneers the win. Justin Hayes and Rob Perteet had previously hit RBI doubles in the inning to tie the game at seven.

Elmira scored the first three runs of the game in the bottom of the first on an error and a Mirabelli two-RBI single. Newark got one back in the top of the second on a Kevin Biondic RBI single and scored three runs in the third on a Cody Wiktorski home run to take the lead. Elmira took the lead back in the fourth on an RBI groundout and a Will LaRue RBI single. The Pilots tied the game in the next half inning on a wild pitch and took the lead in the sixth on an error. Another error in the top of the seventh gave the visitors a run. 

Garrett Schilling tossed a scoreless top of the ninth to get the win for Elmira while Vinny Martin gave up the three Elmira runs (two earned) in the ninth to take the loss.

Tonight’s Games:

Newark at Victor 3 p.m.: For the first of two consecutive Sundays, the Newark Pilots and Victor RailRiders will face off in a West Division battle. The Pilots are looking to make a late season push and grab a playoff spot. The two teams will play a doubleheader next Sunday in Newark.

Amsterdam at Utica 5 p.m.: The Amsterdam Mohawks go into Sunday’s game against Utica with a magic number of one to clinch the East Division. With a win, the Mohawks can go into the All-Star Game one win or one Mohawk Valley loss away from securing the East Division title.

All-Star Game Rosters:

The league announced the rosters for the 2015 All-Star Game last night. The rosters can be found here. The game will take place on Monday in Little Falls.

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