The Daily Rundown: July 22, 2015

The Albany Dutchmen celebrate their walk-off win in game one yesterday.

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

League Leaders

Batting Average: Ryan Cox (Utica) .409

OPS: Christian Santisteban (Elmira) 1.149

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: Four tied at six

Streak Leaders 

Longest Winning Streak (Active): Amsterdam, 4

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

Longest Losing Streak (Active): Newark, 4

Last Night’s Games:

Adirondack 5 Newark 3 (Game One): The Adirondack Trail Blazers used a four-run second inning to defeat the Newark Pilots, 5-3, in game one of a doubleheader.

The four-run inning was in response to two runs put up by the Pilots in the top of the second inning on a Corey Lerche solo home run and a Kevin Biondic RBI single. Adirondack scored its four runs in the home half on a Brendan Looby RBI single, a two-RBI triple by Shane Allen and Allen scoring on an E2.

The final Trail Blazer run scored in the bottom of the third as Looby hit another RBI single. Newark’s Blake Valley hit an RBI single in the top of the seventh but it wasn’t enough. 

Zach Crim allowed two runs in six innings of work to get the win for Adirondack while Tom Fazzini notched the save. Clayton Spiker allowed all five Trail Blazer runs (three earned) to take the loss. 

Adirondack 5 Newark 2 (Game Two): The Adirondack Trail Blazers climbed out of the cellar of the West Division with a 5-2 win over Newark to sweep the Pilots in a doubleheader.

An E2 in the bottom of the first inning gave the Trail Blazers an early 1-0 lead. A Brad Jones two-RBI double in the fourth extended the lead to 3-0 before Newark scored two runs in the top of the fifth on a Mark Martin RBI single and a fielder’s choice.

Another E2 and a bases loaded hit by pitch gave the Trail Blazers a two-run inning of their own and finished the game’s scoring at 5-2.

Will Jahn struck out eight batters in a complete game to get the win for Adirondack. Newark starter Daniel Imbro took the loss after giving up the first three Adirondack runs.

Albany 2 Saugerties 1 (Game One): The Albany Dutchmen walked off in the bottom of the seventh to defeat the Saugerties Stallions, 2-1, in game one of a doubleheader.

With one out in the inning, Albany’s Patrick Hisle hit an RBI double that scored Adam Gauthier to give the Dutchmen the win. Saugerties had scored in the top of the seventh on a Dylan Jenkins RBI single to tie the game at one. Albany scored its only other run in the bottom of the sixth on a Michael Fitzsimmons RBI double. 

Zak Spivy tossed two-thirds of an inning to get the win for the Dutchmen and Nick Williams pitched a complete game in taking the loss.

Saugerties 6 Albany 0 (Game Two): The Saugerties Stallions salvaged a split of a doubleheader against Albany and ended a losing streak that had reached double digits with a 6-0 win in game two.

The Stallions scored the first runs of the game in the top of the second inning on two errors and a Nick Russo two-RBI double. The other two runs came in the top of the seventh on a Billy Reidel two-RBI double.

Anthony Rocco struck out six in the complete game shutout for Saugerties. Albany starter Jake Welch gave up the first four Saugerties runs (all unearned) in taking the loss.

Mohawk Valley 8 Glens Falls 7: The Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs rallied for a lone run in the top of the ninth inning to defeat the Glens Falls Dragons, 8-7, at East Field.

Andrew Turner plated Thomas Walraven with a sacrifice fly to score the eventual winning run in the ninth.

Glens Falls scored the first two runs of the game in the bottom of the first on a sacrifice fly and an Oscar Rodriguez RBI single to center. Mohawk Valley came right back in the top of the third to take a 3-2 lead on a Colin Hawk RBI single and two bases loaded walks. The Dragons retook the lead in the bottom of the fifth as Mark Powell hit a two-RBI single and two fielder’s choices scored runs. A Troy Scocca RBI double, an error and a sacrifice fly in the top of the sixth tied the game at six. Both Ryan Stekl and Jake Vieth hit RBI doubles for the two clubs, respectively, to bring the score to seven all.

Anthony Herrera tossed two scoreless innings to get the win and Zachary Vennaro notched the save. Brennan Price allowed the ninth inning run to take the loss for Glens Falls.

Elmira 5 Victor 4: The Elmira Pioneers rallied for four runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat the Victor RailRiders, 5-4, in a battle of the top two teams in the West Division.

Sam Clark plated the first run of the bottom of the ninth with an RBI single that scored Christian Santisteban. A fielder’s choice made it a one run game before Will LaRue hit a two-RBI single to score Keegan Maronpot and Taylor Hillson and move the Pioneers’ magic number to clinch a playoff spot to one.

Mark Cardinalli drove in the first run of the game in the top of the first with an RBI single. Another Cardinalli RBI single in the third made it a 2-0 game before Cardinalli came around to score on an Evan Fernandez RBI single. Elmira didn’t get on the board until the bottom of the eighth with a Justin Hayes RBI single. Victor added an insurance run in the top of the ninth on a bases loaded walk.

Mike Stephens tossed two innings of relief for Elmira to get the win and Dylan Swetman gave up the four ninth inning runs (two earned) to take the loss.  

Tonight’s Games:

Amsterdam at Mohawk Valley 6:35 p.m.: The Amsterdam Mohawks and Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs will meet Wednesday for the final time during the regular season. The two teams lead the East Division as Amsterdam has clinched the division and Mohawk Valley is ahead of the third place team by 4.5 games. 

Albany at Glens Falls 7 p.m.: The Glens Falls Dragons, now playing under a new manager, will look to right the ship coming off a loss against Mohawk Valley as they take on the Albany Dutchmen at East Field.

Utica at Adirondack 7 p.m.: In the first game of back-to-back games in Boonville, the Adirondack Trail Blazers will host the Utica Brewers. With a sweep of Newark last night, Adirondack climbed out of the cellar of the West.

Elmira at Newark 7:05 p.m.: For the first of three remaining matchups at Colburn Park, the Elmira Pioneers will travel to Newark to take on the Pilots. 

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