Matt Carey (Ithaca) drives in one run with an RBI single in the second inning vs. Newark on June 10 (photo credit: Travis Larner)
Here’s a look back at the scores from across the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL) on Saturday, June 10:
Amsterdam (4-1) 8, Utica (3-4) 6
The Mohawks roared from behind in the seventh and eighth innings and flipped the script on the Blue Sox, who led 6-2 through six innings of play on Saturday. Amsterdam tallied three runs in the seventh and three more in the following frame to the lead. In the seventh, Anthony Gonnella (South Florida) plated a run with a double, and Alex Kashgarian (Hudson Valley C.C.) and Julian Gallup (Niagara) followed with RBI singles. The duo of Carter Knapek (UMass) and Nick DeBrino (Canisius) shut down the Blue Sox in the final three innings, combining for six strikeouts while surrendering just a single hit. Utica jumped out to a once comfortable lead thanks to a five-inning fifth inning, in which the Mohawks had issued six bases on balls and committed one error.
Glens Falls (3-3) 8, Mohawk Valley (4-2) 7 (11 Innings)
The Dragons went to extra innings again on Saturday night against the DiamondDawgs and once again walked off in the 11th. Mohawk Valley broke a 5-5 tie in the top of the 11th on a bases-loaded two-run base hit off the bat of Bronson Grubbs (Sacramento State). The DiamondDawgs nearly closed out the victory in the home half of the inning, as Zach Vennaro (Mount Olive) fanned two in a row with a runner on first. However, a walk and a single loaded the bases for the Dragons for Mark Powell (St. Rose). Powell lifted a base hit into left field and drove home the tying runs, and then Brian Uliana (Rider) was able to score the winning run when the throw home sailed to the backstop. Saturday’s win was the second 11th-inning walk-off at East Field so far on the brief 2017 summer season; the Dragons did so on Thursday, June 8, in a 5-4 win over Oneonta.
Onondaga (3-4) 12, Newark (1-6) 5
The Flames burnt the Pilots for 12 runs on 15 hits and 10 free passes on Newark’s home field Saturday night. Tied at 2-all through four innings, Onondaga took the lead for good in the top of the fifth with one of two four-run frames in the game. With the bases loaded, Kyle Gallagher (Cornell) and Wyatt Myers (Buffalo) each recorded run-scoring base knocks to give the Flames a 6-2 advantage in the top of the fifth. The visitors then loaded the bases again in the seventh, scoring two runs on RBI walks, one on a wild pitch, and a fourth on a Trey Baur (Cornell) single. Baur led all batsmen by going 4-for-5 with three runs and two RBIs, while Matt Carey (Ithaca) batted one spot behind him and finished 3-for-4 with three runs and three RBIs. Jake Binder (Ithaca) got the win with 5.0 innings of two-run ball, while Tyler Rourke (Alabama A&M) capped off the game with a three-inning save and a game-high four strikeouts.
Albany (3-2) 5, Saugerties (3-3) 2
The Dutchmen and Stallions each scored once in the first and second innings, resulting in an early 2-2 draw. From there, however, the Albany pitching staff shut down the hosts, while the offense provided a pair of runs in the fourth and one more in the ninth to secure the victory. Albany starter Tommy Miller (Siena) only surrendered one hit in the third, fourth, and fifth innings combined, after allowing five in the first two frames. He picked up the victory with five strikeouts in 5.0 innings, while Jeremiah Burke (Georgetown) fanned four with three innings of relief and Justin Bureau (Ave Maria) saved the game with a hitless ninth. Nick Gallo (Oklahoma State) drove in the winning run in the fourth with an RBI single, before stealing second and coming home on Nick Estrella’s (Azusa Pacific) single in the ensuing at-bat.
Geneva (5-2) 7, Elmira (4-4) 0
The Red Wings are looking to make some noise in the PGCBL’s West Division in 2017 and improved to 5-2 on the young season, thanks in large part to another dominate starting pitching performance. Brian Reed (RIT) allowed only three hits and walked a pair in his 7.0 shutout innings on the mound for Geneva. He also collected a dozen strikeouts along the way, including six in a row in the third and fourth innings. While Reed was dealing, the Red Wings put up crooked numbers in the first, third, and fourth innings en route to another win over the Pios inside historic Dunn Field. Joseph Tassin (Bossier Parish C.C.) started his big day with a bases-loaded two-run single in the first. Tassin then drove in another pair with another bases-loaded two-RBI base hit in the fourth. He finished 2-for-3 at the plate with a game-high four RBIs.
Jamestown (6-2) 14, Oneonta (0-7) 3
The West Division-leading Jamestown Jammers beat up on the winless Outlaws at Damaschke Field on Saturday, as they pounded out 14 runs on 17 hits. The Jammers scored at least one run in six different innings, including four in the first and another four-spot in the eighth. Among the impressive box score lines for the visitors was a monster effort from Chris Estrada (UTSA), who was 5-for-6 with four RBIs and three runs scored. Estrada had two-run base hits in the seventh and eighth innings, which helped turn the decisive win into a rout. Nine-hole hitter Jimmy Standohar (Mercyhursst) also had a noteworthy day at the dish, as he finished 3-for-4 with three RBIs and three runs. The Jammers six different pitchers to get through the lopsided victory, with starter Kyle Backofen (Louisiana-Monroe) getting the win with 5.1 innings of two-run ball and four strikeouts.
Remember, fans can follow all PGCBL games live online and find all of the box scores from this year's contests via Pointstreak.
Geneva at Onondaga – 5:00 p.m.
Adirondack at Albany – 5:05 p.m.
Elmira at Newark – 5:05 p.m.
Jamestown at Utica – 6:30 p.m.
Glens falls at Mohawk Valley – 6:35 p.m.
Amsterdam at Saugerties – 7:05 p.m.