GLENS FALLS, N.Y. – The Saugerties Stallions defeat the Glens Falls Dragons 17-4 in seven innings Sunday night at East Field.
Glens Falls opened the scoring in the bottom of the first inning with an RBI single by second baseman Mario Cubello and a sacrifice flyout by center fielder Cory Listing to put the Dragons up 2-0.
Saugerties would retaliate in the top of the second inning due to second baseman Brett Heckert driving in left fielder David Shackelford with and RBI single and extra hitter Max Cotier drawing a walk to score designated hitter Evan Goforth to tie the game at 2-2.
Keeping the Dragons off the board in the bottom of the second inning, the Stallions would post five runs the next half inning.
After a leadoff double by third baseman Brandon Fish, catcher Jake Skrine swapped places with Fish to add another run. The next batter in first baseman Garrett Michel sent a ball over the right field wall for a two-run home run to make it a 5-3 Stallion lead.
Saugerties would continue the onslaught with Shackelford getting on via a double, only to come around and score from an RBI double by Goforth. The designated hitter would score on a groundout by Heckert.
The scoring resumed in the top of the fifth inning when Goforth scored on a 5-4-3 double play to get Heckert and shortstop Alex Rodriguez to make it 8-3 Stallions.
Glens Falls would add two more runs due to a fielder’s choice that scored extra hitter Martin Marintchev and Cubello who scored on a passed ball.
The sixth inning showed no runs, but the top of the seventh saw an offensive explosion from Saugerties.
A total of nine runs came across home plate, booked with four hits and two errors on the Dragons. All of a sudden, a four-run lead for the Stallions turned into an 11 run blowout.
The defense retired the side in the bottom of the seventh inning to bring the game to a close via the mercy rule.
The Stallions improve to 17-15-1 on the year as they prepare for a trip to Keenholts Park to take on the Albany Dutchmen on Wednesday, July 12 at 6:35 p.m.
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