SAUGERTIES, N.Y. – It was a tale of two games for the Saugerties Stallions as they tied in game one
and won in dominant fashion in game two of the doubleheader against the Utica Blue Sox on Wednesday.
The first game was a classic pitchers duel early on as Bryce Reimer allowed just one hit, on a bunt single,
in six innings while Alex Canino pitched six strong innings in relief.
Both teams were unable to score a run until the extra eighth inning.
Facing reliever Drake Quinn, right fielder Ryan Maka stroked an RBI single for the first run and in the
bottom half of the inning it was Garrett Michel who did the same thing for the Stallions.
The Stallions had two runners on and one out but due to two pop-ups and a strikeout they came away
empty handed and forced the tie.
Fans who arrived for the second game didn’t have to wait as long for the games first runs.
Brett Heckert converted with two outs in the bottom of the first with a single which scored two runs to
give the Stallions an early lead.
While the Stallion offense knocked on the door in the first, that same door blew open in the third.
The Stallions exploded for eight runs during the frame with as many hits to make it a 10-0 ballgame.
While the Blue Sox got one back on a sac-fly, the Stallions ended things early with a Kip Fougerousse
RBI single to secure the mercy rule 11-1 victory for Saugerties.
The Stallions are now 15-12-1 on the year and travel to Amsterdam to take on the first place Mohawks.
First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m.
You can listen live to the game on the Saugerties Stallions YouTube channel.
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