Tonight’s matchups featured a doubleheader sweep by Batavia and Saugerties, reaching 20 wins for the season.
Geneva Red Wings 1, Batavia Muckdogs 8 (Game One)
Batavia took their lead early, getting RBI hits from Tyler Cannoe (Salve Regina), Daniel Burroway (Alvin CC), and Kyle Corso (Columbia). Geneva tacked one on before the Muckdogs added five unanswered, including a two-run triple by Corso. Corso’s one for three night led to a team-high three RBIs. The Red Wings’ leading performer was Jordan Jaffe (Richmond). Jaffe went two for two with a walk and an RBI. Nolan Sparks (Rochester) won, allowing one run in nearly six innings. Geneva’s Jack Joseph (Alfred State) received the loss after earning five of Batavia’s runs.
Geneva Red Wings 4, Batavia Muckdogs 7 (Game Two)
Bryan Fry’s RBI and Kyle Corso’s two-run double pushed Batavia up in the first inning. The Muckdogs scored three more between the third and fourth in response to Geneva’s three-run push. This scoring stretch included RBI singles from Andrew McDermott (Quinnipiac) and Ozzie Fleischer (Tufts). Batavia added another in the sixth before Geneva could muster only a Shane Dux (Hamilton) RBI single in the final inning. Tyler Prospero (Niagara) received the win, pitching the first six innings and allowing two earned runs.
Newark Pilots 8, Niagara Power 5
Both sides traded runs in the early innings, and the game remained tied in the sixth. However, the Pilots outscored the Power 5-2 in the final four innings to pull out the road win. Thai Morgan (Emerson) and Aaron Whitley (Rochester) each had two RBIs for the winning side, with Whitley going three for four. On the other side, Billy Morris (D’Youville) and Blaise Kolbert (D’Youville) each went two for four with an RBI. Newark’s win went to Chris Lowe (Emerson), who allowed four earned runs over seven innings. Drake Sisemore (Butler CC) pitched an inning of no-hit ball in relief of Lowe. Morris received the loss despite six innings and only three earned runs.
Amsterdam Mohawks 8, Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs 2
The scoring started in favor of Mohawk Valley when Pete Durocher (Manhattan) came home on a passed ball. Durocher went two for three with a triple and two walks. Amsterdam fired back with five unanswered runs. These included an RBI triple for Paul Winland (Florida SouthWestern) and RBI singles for Nick Giamarusti (Pittsburgh) and Caden Rose (Alabama). Ernesto Polanco (Charleston Southern) drove in a run to cut the DiamondDawgs’ deficit, but Cameron Love’s (Rutgers) two-run single helped the Mohawks add three runs. Chris Suter (Union) received the win after he relieved Cade Citelli (Texas-Arlington) in the fourth. After this performance, Citelli’s ERA sits at 0.94.
Watertown Rapids 6, Utica Blue Sox 4
Watertown struck first in the second on a Michael Norton (Cayuga CC) sacrifice fly. Utica’s Lukas Schramm (Kentucky) tied the game up just before Watertown scored four unanswered runs. Two more Schramm RBIs in a three-run eighth couldn’t even up the game; the Rapids go on to win. Schramm’s final line was four for four. Of Watertown’s six runs, Elvis Lopez (Bloomfield) drove in three, going three for four. Derrike Goutremout (Utica) got the win in relief, while Alex Canino (Limestone) took the loss with one earned run in seven innings.
Saugerties Stallions 5, Oneonta Outlaws 3
Oneonta took the first three runs on a stolen base and two RBIs by Christopher Baillargeon (Holy Cross). Saugerties responded in the fourth, getting ducks on the pond for Garrison Berkley’s (TCU) two-run single. Trailing in the seventh, the Stallions scored three runs, one on a single by Mason Speaker (TCU), his only hit of the game. Berkley’s two RBIs led the Stallions, while Brandon Fish (UMass Lowell) went two for three. Saugerties’ James Reilly got the win in a three-inning shutout relief performance. Andres Auffant (Franklin Pierce) started and allowed one earned run in four innings. Oneonta starter Joel Hayner (Herkimer) finished with a no-decision after five innings and two runs. The win gets Saugerties to 20 wins this season, the fourth team to reach that mark.
Elmira Pioneers 1, Auburn DoubleDays 3
Frank Wayman (UMass Lowell) scored in the fourth inning, giving Elmira a narrow lead. Auburn tied the game in the bottom of the inning on an RBI double by Assaf Lowengart (Mansfield). The DoubleDays took their first and final lead of the game in the sixth when Lowengart stepped up again and hit a two-run single. Lowengart had a two for three night with a walk and the three RBIs. Eddie Rives (Ithaca) allowed the first run at the end of his four-inning start, but the Auburn bullpen only allowed three hits during the rest of the game.
Geneva at Newark (DH): 5:05 pm & 7:05 pm
Auburn at Niagara: 5:30 pm
Watertown at Boonville: 6:20 pm
Batavia at Jamestown: 6:30 pm
Mohawk Valley at Amsterdam: 6:35 pm
Utica at Elmira: 7 pm
Saugerties at Glens Falls: 7 pm
Albany at Oneonta: 7 pm