Five hours and 51 runs later, Boonville surpasses Watertown to conclude this evening’s action. This was one of four Sunday games after weather postponed Batavia and Jamestown.
Niagara Power 4, Geneva Red Wings 7
Geneva took a two-run lead by the fourth inning after a Shane Dux (Hamilton) RBI double and a Mike Gorham (North Lake) RBI single. The Power and Red Wings traded runs in the fifth, providing a two-run lead to Geneva that lasted until the eighth inning. At that point, Alex Dzimian (D’Youville), David Coleman (High Point), and Blaise Kolbert (D’Youville) drove in three runs and gave Niagara a narrow lead. Geneva tied the game in the bottom of the inning and then Wyatt Patchett (Le Moyne) hit a game-winning, three-run single. Jack Eshleman (Hamilton) stood out for the Red Wings, pitching seven innings, allowing one earned run and striking out six of the Power.
Elmira Pioneers 13, Newark Pilots 7
Elmira jumped into the scoring column with four runs in the top of the first. After the Pioneers added five runs between the fourth and fifth frames, Newark starter Price Daube’s (Seminole State) night was finished. In Daube’s five innings he walked seven batters and earned five of the nine runs scored against him. Once Elmira added four more runs in the next two innings Newark stared at a twelve-run deficit. The Pilots added five runs in the seventh and then another in the eighth but fell short of the comeback. Joe Olsavsky (John Carroll) and Aiden Blake (UMass-Boston) led Elmira with three RBIs each. Matt Fabian (Ithaca) stood out for Newark, going one for three with a walk.
Watertown Rapids 25, Boonville Baseball Club 26
Boonville came out on top in the five-hour slugfest between the East’s sixth and seventh placed teams. Watertown’s starter Jonah Shearer (SUNY Oswego) lasted less than two innings. Boonville posted 12 runs during that time and 10 runs over three innings off of Aidan Maxwell (SUNY Cobleskill) in relief. Boonville’s pitching staff did not fare much better, as AJ Pabst and Devin Snyder (Union) allowed 18 runs in the first five innings. This relative success helped Boonville maintain that narrow lead and walk away with the win. Dan Tauken and Scott Seeker each scored five times in the win.
Amsterdam Mohawks 5, Saugerties Stallions 2
Amsterdam’s Aidan Kid (NJIT) allowed his first earned run of the season during the first inning on an RBI single by Garrison Berkley (TCU). After nearly five innings tonight with six strikeouts, his ERA is 0.31. The Mohawks added three runs in the fifth inning before Saugerties had a chance to score again. Two of those runs came on an Ian Perutz (Maryland) single. Brett Coker (Middle Tennessee State) drove in two more runs for the Mohawks to extend their lead. The win went to Kidd, while Bryce Reimer (Bucknell) took the loss for his two innings of relief. After tonight’s contest, Amsterdam holds a twelve-game lead in the division.
Utica at Boonville (DH): 5 & 7:30
Niagara at Jamestown: 6:30
Glens Falls at Mohawk Valley: 6:30
Auburn at Mohawk Valley: 6:30
Oneonta at Albany: 6:35