Saugerties put on an offensive show, scoring 33 runs across ten innings in their doubleheader against Boonville.
Boonville Baseball Club 8, Saugerties Stallions 22 (Game One)
Saugerties started the doubleheader right, scoring nine runs in the first inning. Seven of the runs came on home runs by Easton Bertrand (Minnesota) and Evan Goforth (Indiana). Goforth led Saugerties with five RBIs. The Stallions step up again in the second inning, adding seven more runs, two on a double by Niko Amory (Marist). Saugerties scored six more runs in the third and fourth, activating the mercy rule. Andres Auffant (Franklin Pierce) pitched most of the game for Saugerties, allowing 12 hits and 8 runs. Most of Boonville’s offense came from Scott Seeker’s two-for-three performance with five RBIs.
Boonville Baseball Club 1, Saugerties Stallions 11 (Game Two)
Saugerties’ run of hot form continued in the second game, where they scored eight runs in the first two innings. Garrett Michel (Virginia Tech) hit a three-run home run and Jake Skrine (Indiana) a two-run double during this stretch. Skrine scored in the fourth on a Max Cotier (Virginia) single, and then Brett Heckert (Pittsburgh) and Colin Mackle (Marist) drove in runs in the fifth, finishing the night’s offense. AJ Pabst provided Boonville with their lone run in the first inning, coming home on a Lane Gay (Frederick CC) single. In addition to allowing the run, Bryan Boully (Florida Atlantic) allowed two hits and struck out seven in three innings. Michel led the offense with four hits and three RBIs.
Batavia Muckdogs 1, Niagara Power 2
Niagara scored first, getting an RBI single out of Billy Morris (D’Youville) in the third inning. The Power then added to the lead with a David Coleman (High Point) home run in the fourth. Batavia got back into the game in the eighth, where Mitch Flemming (Montevallo) scored on a sacrifice fly. They ultimately fell short after going down in order during the ninth. Heath Cockburn (Freeport HS) took home the win after pitching six two-hit innings. The Power pitching staff allowed three hits in the game.
Albany Dutchmen 9, Watertown Rapids 10
Over the first five innings, Albany had the advantage, outscoring Watertown 6-3. During that stretch, Jake Humes (Onondaga CC) hit a solo home run for Watertown, his first of the season. Tyree Bradley (Bloomfield) added a home run in the sixth, and then Watertown took their first lead in the seventh inning, where the Rapids got four runs off of Lucas Rich (Lehigh). Albany regained the lead with three runs of their own, but in the bottom of the ninth, Owen Parliament (Binghamton) and Hunter Ryan (Wabash Valley JC) each drove in runs to win the game. Bradley led the offense with three hits and three RBIs, while Ryan Peters (Brockport) received the win.
Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs 11, Utica Blue Sox 2
Utica took the early advantage, outscoring Mohawk Valley 2-1 in the first two innings and sustaining this lead into the sixth. There, runners got into scoring position for Even Berta, who ripped a bases-clearing double to take the lead. The DiamondDawgs blew the game open from here, spraying the ball around the field and scoring eight more runs. With Oneonta’s loss, Mohawk Valley takes sole possession of third in the East with a 22-17 record.
Elmira Pioneers 3, Jamestown Tarp Skunks 5
Jamestown took their lead in the fourth inning on a four-run frame, and then Henry Martinez (Wagner) drove in another run on a fifth-inning sacrifice fly. After Frank Wayman (UMass-Lowell) and Erik Charnetski (St John Fisher) scored in the seventh and eighth innings, Elmira found themselves down just three in the ninth. Wayman scored on a Max Mandler (Seton Hall) single, but that was all the Pioneers could muster. The win went to Travis Perry (Youngstown St.), who allowed one earned run and struck out seven over seven innings. Elmira’s Wayman was the only player to score twice in the game and also tallied three hits.
Geneva Red Wings 15, Newark Pilots 9
Geneva took an early lead after they outscored Newark 3-2 in the first inning. Newark scored four runs in the fourth to take the lead, a lead that lasted two innings. Now trailing by two, Geneva unloaded nine runs on Newark. All nine runs went against Quin Ignaszak (St. John Fisher), who continued to pitch for two more innings, allowing two more runs in the eighth inning. Angelo Bartziokas (Iona) got the win for his two innings of one-hit relief. The Red Wings also received a sizeable offensive contribution from Harrison Treble (Manhattan), who drove in seven runs on four hits.
Auburn DoubleDays 10, Oneonta Outlaws 4
It was Oneonta who struck first, taking the lead on a Dylan Perry (Potomac State) two-run double in the second inning. Auburn later took the momentum away from Oneonta, scoring six runs over three innings to go ahead. During this stretch, Dominic Guccia (St John Fisher) led the DoubleDays, driving in two runs on a double. The DoubleDays scored three in the eight on RBIs by Michael Cervantes (Louisiana Monroe) and Ryan Cesarini (St Joseph’s). They added another in the ninth to finish the game off. Cervantes led Auburn in RBIs, driving in three on as many hits. Lane Little (Louisiana Monroe) received the win after he allowed one run in four innings of relief. The starter, Gene McGough (Radford), struck nine batters out in five innings.
Albany at Mohawk Valley: 6:30 pm
Glens Falls at Oneonta: 7 pm
Elmira at Batavia: 7 pm
Watertown at Geneva: 7:05 pm
Niagara at Auburn: 7:05 pm