Our first of five matchups saw Albany fall on an extra-innings walk-off by Mohawk Valley. This was the second loss of that nature for the Dutchmen in as many days.

Albany Dutchmen 10, Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs 11

Mohawk Valley took the game by the horns, scoring the first seven runs in three innings. Noah Lucier (Fairfield) drove two runs in during this stretch. Lucier had three RBIs on two hits in the contest. Nick Schwartz (Southern New Hampshire) scored on a fourth-inning passed ball, and the Dutchmen added four runs in both the sixth and seventh innings to take the lead. Trailing in the ninth, the DiamondDawgs scored three runs off Mario Pesca (St John’s), tying the game. The final runs came off of an Evan Berta (Fairfield) double. In the tenth, Lucier scored Zach Brush (Le Moyne) to win the game for Mohawk Valley. Billy Hoffacker (RCSJ Gloucester) got the win, allowing one run in three innings of relief.

Elmira Pioneers 13, Batavia Muckdogs 5

Batavia won the early flurry of offense, leading 5-1 after the first inning. After his first-inning trouble, Elmira starter Hunter Kendall (Houghton) locked in and delivered four two-hit innings from that point on. Jarek Podest (Elmira) built on this momentum, throwing four two-hit innings himself. Elmira pushed back into the game, finally taking the lead on a Bobby Marsh (Penn State) three-run double. This double was a part of a seven-run inning for the Pioneers. Max Mandler (Seton Hall) drove in two more runs in the sixth, helping Elmira to their decisive victory. Mandler and Marsh led both teams with three RBIs each. Michael Swanson Jr (Adrian) took the loss, allowing the first four runs of the fifth inning.

Watertown Rapids 2, Geneva Red Wings 6

Geneva scored early and often, getting all six runs off Watertown starter Josh Ruiz (El Paso CC). Ray Ortiz (NJIT) brought in three of the six on a home run, his second of the season. The Red Wings kept the Rapids at bay until the ninth inning when Owen Parliament (Binghamton) hit a two-run home run. However, Watertown’s comeback attempt fell short as they dropped a game farther below .500. Aside from Ortiz, Mike Gorham (North Lake) was the only Red Wing with multiple RBIs. Sam Brumbaugh (Christian Brothers) got the win, pitching into the seventh inning and striking out seven batters. Wyatt Patchett (Le Moyne) struck out six in his relief performance that finished the game.

Glens Falls Dragons 2, Oneonta Outlaws 3

Glens Falls drove in the game’s first two runs on RBI hits by Anthony Ruzzo (Union) and Sean Butkowski (Millersville). This score held until the sixth inning when Oneonta rattled off three runs against Riley Orr (Castleton). Paul Tammaro III (Connecticut) scored the game-winner. Orr was pulled after the sixth inning and sat down seven batters on strikes. Meanwhile, Oneonta starter Logan Kaufman (Herkimer CC) pitched the complete game and tallied five strikeouts.

Niagara Power 10, Auburn DoubleDays 0

Niagara scored their first two runs in the fourth inning. First, Andrew Fairbrother (NCCC) hit an RBI triple before he scored during the next at-bat. Then, Niagara scored again in the sixth inning. After getting runners on base, the Power took advantage and scored eight runs. Fairbrother led Niagara with three hits while David Coleman (High Point) pitched in two RBIs. The win went to Billy Morris (D’Youville), who pitched six shutout innings with just four hits allowed. While the DoubleDays failed to score, Tanner Kim (Kentucky), Christian Perez (Binghamton), and Kaden Kram (Princeton) each reached base twice.

Friday’s Schedule:
Glens Falls at Geneva (DH): 5 & 7:30 pm
Oneonta at Watertown: 6:30 pm
Mohawk Valley at Amsterdam: 6:35 pm
Niagara at Jamestown: 7 pm
Newark at Elmira: 7 pm
Batavia at Auburn: 7:05 pm
Albany at Saugerties: 7:05 pm