Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs 8, Watertown Rapids 5 (Game 1) – 7 Innings

In game one of Saturday’s doubleheader between the Rapids (13-27) and the DiamondDawgs (24-16) at Mohawk Valley’s Veterans Memorial Park, Watertown tied the game at 5-5 in the top of the sixth, but the DiamondDawgs took the lead back with three runs in the bottom of the frame aided by an RBI triple from third baseman Chance Checca (Herkimer), plus RBI singles from center fielder Jaden Ross (South Florida) and second baseman Corey Adams (William and Mary).

Mohawk Valley left-handed reliever Aidan Colagrande (Fairfield) tossed a 1-2-3 top of the seventh to secure the victory and earn his third win of the summer.

Right fielder Brady Shannon (Central Florida), who was a perfect 3 for 3 at the plate with two runs scored and a game-high four RBI for the DiamondDawgs, launched a three-run home run in the bottom of the second inning to give his team their first lead of the game.

The Rapids tallied 12 hits during the setback, including two each from Jax Miller, Quinten Perilli, Gaetan Grandelli and Pranav Sundar.

Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs 6, Watertown Rapids 5 (Game 2) – 7 Innings

The DiamondDawgs grinded out a one-run win during the second half of the doubleheader to take both games from the Rapids. Mohawk Valley remains in third place in the East Division Standings.

Mohawk Valley left-hander Ethan Patch (Carson-Newman) improved his record to 3-0 this season after tossing two scoreless innings in relief, then righty Sam Miller (Columbia) registered his second save of the campaign after delivering a 1-2-3 top of the seventh. Miller also provided an RBI double at the plate in the bottom of the third, then he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the fourth to record his second RBI of the game.

Ross recorded a game-high three hits and a team-high three runs scored during the victory, while first baseman Sebastian Mueller (Quinnipiac) added two hits, a walk, a run and two RBI.

Designated hitter Jax Miller tallied a triple, two walks, an RBI and three runs scored for Watertown during game two.

Albany Dutchmen 10, Boonville Lumberjacks 1 (Game 1) – 7 Innings

The Dutchmen (18-20) tallied 11 hits and capitalized on five Boonville (13-28) errors to claim a 10-1 win during the first half of Saturday’s doubleheader at Boonville’s Robert Smith Sports Complex.

Designated hitter Ryan Meyer (Fordham) recorded a game-high three hits for Albany, while first baseman Korson Hastings (Trinity) provided a game-high two runs batted in. Center fielder Anthony Paskell (Rider), third baseman Will Binder (Albany), catcher Brody Keneston (Le Moyne) and left fielder Josh Foglia (HVCC) each crossed the plate twice for the Dutchmen during the win.

Albany right-handed starting pitcher Nick Kolze (Heartland) earned his first win of the summer after allowing four hits, seven walks and one run with two strikeouts through the first five innings. Lefty Ben Hladun (Herkimer) conceded zero hits, two walks and zero runs with two strikeouts during the final two innings to close out the win.

Boonville Lumberjacks 8, Albany Dutchmen 5 (Game 2) – 7 Innings

The Lumberjacks bounced back with a win in game two to split the doubleheader.

Boonville extra hitter Santiago Jimenez (William Jewell) drove in a game-high three runs, while second baseman/DH Eli Snelson (Union) crossed the plate three times for the Lumberjacks. Boonville second baseman Jake Hatch (Manhattan) contributed a game-high two hits to go along with a walk, a run scored and an RBI.

Right-handed starting pitcher Ben Bohlman (Colby) registered his first win of the summer after allowing five hits, eight walks and four earned runs with five strikeouts through the first 4.1 innings of game two, then lefty Connor Brinson (North Greenville) earned his second save of the summer after limiting the visitors to one hit, one walk and zero runs with two strikeouts through the final 2.2 innings.

Elmira Pioneers 5, Auburn DoubleDays 1

With the help of a four-run inning in the bottom of the third, the Pioneers (24-14-1) claimed a 5-1 win over Auburn (19-17) at home on Saturday to snap the DoubleDays’ seven-game winning streak.

The Pios currently occupy second place in the East Division Standings, while the DoubleDays are narrowly ahead of the Niagara Power for fourth place in the division.

Elmira right fielder Cooper Smith (Tufts) smashed a two-run triple in the bottom of the third, while center fielder Kam Levesque (Northern Essex) and catcher John Schroeder (Florida Atlantic) both added an RBI.

Right-handed starting pitcher Joseph Keldsen (Cal. State) was credited with the win for Elmira after allowing seven hits, six walks and one run with six strikeouts in seven innings of work, then righty Max Zentil (Ottawa) got the final six outs while allowing zero hits, one walk and zero runs with five strikeouts.

Amsterdam Mohawks 5, Utica Blue Sox 1

The Mohawks (34-4-1) held the Blue Sox (23-12) scoreless through the first eight innings on Saturday at Shuttlesworth Park to claim a 5-1 win in East Division action.

The Mohawks are in first place in the division standings ahead of the Blue Sox, who are 9.5 games back in second place.

Amsterdam right fielder Zach Eldred (Brockport) recorded a game-high to hits during the victory, including a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth, his fifth long ball of the summer.

Shortstop Marek Houston (Wake Forest) added a game-high two runs batted in for the Mohawks.

Amsterdam left-handed starting pitcher Tyler Sausville (New Haven) improved his record to 6-1 this summer after limiting the visiting Blue Sox to two hits, three walks and zero runs with four strikeouts in five innings of work. Right-hander Benjamin Huckans (St. John Fisher) registered four strikeouts during the final two innings.

Saugerties Stallions 13, Glens Falls Dragons 7

The Stallions (21-15) outlasted the Dragons (12-23) at home on Saturday in East Division action.

Ethan Conrad (Marist) delivered three hits, three RBI and two runs scored for Saugerties, while Conor Kelly (UMass Lowell) added two hits, three RBI and two runs scored. Liam Horan (MSMC) tossed two scoreless innings in relief for the Stallions, then Shaun Shipley (South Florida) recorded the final three outs with two strikeouts.

Newark Pilots 6, Geneva Red Wings 1

The Pilots (10-24-1) jumped out to a 6-0 lead after three innings and held on for a win at home over the Red Wings (10-27-1).

First baseman Mitchel Kelly (SUNY Cortland) delivered a single, a double and a triple for the Pilots with three RBI and a run scored. Newark third baseman Tim Wagner (Wheaton), who drew three walks during the contest, and left fielder Justin DiMartino (Farmingdale State) both crossed the plate twice.

Right-handed starting pitcher Chris Lowe (Emerson) tossed a complete game for the Pilots, allowing just four hits, one walk and zero earned runs with nine strikeouts in nine innings of work.

Jamestown Tarp Skunks 18, Niagara Power 8

The Tarp Skunks (21-14-1) scored at least one run in each of the final eight innings on Saturday at Niagara’s Sal Maglie Stadium to claim an 18-8 win over the Power.

The Tarp Skunks are currently in third place in the West Division Standings with a 0.597 winning percentage, while the Power have the same number of wins as the fourth place DoubleDays, but their winning percentage is just 0.002 points lower.

Jamestown catcher Evan Fragela (Pitt-Bradford) registered two hits, two runs and three runs batted in, while designated hitter Jake Kernodle (Princeton) provided a game-high three hits with a walk and three runs scored. Third baseman Connor Bendeck (Spring Hill) tallied two hits, two runs, a walk and a game-high four runs batted in for the Tarp Skunks. Shortstop Grady Mee (Western Michigan) added a triple, a single, a walk, two runs scored and two RBI during the win.

Jamestown right-handed reliever Joe Reitebach (Gannon) was credited with his third win of the campaign after allowing three hits, one walk and one run with seven strikeouts in 5.1 innings.