Elmira held Newark hitless in their 14-2 victory in game two of the doubleheader. Amsterdam also drops their first game since June 29 as a part of our evening slate of games.

Newark Pilots 2, Elmira Pioneers 3 (Game One)

Newark struck first in game one when Hazel Martinez (Cayuga CC) hit a solo home run, his third of the season. Elmira then tied things up with a Cooper Smith (Northern Essex CC) RBI double. The Pioneers took the lead when Smith drove another run in during the fifth and added to that lead by Aiden Blake’s (UMass-Boston) sixth-inning single. Martinez scored again in the seventh, but the Pilots could not make a comeback. Ziv Gar (Molloy) received the win for his six innings and two earned runs. Joe Olsavsky (John Carroll) did not allow a hit in his save attempt.

Newark Pilots 2, Elmira Pioneers 14 (Game Two)

Newark scored two in the first inning before Elmira unloaded seven runs in the bottom of the inning. Among these, Aiden Blake drove in three on his first home run of the season. They scored seven runs again in the fifth inning, due in part to Joe Olsavsky’s two-run single. Blake led the Pioneers with three RBIs and joined Bobby Marsh (Penn State) with two hits in the game. The real story of the game was Elmira’s pitching staff. Despite the two early runs, they held the Pilots hitless over five innings. Kevin Serrano (Atlantis) won, pitching more than four innings of relief.

Niagara Power 4, Jamestown Tarp Skunks 5 (Game One)

The Tarp Skunks scored the first four runs of the game. The first was scored by Henry Martinez (Wagner), and then Jamestown added three more in the second inning. Blaise Kolbert (D’Youville) scored to cut the lead before Martinez’s sacrifice fly washed it out. In the seventh innings, the Power got three runs off of reliever Kenny Misik (Youngstown State) before Bryce Jackson (Jamestown CC) entered to finish the win. Both teams got as many hits as they did runs, with Niagara’s Billy Morris (D’Youville) having the only multi-hit performance. Ian Korn (Seton Hall) received the win for his six two-hit innings.

Niagara Power 0, Jamestown Tarp Skunks 5 (Game Two)

It was all Jamestown in game two. The Tarp Skunks scored three runs in the second inning and then supplemented it with runs in the third and fifth. As the Tarp Skunks cruised to victory, Ryan Rafalski (Mercyhurst) received the win for his seven shutout innings. Rafalski also allowed three hits and five walks. The Jamestown offense received a big boost from the top of the order, receiving hits from the first five. Henry Martinez also stole his twelfth base of the season in this game.

Oneonta Outlaws 2, Watertown Rapids 12

Oneonta got off on the right foot when Andrew Holub (Tulane) hit a two-run single off Wyatt Parliament (Rutgers). The Rapids tied the game up in the bottom of the inning with a Tyree Bradley (Bloomfield) two-run double and then took the lead when Connor Maxwell (Cobleskill) reached base on an error. Watertown grabbed five more runs in the fifth and three more in the seventh inning to secure their win. While only going two innings, Parliament received the win. Derrike Goutremout (Utica) pitched the final five innings without allowing a run. Owen Parliament (Binghamton) led the Rapids offensively, finishing with two hits and five RBIs.

Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs 5, Amsterdam Mohawks 3

Mohawk Valley got a hot start, scoring three in the first on a Garrett Musey (Goldey-Beacom) home run. Musey now has 10 home runs this summer. Amsterdam crawled back into the game, getting offense from Ian Perutz (Maryland), Cade Bush (Florida State), and Josh Overbeek (Pittsburgh) to make the game close. The DiamondDawgs ultimately provided themselves enough offense to take home the win. Troy Butler (Herkimer) received the winning decision, pitching into the eighth inning and striking out 10 batters. Musey was the offensive standout, adding another hit to his total after the home run. This marks the Mohawks’ first loss since they traveled to Oneonta on June 29. Their last home loss was against Glens Falls, June 22.

Batavia Muckdogs 1, Auburn DoubleDays 3

Both starters took gems as far as the seventh inning. In the seventh, Andrew Tan (Binghamton) scored after a Brian Fry (Toledo) error, and then the DoubleDays added two more on a Dominic Guccia (St John Fisher) single. Trey Bacon (St Petersburg) scored Kyle Corso (Columbia) in the eighth, but that was as close as the Muckdogs made the game. Jacob Kocuba (Hiram) took the win after relieving Ryan Bailey (Alfred State). Bailey pitched six shutout innings with three hits. Meanwhile, Batavia starter Nolan Sparks (Rochester) pitched into the seventh inning, where all three runs went unearned.

Albany Dutchmen 4, Saugerties Stallions 1

Saugerties took the advantage in the fourth inning when Garrison Berkley (TCU) hit a home run. Albany responded by scoring two runs in the fifth. The run that took the lead came off the bat of David Silva Jr (Ohio Dominican). In the seventh, Nick Plue (Manhattan) drove a run in on a double before he scored, extending the lead. Plue finished the game with two hits, two RBIs, and one run. Danny Kelleher (Hofstra) took home the win for his seven-inning start, allowing one run. The Dutchmen outhit the Stallions 11-4 with four multi-hit games.

Saturday’s Schedule:
Elmira at Niagara: 1 pm
Boonville at Watertown: 2 pm
Saugerties at Albany: 6:35 pm
Mohawk Valley at Utica: 6:45 pm
Jamestown at Batavia: 7 pm
Amsterdam at Oneonta: 7 pm
Geneva at Newark: 7:05 pm