The story of our day in the PGCBL will be relatively brief. Only three games started today, with the other two scheduled being canceled due to rain.
Niagara Power 6, Batavia Muckdogs 10
Niagara got their offense going in the second inning when Blaise Kolbert (D’Youville) scored, and then Billy Morris (D’Youville) drove two runs in with a single. Batavia tied the game in the fourth and then took the lead on a Caleb Rodriguez (Dean) RBI single. The Power struck again in the sixth, getting three runs off of Aidan Cooney (Rochester), but the Muckdogs responded with five runs in the bottom of the inning, which won the game. Abner Benitez (Wallace State CC) led the Muckdogs’ offense, recording three hits and RBIs. Morris and Cadyn Karl (Kansas State) drove in two runs for Niagara. Chris Isaac (Sterling) got the win after he pulled Batavia out of the sixth inning and pitched two more shutout innings. With the win, Batavia clinches a playoff spot.
Jamestown Tarp Skunks 10, Newark Pilots 11
Jamestown got the first run, scoring on a Johnny Kampes (Goldey-Beacom) single. Newark got their first four runs after that on Aaron Whitley (Rochester), Kyle Wood (Onondaga CC), and Jake Given (UMass) hits. The fifth inning started a hot run of form for the Tarp Skunks. They scored six runs over three innings, giving themselves a three run advantage. Newark got those three runs in the eighth with the tying run happening because of an error by Mark Tucker (North Georgia). Newark outscored Jamestown 4-3 in extra innings, walking it off in the tenth. TJ Werner (Fairleigh Dickinson) played an integral role in the win, recording two hits, two runs, an RBI and a walk.
Auburn DoubleDays 5, Geneva Red Wings 3
Auburn got out to an early lead, scoring four runs in the first inning. Christian Perez (Binghamton) hit a two-run double in that inning, and the DoubleDays added another in the second on a Ryan Cesarini (St Joseph’s) RBI single. Trailing early, Geneva used a leadoff home run by Ray Ortiz (NJIT) to help get back in the game. Ortiz has three home runs this season. Brandon Gelpi’s (Illinois Chicago) two-run triple put Geneva within one in the fifth inning, but they could not complete the comeback. Cole Brady (Louisiana Monroe) received the win after he pitched into the fifth inning, striking out seven and allowing three runs.
Mohawk Valley at Boonville: 6:20 pm
Albany at Amsterdam: 6:35 pm
Watertown at Utica: 6:45 pm
Auburn at Newark: 7:05 pm