Utica’s win 11-1 today puts them half a game behind Batavia for the top spot in the West. This is one of the multiple playoff moves on today’s slate.
Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs 15, Boonville Baseball Club 6
Mohawk Valley took early command of the game on the road. By the end of the third inning, the DiamondDawgs led by 10 runs. Evan Berta (Fairfield), Alfredo Delgado (Manhattan), and Noah Lucier (Fairfield) each scored twice during this output. Marcus Liss (Mohawk Valley CC), the starter responsible, left in the second inning. Boonville responded, scoring four runs off of starter Doug Marose (Towson) and two more off his replacement. Marose pitched into the sixth inning and received the win. Mohawk Valley added five more runs, cementing their victory, starting with one in the fifth inning.
Albany Dutchmen 3, Amsterdam Mohawks 1
Albany scored early on an Austin Bode (Louisville) single in the first inning. Caden Shapiro (Princeton) scored on the play and was the only Dutchmen player with multiple hits. Matt Bergevin (Fairfield) then hit a fourth-inning home run, and Bode scored himself in the sixth inning, giving the Dutchmen a three-run lead. Amsterdam got one back in the eighth inning but could not do enough to mount the comeback. Mike DiMartino (UAlbany) received the win for his six one-hit innings as the Dutchmen starter. Gage Miller (Bishop State CC) and Briggs Rutter (Middle Tennessee State) each had two hits for Amsterdam. Because Oneonta had the night off, Albany is now two games out of fourth place.
Watertown Rapids 1, Utica Blue Sox 11
Watertown got their lone run in the first inning, coming off the bat of Tyree Bradley (Bloomfield). Bradley and Ellis Schwartz (Emory) had two hits for the Rapids. Utica took the lead with a three-run third inning and scored four runs in the fourth and seventh innings. Dewey Roden (Le Moyne) led the Blue Sox attack, getting a single, double, and four RBIs in the game. On the pitching side, Evan Esch (St. Thomas) lasted three innings with one earned run allowed before Itai Spinoza (Elon) shut out the Rapids over four innings. After tonight’s win, Utica sits half a game behind Batavia for first in the West.
Auburn DoubleDays 2, Newark Pilots 6
Auburn broke the scoreless tie in the third on a stolen base by Kobe Stenson (Siena). The DoubleDays added to the lead with a Dylan Mackenzie (Cortland) RBI single in the fourth. After scoring one in the fifth, Newark took the lead with a five-run sixth inning. Two of the runs came on a Jake Given (UMass) single. This lead held thanks to a relief shutout from Anthony Cooper over three innings. Price Daube (Seminole State CC) took the win, striking out seven batters over six innings. Auburn’s loss puts Elmira a half-game out of fourth place in the West.
Jamestown at Niagara: 5:30 pm
Utica at Watertown: 6:30 pm
Boonville at Mohawk Valley: 6:30 pm
Saugerties at Amsterdam: 6:35 pm
Batavia at Elmira: 7 pm
Albany at Glens Falls: 7 pm