Tonight’s action was the last hurrah for many of our teams, with many of the remaining playoff spots secured.
Utica Blue Sox 11, Boonville Baseball Club 1 (Game One)
Utica took the game and ran with it, scoring nine runs in the first inning. All nine runs came with Ryan McWilliams (Charleston), who only lasted one inning. Boonville tried to match the energy but only got a solo home run by Dan Tauken (Albany). The Blue Sox added two more runs in the fourth and fifth, securing the 10-run rule victory. Troy Hamilton (USC Upstate) and Carson Applegate (Kentucky) each scored twice for Utica. Nathan Weisoly (Dickinson) received a win, pitching all five innings.
Utica Blue Sox 1, Boonville Baseball Club 9 (Game Two)
Utica struggled in the second game to establish an offensive flow. They scored a run in the first and second inning, only to be shut out the rest of the way. Ryan Maka (Valparaiso) and Coby Miosek (MVCC) drove in the Blue Sox’s runs. Boonville scored two runs in the first inning and scored the go-ahead run when Brady Karp scored in the second. Boonville scored six more times in the following five innings, with Karp and Tauken adding second runs in the game.
Oneonta Outlaws 5, Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs 6
Mohawk Valley took a three-run lead in the first inning, starting with a two-run single by Noah Lucier (Fairfield). Lucier drove in two more runs later in the game, leading the team with four. Oneonta began their comeback in the second inning and completed it with a two-run double by Jelani Hamer (St. Rose) in the third inning. The DiamondDawgs added two more runs and led by as many in the ninth inning. During their last at-bats, Hamer put in a two-run home run, sending the game to extras. In the tenth, Lucier reached base on an error by Carter Dorighi (Lafayette), which allowed the winning run to score. Alfredo Delgado (Manhattan) walked three times in the contest.
Geneva Red Wings 9, Watertown Rapids 10
Geneva carried a slight advantage in the early game, leading 4-3 after four innings. The Red Wings then outscored the Rapids 5-1 in the fifth and sixth innings, putting Watertown in a precarious spot. They scored four runs across the next two innings, which put them down one in the ninth. In the ninth, Mason Diaz (St. Cloud State) blasted a game-tying double to left field, his second hit of the game. Later in the inning, Clay Grady (Virginia Tech) sent a bouncing shot to the third baseman. He threw the ball to Mike Gorham (North Lake), who couldn’t come up with the ball, allowing the game-winning run to score. Sean Crowley (St. Rose) received the win for his three scoreless innings of relief. Watertown got its biggest boost from Anthony Mansiero (Molloy), who recorded two hits and RBIs. On the other side, Brandon Gelpi (Illinois Chicago) hit two home runs and finished with four RBIs.
Amsterdam Mohawks 16, Glens Falls Dragons 6
Scoring remained tamped down in the first half as Amsterdam led with two runs through five frames. Amsterdam’s Cole Cheatham (Mississippi State) started, allowing one hit to Glens Falls in his five-inning start. Cheatham also struck out 11 batters. The Mohawks kicked into gear at the end of Riley Orr’s (Castleton) start, tagging him for two more runs before putting 12 runs on Glens Falls’ relievers. Nick Giamrusti (Pittsburgh) led the Mohawks with two hits and three RBIs. Josh Overbeek (Pittsburgh) and Connor Moore (Florida State) also drove in two runs each. For the Dragons, Cory Listing (Coker) stood out, reaching base three times and scoring twice.
Albany Dutchmen 10, Saugerties Stallions 5
After Albany scored a run in the first inning, Saugerties proceeded to rattle off the next four runs. In the seventh, the Dutchmen fired back with a quick seven runs to take the lead. The eventual game-winner came on a two-run single by Nick Schwartz (Southern New Hampshire). The Dutchmen also added runs in the eighth from Schwartz and Tyler Young (Lehigh) RBIs. Mike Maratea (Ramapo) received the win in relief of Mario Pesca (St. John’s). Pesca pitched four innings, allowed one earned run, and struck out one batter. Schwartz led the Dutchmen with three RBIs, three hits, and two runs. Max Cotier (Virginia) and Jahlani Rogers recorded three hits for Saugerties.
Newark Pilots 7, Auburn DoubleDays 9
Auburn had control of the game early, leading by two after five innings. Newark went ahead in the sixth, only for Ryan Cesarini (St. Joseph’s) to tie the game with a triple. The Pilots went up again in the seventh, but Auburn pulled ahead with a four-run bottom of the frame. The game-winner scored on a Kobe Stenson (Siena) single. The win went to William Ray (Wake Forest) and his three scoreless innings. Ryan Bailey (Alfred State) started for Auburn and struck out seven batters in five innings. Cesarini was the only DoubleDay with multiple RBIs. Alex Duffy (Elon) drove in two runs for the Pilots.
Niagara Power 6, Batavia Muckdogs 4
Niagara had the West’s top team from the early going. The Power scored four runs, including an Andrew Fairbrother (NCCC) RBI single, and led by three through five innings. This score held until the ninth inning, when Niagara added two more on RBI hits by Cadyn Karl (Kansas State) and Billy Morris (D’Youville). Morris had four total hits in the game. The Muckdogs added three in the final frame, but they couldn’t complete the comeback. Andres Hulfachor (Clark) received the win for pitching seven one-hit innings with six strikeouts. On the other side, Brian Fry (Toledo) drove in two runs.
Elmira at Batavia: 7 pm
Oneonta at Amsterdam (Playoffs)
Saugerties at Mohawk Valley (Playoffs)