Today’s slate featured the final regular season game and the First Round games for the East.
Saugerties Stallions 6, Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs 4
Evan Goforth (Indiana) and Garrison Berkley (TCU) led Saugerties’ early charge, scoring in the first inning, which allowed them a one-run advantage until the sixth when JP Tighe extended the lead. The DiamondDawgs were still looking for a spark until the seventh inning when Garrett Musey (Goldey-Beacom) hit a hard drive to left field, a two-run game-tying home run. The tie held into extra innings. In the 11th, Mohawk Valley got into a jam and called on Billy Hoffacker (RCSJ Gloucester) to get them through it. He struck two batters out in the process, and Saugerties left without a run. This didn’t continue in the 12th where Hoffacker gave up a solo home run to Goforth, the first of three runs in the inning. Goforth finished went one for six and scored twice in the game. On the other side, Musey reached base three times while driving in the two.
Oneonta Outlaws 2, Amsterdam Mohawks 9
This game was much more clear-cut than its counterpart. Amsterdam built a six-run advantage in the first four frames, which allowed them to coast to victory. Home runs buoyed their attack. Brett Coker (Middle Tennessee State) and Ian Petrutz (Maryland) each had one, and Gage Miller (Bishop State CC) hit the other two. Oneonta managed one run in the second, and then they snuck away with one in the final frame to lessen the deficit. Those runs were driven in by Connor Cooney (Holy Cross) and Jeff Pierantoni (Yale). Miller and Perutz had two RBIs for the Mohawks, while Miller also scored every time he reached base. The win goes to Hagan Banks (Alabama), who allowed two runners on over three innings of relief.
Batavia Muckdogs 9, Elmira Pioneers 6
Batavia used. a hot stretch to take command of the game, scoring seven runs over three innings. They coasted to victory after that, scoring twice more in the seventh inning. Elmira chipped away at the lead but ultimately fell short. Joe Tobia (UAlbany) received the win, allowing one earned run in three innings for the Muckdogs. For Elmira, the Muckdog’s first five runs came while Bradyn Coletta (Niagara CCC) was on the mound, so he received the loss. The biggest offensive contribution was that of Kyle Corso (Columbia), who reached base three times, scored twice, and drove in three runs.
Elmira at Batavia
Auburn at Utica