Today’s games marked the second day of our playoff action. Our West contenders took the field today and put on a show ahead of Monday’s Second Round.
All statistics and scores for playoff games can be found on Pointstreak.
Elmira Pioneers 3, Batavia Muckdogs 12
Batavia was the better team today, starting with Levis Aguila Jr’s (Felician) two-run home run in the second inning. This was just the third home run hit in Batavia this season. The Muckdogs then added four more in the following inning on hits by Aguila, Caleb Rodriguez (Kean), Tyler Cannoe (Salve Regina), and Brian Fry (Toledo). After falling down six runs, Elmira got on the board, scoring Max Mandler (Seton Hall). Mandler and Frank Wayman (UMass-Lowell) led the Pioneers with two hits. However, Batavia responded with a five-run outburst that blew the game wide open. Two runs came on a Daniel Burroway (Alvin CC) single to center field. Batavia coasted from there, only allowing one run to come off their lead by the end of the game. Aguila, Burroway, and Alex Torres (Felician) each had multi-RBI games, while Rodriguez led the team with two hits. Nolan Sparks (Rochester) received the win, pitching into the seventh inning and allowing one earned run.
Auburn DoubleDays 1, Utica Blue Sox 7
With the score still tied, Auburn took an early advantage in the third inning, getting an RBI single out of Luke Hanson (Virginia). Utica responded by taking the lead on a Lukas Schramm (Kentucky) two-run home run. The Blue Sox extended the lead when Troy Hamilton (USC Upstate) scored in the fifth and then put up four more runs in the seventh and eighth. The win marks Utica’s first visit to the Second Round since 2016. Give the win to Sam Thompson (Marshall). Thompson pitched four scoreless innings of relief after Evan Esch (St. Thomas) pitched the first four, allowing one run. On offense, Schramm was the lone multi-RBI performance. Hamilton reached base in each of his at-bats, walking four times and scoring two runs. For Auburn, Tanner Kim (Kentucky) reached base four times but scored just once.
Saugerties at Amsterdam: 6:35 pm
Utica at Batavia
These Matchups will also be available on Pointstreak for statistics or through live streams arranged by the teams.