SAUGERTIES, N.Y. – The Saugerties Stallions win their fourth straight game after pulling out a 5-3 victory over the Oneonta Outlaws Thursday night.
The Outlaws would strike first in the top of the second inning after shortstop Devin Boone stole home plate to get an early 1-0 lead. Catcher Chris Baillargeon roped an RBI single to score left fielder Connor Cooney later in the at-bat to make it 2-0 Outlaws.
Oneonta would score again in the top of the fourth inning on another RBI single by Baillargeon to score Cooney to make it 3-0 Oneonta.
The Stallions, however, would not go down without a fight.
With second baseman Brandon Fish and shortstop Evan Goforth on base, center fielder Garrison Berkley ripped a two RBI single to cut the Outlaw lead to 3-2.
Saugerties had a new face come out from the bullpen today as right-handed pitcher Tyler Strechay made his debut for the Stallions. Strechay would come in for starting pitcher Andy Auffant after tossing 4.0 innings while giving up six hits, three runs, one earned run and four strikeouts.
After giving up a single with two outs, the West Virginia pitcher managed to retire the rest of the side.
Strechay’s dominance on the mound would continue as he struck out three straight batters to end his night. He would only give up one hit with four strikeouts in 2.0 innings.
The following inning provided life for the Stallions in the bottom of the seventh. Three runs were plated for Saugerties as they took the lead.
Berkley reached on first base via an error by Oneonta pitcher Albert Vargas. Designated hitter Garret Michel sent a ball into the outfield to put runners on the corners.
Catcher JP Tighe loaded the bases on a hit-by-pitch, which set up an opportunity of Berkley to score off a wild pitch. Michel and Tighe both advanced on the play.
After right fielder Colin Mackle was intentionally walked, the extra hitter in Mason Speaker drove a single into the outfield to score Michel and take the lead for the first time as Saugerties went up 4-3.
Goforth got on base via a walk, which scored Tighe to make it a 5-3 game.
From there, James Reilly, who came in at the top of the seventh inning, went three scoreless innings with one hit and one strikeout. Reilly came out of the game with the win.
The Stallions improve to 20-15-1 on the season and move into second place in the East Division standings.
Saugerties heads back to East Field for the third time this week to take on the Glens Falls Dragons. First pitch is set at 7:00 p.m. with coverage to be found on the Saugerties Stallions YouTube channel.
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