SAUGERTIES, N.Y. – The Saugerties Stallions grabbed both games of a doubleheader against the Glens Falls Dragons Thursday night.
Game 1 had the Stallions jump out to a big start by placing a three spot on the scoreboard in the bottom of the first inning. Third baseman Brandon Fish roped an RBI single to score shortstop Max Cotier to make it a 1-0 Saugerties lead, followed by a two-RBI double by first baseman Garrett Michel to take an early 3-0 lead.
The Stallions continued their scoring ways for the next two innings, scoring one run in each frame. Cotier scored on a passed ball in the second inning and Fish scored in the third inning off an RBI single from center fielder Easton Bertrand.
After both teams blanked on the scoreboard, Game 1 was delayed due to rain in the area. The game would resume after the pause in action.
The sixth inning would show both teams open up offensively. Glens Falls tacked on two runs by scoring on a passed ball and an RBI single to make it a 5-2 game.
The Stallions would counter the Dragon attack with a four-run frame. The bottom of the sixth showed three RBI singles hit by Saugerties to make the lead insurmountable at 9-2.
Glens Falls would add a run in the top of the seventh inning off a sacrifice flyout, but to no avail, as the Stallions took Game 1 9-3.
Game 2 had the Dragons get out to an early lead with a leadoff walk from center fielder Phillip Krpata. Glens Falls had two runners on when Krpata scored on an RBI single to take a 1-0 lead.
The Stallions retaliated with two runs in the ensuing inning. Left fielder Garrison Berkley hit a sacrifice fly in the infield to score second baseman Evan Goforth. Michel ripped an RBI single to score Fish to have Saugerties take a 2-1 lead after the first inning.
From that point on, it was all Stallions.
The second inning had four Stallions cross home plate: three of them off an bases clearing triple from Cotier. After two innings, Saugerties took a 6-1 lead.
The Stallions put up an additional run in the bottom of the third inning on a fielder’s choice to score Michel to have a 7-1 lead.
Saugerties would tack on five more runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, with four runs coming off RBI hits and one run coming off an error by the pitcher.
The defense stepped up in the top of the fifth inning to close out the second game.
The Stallions improve to 27-18-2 on the year with a chance to clinch the second seed in the PGCBL East Division.
They host the Albany Dutchmen at Cantine Field for the final game of the regular season, with first pitch set at 7:05 p.m. You can catch the game on the Saugerties Stallions YouTube channel.
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