Amateur baseball: A's move closer to Twilight League crown
ALBANY — The Albany Athletics reduced their magic number for clinching the Albany Twilight League regular-season championship to one Sunday by routing the Albany Thunder, 14-3, at Bleecker Stadium.
Derick Horn had three hits, including a three-run homer in the seventh inning, and drove in five runs for the Athletics (28-5, 18-1 Twilight League), who are gunning for their seventh regular-season title in the last eight years. Horn’s RBI double sparked a five-run outburst in the third inning that put the game out of reach.
Ben Paniccia chipped in with two doubles and two RBI, Drew Cody belted a two-run home run and Jayson Sullivan added a solo shot.
Fred Harris hit a solo home run for the Thunder, which fell to 11-9 in the league.
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Smith, Potter (5) and Horn, Mastroianni (6); Boomhower, Roberts (3) and Kozak.
AMSTERDAM — Matt Snyder scattered three hits in six innings to carry the Amsterdan Mohawks to a 7-2 victory over the Cooperstown Hawkeyes in a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League game at Shuttleworth Park.
Cooperstown scored both of its runs in the second inning, but the Mohawks came back and took the lead for good in the bottom of the inning on an RBI double by Kyle Barrett and run-scoring singles by Jordan Ebert and Ed Charlton.
Snyder, who improved to 3-0, left the game after striking out seven and droppng his earned-run average to 1.52.
Amsterdam put the game out of reach with three runs in the bottom of the seventh, with Robbie Bernick belting a two-run home run off Cooperstown reliever Colton Kibler. Ebert picked up his second RBI of the game with a single to center.
The Mohawks, who improved to 18=15, play at Little Falls Tuesday.
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Smith, Griffin (5), Kibler (6), Tarleton (8) and Jordan; Snyder, Bartholomew (7),
Kalica (8), Urbanski (9) and Skinner.
Albany loses two
LITTLE FALLS — The Albany Dutchmen struggled on offense and dropped both ends of a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League double-header to the Mohawk Valley Diamond Dawgs by scores of 3-2 and 4-0.
Jared Dye struck out 13 in a complete-game performance for the Dawgs in the opener. Matt Dacey had an RBI double for the Dutchmen (18-12).
Willie Shaw, who was the designated hitter for the Diamond Dawgs (17-13) in Game 1, scattered four hits to get the win in Game 2. Derrick Williams had two of Albany’s hits.
The Diamond Dawgs also ended Anthony Marks’ nine-game hitting streak.
ONEONTA — Dan Zeglen went 4-for-5 with a double and scored two runs as the Schenectady County Indians defeated Cranston, R.I., 11-3, in the consolation game of the Green Wave Wood Bat tournament at Oneonta High School.
Kyle Pick had two hits and two RBI for the Indians (29-8), and Garret Whitney had two hits, two stolen bases and scored a run.
Armand Baziri and Kyle Tracy each had RBI singles for Cranston, R.I.
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Coppinger, Zeglen (3), Clock (4) and Pick; Dohaney, DeCosta (4), Pettinato (6), Crudele (7) and Corey.
WATERFORD — Max Dangerfield had two doubles, and the Schenectady Cyclones scored all of their runs in the first inning to edge the Greenvile Spartans, 2-1, in the Eastern New York Travel Baseball U22 July Madness Tournament.
Phil Basile added two singles for the Cyclones (14-6).
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Grimes, J. Grimes (6) and Shrvdan; Dangerfield, Andi (4) and Whelan, Randazzo (4).
Homers spark attack
BEEKMAN — The Clifton Park Attack hit three homers and went on to a 12-7 victory over South Colonie to go 4-0 in pool play at the Cal Ripken State 12U state tournament.
The Attack earn a bye into today’s semifinal. They will face the winner of Beekman and Poughkeepsie.
Jason Rubilotta and Alex Harrison each homered and singled. Mitch Wright had the Attack’s other homer.
Landon Fagle added a double and single, and Angelo Cafaro had two singles.
On the other side of the bracket, Wilton went 4-0 to earn a bye and will face the winner of the Clifton Park Bulldogs-Spring Renegades game.
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CP Attack 033 06x — 12 12 0
Corona, Davis (5) and Nescott; Blinstrub, Boodram (3), Hicks (5) and Fagle.