Amateur baseball: Dutchmen rally in eighth to win
ALBANY — The Albany Dutchmen rallied for three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to beat the Mohawk Valley Diamond-Dawgs, 4-3, Friday night in a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League game at Bob Bellizzi Field.
The Dutchmen took the early lead when Zach Remillard singled in Bradley Noland, who had led off the home first with a bunt single. Noland reached second when Chris Suseck was hit by a Jared Dye pitch, then advanced to third when Joe Purritano grounded into a double play.
The DiamondDawgs (7-7) took the lead on Landon Thibodeaux’s two-run home run in the second inning, then stretched that advantage to 3-1 in the third when Mike Fischer scored on a passed ball after leading off the inning with a single.
Albany stormed to the lead in the eighth inning with Noland again leading off with a single, this time to left field. Suseck then singled and Purritano laid down a sacrifice bunt to move both runners over. Rem-illard drew a walk to load the bases. Jack Wietlispach then grounded out to second to drive in Noland. Suseck and Remillard came around on a single to right field by pinch-hitter Matthew Dacey.
Noland finished 3-for-4, and Suseck was 2-for-2 with a walk. For Mohawk Valley, Jordan Serena was 2-for-4, and Dalton Herrington was 2-for-3 with three stolen bases.
The Dutchmen (9-1) got two perfect innings of relief from Andrew Bannon, who then handed the ball to Jose Hernandez for the seventh and eighth innings. Hernandez allowed two hits, but no runs, and picked up the win. Ben Seabrook tossed a perfect ninth for his fourth save of the season.
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Albany 100 000 03x — 4 8 3
Dye, Broll (7), Bray (8) and Fischer; Spicer, Bannon (5), Hernandez (7), Seabrook (9) and Nethaway, Dacey (8), Marks (8), Rupiper (9).
AMSTERDAM — The Amsterdam Mohawks led, 6-0, after the first inning, but allowed eight runs in the top of the sixth as the Glens Falls Golden Eagles rallied for an 11-7 Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League win.
Buddy Putnam, Braxton Martinez and Spencer Johnson each homered for the Eagles (8-5). The Mohawks (5-9) got a home run from Ed Charlton. Jordan Ebert hit a home run and a double, and Amsterdam also got doubles from Josh Gardiner, Dylan Smith and Keith Skinner.
Armand Rugel picked up the win for Glens Falls, and Kevin Guthrie took the loss for Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam 600 100 000 — 7 10 2
CORFU — Tom Favata tossed a one-hitter to help the Niskayuna Warriors to a 2-0 victory over the Niagara Junior Power in the opening round of the Darien Lake 16U tournament.
Tyler Parks’ two-run single in the fourth inning was all the support Favata needed.
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Niskayuna 000 200 0 — 2 3 1
Willis and Huang; Favata and Spataro.
ROTTERDAM — Alex Gannon had three singles and three RBI, and Kameron Cannavally drove in five runs as Carman rolled to a 15-1 victory over Schenectady/JC in the opening game of the District 12 9-10 year-old All-Star tournament at Carman Little League.
Mike Zelezniak had a triple and double for Carman, and Kyle Donato added a double. Jeremiah Deitz tripled for Schenectady/JC.
Carman 410 117 — 15 9 1
Schenectady/JC 000 001 — 1 3 2
Cannavally, Gannon (4) and DeMyer; J. Deitz, Kiser (3), Farrone (4), Banks (6) and Lussier, Etwaru (3).