Amateur baseball: Mohawks crank up offense, rout Blazers
BOONVILLE — The Amsterdam Mohawks ripped 18 hits and thumped the Adirondack Trail Blazers, 17-7, in a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League game Tuesday night.
Both the run total and the hit total were all-time franchise highs for the Mohawks in their three-years as members of the PGCBL.
Dylan Smith (Auburn) and Kyle Barrett (Kentucky) each drilled two-run homers for the 4-6 Mohawks. Barrett finished 3-for-6 with three runs scored.
Ronnie Bernick (Canisius) had a three-run double as part of the six-run sixth for Amsterdam.
The Mohawks return home to Shuttleworth Park to face the Elmira Pioneers tonight.
Amsterdam 022 126 040 — 17 18 3
Adirondack 011 103 100 — 7 13 1
WP—Jeremy Soule. LP—Eli Anderson.
ALBANY — The Elmira Pioneers (5-3) handed the Albany Dutchmen (5-1) their first loss of the season, 4-1, in a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League game at Bob Bellizzi Field.
Elmira was led by pitcher Danny Britt (Trinity Christian), who pitched seven innings and gave up just one run on five hits, striking out five to earn his first win of the season. The Dutchmen got a solid start on the mound from Matt Gallup (Hudson Valley CC), but were hindered by three errors in the field that led to three unearned runs.
It was a pitcher’s duel through the first five innings, as neither team scored and Albany managed just one hit off of Britt.
But Elmira cracked through in the top of the sixth, scoring three runs off of Gallup. Colby Gee (Ithaca) smacked an RBI double to left field, scoring Frankie Navarrete (Samford), which was followed by a Chris Knott (East Stroudsberg) single to right that put Gee on third. After Knott stole his second base of the season, runners were left on second and third for catcher Dave Hoffman (Siena).
Hoffman grounded to Matt Dacey (Richmond) at first, but a throwing error to the pitcher covering first base allowed two unearned runs to score.
Elmira 000 003 001 — 4 6 0
Albany 000 000 100 — 1 6 3
Brit, Diorio (8), Gould (9) and Hoffman; Gallup, Hernandez (7), Belcher (9) and Bianchi.
ALBANY — Chris Kearney and Mack Naughton combined on a one-hitter to lift the Albany Senators over the Troy Haymakers, 3-0, in the Albany Twilight League at Bleecker Stadium.
Jared Jansen tripled and singled, and Cody Vincent added an RBI single for the 3-6 Senators.
Joe Rooney struck out seven for the 1-8 Haymakers.
Troy 000 000 0 — 0 1 0
Albany 011 001 x — 3 6 0
Rooney and Taggert; Kearney, Naughton (6) and Vandenburg.
SCHENECTADY — Giuseppe Carberg tripled and singled to help the Schenectady Cylones beat the Rotterdam Reds, 7-3, in an Eastern New York Connie Mack game.
Nick Patierne contributed three singles, and Zach Schellenger doubled and singled in an 11-hit attack for the 4-2 Cyclones.
Schenectady Cylones 210 220 0 — 7 11 0
Rotterdam 002 000 1 — 3 4 0
Kent, Clark (5) and Patierne; Gentile and Largeteau.