WATERTOWN, NY- The Albany Dutchmen stayed perfect on the young season, improving to 4-0 as they beat the Watertown Rams 5-3 in 13 innings. Dylan McGee (Trinity) tossed two innings of scoreless relief to earn the victory for the Dutchmen. Rams reliever and Watertown native Kyle Simmons took the loss for the home team.
Albany catcher Cameron Miller (Baylor) led off the 13th inning with a deep fly ball to left field that Watertown left fielder Brandon Mikulka appeared to lose in the lights and Miller advanced to second with a double. A Jake Hanson (Valparaiso) single up the middle scored pinch runner Will Miller (College of Albemarle) and gave Albany a 4-3 lead. Hanson advanced to second on a wild pitch and came around to score on a Josh Lee (Lipscomb) single to right field.
Albany trailed 3-2 heading into the top of the 9th but scored a run with two outs to tie the games. James Locklear (Rider) singled to lead off the inning and was sacrificed to second. A ground out advanced him to third and a Jon Escobar (Holy Cross) wild pitch allowed the tying run to cross.
Watertown took a 3-2 lead in the 8th on a Drew Hercik (East Stroudsburg) RBI single that scored Josh Hassell (Holy Cross). This came after Albany tied the game at two in the top half of the inning on a Sean Aspinall (Azusa Pacific) single.
Rams starter Corbin Powers (Bellevue) pitched a gem in his no decision. The southpaw hurled seven innings, allowing one run on three hits while striking out eight. Dutchmen starter Chris Amorosi (Siena) tossed five innings allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits.
Willi Martin (Mount Olive) went 2-for-6 with a solo home run for Watertown. He was one of five Rams to have multiple hits in the game.
For Albany, Cameron Miller went 3-for-6 with a double and was one of four Dutchmen to have multiple hits.
The Rams stay in Watertown on Monday night as they host the Utica Brewers. First pitch is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Albany plays host to the Elmira Pioneers at Bob Bellizzi Field. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
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