Diamond Dawgs survive 26 innings in two days, sweep doubleheader with Adirondack

The Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs faced a big test in their constitutions over the last two nights, as they played 26 innings in Veteran’s Memorial Park over the last two days. Tonight, they would finish it up by sweeping the Adirondack Trail Blazers, 2-1 and 6-1.

Last night, Mohawk Valley played a 12-inning marathon against Elmira, which was won by the Diamond Dawgs, 7-4, on a three-run home run by Trey Stover ( Lock Haven, PA/Hartford)

Game 1 was a pitching duel for both teams, as it was Little Falls native Evan Davis (Little Falls, NY/Marist) against Trailblazer pitcher Luke Lorah (Melbourne, FL/Florida Tech). Both started off rough, giving up one run each in the first inning.

The Trail Blazers would strike first, as R.J. Devish would use his speed to reach home on a long single by Adirondack shortstop Greg Wasikowski (Mechanicsburg, PA/Bucknell)

Lorah gave up the lead on a long home run to DiamondDawg designated hitter Zach Collett (Westbrook, ME/New Haven). It is Collett’s third home run this season.

Lorah would get the loss for Adirondack, dropping his record to 0-2.

Collett’s home run in the first inning, in a bizarre coincidence, was hit in almost the exact same spot in center field that Trey Stover’s game-winning home run hit late last night against Elmira.

The DiamondDawgs would take the lead for good in the fourth as Collett would make his way home again on a long double from Jayson Sullivan.

Davis pitched a complete game for Mohawk Valley, picking up his third win of the season.

In Game Two, Mohawk Valley took the field looking a little different than they did in Game One. They wore special gray shirts with yellow ribbons to honor Amazing Gracie’s Gift, an organization for children battling cancer. Those shirts were auctioned off after the game, with all the proceeds going to Amazing Gracie’s Gift.

The DiamondDawgs struck first in the first inning, as Justin Thomas (Richboro, PA/Rider) drove home Mason Nickens (Gonzales, LA/LSU-Eunice) and Zane Smith (Ilion, NY/Bryant) home with a single to left field off of Trail Blazer starter and Mohawk Valley native Jabin Weaver (Fort Plain, NY/East Stroudsburg). Weaver had walked both Nickens and Smith, alternating outs and walks in the first.

Weaver struggled mightily for the Trail Blazers, giving up four runs, three of them earned, and only surviving two innings before being pulled for reliever Tsuyoshi Horibata (Manila, Phillipines/Binghamton). Weaver would get his first loss of the season, dropping his record to 0-1 in three appearances.

The Trail Blazers would finally strike back in the fifth as left fielder Alex Simone (North Syracuse, NY/LaRoche) hit a towering solo home run to left field, his second of the season, but that was as close as they would get, as the DiamondDawgs would score two in the sixth to extend the lead to 6-1

Godlewski would pitch a complete game for Mohawk Valley, earning himself his second win in four appearances and upping his record to 2-0.

The DiamondDawgs (9-4) hit the road on Friday to renew the “Route 5 Rivalry” against the Utica Brewers at Murnane Field. The Trail Blazers (3-9) will travel back home to the Robert S. Smith Sports Complex on Friday, as they will host the Amsterdam Mohawks in the first game of a home-and-home series.

Search Archive »

Browse by Year »


Browse by Month »

June 2020
May 2020
March 2020
January 2020
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
March 2019
January 2019
October 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
November 2010