The Daily Rundown: June 18, 2016

From Friday's Amsterdam-Mohawk Valley game.

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League Leaders

Batting Average: Anthony Cruz, Saugerties (.481)

Home Runs: Six tied at 2

RBIs: Quin Cotton, Oneonta (13)

Stolen Bases: JJ Shimko, Albany (9)

Wins: Two tied at 3

ERA: Four tied at 0.00

Strikeouts: Joe DeSarro, Mohawk Valley (22)

Innings Pitched: Skyler Defer, Newark (21.2)

Saves: Yale Hughes, Oneonta (4)

Streak Leaders

Longest Winning Streak (Active): Elmira (5)

Best record in last 10 games: Two tied at 8-2

Longest Losing Streak (Active): Glens Falls (5)

Last Night’s Games:

Adirondack 3 Saugerties 2

The Adirondack Trail Blazers walked off against the Saugerties Stallions, 3-2, in the eleventh inning in Boonville. 

In the eleventh, Nick Bernick plated Brett Simon with a single to give the Trail Blazers the win. The home team had last scored in the fourth on a Justin Lebeck two-run double.

Saugerties scored lone runs in the fifth and seventh innings on a Michael Pfenniger home run and an Anthony Cruz RBI single, respectively.

Jesse Slinger got the win while Mike Davis took the loss.

Albany 7 Glens Falls 1

A five-run second inning propelled the Albany Dutchmen to a 7-1 win over the Glens Falls Dragons at East Field. 

In the second, Jack Gethings hit an RBI single, Cole Malloy hit an RBI single and Justin Childers hit a three-run double to make it a 5-0 game. Glens Falls scored its lone run of the game in the sixth on a Nate Cardy RBI double. The final scoring of the game came in the eighth when Albany plated two on an error.

Jackson Bubala got the win for Albany while Joe Jones took the loss for Glens Falls. 

Amsterdam 7 Mohawk Valley 6

The Amsterdam Mohawks put an end to the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs five-game winning streak Friday with a 7-6 walk-off win at Shuttleworth Park.

In the bottom of the tenth, Joe Genord hit a walk-off home run with one out in the inning to send the Mohawks to victory.

Mohawk Valley scored two runs in the first inning to take an early lead. Both teams plated two in the third inning to make it a 4-2 game before Brett Kinneman hit a solo home run for Amsterdam in the fourth to cut the deficit to one. A Tyler Frank RBI double in the fifth tied the game at four. Both teams scored two runs in the eighth before the tenth inning heroics.

Tim Naughton picked up the win for Amsterdam while Jon Sell took the loss.

Elmira 6 Geneva 3 

The Elmira Pioneers moved into first place in the West Division with a 6-3 win over the Geneva Red Wings on the road.

Geneva scored a lone run in the bottom of the first to take a 1-0 lead but Elmira plated two in the third to make it 2-1. The Pioneers broke the game open in the fifth, scoring three runs on a Rob Perteet RBI single and a Tyler Plantier two-run single. Geneva responded with two runs of its own, including one on a Mitchell Doucette RBI single, but it wasn’t enough.

Connor Burns tossed four innings of solid relief to get the win for the Pioneers as Parker Caracci notched the save. Dalton Reed gave up the six Elmira runs in taking the loss.

Victor 10 Newark 9

The Victor RailRiders walked off against the Newark Pilots, 10-9, on Friday to move to 9-6 on the season. 

Dylan Cruther singled home Eddie Tammaro in the bottom of the tenth inning to give the RailRiders the win. This came after seven eighth-inning runs tied the game for the home team. In that inning, Landon Powell hit an RBI single, a bases loaded walk scored a run, Keyshawn D’Orso hit a two-run double, Adam Genners hit an RBI single, Dale Wickham hit an RBI single and Tammaro hit an RBI single to tie the game.

Newark had scored the game’s first run in the second inning on a bases loaded walk. The Pilots struck for five runs in the third on a hit by pitch, a Chase Cockrell three-run triple and a sacrifice fly. Two Newark runs in the seventh made it a 9-2 game before the Victor comeback.

Evan Fernandez got the win for the RailRiders while Loukas Bechakas took the loss for Newark.

Oneonta 5 Utica 3

After giving up three runs in the first two innings, the Oneonta Outlaws held off the Utica Blue Sox to win, 5-3, at Donovan Stadium.

The Outlaws scored the game’s first run in the top of the first on a Carter Austin RBI single But Utica responded in the home half, plating two on a Taylor Olmstead RBI single and a wild pitch. The Blue Sox made it a 3-1 game in the second. That would be all they mustered though. Austin hit another RBI single in the third for the Outlaws. Kyle Ruedisili tied the game with an RBI single in the fourth. In the sixth, a hit by pitch and a groundout broke the 3-3 tie and gave Oneonta the winning runs.

Cal Lawrence tossed 4.1 innings of scoreless relief to earn the win as Craig Prince took the loss.

Tonight’s Games:

Adirondack at Newark 7:05 p.m.

Saugerties at Albany (DH) 5 p.m.

Amsterdam at Mohawk Valley 6:35 p.m.

Victor at Elmira 7:05 p.m.

Geneva at Jamestown 7:05 p.m.

Glens Falls at Utica 6:35 p.m.

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