Daily Rundown: July 3, 2017

Jamestown's Alex O'Donnell (Mercyhurst), pictured here taking a swing against Geneva on June 25, 2017 (photo provided by the Jamestown Jammers).

Here’s a look back at the scores from around the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL) on Sunday, July 2:

Elmira (13-13)  9, Adirondack (8-13) 3 (Game 1)
The Pioneers opened the twin bill against the Trail Blazers with a 9-3 victory at historic Dunn Field on Sunday. With the game tied at 3-3, Elmira tallied six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take a comfortable lead. With the bases loaded, Troy Dixon (Samford) hit a grounder that went through the legs of the Adirondack first baseman that allowed two runs to score. After an RBI groundout and a fielder’s choice, Bryan Seamster (Ole Miss) and Joseph Preziuso (Canisius) each delivered RBI singles to widen the gap. Reliever Parker Ford (Mississippi State) earned the win by striking out the side in the top of the sixth.

Elmira 6, Adirondack 4 (Game 2)
The Trail Blazers held onto a slim 4-3 advantage through the first four innings of play in the nightcap, with the difference being a solo home run off the bat of John Michael Boswell (Furman) in the top of the third. Jonathan Crimmin (Siena) countered with a two-run shot in the fifth inning, with turned the one-run deficit into a 5-4 lead for the Pioneers. Conor Grammes (Xavier) added an insurance run with another dinger in the sixth, and although he walked the bases loaded in the top of the seventh, Grammes tossed a scoreless frame to earn the save in his second appearance on the mound this summer.

Utica (5-18) 3, Newark (6-21) 0
Utica’s Dylan Leahy (Keystone) outdueled Newark starter Henry Martinez (Cypress) in what began as a scoreless draw through the first seven innings. Leahy would go the distance, tossing 9.0 shutout innings with six strikeouts en route to his second complete-game victory this season. On the other hand, Martinez fanned 12 in his six scoreless innings but was pulled with a pitch count of 98 and replaced by Jake Bernardo (Fordham) in the seventh. Bernardo made it through the seventh unscathed, but loaded the bases before being yanked in the eight. The Blue Sox would plate all three of those base runners in the eighth, the first on a Ryan Sargent (Ohio) sac fly and the other two on a pair of Newark errors.

Amsterdam (18-7) 7, Albany (13-9) 4 (Resumed game from June 7)
The Mohawks and Dutchmen began Sunday by finishing their game from June 7, which was halted after 10 innings with the score tied at 4-4 due to darkness. Amsterdam wasted little time finishing the game, as it loaded the bases in the top of the 11th and plated two runs on a Matt Gorski (Indiana) base hit. The third run was scored when an errant throw trying Gorski stealing second went into center field and allowed Dustin Skelton (Mississippi State) to trot home safely. Albany didn’t go down without a fight in the bottom of the 11th, as the Dutchmen loaded the bases with two outs, but Brandon Reitz (Florida State) fanned Chase Allen (Limestone) for the final out of the extra-inning affair.

Albany 5, Amsterdam 3 (Regularly-scheduled game)
The Dutchmen split the non-traditional doubleheader at Siena Field by overcoming a 3-1 deficit in the late innings. A Skelton solo homer and a two-RBI single from T.J. Collett (Kentucky) gave the Mohawks the lead in the fifth, but  a Nick Estrella (Azusa Pacific) solo shot and a Brandt Holland (North Alabama) RBI double tied the game in the sixth at 3-all. Then in the seventh, Justin Childers (Ohio Dominican) smacked a two-run double to give the Dutchmen the lead for good. Adam Elliot (Louisville) earned the win with three scoreless innings out of the bullpen and Justin Bureau (Ave Maria) moved into a two-way tie for first place in the PGCBL with his fifth save.

Jamestown (21-5) 5, Saugerties (13-10) 3
The Stallions scored the first two runs of the game in the first and maintained that lead until the Jamestown’s Alex O’Donnell (Mercyhurst) leveled the score at 2-all with a solo homer in the sixth. In the seventh, the Jammers took a 4-2 lead on Connor Rule’s (Niagara County C.C.) two-run single. Saugerties cut the deficit back down to one on Matt Pushard’s (Maine) run-scoring single, but Ben Brookover (UTSA) added an insurance run with an RBI base hit in the top of the eighth for Jamestown. Bradley Griggs (UTSA) tossed 6.2 innings of three-run ball to secure the victory on the mound and Colin Johnston (Monroe C.C.) saved the game by throwing the remaining 2.1 frames.

Remember, fans can follow all PGCBL games live online and find all of the box scores from this year's contests via Pointstreak.

Today's Games:
Mohawk Valley at Utica – 6:30 p.m.
Albany at Amsterdam – 6:35 p.m.
Saugerties at Glens Falls – 7:00 p.m.
Newark at Onondaga – 7:00 p.m.
Elmira at Geneva – 7:05 p.m.
Jamestown at Oneonta – 7:05 p.m.

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