CENTRAL NEW YORK (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – The smoke and haze continued for a second day in Central New York, but despite that, some college league teams still managed to play their games. Here is your Collegiate Baseball League Roundup for Thursday, June 8:
Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League
Amsterdam 12, Utica 1 (seven innings)
The Amsterdam Mohawks managed to maintain their perfect record through six games while handing the Utica Blue Sox their third straight loss. Thanks to a seven-run fourth inning, the Mohawks were able to run-rule Utica, 12-1 in seven innings.
The only run for Utica (2-4) came on a solo-home run by Kentucky’s Josh Skorowski in the fifth. Meanwhile, the Blue Sox’ pitching staff combined for nine walks, with SUNY Oneonta product and starter Thomas Roefaro getting five of them in the loss.
On the other side, Utah’s Cam Gurney went three-for-three on the night with two runs and a walk for Amsterdam. The Mohawks’ catcher has only failed to get on base once in two games. On the mound, Cornell product and Saint Johnsville native Von Baker got the win, going two innings of no-hit ball with two strikeouts in the six batters he saw.
It is the third run-rule win for Amsterdam already this season. No one else in the league has more than one.
Mohawk Valley 6, Saugerties 1
Herkimer College product Chance Checca made his debut for the Mohawk Valley Diamond Dawgs on Wednesday, June 7, and he started his 2023 campaign on the right foot. Checca went two-for-four and was responsible for a third of Mohawk Valley’s runs (a run and an RBI) in the 6-1 win over the Saugerties Stallions (1-2). Spring Hill’s Ethan Valdez also went two-for-four with an RBI for the Diamond Dawgs (3-2).
The Fairfield duo of Kevin Kell and Aidan Colagrande combined for 13 strikeouts, while holding the Stallions’ lineup to a combined four hits. Wright State’s Carson Clark had two of those hits for Saugerties, going two-for-four. With his eight strikeouts last night, Colagrande now leads the league with 12.
The Stallions went through six pitchers last night, with Mount San Antonio’s Izaiah Ayala picking up the loss. Ayala went just one and two-thirds innings in his debut for Saugerties last night, allowing three earned runs while only striking out two. All but one Stallions pitcher gave up a walk, giving up 13 combined.
New York Collegiate Baseball League
The Sherrill Silversmiths’ doubleheader with the Horseheads Hitmen was cancelled due to poor air quality on Wednesday, June 7. No make-up date has been announced as of Wednesday.
Other Scores from June 7
Jamestown 10, Niagara 3
Cortland 12, Hornell 2 (Game One)
Cortland 6, Hornell 5 (Game Two)
Syracuse Salt Cats 2, Genesee 0 (Game One)
Genesee 8, Syracuse Salt Cats 7 (Game Two)
Rochester 9, Dansville 0 (Game One)
Rochester 5, Dansville 2 (Game Two)
Games for Thursday, June 8
Auburn @ Niagara (doubleheader)
Batavia @ Jamestown
Utica @ Mohawk Valley
Geneva @ Elmira
Watertown @ Boonville
Glens Falls @ Oneonta
Sherrill @ Syracuse Salt Cats
Rochester @ Cortland
Hornell @ Genesee
Dansville @ Olean