CENTRAL NEW YORK (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – The first weekend of the Collegiate League baseball season has past, and the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League still has two undefeated teams, while the New York Collegiate Baseball league will kick off their 2023 season on Monday, June 5. Here is your Collegiate Baseball League Weekend Roundup for the weekend of June 3-4:

Saturday, June 3

Oneonta 7, Utica 6 (ten innings)

The Utica Blue Sox jumped out to an early 3-0 lead after just one inning, but the Oneonta Outlaws (1-1) scored two in the third, fifth and seventh innings to maintain a 6-3 lead. That lead would be cut to just one when in the bottom of the ninth, a sacrifice fly by Hillsdale junior Will Shannon sent the game to extra innings.

Unfortunately for the Blue Sox (2-2), the sacrifice fly would doom them as well, as in the top of the tenth inning, a sacrifice fly by Wagner’s Connor Roche brought home what would be the game-winner.

Binghamton’s Logan Haskell went two-for-three with two RBIs for Oneonta, while Spring Hill’s Norris McClure went a perfect five-for-five for Utica, driving three of the Blue Sox’ six runs. Saint Peter’s Kyle Mahady went seven solid innings, only giving up two walks and two earned runs to pick up the win for the Outlaws.

Mohawk Valley 18, Boonville 7 (eight innings)

The Mohawk Valley Diamond Dawgs (1-2) came back from an unexpected rest day on Friday, June 2 – their game against the Saugerties Stallions was rained out – to spray 20 hits all over the Robert Smith Sports Complex, combining with the Boonville Lumberjacks for 30 hits. When the dust settled, however, the Diamond Dawgs were able to take advantage of their hits, coming away from the hit-fest with their first run-rule win of the season.

The Diamond Dawgs were down 1-0 after two innings of play, thanks to a throwing error that allowed Spartan Methodist’s Matthew Layton to score for the Lumberjacks. However, Mohawk Valley would score in every inning after that, starting with a six-run third and three in each of the fifth, seventh, and eighth innings.

Carson-Newman’s Mitch Balint was responsible for ten (four runs, six RBI) of Mohawk Valley’s runs on Saturday, while Columbia’s Sam Miller was responsible for another six (one run, five RBI). The Diamond Dawgs also racked up seven extra-base hits in the game. Miller and Balint are currently first and second in the league RBI race with nine and eight, respectively.

Other PGCBL Scores for Saturday, June 3

Niagara 13, Auburn 2

Albany 13, Watertown 1 (Game 1)

Albany 6, Watertown 3 (Game 2)

Amsterdam 9, Saugerties 1

Batavia 5, Elmira 4

Jamestown 13, Newark 6

Sunday, June 4

Utica 4, Boonville 2

The Utica Blue Sox bounced back from their extra-inning loss on Saturday night, forcing five errors by Boonville to take a 4-2 win at the Robert Smith Sports Complex.

Utica’s Todd Abraham scored one of Utica’s four runs in his Blue Sox debut. Meanwhile, Hillsdale’s Daly Skees – also in his debut for Utica – got the win, getting five strikeouts and allowing just three hits against the 20 batters he faced. McClure also picked up his fourth stolen base of the season, which currently puts him in a tie for second place in the league with Batavia’s Rashad Robinson.

Fort Lauderdale’s Brandon Millan picked up the save for Utica, while Salem University’s Alden Halfinger got the loss for the Lumberjacks. Halfinger was responsible for all four of Utica’s runs in seven innings pitched.

Watertown 8, Mohawk Valley 3

The Watertown Rapids (2-3) scored runs in pairs on Sunday: in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to take a 7-1 lead over the Diamond Dawgs after six innings and never looked back, allowing just two more in the Rapids’ second win of the season.

Walsh University’s Jax Miller and Fairleigh-Dickinson’s Nick Mazzotta were responsible for six of the Rapids’ eight runs, while on the other side, the Diamond Dawgs went a combined 10-for-36 at the plate.

On the mound, all but one Mohawk Valley pitcher gave up at least one run in the loss, suffered by George Washington’s Colin Ruddy. Anderson University’s Cory Arthur picked up the win for Watertown, allowing just two runs while racking up four strikeouts.

Glens Falls 8, Oneonta 5

The Oneonta Outlaws clawed back from an early 6-0 deficit but couldn’t get any closer as the Glens Falls Dragons added another two runs after Oneonta’s five-run sixth to pick up their first win of the season.

The Dragons went through eight pitchers in the win, however, only one of them – Assumption University’s Owen Goodridge – gave up runs. At the plate, the Dragons’ (1-1) Odilio Cespedes of Bryant and Stratton went three-for five, while St. Josephs’ Colin Meyers went two-for-four with two RBI.

The top half of Oneonta’s batting order scored all five of its runs, led by the two-RBI effort by SUNY Oswego’s Anthony Barone in his 2023 debut. It was also the pitching debut of Quinnipiac’s Andrew Rubayo, who picked up the loss as he was responsible for six of the Dragons’ eight runs.

Other PGCBL Scores from Sunday, June 4

Auburn 18, Elmira 8

Batavia 8, Niagara 7

Geneva 10, Newark 3

Saugerties 5, Albany 3

Games for Monday, June 5


Oneonta @ Amsterdam

Jamestown @ Newark

Glens Falls @ Albany


Sherill Silversmiths @ Rochester Ridgemen