CENTRAL NEW YORK (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – The smoke and haze postponed some collegiate baseball games on Tuesday, June 6, but some managed to play, including a matinee at Murnane Field. Here is your Collegiate Baseball League Roundup for June 7, 2023:
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Boonville 4, Utica 3
The Boonville Lumberjacks scored four in the third inning, and while the Utica Blue Sox were able to cut the deficit to one over the next six innings, they were unable to overcome five errors in the 4-3 morning game loss.
Hillsdale’s Will Shannon picked up two RBI – one on a triple in the fourth that scored reigning Eastern Division Player of the Week, Norris McClure. Hamilton’s Trevor Kaufman got the other RBI for the Blue Sox (2-3). Rutgers’ Andrew Goldan picked up the loss for Utica, allowing four walks and two earned runs in just two innings of work.
Bloomfield College’s Albert Bobadilla picked up the win for the Lumberjacks (2-2), going six innings and grabbing three strikeouts. Dylan Mercedes was the spark at the plate for the Lumberjacks, going one-for-three with two RBIs on an RBI single that scored Matthew Layton and Jacob Reeves.
Mohawk Valley 8, Oneonta 6
The Mohawk Valley Diamond Dawgs and the Oneonta Outlaws waited through a rain delay of over an hour, but when they finally got on the field, the bats came alive. The Diamond Dawgs (2-2) and the Outlaws combined for four home runs, but it was Mohawk Valley’s that proved to be the difference in the 8-6 win.
Owen Pincince and Justin Hackett got the home runs for Mohawk Valley, both solo shots. Pincince’s came just three pitches into a five-run first inning for the Diamond Dawgs. Fairfield’s Bo Buckley picked up the win, racking up four of the team’s 13 strikeouts and allowing just two earned runs in four innings of work.
Oneonta managed to claw back in the eighth, thanks to a two-run home run by Rhode Island’s Jack Hopko. Hopko went three-for-three with two RBI and was the catalyst for a four-run eighth for the Outlaws (1-3). However, five earned runs by starting pitcher Justin DeCastro proved to be too much for Oneonta to overcome, and he picked up the loss for Oneonta, who have an off day on Wednesday before hosting the Glens Falls Dragons.
Unfortunately, not all the games were able to kick off due to the poor air quality, and the Sherrill Silversmiths were one of those teams. Their home opener at Noyes Park against the Syracuse Spartans was postponed to Sunday, June 11 as part of a doubleheader, beginning at 2 pm.
Other Scores from June 6
Elmira 8, Newark 0
Niagara 3, Batavia 1
Watertown 0, Amsterdam 14, Watertown 2 (six innings)
Dansville 7, Hornell 2
Rochester 6, Syracuse Salt Cats 5
Games for Tuesday, June 7
Niagara @ Jamestown
Glens Falls @ Albany
Utica @ Amsterdam
Batavia @ Auburn
Elmira @ Newark
Mohawk Valley @ Saugerties
Horseheads @ Sherrill (doubleheader)
Hornell @ Cortland (doubleheader)
Syracuse Salt Cats @ Genesee (doubleheader)
Dansville @ Rochester (doubleheader)
Olean @ Syracuse Spartans (doubleheader)