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  • PGCBL: DiamondDawgs end losing streak, beat Elmira 13-2

  • JULY 30 PERFECT GAME COLLEGIATE BASEBALL LEAGUE



    The Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs’ bats awoke Monday just in time for the start of a season-ending three-game road trip.



    The DiamondDawgs scored multiple runs in the second, third and fourth innings and pummeled three Elmira pitchers in a 13-2 rout of the Pioneers at Dunn Field.

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  • MOHAWK VALLEY DIAMONDDAWGS 13, ELMIRA PIONEERS 2
    The Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs’ bats awoke Monday just in time for the start of a season-ending three-game road trip.
    The DiamondDawgs scored multiple runs in the second, third and fourth innings and pummeled three Elmira pitchers in a 13-2 rout of the Pioneers at Dunn Field. The win snapped a five-game losing streak and was just the second in 10 games since the DiamondDawgs’ Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League-record winning streak ended at 11.
    Mohawk Valley strung together five consecutive hits in the second inning and Chris Cruz cracked a three-run home run as the visitors tagged Elmira starter John Melville for six runs. The DiamondDawgs added three runs against Miles Canady in the third inning and four against Brad Bellinger in the fourth.
    The DiamondDawgs recorded 13 hits in the game — 12 singled and the seventh home run for the summer for Cruz — and topped 10 for the first time since July 15 which also marked their last win away from Veterans Memorial Park.
    David Del Grande went 3-for-4 with two sacrifice flies and four runs batted in for the DiamondDawgs. Eddie Sorondo started the second-inning rally and scored three times. Mark Stuckey had two hits, scored two runs and pitched the ninth inning. Joe Carcone had two hits and scored twice. Cruz and leadoff hitter Tyler Heck each had three runs batted in.
    Starting pitcher Eddie Fitzpatrick won his third consecutive decision for Mohawk Valley. The Brown University right-hander allowed one earned run on four hits through six innings. After an 0-3 start to his summer, Fitzpatrick has allowed one earned run in each of his last three starts, a span covering 18 1/3 innings.
    Nathan Harrell struck out three of the six batters he faced in two innings of relief before Stuckey pitched a scoreless ninth.
    Oneonta and Glens Falls also won Monday and the DiamondDawgs remain in fifth place entering the final two days of the regular season, half a game behind Oneonta. Albany was eliminated from playoff contention with a 1-0 loss to Amsterdam Monday.
    The DiamondDawgs travel to Amsterdam Tuesday for their 12th game against the league-leading Mohawks. Glens Falls travels to Watertown Tuesday and Oneonta is home for a game with Newark.
    MOHAWK VALLEY DIAMONDDAWGS 13, ELMIRA PIONEERS 2
    Mohawk Valley    063 400 000 — 13 13  1
    Elmira    000 011 000  —  2   4  0
    Eddie Fitzpatrick, Nathan Harrell (7), Mark Stuckey (9) and Eddie Sorondo. John Melville, Miles Canady (2), Brad Bellinger (4), Peter Jay (5), Brice Smallwood (7), James Yacabonis (8) and Spencer Brann. W — Fitzpatrick 3-3. L — Melville 1-6. 2B — Elmira, Brann. 3B — Elmira, Corey Hamula. HR — Mohawk Valley, Chris Cruz. Attendance — 4,827. Records — Mohawk Valley 23-21; Elmira 17-28.
    Compiled From Times Staff Reports

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