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  • PGCBL: Dawgs split with Newark, take sole possession of second place

  • JULY 25 PERFECT GAME COLLEGIATE BASEBALL LEAGUE Back-to-back five-run innings in the second game helped Mohawk Valley salvage a split of its doubleheader against the Newark Pilots Thursday and the DiamondDawgs grabbed sole possession of second place in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseb...
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  • NEWARK PILOTS 7,
    MOHAWK VALLEY DIAMONDDAWGS 5, first game
    MOHAWK VALLEY DIAMONDDAWGS 10,
    NEWARK PILOTS 5, second game
    Back-to-back five-run innings in the second game helped Mohawk Valley salvage a split of its doubleheader against the Newark Pilots Thursday and the DiamondDawgs grabbed sole possession of second place in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League’s East Division.
    Having already lost Game 1 7-5, the DiamondDawgs trailed 3-0 through four innings in Game 2. They took the lead with five runs in the top of the fifth inning and followed with five more in the sixth as they pulled out a 10-5 victory on the road.
    Meanwhile in Glens Falls, the Golden Eagles were swept by Cooperstown’s Hawkeyes in their own doubleheader and fell one game behind the DiamondDawgs. Cooperstown had entered play Thursday with the worst record in the 10-team league. Albany split a pair of decisions with the Utica Brewers and moved into a third-place tie with Glens Falls.
    Division-leading Amsterdam defeated Elmira 10-1 in a single game Thursday and moved one full game ahead of Mohawk Valley in the East.
    The DiamondDawgs loaded the bases against Jimmy Wagner in the fifth inning of the second game but had yet to score with two outs. Matt Zanotta scored on Wagner’s second wild pitch of the inning and Craig Lepre was intentionally walked to re-load the bases. Dalton Herrington’s single brought home two runs to tie the game. After a pitching change, Landon Thibodeaux drove home the go-ahead run with an infield hit and Mohawk Valley added a run on an error.
    Newark got a run back in the bottom of the fifth, and Mohawk Valley put five more runs on the board in the sixth. The DiamondDawgs loaded the bases again and scored when Eddie Emes hit Sam Dexter with a pitch. Zanotta scored on another wild pitch with Jordan Serena at the plate and Serena cleared the bases with his triple to to left field. Serena scored when Herrington grounded out to second base.
    Infielder Willie Shaw earned his second victory in three mound starts for the DiamondDawgs and Zach Wiliams recorded each of his five outs by strikeout in relief. Friend, Zanotta and Serena all had two hits, Herrington drove in three runs, and Dexter and Zanotta each scored twice.
    Sam Fox had three hits and drove in two runs for Newark. Max Rosing hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning.
    The first game was tied at 5 after three innings but the Pilots bullpen shut the Diamonddawgs out for the final four and Newark added two runs in the fourth. Steve Laurino broke the tie with a two-run single, one of his three hits in the game. Fox also had three hits and two runs batted in and Samm Wiggins drove in three runs with a pair of hits.
    Page 2 of 2 - Casey Rodrigue went 4-for-4 and scored two runs for the DiamondDawgs.
    Mohawk Valley returns home to Little Falls Friday for a single game against Boonville’s Adirondack Trail Blazers. The game will be followed by the team’s final fireworks display of the season.
    NEWARK PILOTS 7,
    MOHAWK VALLEY DIAMONDDAWGS 5, first game
    Mohawk Valley    113 000 0 — 5   9  0
    Newark    320 200 X — 7 13  1
    Jared Dye, Taylor Wright (2) and Mike Fischer. Ryan Gray, Tyler Wilson (3), Erik Brown (6), Donald Frew (7) and Samm Wiggins, Coleman Lukas (7). W — Wilson 2-2. L — Wright 2-2. Sv — Frew (8). 2B — Mohawk Valley, Landon Thibodeaux, Craig Lepre; Newark, Jeff Edwards, Wiggins. 3B — Mohawk Valley, Casey Rodrigue, Fischer.
    MOHAWK VALLEY DIAMONDDAWGS 10,
    NEWARK PILOTS 5, second game
    Mohawk Valley    000 055 0 — 10  10  2
    Newark    001 211 0  —  5  12  4
    Willie Shaw, Zach Williams (5), Patrick Michon (7) and Craig Lepre. Jimmy Wagner, Austin Barnes (5), Eddie Emes (6), Joe Pokrentowski (6) and Coleman Lukas. W — Shaw 2-0. L — Wagner 1-2. 2B — Mohawk Valley, Jordan Friend; Newark, Jeff Edwards, Sam Fox, Josh Ludwig. 3B — Mohawk Valley, Jordan Serena. Attendance — 1,121. Records — Mohawk Valley 23-16; Newark 17-24.
    Compiled From Times Staff Reports
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