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Pilots Dominate Pioneers to Win Third Straight

Pilots turn early 9-0 lead into first three game win streak of summer

NEWARK, NY (7.19.17) – The Newark Pilots picked up their 14th win of the year with a 9-4 win over the Elmira Pioneers to improve their record to 14-26.  The loss drops the Pios to 21-19.  This was all Pilots from the start, after leading 9-0 after five, the Pios got 4 in the top of the sixth, but the Newark bullpen worked three scoreless innings in relief.  Adam Donovan (DeSales) picks up his second win and Bryce Zaparzynski (Mansfield) picked up his second loss.

The Pilots started off the scoring in the bottom of the first to go up 4-0.  After Zaparzynski loaded the bases with one out, Pilots Prospect Game representative Over Torres (Yavapai CC) lined a single to score Mark McKenna (Canisius) and Pilots All-Star Game representative Hunter Wells (Tyler JC) to open the scoring.  After a ground out for out number two, Zach Santoro (Notre Dame College) hit a single to score Pilots Prospect Game representative Will Allocca (Virginia) and Torres to double up the score.  Zaparzynski was pulled after just two-thirds of an inning.

After a scoreless second and third, the Pilots added 3 in the fourth.  Wells drove in Michael O’Connor (Buffalo) with a walk, Allocca drove in McKenna when he beat out the return throw of a double play, and Torres drove in Graham Hackbarth (Pearl River CC) with an infield single.  The Pilots took a 7-0 lead into the fifth.

They would extend the lead to 9-0 in their half of the fifth.  D’Marcus Guillory (Motlow State CC) drove in O’Connor with a double on a 3-0 count for run number 8, and Hackbarth drove in Guillory on a sacrifice fly to deep center field for run number 9.

After working 5 scoreless innings, Donovan ran into some trouble in the sixth.  After giving up a lead off double to Pioneers Prospect Game representative Brayden Combs (Kentucky), Donovan retired the next two hitters.  After a walk to Pios Prospect Game representative Andrew Orzel (Wofford) and a single to Devon Adams (Old Dominion), the bases were loaded with two outs.  Unlike what Donovan was able to do in the fifth, strand the bases loaded, he gave up a two run single to All-Star Brett Rodriguez (Wofford) scoring Combs and Orzel to put the Pios on the board.  On the next pitch, he gave up a two run triple to All-Star Troy Dixon (Samford) into the left-center field gap to score Adams and Rodriguez to cut the lead to 9-4.

That’s all the scoring either team would do the rest of the night.  In the top of the eighth, the Pios threatened after Eddie Fournier (Cypress) loaded the bases with three walks and two outs, but a strikeout to Combs ended that threat.

In the bottom of the eighth, 2017 Home Run Derby Champion and All-Star Conor Grammes (Xavier) came out of the pen for the Pios and struck out the side in order.  Kyle Griffen (Louisiana Tech) came in to pitch the top of the ninth, and matched Grammes by striking out the side in order to end the game.

Pilots Notables: McKenna- 2-3, 2 runs, 2 walks.  Torres- 2-5, 3 RBI’s, 1 run, 2 k’s.  Santoro- 2-3, 2 RBI’s, 1 walk.  Fournier/Griffen- 3 strikeouts each.

Pioneers Notables: Rodriguez- 1-3, 2 RBI’s, 1 run, 2 walks, 2 k’s.  Dixon- 1-5, 1 triple, 2 RBI’s, 1 k.  Combs- 2-5, 1 double, 1 k.  Jackson Tedder (Virginia)/Grammes- 3 strikeouts each.

Box Score

Newark will host Jamestown tomorrow at 7:05.  Elmira is off.

For more information please contact Leslie Ohmann, General Manager for the Newark Pilots, at (315) 576-6710 or Leslie@newarkpilots.com.

9th Inning Surge Gets Pilots 7-5 Win Over Jammers

A 9th inning surge by the Newark Pilots was enough to defeat the Jammers 7-5 in a late game battle at Diethrick Park. The Newark Pilots improve to 13-26 and the Jamestown Jammers fall to 27-11 (1st in West Division).

Jammers got off to a fast start by scoring a run in the bottom of the 1st as Skyler Valentine (UTSA) singled home a run to give the Jammers an early 1-0 lead.

Newark would take the lead in the top of the 3rd as the Jammers scored 2 runs on 3 hits. Graham Hackbarth (Pearl River CC) had an RBI single and Hunter Wells (Tyler JC) doubled home a run to take the 2-1 lead.

The Pilots would add to their lead in the top of the 5th as they again scored 2 runs in the frame as Over Torres (Yavapai) ripped a 2 run double to give the Pilots a 4-1 lead.

In the bottom of the 5th the Jammers would score a run on back to back doubles by Christ Conley (Canisius) and Ben Brookover (UTSA). 4-2 Pilots after 5.

The Jammers would tie the game up in the bottom of the 7th by scoring 2 runs on 4 hits and would take the lead in the bottom of the 8th as Ben Brookover (UTSA) had a big RBI single to give the Jammers a 5-4 lead going into the 9th.

The Jammers were unable to hold off the Pilots as Newark would go on to score 3 runs 2 hits in the top of the 9th to take the 7-5 lead. Kyle Griffen (Louisiana Tech) would shut the door for the Pilots as he threw a scoreless 9th inning.

Notable Players: Pilots– Over Torres (Yavapai) 2-5 with 2 RBI’s

Jammers– Ben Brookover (UTSA) 3-5 with 3 RBI’s

Winning Pitcher: Kyle Griffen (Louisiana Tech) Innings: 1.0- Runs: 0- Hits: 0- Strikeouts: 0

Losing Pitcher: Colin Johnston (Monroe CC) Innings: 1.0- Runs: 3 (2 Earned)- Hits: 2- Strikeouts: 0

Mohawks Continue Streak, Ground Pilots 7-3

In a battle of faraway foes, the Amsterdam Mohawks took a non-division matchup from the Newark Pilots by the score of 7-3 Thursday night at Shuttleworth Park in Amsterdam.

The win is the Mohawks 8th straight, and their 20th of their last 21 games.  This was the 1st of only 2 matchups between the teams this season, with the team’s parks being 170 miles away from each other.

Anthony Gonnella (South Florida) went 1-for-3 with 3 RBI’s and a walk, and TJ Collett (Kentucky) hit his 5th home run of the season, this one a 3-run shot to lead the Mohawks.  Will Allocca (Virginia) went 2-for-4 with 3 RBI’s to lead Newark.

The Mohawks got the scoring started in the bottom of the 2nd, bringing in 3 runs on a 2-RBI single by Anthony Gonnella and an RBI single by Dustin Skelton (Mississippi State).  They would add another in the 3rd when Gonnella would walk with the bases loaded to collect his 3rd RBI of the day.

Newark would get a run back in the top of the 4th on a Will Allocca RBI single to shorten the score to 4-1, but the Mohawks would widen their lead even further in the bottom half of the inning when TJ Collett took an Andrew White fastball over the left field wall to make the score 7-1, Amsterdam.

Collett almost had another home run in the 7th, but it was robbed on a terrific catch by Mark McKenna (Canisius) in center field, leaping up over the top of the fence to take a potential run back from the Mohawks.

The Pilots got 2 runs back in the 7th on another RBI single by Will Allocca, but it would not be enough for Newark.

Andrew LaSorsa (Indiana) picked up the win for the Mohawks, going 6 innings, giving up only 1 run on 4 hits, walking 1 and striking out 3..  Andrew White (Buffalo) took the loss for Newark.

The Mohawks will be back home at Shuttleworth Park Friday night against the Albany Dutchmen with the contest scheduled for a 6:35 PM first pitch.  The Pilots will travel to Dunn Field Friday to take on the Elmira Pioneers, with that start slated for 7:05 PM.

Box Score

PGCBL Announces West Division All-Star and Prospect Game Rosters

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The Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL) is pleased to announce the roster for the West Division for the upcoming 2017 PGCBL All-Star Game, which will be hosted by the Amsterdam Mohawks at Shuttleworth Park on Tuesday, July 18.

The six-team West Division is made up by the Adirondack Trail Blazers, Elmira Pioneers, Geneva Red Wings, Jamestown Jammers, Onondaga Flames and Newark Pilots. In the previous five PGCBL All-Star Games played in an East vs. West format, the West has been unable to secure a victory over its counterparts from the East, a trend they’ll be looking to break this summer.

The West will be managed by Elmira’s first-year head coach, Brian Hill. His Pioneers have seven selections in the 2017 PGCBL All-Star Game, headlined by infielder Troy Dixon (Samford), who was the starter at third base in the 2016 Midsummer Classic. Houston Roth (Ole Miss), the right-hander who established a new league record with 20 strikeouts in a complete-game victory in June, is one of the two Elmira pitchers included on the team.

The league-leading Jamestown Jammers rightfully have the most All-Star honorees from either division with nine. Of those nine, four were also elected last summer, too. Catcher Christ Conley (Canisius), first baseman Ben Brookover (UTSA), outfielder Skyler Valentine (UTSA) and right-handed pitcher Cory Blessing (Ohio) are all representing the West for the second consecutive season.

The PGCBL’s newest franchise, the Onondaga Flames, earned five All-Star nods: middle infielder Alex Canty (Monroe C.C.), outfielders Gage Lanning (Canisius) and Kyle Gallagher (Cornell), and pitchers Matthew Bowman (SUNY Broome C.C.) and Trent Schulte (Gonzaga).

Representatives from both divisions were voted on by the league’s head coaches.

2017 West Division All-Stars
C – Christ Conley (Canisius) – Jamestown Jammers
C – Marshall Gilbert (John A. Logan) – Elmira Pioneers
1B – Ben Brookover (UTSA) – Jamestown Jammers
INF – Chris Estrada (UTSA) – Jamestown Jammers
INF – Jimmy Standohar (Mercyhurst) – Jamestown Jammers
INF – Brett Rodriguez (Wofford) – Elmira Pioneers
INF – Troy Dixon (Samford) – Elmira Pioneers
INF – Joseph Tassin (Bossier Parish C.C.) – Geneva Red Wings
INF – Alex Canty (Monroe C.C.) – Onondaga Flames
INF – Hunter Wells (Tyler J.C.) – Newark Pilots
OF – Gage Lanning (Canisius) – Onondaga Flames
OF – Ayrton Schafer (Samford) – Elmira Pioneers
OF – Collin Stack (UMBC) – Jamestown Jammers
OF – Skyler Valentine (UTSA) – Jamestown Jammers
OF – Kyle Gallagher (Cornell) – Onondaga Flames
OF – Mikey Arman (Kenyone) – Geneva Red Wings
UTL – Connor Grammes (Xavier) – Elmira Pioneers

RHP – Colin Johnston (Monroe C.C.) – Jamestown Jammers
RHP – Jonathan Hardy (Mohawk Valley C.C.) – Adirondack Trail Blazers
RHP – Houston Roth (Ole Miss) – Elmira Pioneers
RHP – Grant Donahue (Virginia) – Elmira Pioneers
RHP – Alex Bellardini (Youngstown State) – Geneva Red Wings
RHP – Matthew Bowman (SUNY Broome C.C.) – Onondaga Flames
RHP – Cory Blessing (Ohio) – Jamestown Jammers
RHP – Henry Martinez (Cypress) – Newark Pilots
LHP – David Lyskawa (Niagara County C.C.) – Jamestown Jammers
LHP – Trent Schulte (Gonzaga) – Onondaga Flames
LHP – Jake Walker (Rhode Island) – Adirondack Trail Blazers

In addition to the annual All-Star Game, this year’s festivities will include the first-ever PGCBL Prospect Game, which is designed to showcase players who were not elected to the All-Star Game but are among the best professional prospects on their respective teams. The 2017 PGCBL Prospect game will kick-off the events on Tuesday, July 18, beginning promptly at 12:30 p.m. at Shuttleworth Park.

The West Division Prospect team boasts yet another UTSA product playing for the Jamestown Jammers in southpaw Bradley Griggs (UTSA). Second-year Newark Pilot Will Allocca (Virginia) will see time behind the plate and share catching duties with Jamestown backstop Connor Rule (Kansas State). Of all the major Division I programs represented on the Prospect Team, it is in fact Ithaca College, a Division III institution that qualified for the NCAA Tournament out of the Empire 8 Conference this spring, who leads all schools with two selections on the West Division Prospect Team. Onondaga teammates and brothers Sam and Webb Little (Ithaca) will each have a chance to show off their tools next Tuesday.

West Division Prospect Team
C – Will Allocca (Virginia) – Newark Pilots
C – Connor Rule (Kansas State) – Jamestown Jammers
1B – Peter Battaglia (Niagara) – Newark Pilots
1B – John Michael Boswell (Furman) – Adirondack Trail Blazers
1B – Brayden Combs (Kentucky) – Elmira Pioneers
INF – Dominic Toso (Bucknell) – Geneva Red Wings
INF – Webb Little (Ithaca) – Onondaga Flames
INF – Stephen Bennett (Canisius) – Onondaga Flames
INF – Justin Barr (Central Alabama C.C.) – Geneva Red Wings
INF – Tyler Bruno (Iona) – Adirondack Trail Blazers
OF – Matt Chamberlain (New Haven) – Geneva Red Wings
OF – Sam Little (Ithaca) – Onondaga Flames
OF – Allbry Major (Xavier) – Elmira Pioneers
OF – Colton Evans (UC Davis) – Elmira Pioneers
OF – Anthony Nucerino (UConn) – Elmira Pioneers

RHP – T.J. Stuart (Manhattan) – Elmira Pioneers
RHP – Parker Ford (Mississippi State) – Elmira Pioneers
RHP – Ben Terwilliger (Maine) – Geneva Red Wings
RHP – Zac Bygum (Dartmouth) – Adirondack Trail Blazers
RHP – Ryan Marketell (Monroe C.C.) – Onondaga Flames
RHP – Chase Hagerty (Southeast Missouri) – Onondaga Flames
RHP – Colby Mullins (Andrew) – Geneva Red Wings
RHP – Chris Vallimont (Mercyhurst) – Jamestown Jammers
LHP – Bradley Griggs (UTSA) – Jamestown Jammers
LHP – Josh Smith (Kentucky) – Elmira Pioneers

Fans interested in purchasing tickets for the 2017 PGCBL All-Star Game should contact Amsterdam Mohawks President and General Manager Brian Spagnola at gm@amsterdammohawks.com or by phone at (518) 791-7546. More information can also be found on the team’s website, www.amsterdammohawks.com.

About the PGCBL
The Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League is a 13-team summer collegiate baseball league in Upstate New York. Since its inaugural season in 2011, the PGCBL – which annually draws talent from some of the best NCAA, NAIA, and junior college programs – has quickly evolved into the premier wood bat league in the state of New York, while becoming one of the most widely respected summer leagues in the country. The PGCBL is affiliated with Perfect Game, the nation’s largest independent amateur scouting bureau. Last year, there were more than 1,500 players in the pros who either wore the uniform of a PGCBL team or participated in a Perfect Game event. For more information, please visit www.pgcbl.com.

Newark Tops Red Wings in Geneva, 7-4

Geneva, NY – On Monday evening in Geneva, the visiting Pilots (10-24) captured a 5-4 victory over the hosting Red Wings (18-15).
 
The Pilots took a 3-0 lead over the Red Wings in the top of the first inning and never looked back. Mark McKenna (Canisius) and Hunter Wells (Tyler J.C.) both scored on wild pitches for the first two runs of the game. To end the scoring frame, Colton Carney (Seton Hill) doubled home Peter Battaglia (Niagara) to cap the three run inning.
 
Geneva responded with one in the bottom half of the inning. Mikey Arman (Kenyon) singled home TJ Byrd (Rend Lake) for Geneva’s first scoring of the evening. Byrd finished with two runs scored on the night. The Red Wings struck again in the bottom of the third, this time on a Joseph Tassin (Bossier Parish CC) infield RBI single.
 
In the top of the fifth, Battaglia hit a two run home run to start the inning, pushing Newark’s lead back up to three runs. A bases loaded walk would slim the lead to two in the bottom half of the sixth on a bases loaded walk for Geneva; however, single runs in the top of the eighth and ninth innings would stretch the lead to four for Newark.
 
The Red Wings pushed across one in the bottom of the ninth on a Dominic Toso (Bucknell) RBI single, but that would be the extent of their scoring in the final frame.
The Geneva club returns to action on Tuesday at home against the Jamestown Jammers (26-6).

Elmira Wins Shootout at Colburn Park

Elmira shuts down late Newark rally in Sunday showdown

NEWARK, NY (7.8.17) – The Elmira Pioneers shut down a late Newark Pilots rally to win 14-10 and run their record up to 17-15.  The loss drops the Pilots to 9-24.  Elmira got the scoring started, scoring early and often to take an 11-0 lead after 6.  The Pilots would out score the Pioneers 10-4 the rest of the way, but the late rally is not enough.  Grant Donahue (Virginia) picks up his third win, going 5 innings, 2 hits, 5 walks and striking out 4.  Zach Mann (Saginaw Valley) takes the loss in relief, allowing 10 hits, 9 runs, 2 walks, and a strikeout in 2 innings.

Elmira got the scoring started with 5 in the top of the third.  After a lead off strikeout from Mann, the next six hitters reached with base hits.  Troy Dixon (Samford) drove in Brett Rodriguez (Wofford) for the games first run with a single.  Dixon and Marshall Gilbert (John A Logan) came around to score on a double from Conor Grammes (Xavier) to go up 3-0.  Ayrton Schafer (Samford) drove in Grammes with an infield single, and Jonathan Crimmin (Siena) drove in Schafer with a sacrifice fly.

The Pioneers got another run on a sacrifice fly from Rodriguez to drive in Blake Shinkle (Kansas) and run their lead up to 6-0.

In the top of the fifth, Kentucky native Brayden Combs (Kentucky) hit a 3-run home run off of the Kentucky right-hander Mann to put Elmira up 9-0.

In the top of the sixth, Mann gave way to Jake Bernardo (Fordham).  Grammes drove in the tenth run for the Pioneers with a triple off of Bernardo to drive in Dixon.  Schafer drove in Grammes with a ground out to go up 11-0.

In the bottom half of the sixth, Donahue was pulled for Noah Hughes (Mississippi State).  He allowed Over Torres (Yavapai CC) to score when Michael O’Connor (Buffalo) grounded into a double play for the Pilots first run.

After a scoreless top of the seventh from Bernardo, the Pilots batted around put up 4 in the bottom half.  Hunter Wells (Tyler JC) drove in Christian Orr (Saginaw Valley) with a single.  Torres, then drove in Graham Hackbarth (Pearl River CC) with a single.  With two outs, O’Connor drove in Torres and Peter Battaglia (Niagara) to cut the lead to 11-5.

Elmira got one in the top of the eighth on a double steal.  Dixon stole second, a throw down from Pilots catcher Jonathan Parker (Jones County JC) allowed Rodriguez to steal home to take a 12-5 lead.  In the bottom half, Parker slapped a double down the first base line to drive in his future teammates at Louisiana Tech, Hackbarth and Wells, to cut the lead to 12-7.

In the top of the ninth, the Pilots put a position player on the mound to try and hold the league.  Jorge Leon (Hendrix) gave up 4 singles in the inning, which included run scoring singles from both Rodriguez and Dixon, to score Crimmin and Colton Evans (UC Davis) respectively.

In the bottom of the ninth, the Pilots would make it interesting off of TJ Stuart (Manhattan).  Colton Carney (Seton Hill) lined a triple over the head of Evans in center field for two runs, driving in Josh Loeffler (UConn) and O’Connor to cut the lead to 14-9.  Orr would then drive in Carney with a blooper that dropped in between the second basemen and right fielder to get Newark to double digits.  That’s as close as they would get, as Stuart retired the next three batters in order.

Grammes and Combs led the way with 3 RBI’s for Elmira, Rodriguez, Dixon, and Schafer all drove in 2.  Grammes scored 3 runs, Rodriguez, Dixon, and Schafer all scored 2.  Dixon and Grammes led the way with 3 hits.  Every Pioneer starter scored a run and recorded a base hit.

Parker, O’Connor, and Carney led the way with 2 RBI’s for the Pilots.  Hackbarth and Torres each scored 2 runs, and Hackbarth, Wells, and Parker led the way with 2 hits each.

Box Score

Newark will travel to Geneva tomorrow at 5:05.  Elmira will travel to Amsterdam at 6:35.

For more information please contact Leslie Ohmann, General Manager for the Newark Pilots, at (315) 576-6710 or Leslie@newarkpilots.com.

Pilots End Jammers Streak

Newark shuts down late Jamestown rally to halt their win streak at 11

NEWARK, NY (7.8.17) – The Newark Pilots improved their record to 9-23 with a 13-10 win at Colburn Park, to end the Jamestown Jammers 11 game win streak and run their record to 25-6.  After Jamestown got 1 in the top of the second, Newark scored the next 13 to take a 13-1 lead into the seventh.  5 in the top of the seventh, and 4 in the top of the ninth cut it to 13-10.  Eddie Fournier (Cypress CC) got the final out of the game with a strikeout with the tying run at the plate to halt the Jammers rally.  Henry Martinez (Cypress CC) earned his second win, Nate Grant (St. Bonaventure) took his second loss.

Jamestown kicked off the scoring in the top of the second, with a single from Alex O’Donnell (Mercyhurst) to score John Conti (Canisius) with the games first run.

Newark answered with a 5 run bottom half.  The scoring started when Christian Orr (Saginaw Valley) beat out the return throw of a double play attempt to score Peter Battaglia (Niagara) to tie the game.  The Pilots took the lead on a Jorge Leon (Hendrix) single, to score Jonathan Parker (Jones JC).  They would add two more on a bases loaded, bases clearing double from Graham Hackbarth (Pearl River CC) to score Orr, Leon, and Mark McKenna (Canisius).

After a scoreless third the Pilots would go on to score in their next three offensive innings.  In the bottom of the fourth, Over Torres (Yavapai CC) drove in McKenna and Hackbarth with a bases loaded double to go up 7-1.

In the bottom of the fifth, they added two more on two run single from Hunter Wells (Tyler JC) driving in Orr and McKenna to go up 9-1.

Newark rounded out their scoring with 4 in the bottom of the sixth.  Colton Carney (Seton Hill) drove in Torres and Parker with a two run double to go up 11-1.  Leon drove in Carney with a single, and McKenna drove in Orr with a ground out to take a 13-1 lead.

After six innings pitched, five hits, an earned run, and 10 strikeouts, Martinez gave way to his bullpen.  In the top of the seventh, Jamestown sent 11 hitters to the plate and scored 5 off of Ryan Allen (Eckerd).  Skyler Valentine (UTSA) drove in the Jammers second run with a single to score O’Donnell.  Jimmy Standohar (Mercyhurst) drove in Christ Conley (Canisius) to cut the lead to 13-3.  Connor Rule (Kansas State) then drove in Valentine and Standohar to cut the lead to 13-5.  O’Donnell drove in the final run in the inning on a bases loaded walk to score John Conti (Canisius).

In the top of the eighth, Jordan Miller (Costal Alabama CC) allowed a one out single to Collin Stack (UMBC), but got the next two batters to fly out to strand the runner.  After a scoreless bottom of the eighth, which the Pilots left the bases loaded, Miller headed out for the ninth.  After walking the first three to load the bases, he was pulled for Fournier.  Fournier then walked O’Donnell to cut the lead to 13-7.  After a Conley strikeout, Chris Estrada (UTSA) came up and hit a bases loaded, bases clearing double to cut the lead to 13-10.  After a fly out and a walk, Standohar came up as the tying run.  Fournier struck him out to end the game.

Standohar went 3-6 with an RBI, Conti went 1-2 with 3 walks and 3 runs, and O’Donnell went 2-3 with 2 walks, 2 runs, and 3 RBIs for Jamestown.  McKenna went 3-5 with a HBP, 3 runs, and an RBI, Hackbarth went 3-6 with a double, a run, and 3 RBIs, Torres went 2-4 with a double, a walk, a run scored, and 2 RBIs, Parker went 3-5 with 2 runs, Orr went 1-2 with 3 walks, 3 runs scored, and an RBI, and Leon went 2-4 with a run scored and 2 RBIs.

Box Score

Newark will host Elmira tomorrow night at 5:05.  Jamestown will host Oneonta at 3:05.

For more information please contact Leslie Ohmann, General Manager for the Newark Pilots, at (315) 576-6710 or Leslie@newarkpilots.com.

Pilots Edge Flames in Dramatic Fashion

Onondaga, NY- The Newark Pilots (8-23) beat the Onondaga Flames (12-15) 4-3 on Friday night at Onondaga Community College.

The Pilots scored the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth inning after the Flames tied the game in the bottom of the eighth.

Wyatt Myers (University of Buffalo) was walked by reliever Kyle Griffen (Louisiana Tech) to lead off the bottom of the eighth inning.

After Newark turned Stephen Bennett’s (Canisius College) bunt attempt into a fielder’s choice, Colin BeVard (SUNY Cortland) singled to put runners at first and second.

BeVard and Bennett were then able to advance to second and third on a passed ball by catcher Po-Chaun Pan (Fu Jen Catholic).

Five pitches later Sam Little (Ithaca College) hit a towering fly ball to right field that was misplayed by Over Torres (Yavapi College).  Little reached second with an RBI double that brought home Bennett to tie the game.

In the top of the ninth Onondaga brought in reliever Matt Bowman (SUNY Broome).

With one out Zach Santoro (Notre Dame College of Ohio) hit a single into right field and advanced to second on an error by the shortstop Myers.

Santoro then advanced to third on a groundout by D’Marcus Guillory (Motlow State CC) and came home on a wild pitch by Bowman.

Griffen came back out for the ninth inning and set down the Flames batters in order, to seal the win.

For Newark, Santoro finished the day 2-3 with one run scored and one RBI.

BeVard led the Flames hitters with three hits and two runs scored.

Griffen earned the victory to go to 3-2 on the season.

Bowman was given his first loss of the season (3-1).

The loss runs the Flames’ losing streak to nine games.  On Saturday, they head to McDonough Field for a 7:05 game against Geneva (18-12).  Newark will host Jamestown (24-5) on Saturday.

Newark Comes to Onondaga to Take Second Straight from Flames

Onondaga NY- The Newark Pilots (7-21) beat the Onondaga Flames (12-11) for the second time in three days on Monday night.  The Pilots beat the Flames 5-3 at Onondaga Community College after winning a game on Saturday in Newark.
The Pilots broke away from a 3-3 tie in the seventh inning.  Christian Orr (Saginaw Valley State) led off the inning with a double and Mark McKenna (Canisius College) then reached on an error to put runners at the corners.
Onondaga then brought in reliever Jared Strait (Wells College).  Strait walked the next two batters to force in a run.
Will Alocca (University of Virginia) then followed up the RBI walk with a single to plate the second runner of the inning and re-load the bases.
Trent Schulte (Gonzaga University) then came in with the bases loaded and no outs in the inning.  Schulte then got a fly out, strikeout, and pop out to prevent any more runs from coming home.
 
“I came out of the bullpen with a very aggressive mentality,” Schulte said. “As a reliever those are the situations you have to get pumped up for.  If you’re not then it’s really easy to be on the other end of it.”
The Flames got runners in scoring position in the seventh, eighth, and ninth innings but could not drive home any runs.
Chris Vitale (Erie CC) earned his second win (2-1) and first quality start of the season with six innings of three run baseball.
The save went to Kyle Griffen (Louisiana Tech University) who pitched a scoreless ninth.  This was a redemption game for Griffen after the Flames scored three runs against him in the ninth inning of Saturday’s game.
Brian Nolan (Oswego State) fell to 2-1 on the season as he was tagged with the loss.  Nolan gave up five runs (three earned) over six innings and recorded six strikeouts.
The defeat gives the Flames its fifth loss in a row.  Onondaga will host Adirondack (8-13) for a day game on Tuesday.  Newark heads home to host Geneva (16-10) on Tuesday.

Geneva Takes Down Newark

Red Wings Bring Fireworks to Colburn Park with Late Rally to Win

NEWARK, NY (7.4.17) – After falling behind 4-0 in the first three innings, the Geneva Red Wings (17-10) scored runs in the sixth, seventh, and eighth to pick up win number 17 on the year.  The loss drops the Pilots to 7-22.  Justin Barr (Central Alabama CC) picks up the win in relief, Jake Bernardo (Fordham) takes the loss, and Colby Mullins (Andrew JUCO) picks up his fifth save.

The Pilots got the scoring started with 3 in the bottom of the second.  Jonathan Parker (Jones JC) scored the first run on an error from Geneva’s third basemen Joseph Tassin (Bossier Parish CC).  Will Allocca (Virginia) drove in the next when he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.  Over Torres (Yavapai CC) drove in the third run with an infield single to give the Pilots a 3-0 lead.

Newark would add one in the bottom of the fourth on a run scoring single from Mark McKenna (Canisius) to take a 4-0 lead.

Adam Donovan (DeSales) pitched the first fivs innings scoreless for the Pilots, but in the top of the sixth, allowed the Red Wings to cut the lead in half, 4-2.  The runs came on an RBI double from Dominic Toso (Bucknell) and a bases loaded hit by pitch to Langston Livingston (St. Joseph’s).

In the top of the seventh, Donovan was pulled for Bernardo.  Bernardo walked the first batter he faced, then got the next two out on groundouts.  An error from the third baseman Zach Santoro (Notre Dame College) extended the inning.  After a walk to load the bases, Bernardo was pulled for Ryan Allen (Eckerd).  On a 1-2 count, Ben Terwillinger (Maine) lined a pitch off the right field wall to clear the bases, and give Geneva a 5-4 lead.

The Red Wings got two more runs off of Allen in the top of the eighth to take a 7-4 lead.  TJ Byrd (Rend Lake) drove in the sixth run with a double, Yohei Ishiyama capped off the scoring with an RBI single.

The Pilots forced Geneva to bring in Mullins with runners on the corners, two outs, and the tying run coming up to the plate in the eighth.  He threw two pitches, and got Josh Loeffler (UConn) to ground out to first.  In the bottom of the ninth, Parker led off the inning with a hit by pitch and pinch hitter Hunter Wells (Tyler JC) and Christian Orr (Saginaw Valley State) both singled to load up the bases with one out.  McKenna lined a 0-1 pitch into left, and was robbed of an extra base hit by Geneva’s left fielder.  The next batter, Graham Hackbarth (Pearl River CC), lined an 0-1 pitch into the leaping glove of Geneva’s first basemen to end the Pilots threat, and the game.

Ishiyama went 2-4 with an RBI, a run scored, and a walk and Tassin went 2-3 with strikeout, a run scored, and 2 walks for Geneva.  McKenna went 2-4 with an RBI, a run, a walk, and a hit by pitch, Allocca went 2-4 with an RBI, a stolen base, and a hit by pitch, and Orr went 3-4 with a walk and a run scored for Newark.

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Both teams will square off again tomorrow night in Geneva at 7:05pm.

For more information please contact Leslie Ohmann, General Manager for the Newark Pilots, at (315) 576-6710 or Leslie@newarkpilots.com.