Glens Falls, NY — The Golden Eagles jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the third inning without the benefit of a hit and stay in front to defeat the Newark Pilots by a score of 3-1.
Ryan Gray (Trinity), got the start and went 2 hitless innings for the Pilots but was pulled after he walked the bases loaded. Gray was charged with 2 runs, only one being earned, and was handed the loss dropping his record to 1-1. Dan Gautieri (Penn) relieved Gray and got an out on a force at home before allowing a sacrifice fly to Buddy Putnam which scored Bryan Ramirez (UTPA) from third. A second run scored on the play as third baseman, David Vandercook (Columbia), tried to throw out Ramon Laureano (NEO) who strayed a little too far from second base on the fly ball but proceeded to throw the ball into Right-Center which allowed Laureano to score.
Andy Cheray (Missouri State), started for the Eagles and improved to 2-1 as he threw 6 effective innings, scattering 4 hits, striking out 4 and allowing just a single run in the 5th. A sacrifice fly by Jeff Edwards (Valpo) which scored Jake Russell (Kentucky). Armand Rugel (Stonehill), came on in the 7th inning and threw 3 perfect innings as he recorded his second save on the season.
The Eagles tacked on a 3rd run in the 7th inning after Josh Anderson (FIU) hit an RBI single up the middle to score Ramon Laureano from second base.
Newark returns to action on July 1st as they play host to the Watertown Rams. Glens Falls travels to Albany as the top two teams from the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League face off for the second time in three nights.