Pilots now 2-0 against the top-rated Golden Eagles at East Field
The Newark Pilots (9-10) topped the Glens Falls Golden Eagles (13-7) on Tuesday night at East Field 7-4. The Pilots are now 2-0 in Glens Falls against the nationally-ranked team.
The Pilots added tallies in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings. Randy Villa (San Joaquin Delta) tied the game 1-1 in the top of the fourth with a solo shot past the left field wall, his fourth homer of the season. Villa leads all Perfect Game Colligate Baseball League batters with a .433 batting average after his 2-for-3 performance against the Golden Eagles.
Villa’s college teammate Matt Vera (San Joaquin Delta) gave Newark a 2-1 lead in the fifth with a sacrifice fly. Catcher Greg Schworm (Finger Lakes C.C.) batted in two of the Pilots’ four runs in the sixth frame, propelling Newark to a 6-1 lead. Edwin Reyes (UAB) looked sharp on the mound, allowing just one run on three hits through his first five innings.
The Golden Eagles weren’t out of the contest yet. Mike Kindel (Kansas State) hit a two-run triple to highlight a three-run inning in the bottom half of the sixth, which allowed Glens Falls to cut the deficit to just two runs.
Newark reliever’s Kegan Banks (Blinn) and Mark Scott (San Joaquin Delta) blanked the Golden Eagles through the final two innings of the game, giving up just one hit. The Pilots tacked on another run on a sacrifice fly, giving Villa his third run of the game and the 7-4 advantage.
Reyes earned his first win of the season for Newark with Scott recording his fourth save. Ray Delvalle (Kentucky Wesleyan) went 2-for-4 with two doubles.
Golden Eagles’ starter Neil Fryer (Siena) received the loss. Fryer threw five and two-third innings, surrendering five runs and striking out a game-high seven batters. Kindel led Glens Falls with two hits, two runs and two RBI’s.