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Knights blister Bears in HRCBL

Contributed photoJoe Braim delivers a pitch on Tuesday night.
June 13, 2018 10:59 am

Knights 14, Bears 5

HUDSON — The Hudson River Collegiate Baseball League continued play Tuesday night at Greenport Park with the Knights trying to stay unbeaten against the upset-minded Bears.

In the end, the Knights got the better end of it, winning 14-5.

The Knights started Joe Braim from Southern Vermont College. Braim pitched four complete innings, giving up four hits, with one strikeout, one walk and hit one batter. Coach Johnson made the move to bring in Casey Rutkey, who had three Ks, one hit by pitch and allowed three hits over three innings to earn the win. Tony Poveda closed out the final inning with three Ks and one walk.

At the plate, Knights’ Tyler Drahushak came up big going 3 for 5 with a double, a walk and two RBI. Brien Hollowood went 3 for 5 with an RBI, Justin Decker 2 for 4 with a walk and two RBI, Pat Sullivan 1 for 2 with a double and two hit by pitches, Lorenzo Horvath 1 for 4 with a walk and a hit by pitch, Andrew Marciniak 1 for 5 with a double, an RBI and a sac fly, Sebastian Pannuto had 2 walks, a hit by pitch and an RBI, Anthony Montova 1 for 3 with a triple, a walk, a hit by pitch and two RBI, and David Crawford had two walks.

Bears starter Nick Zuba, from HVCC, pitched 6 1/3 innings, striking out five, walking five, allowing four hits, hit one batter and gave up nine runs before turning over the game to Christian Nolan, also from HVCC. The reliever pitched

2 2/3 innings with one K, two walks, two hit batters, eight hits and five runs.

The Bears’ outstanding third baseman Baily Dunn led the charge on the offensive side, going 2 for 4. Jeremy Cramer went 1 for 4 with a double, Felix Day 1 for 2 and was hit by a pitch, James Morehouse 1 for 3 with a walk, SUNY Canton’s Fernando Santana was hit by a pitch, and Donavon Mier had a walk.