The Bears defeated the MudCats 15-12 to begin this past weekend’s slate of games in the Hudson River Collegiate Baseball League.
Martin Thorsland nabbed the win for the Bears after holding the MudCats to one run on one hit, three walks, and a strikeout over an inning of relief.
Christian Ott took the loss for the MudCats in a performance that lasted two-thirds of an inning where he surrendered five runs on four hits, two walks and a strikeout.
The 27 combined runs between both teams were remarkably all scored without a home run from either side. Ari Lonstein and Cole Paro were the top hitters for the MudCats with two hits and two RBIs each.
The Bears, on the other hand, were not short on contributions from the top 2/3 of their lineup. From the one spot through the six spot, David Tuckey, Dylan Tierney, Anthony Febo, Chris Martin, Zackary Scribner, and Matthew Snyder collected 14 hits, seven RBIs, and 12 runs scored altogether for the win.
Rattlers 18 MudCats 0
The MudCats lost their second straight game Saturday by a final score of 18-0 to the Rattlers.
Matt Denatale pitched a two-hit shutout for the Rattlers and struck out 13 batters in the seven inning contest to earn the win.
Michael Sandarr was on the losing side for the MudCats and managed to get just one out in the first inning. Sandarr gave up 11 runs on six hits, and walked three before the MudCats had to go to the bullpen.
Riley Nagle went 3-for-3 with a homer and a walk in the leadoff spot for the Rattlers, driving in four and scoring three times. Nathan Toms also homered for the Rattlers as part of a 3-for-4 performance with two RBIs and two runs scored. Josh Bisaillon and John Laporte also had two hits each for the Rattlers, with Bisaillon driving in four and Laporte drove in three and scored twice.
Knights 4 Warriors 3
The Knights defeated the Warriors 4-3 on Saturday thanks to a walk-off single by Sam Larabee in the bottom of the seventh.
Jeffrey Swift notched the win after three scoreless innings in which he allowed three hits, walked two, and struck out four.
Aaron Young was hit with the loss for the Warriors after going 1 2/3 and allowing the tying and winning runs in the bottom of the seventh.
Noah Scanlon-Dean hit a leadoff homer in the top of the first to give the Warriors an early 1-0 lead in a 1-for-3 performance at the plate.
Nick Shoemaker and Aaron Young also each had a hit and drove in a run for the Warriors in the loss.
Brendan Shader had the biggest game in the batter’s box for the Knights, going 3-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored. Teammate Sam Larabee stepped up to the plate in the bottom of the seventh with the Knights down 3-2 with two runners aboard. He came through in the clutch and hit a game winning two-run single to win the game in dramatic fashion for the Knights 4-3.
Rattlers 10 Storm 8
The Rattlers defeated the Storm 10-8 Saturday afternoon, snapping the Storm’s 11-game win streak.
Will Simkin went 2 1/3 in relief of Rattlers starter Gabriel Sterart, and held the Storm to three runs on three hits, and three walks.
Ryan Bilka took the loss for the Storm this time around, after he gave up two runs on two hits, a walk, and three strikeouts in one inning of work.
Jason Mark went 2-for-3 for the Storm in the loss, worked a walk, scored once, and drove in three. Luke Duffy and Michael Nazzaro contributed a combined 4-for-7 with three RBIs and two runs scored for the Storm as well.
Riley Nagle went 0-for-2 in the Rattlers’ leadoff spot, but drew two walks, had three RBIs, and crossed the plate once. Donovan Rhoden had a 3-for-3 game for the Rattlers behind Nagle in the lineup, drove in a run, and scored once himself. Nathan Toms also drove in a run for the Rattlers and scored once in a one-hit-in-three-tries afternoon.
Tied at eight in the bottom of the sixth, Nathan Toms gave the Rattlers the lead with an RBI double and later scored on a passed ball for some insurance to earn the Rattlers a 10-8 win.
Knights 18 Warriors 9
The Knights won their second game Saturday thanks to an 18-9 victory over the Warriors.
The Warriors committed five errors in the game to account for seven unearned runs crossing the plate for the Knights.
Ricky Parks got the win for the Knights thanks to a four inning start where he gave up just one run on four hits, two walks, and four strikeouts. Peter Rogers was tagged with the loss for the Warriors after surrendering ten runs (seven earned) on nine hits, two walks, and two strikeouts over four innings.
Aaron Young did the most damage at the plate for the Warriors on a 2-for-5 evening that included five RBIs and a grand slam. Elijah Brinas also had two hits and drove in a run for the Warriors and teammates Dan Chambers and Jesus Sarda each had a hit, an RBI, and a run scored.
Josh Foglia was the top hitter in the Knights’ lineup and went 2-for-4 with six total RBIs and two runs scored. Jack Defayette, Camdyn Ames, Shawn Sawyer, and Jack Duane all had multi-hit games for the Knights as well, and Sam Larabee hit a three-run home run in the blowout win.
Bears 15 Warriors 9
The Bears started off Sunday’s slate of HRCBL games with a 15-9 win over the Warriors.
Bears starter Brandon Breakell picked up the win after throwing four innings and giving up three runs on three hits, three walks, and four strikeouts.
Henry Iuzzolino was on the losing side for the Warriors after a two inning outing of five runs on five hits.
Warriors catcher Bennett Cohen was the top run contributor at the plate, driving in three in a 1-for-3 morning. Josh Rodriguez had two hits in two at-bats for the Warriors to go with two RBIs, two walks, and a run scored as well. The Warriors also had runs driven in by Elijah Barinas, Noah Scanlon-Dean, and Peter Rogers to balance out the offense.
Matthew Snyder led the Bears’ offense with a 2-for-4 performance with three RBIs and three runs scored. Carter Romansky and Joseph De Stefano were both 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored for the Bears as well. And Dylan Tierney, Anthony Febo, and Jacoby Banks each drove in two runs to round out the lopsided victory for the Bears.
Rattlers 7 MudCats 1
The Rattlers beat the MudCats 7-1 Sunday afternoon, notching their third win of the weekend.
Isiah Tucker earned the win after an outing that went five innings of three-hit ball, allowed one run, walked three, and struck out seven.
Matt Triola came away with the loss for the MudCats after tossing five innings as well, but gave up three runs on four hits, two walks, and five strikeouts. Sean Berry got a save thanks to a hitless relief appearance for the Rattlers and he struck out one.
Joe Peregrim III gave up four runs in a mop-up role out of the bullpen for the MudCats and had the only multi-hit game in the lineup, going 2-for-3 out of the cleanup spot.
Riley Nagle remained productive in the leadoff spot for the Rattlers, collecting two hits, two RBIs, and two runs scored. Donovan Rhoden, Joe Harwood, and Aaron Guay all pitched-in a hit and an RBI at the plate for the Rattlers’ offense.
The Rattlers led 3-1 after six innings of play, and put up four runs in the top of the seventh to seal the deal and lock down the win over the MudCats.
Earlier in the day, the Storm defeated the Warriors via forfeit and then they beat the Knights 14-0 after that game was moved up on the schedule.