ALBANY — RJ Pingitore executed a safety squeeze in the top of the eighth inning for the go-ahead run, as the Albany Athletics beat the Albany Thunder 3-1 in Game 2 of the Albany Twilight League Championship Series on Sunday at Bleecker Stadium.
The series is tied 1-1.
The Athletics added an insurance run when Nate Novak scored from second base on an attempted 6-4-3 double play, but the runner at first was safe.
Reliever Derek Duval earned the win with 2 1-3 innings pitched, four strikeouts and just one hit.
Dan Barbero Jr. doubled in the Thunder’s only run in the fourth inning.
Game 3 is Monday at 7:15 p.m. at Bleecker.
Athletics 010 000 02 — 3 4 1
Thunder 000 100 00 — 1 4 1