ALBANY — Anthony Marks singled home Justin Brock with two out in the 10th inning Saturday,
giving the Albany Dutchmen a 9-8 win over the Amsterdam Mohawks and evening their best-of-three Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League East Division championship series at a game apiece.
Game 3 is set for 7:05 tonight at Shuttleworth Park in Amsterdam, with the winner advancing to the league championship series.
Zach Remillard led off the 10th with a single, and was bunted to second by Chris Suscek. Brock singled and Luke Nethaway walked to load the bases. Pinch hitter Nick Ruhm hit into a force play, with Remillard out at the plate. Marks then delivered the seventh and final lead change,
Nethaway, a Fonda-Fultonville grad, went 2-for-4 and drove in four runs. He hit a three-run homer in the second inning, and his eighth-inning double tied the game, 8-8.
Designated hitter Dylan Smith went 3-for-4 and drove in four runs for Amsterdam.
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Albany 031 210 010 1 — 9 13 0
Vrana, Bartholomew (4), Dwyer (6), Quayle (7), Kalica (9), Soule (10) and Guthrie; Hernandez, Carr (5), Davitt (7), Belcher (8) and Nethaway.
A’s GAIN FINAL
GUILDERLAND — Mike Allen and Tim O’Connor hit home runs as the Albany Athletics won twice to move into today’s championship of the AABC North Atlantic Regional.
Allen belted a two-run homer in a seven-run third inning as the A’s beat Albany Twilight League rival Blue Slate, 8-2. O’Connor added a two-run double as the A’s snapped the Bluehawks’ 10-game winning streak.
O’Connor’s two-run shot was the big hit in a six-run second inning as the A’s bested North Haledon (N.J.), 13-1.
Kevin Quantaro added a two-RBI double in the second for the 37-9 A’s, who also got a pair of RBI singles from both Jason Martin and Kyle Baldani as they advanced to their sixth regional final.
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Albany Athletics 107 000 x — 8 8 0
Brooks, Selby (4) and Estes; Brantley and Quaranto.
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North Haledon (NJ) 000 10 — 1 5 2
Pearsall, Smith (4) and Horn; Staub, Markello (2), Ferguson (3),Fried (5) and Rose.
HOLYOKE, Mass. — Henry Van Zant threw six scoreless innings as the Holyoke Blue Sox beat the Saratoga Brigade, 7-1, and advanced to the New England Collegiate Baseball League playoffs.
The teams finished the season tied for third in the Western Division with 21-23 records, necessitating a one-game playoff to determine a playoff spot.
J.R. Aguire and Brian Taylor both had two hits for Saratoga, with Taylor driving in the run.
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Holyoke 060 100 00x — 7 7 1
NISKAYUNA — Prince George scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to edge Niskayuna, 11-10, in the 13U Babe Ruth Mid-Atlantic Regionals Saturday at Blatnick Park.
Tyler Senecal drove in seven runs for Niskayuna with a grand slam, double and single.
Niskayuna finished 3-1 to win Pool A, and advances to an 8 p.m. semifinal today.
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Prince George 311 120 3 — 11
Sheely, Evans (2), Cox (3), Barber (4), Antonikowski (5) and Antonikowski, Roy (3); Bailey and Clements.
BURNT HILLS LOSES
BRISTOL, Conn. — Despite taking an early lead and getting a three-RBI game from Glenn Ramos, Burnt Hills lost to Lionville, Pa.,
7-5, in its opening game at the Little League World Series Mid-Atlantic Regional.
Ramos doubled in a run and scored on a wild pitch as Burnt Hills scored two runs in the first inning. After Burnt Hills left the bases loaded in the second, Lionville tied the game on a two-run homer by Zach Burton.
The Pennsylvania team scored two more runs in the third on a two-run single by Connor Kalton, and added three runs in the fourth, with Kalton driving in two of those.
Trailing 7-2, Burnt Hills scored three runs in the top of the sixth, but came up short.
Burnt Hills plays East Greenwich (N.J.) today at 5.
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Lionville, Pa. 022 30x — 7 10 0
Philley, Abbe (6) and Green; Van Zant, Copeland (7), Rutz (9) and Morhardt.