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Ballston Spa grad Gold hurt in Albany Dutchmen game, sent to hospital for tests

Ballston Spa grad Gold hurt in Albany Dutchmen game, sent to hospital for tests

Ballston Spa grad Gold hurt in Albany Dutchmen game, sent to hospital for tests
Ballston Spa’s Luke Gold throws the ball to first base during a baseball game against BHBL in Ballston Spa May 9
Photographer: Erica Miller/Gazette Photographer

Recent Ballston Spa High School graduate Luke Gold, a member of the Albany Dutchmen, was injured Sunday when he was hit in the head by a pitch during the Dutchmen’s Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League game against the Amsterdam Mohawks.

Gold, a Boston College commit, was hit in the batting helmet in the fifth inning. Although Gold was responsive and alert, he was taken to Albany Medical Center for further tests.

“I think he’ll be alright,” said Dutchmen coach Nick Davey.

According to a report issued by the team Sunday night, he was discharged from the hospital, and “is doing well and in good spirits.”

After a consultation between coaches and umpires, it was decided to end the game at that point, giving the win to the Dutchmen, who were leading 4-2. The second game of the scheduled doubleheader will be played at a later date.

Albany scored all of its runs n the second inning, with Parker Noland and Mike Handal each contributing RBI singles.

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