Trail Blazers get back on track in NYCBL
The Adirondack Trail Blazers put themselves back on track after suffering a few setbacks by winning two games over the weekend in New York Collegiate Baseball League action, while the Sherrill Silversmiths split their two weekend matchups.
The Trail Blazers beat the Silversmiths, 2-1, on Saturday and the Geneva Red Wings, 6-2, on Sunday, while the Silversmiths rallied back to beat the Utica Brewers, 13-3.
The Trail Blazers were scoreless with the visiting Silversmiths entering the seventh inning until Stewart Knight singled in Alex Simone to home plate for the go-ahead run and remained ahead the rest of the way. Knight finished 2-for-3, and Simone singled and scored from an RBI by Cody Campbell.
Jabin Weaver picked up the win on the mound in relief, pitching 3 2-3 innings while giving up a run on two hits, two walks and six strikeouts. Matt Robinson threw the first 4 1-3 innings and allowed just one hit, and Ryan Krokos picked up the save.
Mike Mazzara had three of Sherrill’s five hits and drove in the lone run. Mike Meleski received the loss after seven innings, giving up five hits, three walks and striking out eight.
On Sunday, Adirondack scored five runs in the first two innings en route to their win over Geneva. Kenny May had three hits, including a solo home run while scoring three runs. Eric Baker also had three hits and scored twice, Dezmon Nunn chipped in with a pair of hits, and Kevin Hix brought in a run.
Mike Muglia threw six innings while picking up the win, allowing one run off three hits, no walks and striking out five.
The Silversmiths claimed their 10th win over the Brewers with Nate Flemister leading the way with three hits, including a home run and five RBIs, and Wesley Van Boom adding three hits with two home runs and three RBIs.
Mike Mazzara had two hits and two RBIs, and Ben Kaczka recorded two hits.
Sherrill will host Geneva tonight at 5, and Adirondack will visit the Syracuse Junior Chiefs for a doubleheader at 5 and 8 tonight.