Trail Blazers split NYCBL twin bill at Alliance Bank Stadium

The Adirondack Trail Blazers split two games in a New York Collegiate Baseball League doubleheader with the Syracuse Junior Chiefs on Monday at Alliance Bank Stadium, falling in the first game, 7-5, and taking the nightcap, 9-3.

Cody Campbell had three hits with his eighth home run of the season along with two RBIs to pace the Trail Blazers’ offense in game one, while Kevin Hix added two hits, including a double and an RBI. Dan Cecilia and Kenny May each recorded two hits and both had a double, as well.

Holland Patent graduate Chaz Parsons took the loss on the mound, giving up five runs (two earned) on seven hits and three walks.

In game two, Adirondack trailed 3-0 after four innings but came back to tie the score in the top of the eighth then put up six runs in the ninth to take the win.

Ben McLaughlin drilled three hits and three RBIs for the Trail Blazers, as Colton Campbell chipped in two hits, and Steve Knight doubled and drove in two runs. Gooch Greer also singled and added two RBIs. Ryan Krokos was the winning pitcher in one inning of relief.

The Trail Blazers, 15-13, will play the Junior Chiefs again on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Robert S. Smith Sports Complex in Boonville.

Sherrill wins in extras

In more NYCBL action, Mike Mazzara drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Sherrill Silversmiths a 4-3 triumph over the Geneva Red Wings at Noyes Park in Sherrill.

In the 10th, Byron Campbell reached first as the winning run on a fielder’s choice then headed to second following Wesley Van Boom’s groundout to the shortstop to set up Mazzara. The Silversmith’s left fielder Mazzara swung at the first pitch he saw and connected with a single to bring in Campbell and get Sherrill its 11th win of the season.

Mazzara had two hits in the contest, as Van Boom connected with a double and a home run while driving in two runs.

Derek Dubois was the winning pitcher after 1 1-3 innings of relief.