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Stallions Defense Struggles in 9-5 Loss to Mohawk Valley

June 13, 2019 - Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL) - Saugerties Stallions News Release

Saugerties, N.Y. - The Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs (7-3) capitalized on a sloppy defense performance by the Saugerties Stallions (5-5), winning 9-5 on Thursday night at Cantine Field.

The Stallions committed a season-high seven errors in the loss. Three of the nine runs they allowed were earned.

Ryan Hernandez (Houston) sparked a late-game push by Mohawk Valley with a solo home run.

The DiamondDawgs started off strong, scoring two runs in the first inning off of a Nick Cimillo (Manhattan) two-RBI single. The visitors added an unearned run in the second to take a 3-0 advantage.

The Stallions rallied back with a four-run outburst in the bottom of the fourth inning to take a 4-3 lead. Nolen Hester (Wofford) led off with an infield single, followed by a Fritz Genther (Virginia Tech) double. Jake Skrine (Indiana) drove both Hester and Genther home with a double, upping his total to a team-high seven RBIs. Tyler Kelder (St. Bonaventure) capped off the scoring with a two-run home run, his third long ball of the season.

Mohawk Valley scored three runs in the sixth and three more in the seventh. The DiamondDawgs brought seven batters to the plate in both of those innings.

The Stallions rallied in the eighth inning with an RBI double by Kelder but were shut down in the ninth with runners on first and third.

Cole Miller (Herkimer) picked up the win for the visitors. The lefty posted seven innings of work, surrendering four runs and recording seven strike outs. Colby Rhea (Savannah State) closed out the game.

Billy Black (Columbia) picked up the loss. He allowed three earned runs (six total) and recorded three strike outs.

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