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Stallions Rally Late to Take Down the Dutchmen

July 12, 2019 - Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL) - Saugerties Stallions News Release

Saugerties, N.Y. - The Saugerties Stallions (17-13) utilized a late offensive surge to capture a 7-5 victory over the Albany Dutchmen (16-12) on Friday night at Cantine Field.

The Stallions scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, as all nine batters stepped to the plate in the frame. It was the first lead of the game for Saugerties.

Hayden Travinski (LSU) and Max Cotier (Virginia) paced the Stallions offense. Travinski went 3-3 with a solo home run and three runs scored, while Cotier broke out of a five-game hitless streak with a three-hit outing, including a go-ahead two-RBI double in the seventh.

The Dutchman started off strong, scoring two runs in the second inning. Both runs were unearned. The Stallions responded with Travinski's solo home run in the third to cut the deficit to one. The Dutchmen showed off some power of their own, when Aaron Roose (Azusa Pacific) sent a solo home run out of the park to extend the Albany lead to 3-1.

The Stallions then plated six unanswered runs. They tied the game in the fifth after a wild pitch scored Travinski and a sacrifice fly out by Norberto Navarro (Webber International) brought home Cotier. In the seventh, Cotier drove in two runs with a double to give the Stallions a 5-3 lead. Mitchell Sanford (LSU) scored Travinski on a sac fly and a Tyler Kelder (St. Bonaventure) single plated Cotier to up the lead to 7-3. The Dutchmen tacked on two in the eight to make it 7-5.

Lane Miller (Indiana State) picked up the win for the home side. It was Miller's first appearance out of the bullpen. He was one of three Stallions pitchers, with Billy Black (Columbia) starting the game and Henry Funaro (UMASS Lowell) closing out the game. Black went six innings and racked up five strikeouts while allowing three runs (one earned). Funaro recorded three strikeouts in his lone inning in the ninth, picking up his team-high seventh save of the season.

Luke Walter (Manhattan) picked up the loss. He walked two batters before being pulled, both baserunners he allowed served as the Stallions' go-ahead runs. Billy Bryce (Virginia) started for Albany, with Walter, Cash Crane (Trinity), and Jack Delaney (St. John Fisher) coming out of the bullpen.

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