Stallions Sweep Mohawks and Clinch Playoff Spot in Double Header
Saugerties, N.Y. - An amazing night of baseball at Cantine Field started with the Stallions (23-18) cinching their second playoff appearance in franchise history and finished with a sweep of the Amsterdam Mohawks (31-11).
Just two nights removed from the Mohawks sweeping the Stallions at Shuttleworth Park, Saugerties returned the favor by sweeping Amsterdam and improved to 5-1 at Cantine Field on their East Division rival.
The Stallions took game one by a 3-2 final before shutting the Mohawks out for the first time all season in game two, taking them down by a 4-0 score.
Billy Black (Columbia) made his seventh start of the season in game one, one of his best to date.
The sophomore went six innings and allowed only one earned run while also striking out four batters.
Saugerties scored one run in each of the first, fourth and sixth innings. The run in the sixth came off the bat of Fritz Genther (Virginia Tech) who scored Hayden Travinski for the go-ahead run.
Lane Miller (Indiana State) was the lone pitcher used out of the bullpen, pitching the seventh and final inning in the shortened game. Black picked up the win while Miller received the save.
In game two, Blake Crossing (Dartmouth) made his first start of the season. The position player turned pitcher had his best outing of the year, going four innings and allowing only one hit and no runs, while also adding on three strikeouts.
In relief, the Stallions turned to Danny Kapala (Minnesota) and Henry Funaro (UMass Lowell) who were each in peak form. Kapala allowed one hit and two walks in one inning of work before handing the ball off to Funaro, who pitched the final two innings and struck out five while allowing only one hit.
It took until the fifth inning for any runs to come across, but Dillon Lifrieri (Arkansas) picked up his team leading 29th RBI of the year in what was the game winning run, scoring Max Cotier (Virginia) from third.
Amsterdam was limited to four hits in game one and three hits in game two.
The Stallions have now won six of their last eight while the Mohawks lost back to back games for just the second time all season.
Scott Wickham General Manager Saugerties Stallions 845-389-6467 [email protected]
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