MANSFIELD – The Hornell Dodgers extended their unbeaten streak to seven games with a 4-3 win over the Mansfield Destroyers on Friday afternoon. The Dodgers are now 10-5-1 this year and sit first in the West Division of NYCBL.
The Destroyers entered the board in the first inning with a double RBI from Michael Cervantes and a single RBI from Will Yarbro.
Hornell went on the board in the fourth when Aaron Mann (Drury) doubled up and was brought home on a two-strike RBI single to the right by Jack McDonald.
Mansfield made it 3-1 when they took advantage of a Dodger error in the 5th.
The game remained 3-1 until the seventh when the Dodgers rallied. Ryan Hill (Monroe CC / Mercyhurst) scored a single, Tim Holler (Alfred State) walked and AJ Gonzalez (St. Thoams Aquinas) loaded the goals with a single from the Destroyers pitcher. Wade Kelly (Coastal Carolina) stepped in and hit a single in front of the right fielder to mark Hill and Holler to equalize.
In the ninth, Hill made a start. He stole the second with an indent and went to the third over wild ground. Mitch Daniels (Webster) then hit a liner down the middle and passed the infield to give the Dodgers the 4-3 advantage.
Charlie White (Boiling Springs / Wilmington) pulled out the Destroyers to end the game in the ninth. White allowed just one hit in four relief innings to secure the victory. He failed to walk one batter and struck out two. Alex Foppe (Webster) allowed four hits and two earned runs while walking three and striking six out in the game’s first five innings.
Gonzalez was the only Dodger with several hits finishing 2 for 2.
Hornell returns to action on Monday when the Dodgers face Dansville at Babcock Park at 5 p.m.
Hornell 9, Rochester 7
The Hornell Dodgers fell 6-0 behind, but rallied to the end to claim a 9-7 victory over the Rochester Ridgemen on Thursday night.
Rochester sent 12 batters at home in 2nd and scored six runs to take the lead early. They had five hits and four walks.
Hornell started his rally in the 2nd. In the second, Ryan Hill (Monroe CC / Mercyhurst) scored an RBI brace to score Levi Hall (Webster). In 3rd, Wade Kelly (Coastal Carolina) walked, stole the second goal, moved up to third on a pitch error and scored on a field error. In the 4th, Kelly delivered a single RBI with two strikeouts to reduce it to 6-3.
Rochester scored a run in 5th on an RBI on floor, but recovered that point late in the inning when Matteo Avallone (Alfred State) scored on wild ground.
The Dodgers tied the game in 6th with three points. Hill started the set with a double while Mitch Daniels (Webster) called with a ball. Two batters later, Christopher Penna (Rhodes) had an RBI brace to score Hill. Jordyn Smith (Grambling) reduced him to a one-point game when he lifted a fly sack in the middle and Avallone tied him with an RBI double to the straight field line.
The Dodgers were more of a threat in the 6th and had chances in the 7th but couldn’t take the lead. They took the lead in 8th with a pair of points. Kelly started off with a single and Penna followed with a toss. The pair performed a double steal and Smith delivered a bouncer to the middle after the draw in the infield to make it 9-7.
Avallone, who took the raised mound in the 7th, struck out a pair at batting in the 9th to close the game and seal the victory. Avallone worked three innings, allowing just two hits and a walk while striking out six. It capped an exceptional night of relief pitching for the Dodgers. Collin Burdett (Hornell / Alfred State) allowed one run on two hits in 2.1 innings of work while AJ Gonzalez (St. Thomas Aquinas) allowed one hit and one walk in two innings of work. job.
The Dodgers had 14 hits in the 4-day 4-led game by Hill. Hill had a pair of singles and a pair of doubles. Smith finished 2 for 3 with 3 RBI while Kelly and Penna were 2 for 4 each with RBI. Avallone was 2 for 5 with an RBI and Mann was 2 for 5.
Dansville 14, Genesee 8
HOUGHTON – The Dansville Gliders stopped their slippage in New York Collegiate Baseball League action Thursday night with an impressive 14-8 win over the Genesee Rapids at Houghton College.
The gliders scored points in clusters as coach Randy Mutt’s team scored three runs in the first, second and fourth innings to take a 9-2 lead over the hosts. Red and black put the game out of reach when Logan Burrill hit the second “Glider Grannie” of the season with a grand slam at the top of the seventh as Dansville made the most of his nine hits in the game. to achieve victory on the road.
In addition to Burrill’s grand slam, Kyle Gurney continued his hot hitting 2-4 with a pair of doubles, leading in threes and scoring a trio on points. Paul Catalano had two hits, including a brace, and produced a run. Jared Coppola was 2-5 and produced three runs. Tyler Ross (NYCBL Week 2 Player of the Week) and Jack Baker each scored points as Lorenz Frazier and Zach Clough each scored twice in the win. Cole Agemy was credited with the win as he threw 2.2 innings of scoreless relief, fanning three and walking one.
The Gliders (4-9) play a doubles program with the Cortland Crush on Sunday at 2 p.m., before rival Hornell Dodgers return Monday at 5 p.m.