Batavia hands Tarp Skunks second straight loss
BATAVIA, N.Y. — The Jamestown Tarp Skunks lost their second straight game after clinching the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League West Division title, falling to the Batavia Muckdogs 12-0 in seven innings Sunday afternoon.
Jamestown managed just three hits against Batavia pitcher Nathan Hinkley, who struck out three and walked two.
Tarp Skunks pitchers combined to walk seven and hit seven batters.
Dane Padrnos threw three innings, allowing one run (none earned), two hits and a walk while striking out four. Brandon Demma threw the next two innings, allowing three runs, four hits and a walk. Aaron Hair and Conner McBride got the final four outs, allowing eight runs on two hits and five walks while striking out two.
Batavia’s Cameron Conley went 3 for 3 with two doubles and four RBIs. Jerry Reinhart had two hits and Mitch Fleming doubled in the win.
Justin Bailey doubled while Cory Blackburn and Danny Hosley each singled for Jamestown.
Batavia snapped a 3-all tie Saturday night by scoring four runs in the top of the ninth inning to post a come-from-behind 7-3 victory over Jamestown at Diethrick Park.
The Muckdogs sent nine batters to the plate in the rally, which was aided by an error, two walks, a hit batter and a failure to field a bunt. Ryan Rafalski, who pitched two batters in the inning took the loss in relief of starter Jack Laird, but he deserved a better fate as the Tarp Skunks’ defense failed him. Matt Henson finished the frame, surrendering two runs.
Aaron Winger pitched three scoreless innings for the win in relief of starter Dathon McGrath.
Jamestown opened the scoring in the bottom of the second, courtesy of Cory Blackburn’s RBI single, but Batavia took the lead in the top of fourth on an RBI single by Jerry Reinhart and a sacrifice fly by Blair Frederick. The Tarp Skunks tied the game, 2-2, in the bottom of the frame on an error and went ahead 3-2 in the fifth on a squeeze bunt by Elijah Pascual.
That was the last run the hosts would score.
The Muckdogs tied the game, 3-3, on Daniel Burroway’s solo home run to deep right, setting the stage for their rally in the top of the ninth.
Charlie Szykowny (triple) and Burroway finished with two hits apiece for Batavia.
Jamestown hosts Niagara at 7 tonight at Diethrick Park.