Tarp Skunks lose series at Mohawk Valley
LITTLE FALLS — Jamestown’s trip to Little Falls was one to forget as Mohawk Valley swept a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League doubleheader, 4-0 and 11-1 in five innings, on Wednesday.
The two losses, which snapped a three-game winning streak, dropped the Tarp Skunks’ record to 15-12, five games back of first-place Utica (20-7) in the West Division. Mohawk Valley improved to 13-14, 11 games back of first-place Amsterdam (25-4) in the East Division.
The DiamondDawgs scored all four runs in the first inning of the opener and that’s all they needed.
Two singles, a walk, a sacrifice fly by Garrett Musey and a three-run home run by Alfredo Delgado staked winning pitcher Darin Horn to the early lead. He and reliever Ethan Patch combined on the six-hit shutout.
Henry Martinez (double) had two hits to lead the Tarp Skunks. Starter Ian Korn (2-2) worked the first two innings before being relieved by Nate Smith. They combined on a six-hitter.
In the nightcap, Mohawk Valley scored five runs in the third inning, two in the fourth and four in the fifth, providing more than enough offense for Hayden Duke (1-2), who struck out 10, walked three and gave up three hits. Dom Spinoso worked the final inning.
Musey belted two hits, including his seventh home run, and drove in three runs; Pete Durocher had two hits and three RBIs; and Evan Berta (double) added a pair of hits. Delgado and Ernesto Polanco both contributed a double.
Jamestown’s Bryce Jackson (0-2) took the loss, giving up four hits, five runs (all earned), struck out three and walked four. Ryan Rafalski pitched the 1 ? innings, surrendering seven hits, six runs (all earned), four walks and three strikeouts.
Mark Tucker collected a double and drove in a run for the Tarp Skunks, who were limited to four hits.
Jamestown is off today, travels to Auburn on Friday and entertains Elmira on Saturday at Diethrick Park.