ALBANY AND COOPERSTOWN SPLIT NON-TRADITIONAL DOUBLEHEADER

By: Dutchmen Front Office

Cooperstown, N.Y. – The Albany Dutchmen (21-14) split a non-traditional doubleheader with the Cooperstown Hawkeyes (13-20) on Friday afternoon. Albany lost a resumed game from June 30th 6-2, and won the regularly scheduled 9-inning game 4-3 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown.

The Dutchmen were led by Matt Dacey (Richmond), who had three home runs on the day and two in the second game of the doubleheader.

The resumed game from June 30th started in the bottom of the 4th inning with Cooperstown leading the Dutchmen 3-1. Jimmy Davitt (Bryant) took over on the hill for the Dutchmen in place of June 30th starter Bryan Carr (Saint Rose), while Eann Cox (Black Hawk) picked up where he left off and returned to the hill after originally starting the game three weeks ago.

Cooperstown extended its lead in the 6th inning when Ben Hall (Central Alabama C.C.) came around to score, giving the Hawkeyes a 4-1 lead. But the Dutchmen didn’t score any runs until the 9th inning, due in large part to Cooperstown starter Eann Cox, who continued his fantastic start by striking out five in the resumed game and adding to his original total of nine strikeouts through the first four innings.

Cox ended up with 14 total strikeouts in the game, and improved his record to 5-0 after going the complete game and picking up the win.

Cooperstown added two more unearned runs in the 8th after a Dutchmen throwing error, while Albany’s Matt Dacey chipped in with a solo home run in the 9th. In the end Cooperstown got the win 6-2 in the resumed game, with Cox getting the win and Carr (3-2) picking up the loss.

Game two of the doubleheader was paced by another great start from Dylan Collett (Keene State). Collett allowed his only run of the game in the 1st inning, and went on to pitch seven total innings, giving up just six hits and walking two.

The Dutchmen trailed 1-0 until the 5th inning, when an error allowed Luke Nethaway (St. Rose) to score and Brad Noland (North Alabama) scored Anthony Marks (Coastal Carolina) on an RBI single. The Dutchmen added another run in the 6th with Dacey’s first solo homer of the game, giving Albany a 3-1 lead. Dacey added another home run in the top of the 9th inning to give the Dutchmen a comfortable 4-1 lead entering the home half of the 9th.

But the 9th was anything but comfortable for the Dutchmen, as the first three batters reached on a walk and two singles off reliever Chad Moss (Davidson). With a 4-2 lead, Albany turned to closer Thomas Belcher (Indiana), who came in with no outs and runners on first and third. Cooperstown’s Ryan Hanahan (Marietta) executed a suicide squeeze to score Bryce Anglin (Wofford) from third and make the score 4-3.

After an intentional walk put runners on first and second with one out, Cooperstown’s Ryan Donovan (Hofstra) hit a line drive to Derrick Armstrong (Mississippi St.) in right field. Armstrong made the catch and fired the ball into Matt Dacey at first base, doubling off the runner and ending the game.

Albany won the game 4-3, with Dylan Collett picking up his second win and Belcher picking up his fourth save of the season.

The Dutchmen are next in action tomorrow night at Bob Bellizzi Field for a doubleheader with the Amsterdam Mohawks (20-15). There will be Yankee Trails Baseball Bingo, and someone will win a trip for two to the New York Yankees vs. Detroit Tigers game on August 10th at Yankee Stadium! Saturday is also PGCBL All Star Recognition Night, with first pitch at 5:05 PM. 



Search Archive »




Browse by Year »

2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012

Browse by Month »

August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
November 2018
October 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
October 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
October 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
Ignite Business Solutions