Dutchmen beat Diamond Dawgs on Opening Day

By: Blake Dowson
Tommy Miller (Siena) pitches on Opening Day

It was business as usual for Tommy Miller (Siena) as he stepped to the mound at his home park for Opening Day at Siena College Ballpark for the Albany Dutchmen. Miller tossed 5.1 innings of 3-hit ball to keep the Mohawk Valley Diamond Dawgs from threatening to spoil the Dutchmen's debut at their new ballpark. 

In front of a packed grandstand, Miller showed why he was chosen to deal on Opening Day. 

"It was really nice to get back out there," Miller said. "I love pitching. I love being out there. Being at Siena makes it even more comfortable and gives me more confidence in my pitching...Obviously during the year I'm pitching here so I get more and more used to the mound every day."

The Dutchmen got the bats working in their first win of the season, as leadoff man Nick Estrella (Azusa Pacific) took Mohawk Valley deep in the bottom of the 5th for a 2-run home run that stretched the lead to three runs. Trace Tyre (Ole Miss) also had a big day at the plate, as he finished 3-for-4 with an RBI. Chase Allen (Limestone) added 2 hits and 2 runs to the Dutchmen total, and Brandt Holland (North Alabama) roped a double down the left field line in the bottom of the 8th inning to continue his hot start at the plate. 

"It felt really good to get the 'W' at home," Tyre said. "It was really good to get off to a good start...I felt pretty good at the plate today. I was seeing it well, picking up the fastball."

The collective effort on the mound for the Dutchmen was impressive, as four pitchers combined to give up only 6 hits. Justin Bureau (Ave Maria) earned the save in the 9th inning, sitting the Diamond Dawgs down in order with a pair of strikeouts.

The Dutchmen are back in action at home tomorrow against Glens Falls, with first pitch set for 5:05 p.m. 



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