By: Joey Palatsky
Arlo Marynczak (Siena) closes out the Game 1 win.
Saturday, June 5th, 2021
The Albany Dutchmen opened up their new home field location at Dutchmen Field at Keenholts Park on Saturday, June 5th with a doubleheader split against the Saugerties Stallions. Albany won the first game 3-0 and Saugerties took game two by a score of 4-1 as pitching dominated all day long.
Ben Seiler (Siena) and Arlo Marynczak (Siena) combined for a complete game (seven innings due to PGCBL doubleheader rules) shutout while allowing just three hits. Seiler threw the first five innings and allowed just two hits while punching out six, and Marynczak threw the final two and struck out two. For Saugerties, Bryce Reimer (Bucknell) threw five innings while allowing three hits and three runs (two of which were earned). The only runs of game one came on a Tom Kretzler (Brockport) three run home run in the fourth inning which would lead the Dutchmen to their first victory of the young season.
Game two was also dominated by pitching. For Saugerties, it was Zach Byron getting the victory in 5.2 innings allowing two hits and one earned run. Saugerties had the biggest inning of the day in their four run third inning when Gunnar Goldsmith (Washington State) and then Jakob Marquez (Washington State) hit a three run home run. Albany showed signs of life late in the game as all four bullpen pitchers, Walker Sutman (Fairfield), Adam Bogosian (Lafayette), Michael DiMartino (Fairleigh Dickinson) and Connor O’Neill (Manhattan) combined for 4.1 no hit innings. Kretzler hit his second home run of the day on a solo home run in the fifth as one of Albany’s two hits.
Albany moves to 1-2 after today’s split, and Saugerties is now 3-1. The Dutchmen have their first off day on Sunday before hitting the road for four games starting Monday at Oneonta at 7:05PM. Saugerties hosts Amsterdam on Sunday. The Dutchmen will return home to Dutchmen Field at Keenholts Park on Saturday, June 12th in a 5:00PM doubleheader vs Amsterdam.