The Telegram
  • PGCBL: Mohawk Valley rained out again in Elmira

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  • ELMIRA, N.Y. — With two games on the schedule at Dunn Field Tuesday, the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs and Elmira Pioneers completed neither.
    After the first game got under way 20 minutes after its scheduled start, play was stopped by heavy storms with the DiamondDawgs leading 7-3 in the fourth inning. After scoring 17 runs in their last game Sunday, the DiamondDawgs scored three in the first inning and four in the second to take a 7-0 lead on the road.
    The suspended game will be completed July 30 when Mohawk Valley makes its final scheduled visit to Elmira on the final day of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League’s regular season. The teams were rained out of their other scheduled game at Dunn Field June 8 and will make up the second game of Tuesday’s doubleheader as part of a July 25 twinbill at Veterans Memorial Park in Little Falls.
    The Utica Brewers and Glens Falls Golden Eagles also had a doubleheader scheduled Tuesday and fared a little better. The teams waited out a lengthy delay and completed one game with Utica winning 10-6 at home at Murnane Field to end an eight-game losing streak. Former Herkimer County Community College General Rob Hardy started the game for the Brewers who had lost 17 of their previous 18 games and was credited with his first PGCBL victory. Hardy allowed four runs in four innings and struck out five batters before play was stopped; he was replaced on the mound when the game resumed and Utica never surrendered the lead.
    The Watertown Rams and Newark Pilots were rained out Tuesday. Amsterdam’s
    Mohawks and Albany’s Dutchmen got an official game in at Shuttleworth Park with the East Division-leading Mohawks winning 3-2 in seven innings to become the league’s first 20-win team. Amsterdam now leads Mohawk Valley by 2 1/2 games in the East.
    The DiamondDawgs, who have completed three games in nine days because of the weather, were home Wednesday for a game against the Adirondack Trail Blazers.
    Following their second trip to Newark in six days Thursday, they are home Friday for a game against Glens Falls and again Saturday against Newark with a rescheduled fireworks show after the game.
    Including Tuesday’s suspended game, the DiamondDawgs now have 24 games to complete in the final 22 days of the regular season.