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The Telegram
  • PGCBL: Dawgs' bats back dominant outing by DeCarlo

  • JULY 26 PERFECT GAME COLLEGIATE BASEBALL LEAGUE Herkimer County Community College’s Michael DeCarlo got the best of NJCAA Region III rival Chas Parsons Friday and helped the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs pick up an important 14-0 win over Adirondack’s Trail Blazers as they clo...
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  • MOHAWK VALLEY DIAMONDDAWGS 14,
    ADIRONDACK TRAIL BLAZERS 0
    Herkimer County Community College’s Michael DeCarlo got the best of NJCAA Region III rival Chas Parsons Friday and helped the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs pick up an important 14-0 win over Adirondack’s Trail Blazers as they close in on a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League playoff spot.
    The DiamondDawgs knocked Parsons, a right-hander from Holland Patent and Mohawk Valley Community College, out of the game with 10 runs on 12 hits through three innings. DeCarlo countered with seven scoreless innings of two-hit ball to earn his second victory of the summer.
    With 11 wins in their last 14 games, the DiamondDawgs are now alone in second place in the PGCBL’s East Division, 1 1/2 games behind Amsterdam with the league’s second-best record overall. Glens Falls is 1 1/2 games behind Mohawk Valley and Albany is now two games back following Friday’s 11-9 loss to Elmira.
    DeCarlo struck out seven batters, walked two, hit one and allowed two singles in his strongest start for the DiamondDawgs. Casey Rodrigue moved from third base to the mound and struck out three of the six batters he faced in the final two innings.
    Jordan Serena started the first inning with a double for the DiamondDawgs and scored when Landon Thibodeaux singled.
    Leading 1-0, the DiamondDawgs followed with five runs in the second inning, four in the third and four more in the fourth against reliever Anthony Beasley. Beasley finally put a zero on the scoreboard in the fifth inning when he walked the bases loaded.
    Two balls were lost in the sun in left field during the second inning, one an error and the other a run-scoring double for Willie Shaw. Sam Dexter’s double drove home the first two runs of the inning. Dexter scored on the error on a ball hit by Serena, Shaw drove Serena home and Casey Rodrigue knocked in Shaw with a two-out double. The first out of the inning came when Brandon Jossey reached over the center field fence and took a home run away from Dalton Herrington.
    Shaw doubled again and drove in two runs in the third inning. Herrington and Thibodeaux followed with runs-scoring singles for a 10-0 lead.
    The DiamondDawgs loaded the bases with two outs in the fourth inning with the help of an error. Beasley hit Shaw with a pitch to push one run home and Herrington’s fly ball was misplayed into a bases-clearing triple to complete the scoring.
    Shaw drove in four runs, scored three times and notched two hits. Serena had two hits and crossed the plate four times. Herrington had two hits and four runs batted in, Thibodeaux had two and two, Rodrigue had two hits, Dexter drove in two runs, Mike Fischer scored twice and Trey Hunt III had three hits and scored
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    The 14 runs were a season-high for the DiamondDawgs. They twice scored 10 runs in the season’s first 38 games then scored 10 in the second game of a doubleheader Thursday. The 10 runs came in the last three innings Thursday and were followed by 14 in the first four Friday.
    The shutout was Mohawk Valley’s fourth of the season and the Diamonddawgs held a team to two hits or fewer for the third time.
    The schedule takes the DiamondDawgs on the roads Saturday for a game against Albany. Following an off day Sunday, they play at Amsterdam Monday and finish the regular season at home with a doubleheader Tuesday against Elmira and a single game Wednesday against Newark.
    MOHAWK VALLEY DIAMONDDAWGS 14,
    ADIRONDACK TRAIL BLAZERS 0
    Adirondack    000 000 000  —  0   2  3
    Mohawk Valley    154 400 00X — 14 16  1
    Chas Parsons, Anthony Beasley, (4), Matt Holling (6), Dominic Fazio (8) and Bobby Slagle. Michael DeCarlo, Casey Rodrigue (8) and Mike Fischer, David Peretti (8). W — DeCarlo 2-3. L — C.Parsons 0-4. 2B — Mohawk Valley, Jordan Serena, Willie Shaw 2, Rodrigue, Sam Dexter. 3B — Mohawk Valley, Dalton Herrington. Attendance — n/a. Records — Adirondack 16-26; Mohawk Valley 24-16.
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