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Muckdogs bow but still hold first place

Contributed Story Posted 22 July 2019 at 8:28 am

Contributed Photo – Edison Suriel delivers a two-seam fastball to the plate Sunday afternoon. Surreal lowered his ERA to 1.69 throwing two scoreless innings with four strikeouts and allowed one hit.

BATAVIA – Even when the Batavia Muckdogs lose, they find a way to keep the crowd excited to the last out.

The Muckdogs ended a 3-game win streak with a 5-4 loss to Mahoning Valley on Sunday.

The Muckdogs play at home at 11:05 this morning as part of Kids Day and a special for fans age 55 and over.

On Sunday, Mahoning Valley jumped out to a 5-2 lead in the sixth and held off a Batavia rally to win.

Batavia remains in first place in the New York-Penn Pinckney Division with a 22-14 record and Mahoning Valley is 18-18.

J.D. Orr had another strong game going 2-for4 with two runs and is now hitting .369 on the season, jumping just ahead of teammate Milton Smith III (.356) for the top average in the NYPL.

Dalvy Rosario (two runs), Nic Ready and Ronal Reynoso all had hits while Jack Strunc and Andrew Turner had RBI’s.

Starting pitcher Edgar Martinez went four innings and struck out three, Jonaiker Villalobos, who took the loss, struck out one in .2 innings.

Jeremy Galindez went 2.1 innings giving up two hits and struck out one.

Edison Suriel lowered his ERA to 1.69 throwing two scoreless innings one one-hit ball with four strikeouts to keep the Muckdogs in the game.