Williamsport edges past Muckdogs
BATAVIA – The Batavia Muckdogs dropped a tough home game to Williamsport, 5-3 Friday night.
However, with a loss by West Virginia, Batavia keeps a two game lead in the New York Penn-League Pinckney Division.
On Friday, Batavia had the pitching, hitting and defense, but did not get the timely hits to win. The Muckdogs out-hit Williamsport and the three Batavia pitchers racked up 12 strikeouts and zero walks.
Milton Smith II is now hitting .358 on the season as he went 2-for-4 and Dalvy Rosario had two hits for Batavia (24-17).
Catcher Andres Storms belted a 2-RBI triple that brought Batavia within one, 4-3 in the sixth but the Muckdogs could not bring in another run. Troy Johnston, Nic Ready and J.D. Orr all singled for Batavia.
On the mound, Edgar Martinez struck out seven in 5.2 innings of work and did not walk a batter. he gave up three earned runs and took the loss, given up just four hits.
Edison Suriel threw 1.1 scoreless innings with three strikeouts and Jonaiker Villalobos threw two innings and struck out two without a walk and gave up one hit.
Tonight, the Muckdogs again host Williamsport.