Pitcher of the Night: Jon Hardy, Mohawk Valley (Mohawk Valley CC)

Hardy entered Tuesday night’s game with the Albany Dutchmen in the second inning with the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs trailing 4-0. When he exited, the Dawgs held a 6-5 lead that would hold up in Mohawk Valley’s 8-7 triumph. In his five innings on the mound, the Mohawk Valley CC product allowed just one run on three hits, and struck out four Albany hitters. Hardy tossed 33 of his 51 pitches for strikes, and only walked two batters. The victory was Hardy’s first of the season, and was the first time this season that the Clinton, New York native had pitched for longer than two innings. The outing marked season highs in innings pitched, batters faced, and strikeouts.