by Josh McMullen – Mohawk Valley Diamond Dawgs

LITTLE FALLS, NY – Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, you just can’t stop Mother Nature.

Just ask the Mohawk Valley Diamond Dawgs and the Boonville Baseball Club.

Thanks to a grand slam by Scott Seeker (Mount St. Mary’s), the Boonville Baseball Club was able to enjoy an early night with an 8-2 victory.

The Baseball Club kicked the scoring off in their half of the very first inning, as a sacrifice fly by Efrain Correa Jr. (Mount St. Mary’s) scored Giovanni Calamia (Mount St. Mary’s). Jacob Bonzon (Roanoke) extended the lead to two in the very next inning, lacing a ball to left field that scored Zach Crampton (Haverford). Bonzon was part of four straight singles and five out of the first six hitters reached base in the second. But Scott Seeker broke the game wide open soon after, slamming a grand slam to center field to give the Baseball Club a 7-0 lead after 1 ½ innings.

Boonville extended their lead to eight in third, thanks to an RBI single from Connor Lynch (Herkimer).

The Diamond Dawgs would get somewhat closer, on back-to-back passed balls by Lynch, scoring Richie Sica (Wyckoff, NJ/Rider) and Zach Brush (New York Mills, NY/LeMoyne). However, that was as close as they would come, as the rain came shortly after and ended the game after five innings.

Dan Tauken (Rockland CC) picked up the win for Boonville (3-2). Ethan Patch (Whitehall, NY/Herkimer) was saddled with the loss for Mohawk Valley (3-5).

The Baseball Club will be back on the road on Monday, where they will try to make it two in a row against the Glens Falls Dragons, this time at East Field. The Diamond Dawgs have a day off on Monday before heading to Shuttleworth Park to take on the Amsterdam Mohawks. They will be back at Veteran’s Memorial Park on Thursday to take on the Utica Blue Sox.