June 23rd Game

Mohawk Valley 6 Utica 4: The Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs scored three runs in the top of the ninth inning to defeat the Utica Brewers, 6-4, in Utica.

Utica struck first in the bottom of the first on a Kyle Schade RBI groundout. Mohawk Valley responded in the top of the second with a lone run on a wild pitch and took the lead in the top of the fifth on a sacrifice fly and an RBI groundout.

The Brewers came back in the home half of the fifth with three runs to take a 4-3 lead. Schade hit a two-RBI single to tie the game and a Dan Vucovich RBI single to take the lead.

An infield single by Matt Pagano in the top of the ninth tied the game at four for Mohawk Valley. The DiamondDawgs scored two more runs in the inning on a Chris Rave single, to take the lead for good.

Zachary Vennaro tossed three scoreless innings of relief to earn the win for Mohawk Valley while Krystien Johnson-Batillana allowed the three ninth inning runs to take the loss.