Dawgs Sweep Utica in DH

Mohawk Valley 7 Utica 0 (Game One): The Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs got a complete game shutout from starter Adam Ashenfarb to lead them to a 7-0 win over the Utica Brewers in game one of a doubleheader in Utica.

Ashenfarb allowed five hits and struck out six Brewer batters in the complete game shutout. His counterpart, Tyler Palm, gave up the first Mohawk Valley run to take the loss.

That first Mohawk Valley run came in the top of the first on a sacrifice from Troy Scocca. The DiamondDawgs extended the lead with a four-run fifth as Colin Hawk hit an RBI single, Anthony Herrera drew a bases loaded walk and Matt Pagano hit a two-RBI single. The final two runs of the game came in the ninth as a Pagano RBI double plated a run and a sacrifice fly scored the last.

Mohawk Valley 6 Utica 4 (Game Two): The Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs scored six runs on 12 hits to beat the Utica Brewers, 6-4, and sweep a doubleheader at Donovan Stadium.

A Troy Scocca two-RBI triple in the first got the DiamondDawgs on the board early. Both teams scored a run in the third with Mohawk Valeyy’s coming on a Ryan Stekl RBI double and Utica’s coming via a Ryan Cox RBI double. Andrew Turner got the run back for the DiamondDawgs in the next half inning with an RBI single, but Utica again answered as Taylor Olmstead hit his sixth home run of the season—a two-run shot.

A Matt Pagano RBI single and a Thomas Walraven RBI double in the sixth added some insurance for Mohawk Valley. A Utica sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh cut the lead to two, but a flyout on the next batter ended the game.

Anthony Herrera tossed 1.2 innings of scoreless relief to get the win for Mohawk Valley and Zachary Vennaro notched the save. Utica starter Chase Cleary allowed the six Mohawk Valley runs in six innings of work to take the loss.