NYCBL Pitcher of the Week: Garrett Baker

Baker made two appearances for the Diamond Dawgs and was 1-0 with one save and a 1.86 earned run average. On the morning of June 16, Baker pitched eight innings and allowed two runs on eight hits, walked one and struck out three as the Diamond Dawgs defeated the Cooperstown Hawkeyes 6-3. Next pitching on two days’ rest, Baker came out of the Mohawk Valley bullpen on Saturday night to shut down the division-leading Amsterdam Mohawks. He faced six batters and retired five. The Rome, N.Y., native stranded the potential tying and go-ahead runs on base in the eighth to hold onto a 4-3 lead. He is 1-0 with a 2.57 earned run average through three appearances.