The Rome Generals were only able to muster up three hits against John O'Donnell on Saturday evening at Noyes Park. The Silversmiths' offense, however, scored early and often. The Smitties began by putting up three runs in the bottom of the first, and that's all they would need. Jake Coro once again opened up the scoring after Rome starter Colin Shunk walked Justin Stromski with the bases loaded. Soon after, Nate Goodman would hit a two-run double, scoring Mike Wroth and Craig Sandford.
While Sherrill's offense was heating up, O'Donnell was dealing on the mound. The American International College product kept the Generals silent through seven innings. With two outs in the eighth inning, Jayson Maxwell ended the Silversmiths' hopes of a Saturday shutout by lifting a solo home run just over the right field fence, good for the Generals' second hit of the ballgame.
On the other side, Sherrill compiled 14 hits with seven different batters recording at least one hit. Mike Wroth showed why he was recently named an NYCBL all-star as he was the main catalyst, launching two home runs and adding another hit to go three-for-five on the day with 4 RBI. Vincent Timpanelli also added a homerun of his own in the fifth inning.
O'Donnell's three-hit shutout was good for his fourth win in six starts. The southpaw also struck out a season high seven batters.
The Silversmiths (16-13) will be on the road for the next few games, starting with a Sunday afternoon matchup with the Rochester Ridgemen. The Smitties return to Noyes Park on Saturday July 15th for a 1:00 game against the Cortland Crush.
The Sherrill Silversmiths are a 501(c)3 Not for Profit Organization taking part in the NYCBL, a league funded in part by Major League Baseball and sanctioned by the NCAA. Each summer the Silversmiths and the Sherrill Community welcome baseball players from colleges and universities across the country to aid them in their development. The Silversmiths have had 7 former players move on to play professionally, 4 players have been selected in the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft, and currently have 4 former players playing in Minor League Baseball.
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