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Silversmiths Win Home Opener in Walk-Off Fashion

By:Kyle Relf | June 02, 2018

Following a double by Matt Krause in the ninth inning, Reece Armitage stepped up to the plate with only one out and runners on second and third. Armitage would deliver a single to tie the game and send Nate Cormier, the go-ahead run, to third base. Chris Turco would then line a base hit into left field to score Cormier and win the game for the Silversmiths.

Sherrill first got on the scoreboard in the fourth inning thanks to a double by Juan Familia that scored Sam Rowley, tying the game at 1-1. Rowley then launched a home run over the right field fence in the sixth inning to give the Smitties a 2-1 lead. Drew Patterson of the Salt Cats quickly erased that lead. Patterson hit a solo homer in the seventh to tie the game, then hit an RBI single in the eighth to give Syracuse a 3-2 advantage that would last until the bottom of the ninth.

On the mound, Adam Riesberg got the victory for the Silversmiths after tossing a scoreless ninth inning. Connor Van Dreason started the game for Sherrill and pitched six and two-thirds innings, giving up four hits and two runs. The Silversmiths improved to 1-1 on the season. The Smitties return home to Noyes Park for a matchup with the Rome Generals scheduled for Monday at 5 PM.

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About the Silversmiths

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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