6/14/17 | Jordan Doroshenko | email@example.com
SHERRILL, N.Y. – The Sherrill Silversmiths used a three-run seventh inning and rode a strong combined pitching effort to earn a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over the Syracuse Salt Cats on Wednesday afternoon at Noyes Park.
With the win, Sherrill improves to 6-3 on the season and remains in first place in the Eastern Division. The Salt Cats fall to 4-6 with the loss.
Sherrill was held off the board for six innings, as Salt Cats’ starting pitcher Thomas Beliveau allowed just two hits and two walks with four strikeouts over five scoreless frames. He exited in line for the win after Darian Blanks gave the Salt Cats a 2-0 lead in the third with a two-out, two-RBI single.
The lead did not last, however, as Vincent Timpanelli sparked a seventh-inning rally with a leadoff single. Craig Sandford advanced him to second on a groundout to the right side, before Angelo Baez singled to put runners on the corners. Justin Stromski cut the deficit in half, 2-1, with an RBI double to deep left field, and Baez scored on a wild pitch one batter later to tie the game at 2-2. Tully Allen delivered the go-ahead hit with two outs in the seventh, scoring Stromski from third on an RBI single to right-center to give the Silversmiths their first lead of the game, 3-2.
Neither side was able to gain an advantage the rest of the way, as the Silversmiths bullpen slammed the door to secure the one-run victory.
Rylan Baker earned the win on the mound for Sherrill with a scoreless seventh inning in relief. Devin Long pitched a scoreless eighth, paving the way for Tyler Hertzwig to collect his third save of the season with a shutout ninth inning. Austin Perry started but received a no-decision after allowing two earned runs on four hits with a strikeout over six solid innings.
Timpanelli and Sandford led the Silversmiths’ offense with two hits apiece. Blanks went 2-for-4 with two RBIs to lead the Salt Cats.
The two teams will face each other again on Friday at Noyes Park, with first pitch slated for 5 p.m.
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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