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Smitties Keep Rolling; Cruise to 10-1 Win over Rome Generals

By:Jordan Doroshenko | June 17, 2017

6/17/17 | Jordan Doroshenko | jxd08121@castleton.edu

SHERRILL, N.Y. – The Sherrill Silversmiths broke out the bats in a big way Saturday afternoon, pounding a season-high 15 hits en route to a 10-1 victory over the Rome Generals in a New York Collegiate Baseball League divisional matchup at Noyes Park.

Seven Silversmiths recorded multi-hit games, led by Tully Allen’s 3-for-5 day with an RBI and a run scored. Mike Wroth and Justin Stromski both homered and finished with two hits and three RBIs, while Kingsley Ballao parked his team-leading fourth homer and finished 2-for-4 with three runs scored.

Backed with an abundance of offensive support, Jay Palais was solid of the mound for Sherrill, allowing just two hits with seven strikeouts over 6 1/3 scoreless innings.

The Silversmiths wasted no time getting on the board in this one, sending seven batters to the plate in a three-run first inning. Allen led the game off with a single and came around to score on an RBI single by Wroth. Jake Coro and Stromski also recorded RBI singles as part of five hits in the first inning that gave the Silversmiths an early 3-0 lead.

Sherrill blew the game open in the third inning with five more runs powered by a pair of two-run home runs from Wroth and Stromski. Allen drilled an RBI double to cap off the crooked number and extend the Silversmiths’ lead to 8-0.

Palais kept the Generals off balance all afternoon, setting in cruise control through the sixth as Ballao blasted a solo jack in the fourth and scored on an RBI double by Craig Sandford in the sixth to push the Smitties’ lead to double-digits at 10-0.

Devin Long continued the strong pitching with two strikeouts over 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief. Angelo Baez surrendered a run in the ninth inning, but notched two strikeouts to close out the game, 10-1, in favor of the Silversmiths.

The first-place Silversmiths (8-3) continue their stretch of seven games in seven days with a matchup against the Genesee Rapids on the road Sunday at 2 p.m.

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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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