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Late Generals Slam Sinks Silversmiths

By:Jordan Doroshenko | June 25, 2017

6/23/17 | Jordan Doroshenko | jxd08121@castleton.edu

SHERRILL, N.Y. – Rome first baseman Jameson Carey delivered a go-ahead grand slam with two outs in the eighth inning and Martin Tolson Jr. notched the save in the ninth as the Generals came back to defeat the Sherrill Silversmiths, 5-2, Saturday afternoon at Noyes Park.

Following the loss, the Silversmiths fall to 9-7 on the season. Rome gets back to .500 at 7-7.

Alex Gomes was strong through seven innings for Sherrill, allowing one unearned run and three hits with a pair of strikeouts. He ran into trouble in the eighth, as back-to-back hit-by pitches loaded the bases for Carey for the third time in the game. Gomes had gotten Carey to strikeout and fly out in his previous two bases-loaded chances, but Carey's only hit of the afternoon gave the Generals a 5-2 lead with a grand slam over the fence in right field. Tolson Jr. quickly worked a scoreless ninth inning to preserve the 5-2 victory for the Generals. 

Sherrill claimed a 2-1 advantage with a pair of runs in the sixth inning. Jake Coro doubled home Tully Allen and later scored on a passed ball to give the Silversmiths their first lead of the game. Coro, Michael Wroth, and Justin Stromski led the Silversmiths with two hits apiece. Gomes shouldered the loss after allowing five runs (four earned) on four hits with four walks and two strikeouts over 7 2/3 innings. Tyler Hertzwig threw the final scoreless 1 1/3 innings in relief for the Silversmiths.

Matthew Russell allowed two runs on five hits with two strikeouts over seven innings to earn the win on the mound for the Generals. 

The matchup was the first of three straight between the two cross-town teams, as they will play a doubleheader at Rome’s Delutis Field starting at 4 p.m. on Monday. 

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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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