SHERRILL, N.Y. – Stephen Keskinidis tossed a complete-game shutout and was backed with a strong offensive showing as the Sherrill Silversmiths returned to their winning ways with a 9-0 victory over the Cortland Crush Wednesday evening at Noyes Park.
Keskinidis dazzled through nine innings, setting the Crush down in order six separate times while allowing three hits and one walk with seven strikeouts.
Jake Coro, Mike Wroth, and Steven Valentine each had two hits in the winning effort for Sherrill. Wroth and Coro each had two RBIs, with both of Wroth’s coming on one swing of the bat.
Coro used his legs to open the scoring in the home half of the third. After working a walk, he swiped second, advanced to third on a wild pitch, and stole home while sliding under the tag of the Crush catcher Justin Valentino to give the Silversmiths a lead they never relinquished.
After Coro poked an RBI single in the fifth, the Silversmiths exploded for five runs on five hits in the sixth. Wroth led off with a single and later scored on an RBI single by Valentine. Craig Sandford walked to put two runners on, before Vincent Timpanelli laced a two-RBI double to straight-away center. Coro and Kingsley Ballao followed with RBI singles to extend the Silversmiths’ lead to 7-0.
Wroth capped off the scoring with a two-run blast over the fence in right field in the eighth, as Keskinidis finished his complete game gem with a flawless ninth inning and the Silversmiths went on to take the game, 9-0.
Ethan Moore, Dylan Ott, and Kyle Bouchard recorded the three hits for the Crush. Chris Munro shouldered the loss on the mound, allowing two earned runs on two hits and five walks with seven strikeouts over five innings.
The Silversmiths (12-13) return to action on Thursday to face the Syracuse Spartans in a doubleheader at Dick Rockwell Field starting at 2:15 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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