Offense was at a premium on a rainy Saturday afternoon at Noyes Park as both teams combined for six hits.
Cortland starter Jesse Sustachek took a perfect game into the fifth inning when Vincent Timpanelli stepped up to the plate. Timpanelli connected and sent a no-doubter into the trees and over the right field fence to give Sherrill a 1-0 lead and end Sustachek's hopes of a shutout. This proved to be all Mitch Cavanaugh would need to pick up his second win of the season.
The Crush would go on to threaten in the top of the sixth, which featured a short rain delay. Cavanagh, struggling to find his grip, threw six straight balls before the umpires decided to put the game on hold with two outs and a runner on second base. After returning to action, Cavanagh continued to struggle with the rainsoaked mound and balked on his first pitch, sending Joseph Rogers to third base before walking Tyler Schmidt. Cavanagh went on to retire Dylan Ott to preserve the shutout.
Sustachek completed the game for the Crush. He surrendered only two hits, both to Timpanelli. Sustachek also struck out seven in his fantastic performance, but would take the loss.
Cavanagh returned for the top of the ninth hoping to hold on to the 1-0 lead, and was able to do just that after working around a two-out single by Joseph Tevlin. Dylan Ketch would fly out to Nick Wydler to end the ballgame. Mitch Cavanagh finished with nine shutout innings, eight strikeouts, and four hits allowed.
The Smitties (17-17) travel to Rome for a Sunday night game with the Generals before returning to Noyes Park on Monday at 5:00 PM for a matchup with the Syracuse Salt Cats.
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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