In the bottom of the third inning, Mike Wroth would come up to the plate with the bases loaded and one home run already under his belt thanks to a solo shot in the second. Wroth unloaded on a pitch from Spartans starter Stewart Martin and sent it over the left field fence to give the Smitties a 5-1 lead. The powerful first baseman wasn’t done either, as he crushed another two-run home run in the fifth. Vincent Timpanelli followed this up with a solo homer of his own, giving Sherrill a commanding 8-3 lead.
The Spartans started off with a bang as leadoff batter Jack Paulson sent the fifth pitch of the ballgame well over the deep left centerfield fence. Syracuse threatened again in the fourth inning, scoring two runs after singles by Chris Schad and Edison Mercado and a few wild pitches from Mitch Cavanagh. With the bases leaded and no outs, Cavanagh was able to retire Julian Gutierrez before inducing a ground ball from Bradley Dietz that Steven Valentine and Tully Allen turned into an inning-ending double play. Following the fifth inning, the Smitties used a combination of Brett Sandford, Rylan Baker, Jay Palais, and Angelo Baez to secure the crucial win.
Cavanagh earned his third win of the season and Mike Wroth’s three homers made him the season leader for the Silversmiths. The Smitties return to Noyes Park for a 1:00 game on Saturday against the Cortland Crush, another pivotal matchup in the NYCBL playoff race.
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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