The Silversmiths entered the bottom of the seventh inning trailing by one run, but would leave with a one-run lead. Josh Goldstein started things off with a leadoff walk from pitcher Tyler Johnson, but was thrown out at second base after a ground ball from Tully Allen. With Allen on first base, Jake Coro stepped up to the plate and ripped a double down the first base line. Allen, showing off his speed, was able to score and tie up the game. With Kingsley Ballao at the plate and only one out, Coro stole third base. Ballao would lift a fly ball to left field, allowing Coro to tag up and score, giving Sherrill a decisive 4-3 lead.
Coro's speed was also on display as the Silversmiths scored the first run of the game in the bottom of the first inning. After reaching base on an error, Coro stole both second and third base and reached home on a wild pitch.
The Ridgemen would respond in the third inning and breakthrough against Coro, who made his debut as a starting pitcher. Casey Claflin reached first base on an error before Joshua Parks would come up and crank a two-run shot well over the short right field fence, giving the Ridgemen a 2-1 lead.
Both teams would put up a run in the sixth inning. Rochester's Andrew Bayard led off with a solo shot off of Steven Valentine to provide the Ridgemen with a two-run lead. Sherrill answered immediately, thanks to Craig Sandford's RBI single that scored Kingsley Ballao.
After the Smitties' two-run seventh, Rochester threatened to retake the lead. Jonathan Sabino and Dillon McTague were both walked by Tyler Hertzwig to start the inning. Alex Gomes came in to replace Hertzwig and would record three quick outs to prevent a Rochester rally. Gomes went on to close the game and earn his first save of the season.
The Silversmiths (15-13) return to action on Saturday afternoon for a 1:00 PM game against the Rome Generals at Noyes Park.
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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