The Silversmiths played a seven inning game with both Syracuse teams on a sunny Wednesday afternoon at Noyes Park.
The Smitties looked to have game one in control until the sixth inning, when the Salt Cats scored six runs en route to a 9-6 victory. Sherrill was able to put up the first four runs of the ballgame thanks to Mike Wroth's RBI single in the first along with Nick Wydler's base running and Joshua Goldstein's sacrifice fly in the second. Immediately following Goldstein's sac fly that scored Steven Valentine, Jake Coro belted his sixth homerun of the year.
Sherrill would take a 5-3 lead into the sixth inning, but was unable to hold on for the victory. Smitties' starter Jason Hellwig surrendered an RBI single to Fausto Lopez before being pulled for Tyler Hertzwig. Alexander Ferlenda would then come up to the plate and hit a single, scoring Cory Krolikowksi and Fausto Lopez. The Smitties called on Jay Palais to work out of the jam, but Palais would walk in a run and then give up a double to Tim Gorton to score Jack McCarty and Shannon Baker. On the mound for the Salt Cats, James Coyne would pick up the win after pitching two scoreless innings.
The Smitties sought redemption in the second game and Steven Keskinidis would help them find it. In the seven-inning game, Keskinidis went the distance and allowed only three hits.
Both teams struggled to find offense through the first four innings until the Silversmiths broke through in the fifth, putting up three runs against Syracuse starter Joseph Westerman. Mitch Cavanagh drew a walk and Nick Wydler would send him home with a two-run shot over the right field fence. Only two batters later, Jake Coro would hit his second homerun of the afternoon to give Sherrill a 3-0 lead.
Keskinidis took a no-hitter into the seventh, but Syracuse would get in both the hit and run columns with one swing of the bat by Jack Paulson. The Spartans continued to threaten after singles by Jay Perry and Britton Lawrence, but Keskinidis went on to strikeout Robert Ballinger swinging to end the game. Keskinidis earned his second win and second complete game of the summer.
The Silversmiths return to action on Friday at Noyes Park for another game against the Syracuse Spartans beginning at 5:00.
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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