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July 8, 2010 - 3:04pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, Announcements, muckdogs, sports.

On July 10 and 17 there will be overnight camping after each Muckdog game for City of Batavia residents.

All campers need to be accompanied by an adult family member and everyone needs to purchase a ticket to the game.

Advance tickets can be purchased at $1 saving per ticket from the game day price. When buying your ticket, all you have to do is to say you will be camping and you will be given a voucher. which will give you entrance to the outfield to set up your tent.

Tent stakes can not be longer that 10 inches. No pets allowed and everyone needs to be off the field by 8 a.m. the next day.

Any questions call the Muckdogs at 343-5454.

June 4, 2010 - 1:23pm
posted by Billie Owens in baseball, muckdogs, sports.

Here's a media release from the Muckdogs:

How would you like to live with the next Ryan Howard or Chase Utley this summer?

The Muckdogs are in need of your help in locating host families. The team comes to Batavia the weekend of June 12th and 13th. There are host families signed up for the season, but there is still a need to house at least 15 more players.
 
This is where you can help. Being a host family to a player has benefits:

  1. You have a future St. Louis Cardinal staying in your home.
  2. You become acquainted with young men from all around the country who love “America’s Favorite Pastime,” baseball.
  3. You also get paid by the player for an amount you both agree upon.

So why wait? If you are interested or know someone in the Batavia area (within just a few miles of Dwyer Stadium) who might be interested in hosting a player or coach, please contact the Muckdogs office at 343-5454.

Thank you for your support!

June 1, 2010 - 1:09pm
posted by Billie Owens in baseball, muckdogs, sports.

The Batavia Muckdogs, Genesee County’s only professional sports franchise, has released its 2010 promotional schedule featuring fireworks, giveaways, special events, theme nights and daily promotions.

The fun will kick off three days prior to Opening Day with the very first pre-season “Pep Dog Rally” starting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday June 16. This free event will be fans’ first chance to meet this year’s team.

It will feature games for the kids, local mascots, and prizes and raffles throughout the night. One highlight will be a homerun derby featuring local celebrities, including City Manager Jason Molino and Elba Town Supervisor Lucine Kauffman.

The Muckdogs will again offer fans a daily menu of money-saving promotions available throughout the season.

The Batavia Daily News will continue to sponsor Muckdog Mondays. Every Monday home game, fans can receive $1 discount off a general admission ticket when they redeem a coupon that runs in the Saturday edition of the newspaper.

On Tuesday nights, KRAFT Singles presents KRAFT Singles Tuesday Night Tickets. Fans can bring a KRAFT Singles wrapper to the Muckdogs box office for a buy one -- get one free ticket from KRAFT Singles. Visit kraftsingles.com for more details.

The Family Four Pack will take place on every Wednesday and is presented by Drug Free Communities. Fans can purchase four general admission tickets, four hot dogs, four 12 oz. sodas and a 2010 program for only $30, a savings of $12. Every Family Four Pack purchased will also receive a free prize pack courtesy of Drug Free Communities.
 
Fireworks will again light up the sky after every Friday night game at Dwyer Stadium, as well as on the annual Independence Day celebration on July 3.

Every Saturday will feature a pre-game concert in the concourse. These “Rock the Ballpark” events are presented by Tim Horton’s of Batavia and will feature New Buffalo Impact with Papa and Mama Root, an oldies rock 'n' roll tribute band, and original music recording artists. All performances begin at 6 p.m., weather permitting.

The Muckdogs will also play host to multiple unique events at Dwyer Stadium this summer.

On Saturday July 10, the Muckdogs will host the first “Festival of Muck," paying tribute to the mucklands in Elba. The night will feature muck wrestling, an onion giveaway, muck slip 'n' slide and a bobbing-for-onions contest. More details will be revealed at a later date.

The Muckdogs will have two Community Sleepovers on Saturday, July 10 and Saturday, July 17. Participants who buy their tickets in advance will be given a discount. Only 400 vouchers for sleeping on site will be given out for each night. For more details, fans can call the office at 343-5454.

Other games of note this season include:
 
Opening Day/Magnet Schedule Giveaway                             Saturday, June 19
Star Wars Night                                                                       Saturday, June 26
Anti-Bullying Night                                                                   Monday June 28
Museum Night at the Muckdogs – fans will learn about          Friday, July 2
     history of Genesee County
Free Buzz Cuts                                                                        Friday July 16
Sun Visor Giveaway (1st 500 fans)                                          Saturday, July 17
Renew Your Vows with Reverend Sick                                    Sunday, July 18
Muckdogs Fans Fan Giveaway (1st 1000 fans)                       Friday July 30
Frisbee Giveaway (1st 500 fans)                                              Saturday July 31
“Muckdog Gazette” Giveaway                                                  Monday, Aug. 2
Team Photo Giveaway I                                                           Saturday, Aug. 14
Belly Buster Night                                                                    Monday, Aug. 30                                                                   
Fireworks Nights will be: July 2 & 3, July 9, 16 and 30; Aug. 13; Sept. 3.

The Muckdogs open their 2010 home schedule at 7:05 p.m. on Saturday, June 19 vs. the Auburn Doubledays. For a complete 2010 promotional schedule, go to www.muckdogs.com or call the Muckdogs office at 343-5454.

May 15, 2010 - 1:47pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, baseball, muckdogs, dwyer stadium.

Are you ready for some baseball?

The Dwyer Stadium Box Office opens at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 22 for the 2010 season.

This is also the day when the Muckdogs will host their summer Job Fair, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Positions available include picnic supervisor, cashiers, cooks, bartenders, batboys, and ushers. All applicants must be at least 16 years of age.

Additionally on Saturday, the Muckdogs will conduct the 3rd annual National Anthem contest. This event will begin promptly at noon. Auditions will take place at home plate and will be preformed a cappella.

The winner will sing the National Anthem and God Bless America at the July 3rd game between the Muckdogs and Auburn Doubledays. Runners up will be eligible to sing at remaining home games during the 2010 season. 

The Muckdogs open their 2010 home schedule on at 7:05 p.m. on Saturday, June 19 vs. the Auburn Doubledays.

Beginning May 22, the Dwyer Stadium Box Office's regular season hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday.

May 15, 2010 - 1:32pm
posted by Billie Owens in baseball, Announcements, muckdogs.

You are invited to the very first pre-season "Pep Dog Rally" at Dwyer Stadium.

It takes place on Wednesday, June 16, just 3 days before the Season Home Opener (7 p.m. Saturday, June 19). Come out and get our Batavia Muckdogs PEPPED up for the 2010 season.

Gates open at 6. Admission is FREE and there will be fun for the entire family. There will be games for the kids, local Mascots, food concession for you to get your ball park favorites. The merchandise stands will also be open for you to gear up for the season and you will be the first to meet this year's players.

Tickets for this year's games will be available to purchase. There are many different packages to choose from or if you like, you can purchase the entire season and be entered in to various raffles.

One highlight of the evening will be the Homerun Derby. Come see the local personalities try to hit a homerun out of Dwyer Stadium! There will be prizes and raffles throughout the night! The players will be available to sign autographs and chat with fans.

May 15, 2010 - 1:27pm
posted by Billie Owens in baseball, events, muckdogs.
Event Date and Time: 
June 16, 2010 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

You are invited to the very first pre-season "Pep Dog Rally" at Dwyer Stadium.

It takes place on Wednesday, June 16, just 3 days before the Season Home Opener (7 p.m. Saturday, June 19). Come out and get our Batavia Muckdogs PEPPED up for the 2010 season.

February 28, 2010 - 11:14pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, baseball, muckdogs, Chamber Awards.

History. Community. Baseball. Three things Naomi Silver knows something about.

In 1956, 57 years after the Rochester baseball franchise was formed, the St. Louis Cardinals, which had owned and operated the Red Wings for the previous 27 seasons, decided to abandon the city. Naomi's father, Morrie Silver, made it hinaomi_silver.jpgs one-man mission to save baseball for Rochester.

Silver formed Rochester Community Baseball, Inc. In 72 days, Morrie sold enough stock in the team -- 8,882 shares to local investors -- to buy the team from the Cardinals, keeping it from being either shuttered or moved.

Today, Rochester is home to the only minor league baseball team that has operated in the same city since the 1800s.

Batavia is also a historic baseball city. The New York-Penn League was formed in Batavia and Batavia is one of only two cities -- along with Jamestown -- that still has teams connected to those original six franchises.

The Muckdogs trace their lineage to 1939.

It's that history, and the importance of baseball to the community, that attracted Naomi Silver and Red Wings General Manager Dan Mason, to the Muckdogs.

Prior to the 2008 season, the Muckdogs were on the ropes. 

The team lost $150,000 in 2007. It seemed nearly certain the NY-Penn League would force the team to move to a larger market. Silver and Mason heard about the dire straits of baseball in Batavia and decided to do something about it.

Rochester Community Baseball stepped in and paid off all of those debts and agreed to operate the team and see if the franchise could once again become a profitable operation.

Fewer than 200 cities in North America have professional baseball teams.

In cities such as Ithica, Elmira and Watertown, baseball fans are bereft each summer of the opportunity to see future stars swat homers the way Ryan Howard did a few years ago at Dwyer Stadium. They miss the joys of showing up at the ballpark and visiting with friends or mentoring grandchildren while watching young pros hone their skills in one of the most storied and historic leagues of professional sports.

dan_mason.jpg"For Batavia to have a team is a great asset," Mason said. "It’s something that a lot of other cities would love to have. The pride that it generates, and the memories it generates for the fans in any minor league community, is something that is a great asset to the quality of life in that town."

Credit Rochester Community Baseball with saving the sport in Batavia, for now. It's the reason the Red Wings will accept a special recognition award Saturday from the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce. But it doesn't guarantee baseball in Batavia in 2011.

Even after winning a championship in 2008, the first year the club fell under Red Wings' management, the team still lost $100,000 in 2009.

This year's campaign is critical, Silver said, in determining the future of baseball in Batavia.

"I would have thought that last year we could have broken even," Silver said. "This year, we most definitely must break even. We should be better than that."

Fan support is important, but minor league teams survive on business sponsorships. At one time, local businesses were very supportive of the Muckdogs, but the sponsorships fell off in recent years. Muckdogs General Manager Travis Sick is working hard -- with help from superfan Russ Salway -- selling corporate sponsorships. The level of local business support, Silver said, will be key to determining the future of the Muckdogs.

"We’ll know in a relatively short time what the outcome will be,” Silver said. "We’ll be able to tell very soon what our sponsorships are going to be like. We won’t know if we’re going to draw more people until the baseball season starts."

It's clear that Silver and Mason care a good deal about baseball, history and community. It's woven into the mission and culture of Red Wings baseball, and it's why there's a Batavia Muckdogs team this year.

Now is the time, according to Silver, for the community to step up the effort to support baseball in Batavia.

"We definitely want to get people involved in this," Silver said. "Everyone has a stake in this in Batavia. Whether you’re a fan that should be making a decision to come out to the ballpark or whether you’re a business and would hate to see baseball leave Batavia, we hope they'll all get out there.

"There’s hardly a community I can imagine," Silver added, "that would want to lose an asset like this."

August 24, 2009 - 11:59pm
posted by Bea McManis in muckdogs, sports.

14 innings - two games - loads of laughs.

First game was a bust, but the second game was all Muckdogs.  Great game

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Homer hamming it up!

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Russ and Kelly (playing for the honor of the beer tent)  tossing fake food into the grills for a gift certificate.  Homer cheering them on.

August 11, 2009 - 7:54am
posted by Bea McManis in muckdogs, sports, Scott Schneider.

Good luck, Scott.  Quad Cities is getting a star in the making.

 

August 11, 2009 - 7:05am
posted by Peter O'Brien in muckdogs, sports, Scott Schneider.

The Muckdog that Chelsea and I have been hosting this season got the phone call last night.  Scott Schneider will be leaving our home today to head to Quad Cities and join his former teammates. He is the second pitcher to be called up from Batavia.

Chelsea and I will miss having him around and wish him the best of luck.

August 8, 2009 - 12:46pm
posted by Billie Owens in Announcements, muckdogs.

Tuesday evening Aug. 10 is Super Hero Night at Dwyer Stadium. Join the Muckdogs staff and dress up as your favorite Super Hero. It is also Free Dog Night presented by Zweigle’s. The first 200 fans through the gates receive a free hot dog courtesy of Zweigle’s.

Also on Tuesday, KRAFT Singles presents KRAFT Singles Tuesday Night Tickets. Fans can bring a KRAFT Singles wrapper to the Muckdogs box office for a buy one/get one ticket courtesy of KRAFT Singles. Visit kraftsingles.com for more details.

Well before Tuesday's game time of 7:05 p.m., Muckdogs players Niko Vasquez and Beau Riportella will be signing autographs at Applebee’s in Batavia from Noon to 1 p.m..
 
The second game of the first series, which is against Vermont, starts at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, with gates opening at 6. It's Family Four Pack Night. Fans can purchase four general admission tickets, four hot dogs, four sodas and a 2009 program for only $30.
 
There will be the first ever Belly Busters Night on Wednesday, too. Belly Busters features an eating contest between 10 lucky contestants. Fans can sign up at the Muckdogs' concession stand on Tuesday or by emailing [email protected].

Starting in the 2nd inning, each contestant will attempt to eat a food item during that inning. Food items will start out relatively harmless and become progressively more challenging to the palate. Whoever is left at the end of the game, will be crowned Belly Buster King or Queen and will receive a prize pack from the Muckdogs.
 
Prize pack includes:
      A Baseball autographed by the 2009 Muckdogs
      $20 gift certificate to Alex’s Place in Batavia
      2 golf passes to Brockport Country Club
      2 golf passes to Silver Lake Country Club
      4 free tickets to a future Muckdogs game
      A Muckdogs T-shirt
     
Round three of the series with Vermont will be at 7:05 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, with gates opening at 6 p.m. Thursday evening’s promotions will include a Knot Hole Game presented by Turnbull Heating & Air.

Knot Hold Gang members can purchase a General Admission ticket for $2 and Knot Hole Gang parents can receive a buck off their tickets. The Kiwanis Club of Batavia will also be hosting its annual Bike Raffle, with a bike given to one lucky girl and boy.
 
Beginning on Friday, Aug.14 through Sunday, Aug.16, the Muckdogs start a three-game series with the Staten Island Yankees, a New York Yankees affiliate. Games on Friday and Saturday are at 7:05 p.m. with gates opening at 6. Sunday’s game time is 5:05 p.m., with gates opening at 4.
 
The Friday Night fireworks are back for another spectacular show on Friday, Aug.14, along with Launch-a-Ball presented by Hillside Family of Agencies. Fans can purchase numbered tennis balls for $1 with the proceeds going to Hillside Family of Agencies. Following the game, fans will then attempt to throw those tennis balls into inflated pools on the field. Each ball that successfully lands in a pool will automatically enter that fan into a chance to win the grand prize, a night in a suite at a Red Wings game next season.
 
Round two of the series with Staten Island is 7:05 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15. The “Rock the Ballpark” pre-game concert series returns, featuring "Papa and Mama Root," presented by Tim Horton’s of Batavia and New Buffalo Impact. They play jukebox favorites from the '50s and '60s, as well as their own original recordings.

Saturday also features the annual Team Photo Giveaway for the first 500 fans through the gate courtesy of LP Graphics.
 
The Muckdogs finish up their three-game with Staten Island at 5:05 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, with gates opening at 4. That night is post-game run the bases with Homer, as well as Homer’s Birthday Bash. Local mascots will be on hand to help celebrate this special occasion and the first 300 fans will receive an ice cream novelty.

August 2, 2009 - 4:04pm
posted by Bea McManis in muckdogs, sports, ohio, road trip, yahoo maps.

A little over a week ago we planned on a road trip to Niles Ohio to see the Muckdogs play.  As things will happen, plans appeared to change and the trip was called off.  That was until Friday afternoon when we decided that we would go.  We left about three hours later than originally planned and not half as prepared as we would have been if plans had stayed as before.  But, that seems to be the nature of the beast, at times.

We already had the directions to Eastwood Field thanks to Yahoo maps.  One confusing direction was how to get to the stadium once we were in Niles. 

'Turn right on Eastwood Mall Blvd."

Turn right on Eastwood Mall Blvd."

Turn left on Eastwood Mall Blvd."

Could the directions be right?  That mystery was explained after we arrived at Eastwood Mall.  The two right turns and the one left took us directly to the parking lot for the stadium ($2.50 to park or $2.50 for walk ins - that is over and above the price of the ticket).

We purchased our tickets online which turned out to be the right thing to do.  We arrived at the end of the ifrst inning only to see a long line still waiting to buy tickets.

The stadium (which is very nice) is one of 350 businesses located at the Eastwood facility.  Once in the stadium you wouldn't believe that you were sitting in the midst of a huge mall complex.  The tree line, visible from the stadium seats, gave the impression that we were sitting in a rural park.

Unfortunately the Muckdogs lost both Friday and Saturday's games. 

On Saturday afternoon we caught the attention of a group of Muckdog players as they were walking back to the stadium from one of the mall buildings.  We hears, "Hey, look!  Muckdogs!", as we drove past the group.  They has spotted the Muckdog cushion in the back window of the car.  We stopped and gave a wave to let them know we were there to see them play.

Sitting in a sea of Scrapper fans was fun.  We even had the people in front of us, on Saturday night, decide to cheer for our guys right along with us.  We did get the oft asked question, "what is a muckdog?" both nights. 

Friday was the perfect day to travel.  The weather was beautiful.  Friday night's fireworks and Saturday's Jimmy Buffett night were nice endings.

Speaking of the stadium.  The electronic scoreboard added a lot to fan participation. Each Scrappers'  picture came up as he came up to bat.  The live pictures of the boys at bat was also nice.

All in all, it was a fun (albeit, hot) weekend.  So glad we went.

Just an additional note:  We ate at a restaurant called Charley's after the game on Friday night.  The menu was typical steak house fare but the spinach and artichoke appetizer was out of this world.  Not the normal frozen, pre-made, throw in the micro-wave and serve dish.  This was fresh spinach, chopped fine and identifiable chunks of artichokes.  The sauce had a hint of garlic, but not overpowering.  While we enjoyed it, I still believe that Larry's has the best chips to go with their dip.

July 11, 2009 - 12:35am
posted by Bea McManis in muckdogs, sports, fireworks.

A quick shout out to Chris, with the Muckdogs, who did a fantastic job at coordinating the fireworks and music  after tonight's game.

Great job!

July 10, 2009 - 10:07pm
posted by Mollie Radzinski in baseball, muckdogs.

Batavia (11-11) was lack-luster on both sides of the plate, which led to a 8-1 loss to the Renegades (15-7).

Mahoning Valley’s lead was manageable at two runs throughout the game, but a five run 8th proved to be too much.  One walk and two errors from Batavia and two doubles and two base hits off of Renegade bats accounted for the big inning.

The Muckdogs plated one in the bottom of the 8th when Ryan Jackson reached on an error, moved to third on a single by Guillermo Toribio and came home on a pass ball.

Andres Rosales (1-1, 11.57) got the loss in one inning of relief work, giving up two runs on two hits with one strikeout.   Christopher Corrigan went four innings in the start with three hits and two strikeouts.

D’Marcus Ingram had half of the Batavia hits, finishing 2-for-4 with a double.  The two teams play again same time, same place tomorrow.

July 10, 2009 - 9:07am
posted by Chelsea O'Brien in baseball, muckdogs, fans.

So I'm pretty new to Batavia and the whole Muckdogs thing... if I wanted signatures from the team or an opposing team, how would I go about doing it?

 

For example, my dad LOVES the Yankees, and so he really wants to see the three games in Batavia against the Staten Island Yankees, how would I get signatures for him from the team?

July 7, 2009 - 9:59pm
posted by Mollie Radzinski in baseball, muckdogs.

Both teams had seven hits but the Spikes (10-9) scored one more run than Batavia (10-9) to grab the first game of the series.  The Muckdogs’ pitching was as good as usual but had no run support.

Daniel Calhoun went five innings in the start with one run, five hits and six strikeouts.  Michael Blazek (2-2) finished the last three innings of the game and got the loss, letting up the deciding run with two hits, one walk and three strikeouts.

Batavia’s lone run came in the 3rd when Ryan Jackson singled, moved to second on a Devin Goodwin ground out and came in to score on a RBI base hit by Alan Ahmady.

Ryde Rodriguez continues to produce at the plate; he was the only Muckdog with a multi-hit night, going 2-for-4.  Ahmady finished 1-for-4 with a RBI, pushing his current hit streak into double digits.

With Mahoning Valley winning and Williamsport edging out Jamestown in ten innings, Batavia drops to third place in the standings, one and a half games out of first.

July 6, 2009 - 6:45am
posted by Mollie Radzinski in baseball, muckdogs.

 Offense showed up for Batavia (9-8) but pitching couldn't hold the leads as they lost both seven-inning games to Auburn (8-9) by scores of 3-2 and 11-10.

In the first of the twinbill, the Muckdogs scored a run each in the 5th and 6th but pitchers Santo Maertz and LaCurtis Mayes let up three runs in the 6th to blow the lead.  Mayes suffered the loss in one inning with one run, one hit and two strikeouts.  Christopher Corrigan had a good start, throwing four innings with no runs, three hits, one walk and three strikeouts.

Ryde Rodriguez went 3-for-4 and Alan Ahmady and Niko Vasquez had two hits each.  Jairo Martinez added some offense of his own with his first homerun of the season in the 6th inning.

In the second game, Batavia quickly jumped to a 6-0 lead after the first.  However, starter Tyler Leach gave up five runs in the 2nd and Auburn sneaked past Batavia for the 11-10 win.

Leach lasted an inning and 2/3 with five runs off five hits, two walks and two strikeouts.  Dan Richardson got the loss in his one and 2/3 innings of relief.  He let up two runs on three hits with one strikeout.

D'Marcus Ingram, Ahmady and Rodriguez all had two hits in the game.  Batavia now sits tied with State College and Williamsport one game out of first place in the division behind Mahoning Valley.  They face Auburn once more tonight before traveling south for a three game set with State College.

July 4, 2009 - 10:06pm
posted by Mollie Radzinski in baseball, muckdogs.

Batavia (9-6) tried to hang on but couldn’t match Auburn’s (6-9) six runs as the Muckdogs fell to the Doubledays 6-5.

Auburn took their first lead in the 5th inning when Kyle Gilligan led off with a double and came home to score on a Kevin Nolan single.  Batavia answered with one of their own after Jairo Martinez struck out but reached on a wild pitch.  Ivan Castro then singled before both runners were advanced on a sacrifice bunt by Beau Riportella.  Martinez then came in to score on a ground ball by Guillermo Toribio.   

But the Doubledays took a 3-1 lead right after on a two-run homerun by Bradley Glenn.  They added four more runs in the 8th to increase their lead to 6-2.

Batavia rallied late in the 8th when they scored three to make it 6-5.  The inning started with back-to-back walks by Alan Ahmady and Xavier Scruggs.  Both came home the next at bat when Ryde Rodriguez hit a double down the right field line.  Rodriguez then came home himself on a sacrifice fly by Riportella.  But, the inning ended there as Toribio went down looking to end the rally.

Auburn tried to add some insurance in the top of the 9th after a lead-off triple by Lance Durham.  However, Josh Squatrito got the next two batters to ground out and Scruggs had a remarkable catch in foul territory to end the threat.

Tyler Lavigne went five innings in the start with one run, three hits, one walk and eight strikeouts.  Deryk Hooker (1-1) suffered the loss in his three innings of relief.  He ended the night allowing five runs on two hits with five walks and one strikeout.

Rodriguez and Castro were the only ones with multi-hits.  Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with a double, RBI and one run.  Castro finished 2-for-3 with a run and a walk.

Batavia now travels to Auburn for a doubleheader tomorrow and closes the series away on Monday.

June 26, 2009 - 10:41pm
posted by Mollie Radzinski in baseball, muckdogs.

Batavia (4-2) got them on, but couldn’t get enough in as they lost 3-2 to Jamestown (2-5).  They stranded 13 runners on base, reaching on eight hits and ten walks.

Things got dramatic in the bottom of the 9th when the Muckdogs got a two out rally.  Matt Carpenter and Xavier Scruggs had back-to-back walks and came in to score on a triple off the bat of Ryde Rodriguez.  Niko Vasquez then reached on another walk, but Jack Cawley followed him going down looking to end the game.

Batavia also had threatened in the 6th.  Rodriguez led of the inning with a base hit.  Bases became loaded later after both Cawley and Beau Riportella drew walks.  However, with two outs, Rodriguez ended the inning at home when he attempted to slide in on a ball in the dirt.

The Jammers got on the board first in the top of the second after Ricky Orton walked, Sequoya Storecipher singled and Jose Ceballos got them both in on a two RBI base hit.  They added one more in the 6th when Kyle Jenson singled and came home on an error.

Michael Blazek (1-1) suffered the loss as the starter, going four innings with two runs, four hits, three walks and three strikeouts.

Beau Riportella was effective at the plate tonight, going 1-for-2 with a double and two full-count walks.

June 23, 2009 - 10:03pm
posted by Mollie Radzinski in baseball, muckdogs.

Batavia (4-0) pitchers shutout the Crosscutters (3-2) and the Muckdog bats came up with ten hits on the night.

Batavia got on board in the 4th scoring one run after Matt Carpenter doubled and came home on a wild pitch.  They added two more in the 6th.  Devin Goodwin led off the inning with a double.  Two batters later Ryan Jackson singled for the RBI.  Jackson then came home on a sacrifice fly by Xavier Scruggs.

But the Muckdogs weren’t done there.  The team tacked one more on in the 7th after Jack Cawley walked and came home on a fielder’s choice.  The runs kept coming in the 8th when Carpenter singled, Scruggs walked and both were moved up a base on a wild pitch.  Ryde Rodriguez then came up with a base hit to score two.  Another wild pitcher later in the inning scored the Muckdog’s last run.

Williamsport threatened in the top of the first when the first two batters reached on a walk and hit by pitch. Bases were loaded with two outs after Michael Dabbs singled, but Anthony Hewitt followed with a pop out to second base to end the inning.

Deryk Hooker threw four innings in the start with two hits, one walk and four strikeouts.  Tyler Lavigne (1-0) followed him in a strong four innings, letting up only one run with four strikeouts to earn the win.  Dan Richardson pitched a scoreless, winless 9th to end the game.

Wednesday night at 7:00 the Muckdogs go for the sweep to remain perfect.

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