Muckdogs top .500 mark with walk-off win over Jamestown
On STOP-DWI night at Dwyer Stadium on Thursday, Batavia fans were treated to an entertaining game that ended on a walk-off single by Charlie Szykowny.
Szykowny, primarily a shortstop with a strong arm who is hitting .292 on the season, was also the winning pitcher after giving up four runs in his single frame of work.
The University of Wisconsin-Stout senior had three hits and drove in two runs to lead the Muckdogs' offense to a 7-6 win over Jamestown.
Riding a three-game winning streak, the Muckdogs are over .500 for the first time this season, sitting at 17-16 in third place in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League's Western Division.
Batavia native Jerry Reinhart, a senior at University of Akron, had one hit and scored twice.
Abner Benitez tripled as a pinch hitter, driving in two runs and raising his season average to .292.
Starter Julian Pichardo, who came into the game with a 4-1 record, didn't figure in the decision after six innings of work in which he gave up two runs, four hits, and fanned six.
The next home game is Saturday at 7 p.m. vs. Newark.
Photos by Philip Casper.
Dr. Ross Fanara fires in a strike for the first pitch, on his birthday.
Jerry Reinhart scores game's first run.
Deputy Andrew Mullen and K-9 "Frankie."