Szykowny's four-run blast helps power Muckdogs to 11-1 win
Batavia hitters unloaded on Newark pitchers Thursday evening in an offensive onslaught that included a grand slam home run by shortstop Charlie Szykowny (top and bottom photos).
Szykowny went 2-2 raising his season average to .311. The big blast was Szykowny's first HR of the season.
Batavia native Jerry Reinhart was 2-3, scoring twice.
The Muckdogs won 11-1 lifting the team's recored to 19-17. Batavia is in third place, a half-game behind the Geneva Red Wings with six games to go in the regular season.
Blair Frederick was the winning pitcher, going five and a third innings, giving up only two hits, walking one and whiffing eight.
The Muckdogs' final home games of the regular season are tonight at 7 against Jamestown, Sunday at 4:05 p.m. also against Jamestown, and Thursday, 7:05 p.m., against Niagara Power. Jamestown is in first place in the Western Division with a record of 26-12.
Photos by Philip Casper.
David Chua throwing out the first pitch.
Jerry Reinhart with a head-first slide into second base after a line drive into right field.