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Muckdogs gain ground in the West with win over Jamestown

By Howard B. Owens

The Batavia Muckdogs continued their recent winning ways and padded their lead in the PGCBL Western Division by dominating their closest division rival, the Jamestown Tarp Skunks, for a 9-2 win at home on Wednesday.

Julian Pichardo, a University of Fort Lauderdale senior and in his third year with the Muckdogs, notched his 100 career strikeout in the game. 

Pichardo got the win (3-0, 1.73) by going 6 2/3 innings, allowing only one run.  

He now has K'd 103 batters in his PGCBL career.

It was also a big night for Josh Leadem. The U of R senior scored his 50th career run in the PGCBL, and with three runs scored in the game, now has 53.  He was 2-4 with two doubles and two stolen bases.

Leadem is hitting .238 on the season but has drawn 11 walks. He has 21 stolen bases, 18 runs scored, 15 hits, seven RBIs, and one of the team's two home runs.

Adam Agresti went 2-3 with a run scored, a double, and two RBIs, along with a walk. Henry Daniels went 2-2 with an RBI.

The Muckdogs are now 17-8 on the season, and the Tarp Skunks fall to 13-8.

The attendance on Wednesday was 1,844.

Tonight (Thursday), the Muckdogs travel to Geneva to face the Red Wings.  They're back home on Friday for a non-league game against Syracuse. Game time is 6:35 p.m.  On Saturday, they face Elmira at home. Game time is 6:35 p.m.

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