Courtesy of Muckdogs.com
BATAVIA – You never know who will step up for the Batavia Muckdogs night to night. It’s the main reason the team is 17-9, sitting in first place in the Pinckney Division.
Thursday night, it was Jack Strunc‘s turn, as the shortstop went 3-for-4 with two doubles to lead Batavia to a 5-2 win over the Lowell Spinners.
Lowell is now 17-8 and Friday night’s game in Batavia will determine who has the best overall record in the New York-Penn League.
“I’m trying to see the ball as long as possible, I’m not trying to do too much,” said Strunc. “I’m seeing a few more pitches than normal and I think that’s helping.”
Albert Guaimaro made three outstanding catches in right field including two running grabs near the fence to go with his RBI single at the plate. His defense kept runners from scoring in three innings.
Pitching was strong again as Dakota Bennett picks up the win throwing five innings of shut out ball with three strikeouts and Geremy Galindez notched his second save, throwing a scoreless ninth with a strikeout. Easton Lucas started, striking out two in two innings and one of the new Muckdogs, Brock Love threw one scoreless inning with a strikeout. Love is a 34th round pick the Marlins from the 2019 draft and played at University of Alabama.
Coming up: Friday is Crafty Hour where the large selection of craft beers are just $3. There will be other specials and events during the 7:05 p.m. p.m. game.