GENEVA — After getting upended by Amsterdam by a score of 16-4 on Thursday night, the Red Wings (13-6) responded with a lopsided victory themselves as they downed Elmira (8-13) by a score of 16-2 at McDonough Park on Friday night.
Geneva jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first as Harrison Treble cracked a two RBI single that brought infielder Trey Yunger and outfielder Brandon Cooper home.
The Red Wings expanded their lead in the bottom of the second as they exploded for eight runs.
Yunger chipped in with a two RBI single that scored Josh Lester and Brennan Chisholm. Kross Grundy put his name in the stat column with another two-run single, scoring Yunger and Brandon Cooper for the second time.
Treble continued to show his dominance at the plate as he doubled into right field, allowing Trevor Rogers to reach home plate. Harrison Treble would end up 3-for-5 at the plate with three runs scored and three runs batted in.
Grundy would touch home plate himself as he scored off of Daniel Sperling’s sac-fly.
The bats kept hot for Geneva in as Josh Lester slammed an RBI double into left field, allowing Treble to cross home plate. Lester then made it home safely off of one of Elmira’s five errors of the night.
By the time the second inning had concluded, the Red Wings were up 10-0.
The Pioneers were able to contain the Red Wings for two straight innings until Rogers reach first on an error which setup Yunger to score.
Lester tacked on another run in the bottom of the sixth to make it a 12-1 affair.
The Red Wings impressive hitting clinic carried over into the seventh inning.
Cooper slugged a solo home run — his third of the year — which was followed up with a Lester RBI single. With a bases loaded situation Brennan Chisholm was hit by a pitch, allowing Treble to trot home.
Daniel Sperling capped things off as he reached home plate off a Brainy Rojas sac-fly. Jacob Maser performed well on the mound as pitched five innings, striking out four and surrendering seven hits.
In other local PGCBL action from Friday night:
Watertown 5, Newark 2
NEWARK — The Pilots found themselves in an early 2-0 hole that they couldn’t climb out of at Colburn Park on Friday night.
The Rapids expanded their lead to 3-0 in the top of the second as Dylan Sanchez brought in Brandon Taylor by way of an RBI single.
Newark would score their only runs of the contest in the bottom half of the second inning as Dylan Duplechain chipped in with an RBI single that allowed Parker Denny to trot across home plate.
Even with Watertown’s six errors, the Pilots couldn’t muster any more than two runs on three hits.
Duplechain scored himself off of a Jordan Fiedor sac-fly. Duplechain was the bright spot for Newark in the game. He finished the game going 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.
Watertown was able to get more breathing room in the top of the third inning as designated hitter Michael Rounds’ double scored first baseman Vinny DeRubeis.
Catcher Trevor Fagan put the game away in the fourth inning with his RBI single that allowed Taylor to score for the second time of the evening.
Pilots pitcher Matthew Boyko did all he could on the mound as he pitched five innings with five strikeouts. Boyko allowed 10 hits and five runs in the losing effort.