The Batavia Muckdogs Bulletin: 08/15/08

With the season nearing its end, the Batavia Muckdogs stand one game out of first place in the New York-Penn League's Pinckney Division.



The Batavia Muckdogs won four games and dropped three over the past week to stand one game out of first place.  Batavia won the first game of its series at Brooklyn before dropping the final two by one run in each.  It was then on to Tri-City where the "Dogs" got back on the winning track by taking the first two games of the series.  On Friday night, the team got off on the right foot with a victory over Auburn.


Who's Hot


Colt Sedbrook has 14 hits in his last 36 at bats (.388).  Brett Lilley is hitting .314/.359/.371 in 11 games since being promoted from Johnson City.


In his last eight innings spanning two games, Arquimedes Nieto has allowed only one hit and has struck out 10.  Thomas Eager has posted a 1.70 in 42.1 innings this season.  Adam Reifer has earned 16 saves while striking out 29 batters in 21 innings. 


Who's Not


Xavier Scruggs has only one extra base hit in his last 34 at bats.  In his last 30 at bats, Shane Peterson has only three hits. 


On August 10, Josh Hester was tagged for five runs in only three innings. 


New York-Penn League


With a record of 33-23, the Muckdogs are only one game behind first place Jamestown. 


Nieto, Reifer, Sedbrook, Peterson, Jermaine Curtis, and Frederick Parejo will represent Batavia at the All-Star Game.  With six representatives, the Muckdogs tied Jamestown for the most players picked for the game.


Sedbrook ranks fifth in the league in OBP, seventh in hits, and is tied for third in triples.  Peterson ranks eighth in OBP while Jose Garcia has the fourth highest stolen base total.


Nieto's ERA of 1.42 is the best in the league, over a half a run better than Brad Holt who ranks second.  His five wins are tied for the fifth best total in the league and he is tied for the best WHIP among those who have qualified.  Adam Reifer's 16 saves is the tops among NY-Penn League relievers.


Batavia ranks third in hitting, slugging, and fourth in on base percentage.  On the pitching side, the team ranks fourth in team ERA and first in saves.


Up Next


The Muckdogs will play the final two games of its three game series with Auburn before hosting a two-game set with Mahoning Valley.  In between is the League All-Star Game, on Tuesday the 19th in Troy, New York. Then the host town of the Little League World Series, Williamsport, comes to Batavia.



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