Games Played Friday
Batavia Muckdogs (SS) - Winners 4-3 over Jamestown
The Muckdogs took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the second with a home run to center field by one of the Dog's hottest hitters, designated hitter Edwin Gomez. Gomez drove in another run in the top of the 3rd to drive in shortstop Colt Sedbrook. Gomez finished the night going, 3-for-4 with the home run and two RBIs.
Jamestown battled back to take a 3-2 lead in the eighth before third baseman Jermaine Curtis hit a two-run homer in the ninth to give Batavia a 4-3 lead, as they held on to win the first game of the best-of-three New York Penn League championship series.
Starter Scott Gorgen pitched six complete shutout innings, scattering six hits and two walks, while striking out four, but did not factor into the decision. Reliever Ramon Delgaldo, picked up the win, pitching 2.1 innings, including the first two batters in the bottom of the ninth.
Batavia needed three pitchers to get out of the bottom of the ninth, on in relief of Delgaldo, George Brown and Jason Buursma, they both retired the only batter they faced, with Buursma earning the save.
Game two takes place at Dwyer Stadium, the home of the Batavia Muckdogs. Game three if necessary, will also be in Batavia.
RECORD: Championship Series 1-0
Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A) - Season Over
RECORD: 75-67, 2nd place, 8.0 GB
Springfield Cardinals (Double-A) -
RECORD: 76-64 overall, 2nd place in first and second half
Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A) -
RECORD: 75-62 overall, 1st place, first half and 4th place, 2nd half
Quad Cities River Bandits (A) -
RECORD: 68-66 overall, 4th place in first and second half
Johnson City Cardinals (R) - Season Over
RECORD: 40-25, 2nd place, 0.5 GB
Gulf Coast League Cardinals (R) - Season Over
RECORD: 17-38, 5th place, 16.0 GB
VSL Cardinals (R) - Season Over
RECORD: 31-34, 5th Place, 13.5 GB
DSL Cardinals (R) - Season Over
RECORD: 27-39, Last Place, 15.0 GB
Minor League Pitcher of the Day - Scott Gorgen
It's one of the strange things about baseball, Gorgen didn't factor into the decision in game one of the NYP League championship series, despite pitching six complete shutout innings. Gorgen takes home the Birdhouse ‘Pitcher of the Day‘ honors as a consolation.
Minor League Player of the Day - Jermaine Curtis
His two run homer in the top of the ninth gave the Muckdogs the win in game on of the NYP League championship series.
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