PGCBL: Pilots lose at Adirondack, Victor wins debut

Matt Brown went 2-4 as the Adirondack Trail Blazers (1-2) took home a 4-2 victory over the Newark Pilots (1-1) at Robert Smith Sports Complex on Thursday.He singled in the third and eighth innings.The Newark Pilots had no answer for Tyler Childrose, who kept runners off the basepaths in his appearance. Childrose gave up just two hits, allowed one earned run, walked one and struck out one during his six innings of work.Brian Dudek paced the Newark Pilots at the plate. Dudek went 1-3 and scored two runs. He tripled in the sixth inning.Zach Crim improved to 1-0 on the year by picking up the win for the Adirondack Trail Blazers. He struck out three, walked one and surrendered one hit.Michael Schuermann (0-1) took the loss for the Newark Pilots. He lasted just two-thirds of an inning, walked one, struck out one, and allowed one run.- Complete boxscore and game recapMeanwhile, the PGCBL’s newest team, the Victor RailRiders win in the debut at Saugerties on Thursday night.John Saviano held the Saugerties Stallions (0-3) scoreless for six innings to boost the Victor RailRiders (1-0) to a 5-4 victory.Saviano allowed four hits, two walks and struck out four.Aaron Endres reached base two times. He tripled in the fourth inning.Ben Contento ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss. He lasted just four innings, walked two, struck out six, and allowed four runs.- Complete boxscore and game recapNewark returns to Colburn Park on Friday night for their home opener as they host Mohawk Valley at 7:00 pm. Victor will host Utica at Victor High School at 5:00 pm.

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