WASHINGTON, PA – The Road Warrior Black Sox defeated the Saranac Lake Surge by a score of 7-1 in the first game of todays Empire League Series where the first place Black Sox took on the last place Surge.

The Black Sox took an early lead in the 2nd inning when first baseman Frank Podkul blasted an opposite field Home Run.

They would add 2 more in the bottom of the 3rd inning on a clutch 2 out, 2 RBI single up the middle by shortstop Zane Gelphman to score Manny Gomez and Vee Desai.

In the 5th inning, Derek Reddy singled with 2 outs, stole second base, advanced to third on a wild pitch and would score on another 2 out single this time by Omar Artsen. The Black Sox would get another run in the 6th on yet another 2 out single, this time by Pete Yorgen to score Frank Podkul.

The Surge would get on the board in the 7th inning when Will Thomas singled to the left side scoriing Kyle Robinson who singled for the second time in the game.

Carlos Canelon started for the Saranac Lake Surge going 5 innings allowing 4 earned on 5 hits and striking out 8 batters. Nick Garcia was the starter for the Black Sox going 7 innings allowing just 1 earned on 8 hits and striking out 8 batters. Joe Jones would come in and pitch 2 innings strikiking out 4 batters and allowing just 1 hit.

Garcia has been credited with the victory while Canelon will take his first loss of the series. Both teams will resume play tomorrow at 11am and 3pm.

Article by Empire Media