NYCBL: Torrid Crush climb to 2nd place
GENEVA — Coming up with a pair of narrow road victories over the Geneva Red Wings on Sunday has propelled the streaking Cortland Crush into second place in the New York Collegiate Baseball League Eastern Division standings.
The Crush continued their recent stretch of success with 4-3 and 6-4 wins in a pair of seven-inning contests at McDonough Park, improving to 16-12 with that sweep. Now winners of five straight games — and having won seven of its last 10 outings — Cortland is still chasing after the first place Syracuse Salt Cats, who are 18-10 following the July 4th holiday weekend.
The Red Wings fell to 15-12 and are a half-game behind the Crush in the Eastern Division standings.
“I was with this team last year and it is a totally different team this year,” said Cortland shortstop Hank Pellicciotti, the junior at the University of Binghamton who calls Johnson City home contributing a clutch three-run double to the second game victory. “We’re all here to play ball and win. Each of us keeps doing their part to ride up in the standings.”