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Dutchmen don't make things easy in victory

Albany overcomes five errors to edge Glens Falls

Albany's Jack Wietlispach tries to beat the pick-off throw to first base during Saturday's Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League game against Glens Falls at Bob Bellizzi Field.

Albany's Jack Wietlispach tries to beat the pick-off throw to first base during Saturday's Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League game against Glens Falls at Bob Bellizzi Field. Photo by Rob Jonas.

— With one out, Woodward loaded the bases on an intentional walk. The St. John's University pitcher struck out Forcier for the second out, but he hit center fielder Danny Brennan with a pitch to bring in Vigliarolo for Glens Falls' third run of the eighth inning. Davey brought in Cody White to face Kivett with the bases still loaded, and White induced Kivett into hitting a grounder that shortstop Jared Martin flipped to second baseman Zach Remillard for the final out.

Davey turned to Ricky Schafer in the ninth inning, and Schafer responded by retiring the side in order to pick up his third save of the season.

"I got three outs by not letting anybody on (base)," said Schafer. "I would have like to not have thrown so many balls, but otherwise I did my job."

Schafer's outing gave Albany's bullpen its ninth save of the season. Trevor Lacosse, a Christian Brothers Academy graduate, leads the Dutchmen with five saves.

"(Schafer) competes, and to be in the back end of the bullpen and come into the game in the ninth inning, those are the three toughest outs of the game," said Davey. "To have two guys (Schafer and Lacosse) who want to be in that role is great."

Albany's seven hits were spread out among its starting lineup. Wietlispach and third baseman Morgan Phillips each had doubles to lead the Dutchmen. Columbia High School graduate Nolan Gaige -- who joined Albany's roster earlier in the week -- contributed an RBI single and scored a run.

"Our hitters have been doing great lately, and our pitchers are coming on," said Schafer.

Albany is off until Monday, when it travels to Oneonta for a key PGCBL match-up. The Dutchmen and Outlaws finished Saturday tied for fifth place after league-leading Amsterdam knocked off Oneonta. The Outlaws travel to Elmira Sunday before facing Albany.

"We've got to get over that .500 mark," said Davey. "I saw some fire in our guys tonight, and hopefully that carries over to our next game."

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