Dutchmen come up short against Watertown

Albany can't get clutch hits in PGCBL loss

— "He did enough to win the ballgame. We just didn't do enough behind him," Davey said of Graham.

Albany had a chance to get back in the game in the bottom of the sixth inning. Shortstop Adam Young reached second on a throwing error, but only got as far as third base following back-to-back flyouts from Zach and Will Remillard. Gasporra walked, but Douglas struck out to end the threat.

A similar series of events unfolded in the bottom of the seventh. Martin led off the inning with a single, and left fielder Cody Ellis worked a one-out walk. The two runners moved up on center fielder Nolan Gaige's groundout, but Young popped out to end the inning.

Not scoring in the seventh inning proved to be costly for Albany. Gleason and Rajkovich each drove in runs in the top of the eighth inning to increase Watertown's lead to 5-1.

Albany mounted one more rally in the bottom of the eighth. Zach Remillard doubled to lead off the inning, and older brother Will Remillard followed with a single to put runners on the corners. Just as he did in the fourth inning, Gasporra drilled a ball to the deepest part of the ballpark. This time, though, Watertown center fielder Brandon Cipolla got under the fly ball and caught it. Zach Remillard scored on the play to cut the deficit to 5-2, but the Dutchmen drew no closer than that.

"I was just trying to square up (on the ball)," said Gasporra. "But this time, it didn't get there."

"You've got to give credit to their center fielder. He got back there and made the out," said Davey.

Albany will try to end its two-game losing streak Saturday when it travels to Watertown to complete a home-and-home series with the Wizards. The Dutchmen's next home game is Monday against league-leading Amsterdam.

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