Amateur Baseball Report, 1996 July 22

After having yet another game rained out last Tuesday, the Saugerties Dutchmen won a contest on the field for the first time this month, downing former Mohawk-Hudson Baseball League foes the Troy Haymakers 8-0 on Thursday. On Saturday, they played host to the Middletown Explorers of the Hudson Valley Rookie League and fell 8-5 to split the season series. Sunday's Cantine Field offering was to have been a doubleheader with defending Rookie League champs the New Paltz Knights, but as the visitors only brought seven players, the Dutchmen loaned them a few and the all-Saugerties squad whomped the mostly-New Paltz squad 10-0. The Dutchies claimed the nightcap by forfeit, upping their record to 16-9 on the season.

Next weekend marks the final Saugerties Dutchmen baseball action for the season, as Cantine Field plays host to the third annual Roy Helsmoortel Memorial Tournament. The round robin action starts Saturday morning at 11 and ends Sunday evening with contests between the past two champions, the Dutchmen and the Otsego Macs. In between, each squad plays two games against the Long Island Orioles, who finished 1-3 in the Sawyer Motors Classic earlier this season. And as always, we'll have the report on that next week from our Hudson Valley correspondent, Babs O'Reilly.

With the Saugerties Dutchmen report, this is Joe Schlobotnik, Mr. Squishy Sports.

Last Modified: 1996 July 22
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