The Newark Pilots (5-2) scored a franchise record 19 runs to defeat the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs (3-5) by the score of 19-6 at Colburn Park on Saturday night.

The Newark Pilots (5-2) scored a franchise record 19 runs to defeat the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs (3-5) by the score of 19-6 at Colburn Park on Saturday night.


The Pilots struck first by scoring two runs in the bottom of the first inning. With one out and the bases loaded, Sean Osterman (St. John Fisher College) drove a ball deep to centerfield for a sac-fly that allowed Josh Crowdus (Delta State) to score from third. Cash Barker (Texas A&M) followed with a base hit up the middle allowing Joe Landi (University of Rhode Island) to score.


The Pilots exploded in the bottom of the second inning, scoring six as they were able to bat around their line-up. With one out and the bases loaded, Brent Langston (Delta State) cleared the bases with a double down the left field line allowing Ben Bostick (St. John Fisher College), Josh Perez (Mississippi College) and Landi to score.


In the bottom of the fourth, Newark had another multi-run inning as they scored five to take a 13-2 lead. With the bases loaded Osterman scored after Phillip Flach (Samford University) worked the pitcher for a walk. Crowdus later singled driving in Barker and Alloco to score. Perez followed with his own single allowing Flach and Crowdus to score.


The Pilots went on to score five runs in the bottom of the fifth, sixth and seventh innings of the game. In the bottom of the fifth, Langston was able to score for Newark during a run down. In the bottom of the sixth with bases loaded, Crowdus scored after Langston got hit by a pitch. Soon after, Perez scored as Osterman walked in his at-bat. In the bottom of the seventh, Landi smashed a hit into center field for a triple that allowed Bostick and Crowdus to score.


Mohawk Valley will be home against the Pilots at Veterans Memorial Park at 7:05 p.m. tonight.