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Watertown Rams ousted in two games


ELMIRA — Colby Gee ripped a two-run double and the Elmira Pioneers took advantage of three errors as part of a five-run second inning en route to defeating the Watertown Rams, 7-3, to sweep the best-of-three Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League West Division Championship series Saturday at Dunn Field.

Elmira won the series with wins Friday and Saturday, eliminating the Rams.

Gee provided a big hit for the second straight game as he singled to drive in the winning run for Elmira in its 7-6, 14-inning win over Watertown in game one.

The Pioneers’ Andrew Nist and Brian Bashara each chipped in with RBI singles in the seventh inning to put the game out of reach. Taylor Hillson provided an RBI and Jasper Adams pitched six innings for the win for Elmira.

Dominic Lopez laced a run-scoring single in the seventh to pull Watertown to within 5-3. Pioneers manager Matt Burch and catcher Dave Hoffman were ejected after Bobby Indeglia scored on the single.

The Rams took a 1-0 lead in the second after scoring on a wild pitch and picked up their second run in the sixth.

Watertown had a the bases loaded with one out in the sixth and the ninth, but could not push a run across.

Joe Moroney collected three hits for the Rams. Starter Peter Irvin took the loss.

Watertown has not won a playoff game since it beat the Glens Falls Golden Eagles in 2008 when the team was playing in the New York Collegiate Baseball League as the Wizards.

Elmira will face the winner of the PGCBL East Division Championship Series between the Albany Dutchmen and defending-champion Amsterdam Mohawks in the best-of-three PGCBL Championship Series starting Tuesday. Albany tied the series at one game apiece with a 9-8 win in 10 innings over Amsterdam.

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