Muckdogs Game Notes
Written by Dan Fischer on June 18, 2018
Today’s Game- Batavia opens up their first homestand of the season tonight against West Virginia (Pirates). This is the first game of the three game series against the Black Bears, and then Williamsport (Phillies) comes to Dwyer Stadium for three games.
That was yesterday- A four run 5th and 8th innings gave Auburn the lead late in the game. Jerar Encarnacion continued his hot streak going 2-5 in the game with a double. He currently sits third in the NYPL with a .462 avergae.
This year’s team- The Muckdogs roster consists of 14 returning players from last year’s roster. Four players have made it up to full season-A (Boyd, Cespedes, Martin, and Torres). The roster currently consists of 14 pitchers, four catchers, six infielders, and six outfielders.
Same Skipper- Calling the shots this season will be second year manager Mike Jacobs. Jacobs spent seven years in the bigs with Mets, Marlins, Royals, and the Diamondbacks. He clubbed 100 HR’s in his MLB career, 32 of which came in 2008 with the Florida Marlins. He also tacked on 93 RBI’s that year. His first year as a manager in Batavia saw the team go 30-45.
Some Superlatives- This year’s players come in all shapes and sizes. The tallest being Sean Reynolds who towers at 6’7”. The shortest five check in at 5’11”. The youngest Muckdog is Dakota Bennett who is currently 18, and the oldest on the roster is Logan Boyd who is 24.
Familiar Foes- The Muckdogs and Black Bears will square off 1 more times this season, the second most among any other opponent this season. The next meeting starts on July 1st with a three game set in Morgantown