Category: Dailies

Get Your Tickets Saturday May 14th!!!

Attention Muckdogs fans, this Saturday is a busy day over here at Dwyer Stadium.  May 14th marks the start of individual game ticket sales as well as couple other events.

What:  Job Fair/Booster Club Garage Sale
When: Saturday May 14th from 9am-noon

What: National Anthem Contest
When:  Saturday May 14th from noon-2pm

What:  Box Office will be open for individual tickets, season tickets sales, and coupon books
When:  Saturday May 14th from 9am-2pm

Come stop by to check out all we have going on our just to check out the field and get in the baseball spirit!

Lets make 2011 a season to remember…

Playoff Push

With the season nearing the homestretch, the Muckdogs won a crucial game last night against Aberdeen, by a score of 10-1.  The win improves Batavia to 29-22 on the season, and hopefully will spark the team to the finish.  The Muckdog victory, combined with both Williamsport and Jamestown losing, helped Batavia close the gap between the teams.  Currently Batavia trails Jamestown by 1.5 games for the Division lead, and Williamsport by 1 game for the Wild-Card.  In the New York-Penn League the 3 divisional winners and 1 wild-card reach the playoffs.  The next 4 homegames before the All-Star break could prove crucial for your Muckdogs, so come out and route them on.  We have home games tonight, Friday, Saturday (all @7:05pm) and Sunday (@1:05pm).  Also Friday night’s game will be followed by FIREWORKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

J-Rod Sparks Muckdogs To Extra Inning “W”: Muckdogs 8 Doubledays 7

Being down 0-5 in the 1st inning or down 1 in the 10th might discourage most teams, but not this Muckdogs squad.  The team once again proved their mental toughness as they overcame the early deficit to win their 5th straight. 

Jon Rodriguez gave the 1,800 fans at Dwyer Stadium something to cheer about last night.  J-Rod made the most of his one at bat for the Muckdogs, ripping a pinch hit double to score the tying run in the bottom of the 10th inning.  The double also allowed Joey Bergman to advance to 3rd base, on a close play which resulted in Auburn’s 3rd baseman being ejected.  Bergman being at 3rd proved crucial, as he scored on a wild pitch, to complete the Muckdogs comback. 

Victor Sanchez was a hitting machine, going 4 for 5 while scoring 3 runs.  Bergman finished the game 3 for 5 with 2 rbi and that game winning run.  Jon Edwards  absolutely crushed a 2 run home run in the 6th inning to spark the Muckdogs’ comeback, he ended up 2 for 4 with 3 rbi and 2 runs scored.  Nick Longmire had his typical solid game, going 2 for 5 and stealing 2 bases.  All-in-all the ‘Dogs tallied up 15 hits on the night, to give the largest crowd of the season something to remember.

Justin Edwards had to deal with several errors behind him, which led to 5 runs being given up in the 1st inning, only 2 of which were earned.  After that though the pitcher shut down Auburn for the next 3 innings.  Then Batavia’s middle relievers Travis Lawler and Houston Summers pitched 4.1 innings allowing only 1 earned run on 3 hits.    THEN IT WAS RADA TIME!  Batavia’s closer Jose Rada, whose become a fan favorite, struck out 4 batters in 1.2 innings.  He picked up the win, improving to 4-1 on the year.

Batavia plays a crucial game against Jamestown tonight at 7:05.  The two teams are tied for the wild-card lead and 2nd place in the division.  THERE WILL BE A FRISBEE GIVEAWAY AND POST GAME FIREWORKS TONIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

J-Rod Sparks Muckdogs To Extra Inning “W”: Muckdogs 8 Doubledays 7

Being down 0-5 in the 1st inning or down 1 in the 10th might discourage most teams, but not this Muckdogs squad.  The team once again proved their mental toughness as they overcame the early deficit to win their 5th straight. 

Jon Rodriguez gave the 1,800 fans at Dwyer Stadium something to cheer about last night.  J-Rod made the most of his one at bat for the Muckdogs, ripping a pinch hit double to score the tying run in the bottom of the 10th inning.  The double also allowed Joey Bergman to advance to 3rd base, on a close play which resulted in Auburn’s 3rd baseman being ejected.  Bergman being at 3rd proved crucial, as he scored on a wild pitch, to complete the Muckdogs comback. 

Victor Sanchez was a hitting machine, going 4 for 5 while scoring 3 runs.  Bergman finished the game 3 for 5 with 2 rbi and that game winning run.  Jon Edwards  absolutely crushed a 2 run home run in the 6th inning to spark the Muckdogs’ comeback, he ended up 2 for 4 with 3 rbi and 2 runs scored.  Nick Longmire had his typical solid game, going 2 for 5 and stealing 2 bases.  All-in-all the ‘Dogs tallied up 15 hits on the night, to give the largest crowd of the season something to remember.

Justin Edwards had to deal with several errors behind him, which led to 5 runs being given up in the 1st inning, only 2 of which were earned.  After that though the pitcher shut down Auburn for the next 3 innings.  Then Batavia’s middle relievers Travis Lawler and Houston Summers pitched 4.1 innings allowing only 1 earned run on 3 hits.    THEN IT WAS RADA TIME!  Batavia’s closer Jose Rada, whose become a fan favorite, struck out 4 batters in 1.2 innings.  He picked up the win, improving to 4-1 on the year.

Batavia plays a crucial game against Jamestown tonight at 7:05.  The two teams are tied for the wild-card lead and 2nd place in the division.  THERE WILL BE A FRISBEE GIVEAWAY AND POST GAME FIREWORKS TONIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Biserta’s Bat Boosts Batavia To The Win: Muckdogs 3 Crosscutters 2

With one swing of the bat in the bottom of the 4th inning, Patrick Biserta gave the Muckdogs all the runs they needed on Monday night.  The 24th Round pick out of Rutgers picked a great time to hit his first professional home run.  With the Muckdogs trailing 0-1, Geoff Klein and Adam Melker stood on base as Biserta approached the plate.  Not yet known for his power the “Pat Malacaro Look Alike” (Muckdogs radio broadcaster), drove ta no-doubt-about-it shot out of Dwyer Stadium.  For those of you not familiar with the Outfielder (who was DH last night), Biserta was a First Team All-BIG EAST selection last season.  He showed signs of power in college, belting 18 homers and 17 doubles as a junior at Rutgers.

Those 3 runs that came off the end of Biserta’s bat were more than enough for the Muckdogs pitching staff, which has quickly become very reliable.  Andy Moss picked up his 4th win of the season, allowing only 6 hits and 1 run over 5.2 innings of work.  Matt North and Chase Reid pitched the next 2.2 innings, only giving up 1 run on 2 hits.  Then it was RADA TIME!  Jose Rada came into the game and shut down the Crosscutters to pick up his 9th save of the season.  Rada also lowered his ERA to an astounding 0.84!!!!!

The win moves the Muckdogs to 20-16 on the season and only 1 game out of both the division lead and the wild-card.  Batavia has quickly become one of the hottest teams in the NYPL, winning 10 of their last 13 ballgames.  The team will enjoy a nice day off today, before taking on rival Auburn in a two game road series.  On Friday and Saturday night they return to Dwyer Stadium.  Each night feature a giveaway (Fan “Fans” and Frisbees) and post-game fireworks.  Get your tickets now because with the fireworks, giveaways, and great play the stadium should be full.

Biserta’s Bat Boosts Batavia To The Win: Muckdogs 3 Crosscutters 2

With one swing of the bat in the bottom of the 4th inning, Patrick Biserta gave the Muckdogs all the runs they needed on Monday night.  The 24th Round pick out of Rutgers picked a great time to hit his first professional home run.  With the Muckdogs trailing 0-1, Geoff Klein and Adam Melker stood on base as Biserta approached the plate.  Not yet known for his power the “Pat Malacaro Look Alike” (Muckdogs radio broadcaster), drove ta no-doubt-about-it shot out of Dwyer Stadium.  For those of you not familiar with the Outfielder (who was DH last night), Biserta was a First Team All-BIG EAST selection last season.  He showed signs of power in college, belting 18 homers and 17 doubles as a junior at Rutgers.

Those 3 runs that came off the end of Biserta’s bat were more than enough for the Muckdogs pitching staff, which has quickly become very reliable.  Andy Moss picked up his 4th win of the season, allowing only 6 hits and 1 run over 5.2 innings of work.  Matt North and Chase Reid pitched the next 2.2 innings, only giving up 1 run on 2 hits.  Then it was RADA TIME!  Jose Rada came into the game and shut down the Crosscutters to pick up his 9th save of the season.  Rada also lowered his ERA to an astounding 0.84!!!!!

The win moves the Muckdogs to 20-16 on the season and only 1 game out of both the division lead and the wild-card.  Batavia has quickly become one of the hottest teams in the NYPL, winning 10 of their last 13 ballgames.  The team will enjoy a nice day off today, before taking on rival Auburn in a two game road series.  On Friday and Saturday night they return to Dwyer Stadium.  Each night feature a giveaway (Fan “Fans” and Frisbees) and post-game fireworks.  Get your tickets now because with the fireworks, giveaways, and great play the stadium should be full.

HUUUGGGGGEEEEEE WIN FOR THE ‘DOGS: Muckdogs 8 Crosscutters 1

The Muckdogs continued their march towards the top of the Pinckney Division last night, beating Williamsport by a score of 8-1.  With the win, Batavia moves within two games of division leading Jamestown and only 1 game out of the Wild Card spot.  After struggling out of the gate, the Muckdogs seem to have found a perfect combination of timely hitting and much improved pitching.  Throw in a shutdown closer in Jose Rada (a la Adam Reifer circa 2008) and this team is starting to resemble that of the 2008 NYPL Champions. 

As many fans have grown accustomed to, Nick Longmire and Audry Perez provided the spark at the plate for the Muckdogs.  Longmire went 3 for 4 with 4 RBI, 3 runs scored, and a solo homerun in the 5th inning.  The homerun gives Longmire 6 on the season and his 4 RBI raise his total to 33.  Audry Perez, went 2 for 4 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored.  Perez, who is quite possibly the hottest hitting catcher in MILB raised his average to .358 and his RBI total to 27.  Victor Sanchez, 2 RBI, and Colin Walsh, 1 RBI, drove in the remaining 3 runs for Batavia.

Justin Edwards had another solid start for Batavia, striking out 7 and allowing only 1 run over 6 innings of work.  After that Chris Corrigan and Keith Butler held the Crosscutters to only 1 hit over the next 3 innings.

Batavia returns to action tonight at Dwyer Stadium against Williamsport again.  Gates open at 6pm with the game starting at 7:05 pm.  Come support the team and enjoy a wonderful night at the ballpark.