Destroyers pick up victory

The Mansfield Destroyers mercy ruled the Genesee Rapids 11-1 in seven innings in New York Collegiate Baseball League action on Friday.

CV grad Tyler Melko had two hits, four RBI and scored a run for Mansfield,getting a double in the game.

Mansfield grad Kipp Hillson scored a run and drew a walk in the game.

Tioga’s Pierce Hendershot had no at-bats, but played in the field in the game.

Troy’s Nick Colton pitched a scoreless inning with a strikeout in the game.

Grant Vera had three hits, with a double, an RBI and scored three runs. Andrew Walker had two hits, with a double, and three RBI.

Squirrels fly past Rumble Ponies

The Rumble Ponies (2-1, 36-30) fell to the Richmond Flying Squirrels 4-1 in the series-opener at NYSEG Stadium Friday evening. It snaps the Ponies three-game winning streak but extends their skid at home to four games.

Richmond (2-1, 25-45) got on the board early with a two-out RBI single from Will Maddox. Then with the next batter Jalen Miller at the plate and runners at the corners, Harol Gonzalez threw an errant pickoff throw to first allowing Gio Brusa to score from third. Brusa would also hit a long solo homer in the eighth to put the Squirrels up 4-1.

The lone Ponies run came in the bottom of the fourth with an RBI single from Barrett Barnes. Barnes has had an RBI in three of his last four games. The hit scored Ali Sanchez, who extended his hitting streak to eleven games with a one-out double.

Gonzalez (3-3) allowed six hits over five innings allowing three runs (two earned) with three walks and five strikeouts taking his second consecutive loss. Gonzalez is still looking for his first win since throwing a combined no-hitter on May 8 in Harrisburg. Brandon Beachy (2-3) got the win allowing only two hits and one run over six innings.

The Rumble Ponies continue their series with the Flying Squirrels Saturday night with first pitch at 6:35 p.m. on Newsradio 1290 WNBF and the Binghamton Rumble Ponies channel on TuneIn. The Horizons Federal Credit Union Pregame show begins at 6:20 p.m.

Yankees win 7th straight, beat struggling Astros

NEW YORK (AP) — Gary Sánchez and Gleyber Torres each homered for the third game in a row, providing a pair of two-run shots that sent the New York Yankees past the skidding Houston Astros 4-1 on Friday night for their seventh straight victory.

Aaron Judge was hitless in his return to the lineup — batting leadoff — but James Paxton (5-3) won consecutive starts for the first time with the Yankees, who matched their longest winning streak of the year.

Houston wasted a strong start from Brad Peacock (6-5) and has dropped six in a row for the first time since July 2015.

Paxton went five-plus innings before handing a slim lead to a shutdown bullpen that delivered again for the AL East leaders.

Aroldis Chapman got three outs for his 21st save in 23 attempts. He was checked by a trainer after slipping to the turf while fielding Jose Altuve’s bunt single with two outs in the ninth. Then he threw a called third strike past rookie bopper Yordan Álvarez with two aboard to end it.

Houston went 1 for 13 with runners in scoring position and stranded 12 in all.

The Astros scored on successive doubles by Tyler White and Jake Marisnick with two outs in the fourth.