Watertown Rapids drop 2 straight over the weekend

Watertown Rapid drop 2 in a row

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - After winning four in a row, the Watertown Rapids dropped their second straight game Sunday night, falling to Mohawk Valley 7-1 on the road.

The collegiate baseball team fell 12-4 to the Utica Blue Sox at home Saturday night.

The Rapids now sit at 5-3 on the season and are back in action Monday night at the Alex Duffy Fairgrounds when they host Mohawk Valley in a 6:15 p.m. start.

Despite their current slide, Rapids manager Michael Wood is pleased with his team's play the first week of the season.

"We hit the ball really well, we kind of get in the groove," he said. "Some of our hits, a lot of our hits, come in bunches -- we've had a couple of those six-hit days, but a couple games now we've had 14, 15 hits, so seems like once we get going, they always say, in baseball hitting's contagious and I think that proves true with our team."

Wood says the pitching is coming along, too.

“We’re getting a lot of good innings from our bullpen and a lot of good starts, so, to us, we’re piecing it together, we’re playing both sides of the ball, which is important.”

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