WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - The Watertown Rapids were looking to pick up a game on the first place Geneva Redwings Saturday night at the Alex Duffy Fairgrounds as the two teams met in a PGCBL West Division battle.
The Rapids coming off a big 5-2 win Friday night in Newark to snap a 3 game losing streak. The Rapids would score 4 in the 2nd to go up 4-0 and add to their lead in the bottom of the 3rd. Brandon Taylor shatters his bat for an infield single and Vinnie DeRubies scores from 2nd. Score: 5-0 Rapids.
Still in the 3rd, its Danny DiMarzo with a shot to left center for a base hit. Both Michael Rounds and Taylor score, increasing the Rapids lead to 7-0.
James Krick has a solid outing on the hill for Watertown. He would go 4 and 2/3 innings, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits, walking 2 and striking out 5. The Rapids scored against Geneva 8-2, the game suspended at the top of the 5th inning due to weather. Watertown plays Adirondack Monday at 6:15 PM.
On the gridiron, the Carthage Revolution were at home hosting Ithaca in Northeastern Football Alliance action.
In the 1st quarter, the Revolution defense was flexing its muscle as Kody Hall comes up with the sack. Then it was Vincent Chapman with a monster hit on the quarterback.
The Revolution threatening but Carthage quarterback Manuel Grice has his pass tipped and picked off by the Warriors.
Carthage gets on the board first late in the 1st. James Johnson breaks tackles and goes 22 yards for the touchdown, putting the Revolution on top 7-0. The Revolution go on to blank Ithaca 13-0.
After spending the last 2 seasons in the Northeastern Football Alliance with the Revolution and the North Country Tigers, the Watertown Red and Black have returned to their roots, once again playing in the Empire Football League.
The Red and Black made the post season both years in the NFA, but are glad to get back to a place they call home with some more traditional rivalries on the schedule.