Horseheads Vs. Elmira: Game Recap

Dan Cevette
Director, New York

Horseheads 7 - Elmira 1

This section 4 matchup took place on the first nice spring day we have had this year. Elmira rolled out RHP, Calvin Blish, while Horseheads trotted out ace RHP, Jake Burlingame. The matchup was expected to be a pitchers dual with two of the top arms in the section squaring off early – when the bats might still be sleeping.

It started off to be everything I had expected, two aces controlling the game, four punchouts through the first inning with very little contact. The game really turned in Horseheads favor when Blish lost command of the strike zone, walking one and beaning three over the next five batters. Nico Limoncelli, SS, 2017 swings an aggressive and confident bat going 2-3 with three hard-hit balls. The only out he made was a line shot to RF that Javonte Greene laid out for making a web-gem catch.

Jake Burlingame, RHP/OF, 2016 started for No. 17 Horseheads and held the Elmira offensive attack to little-to-nothing the entire game. He pitches with confidence, uses an athletic – smooth delivery, almost putting hitters asleep before the pitch. The bright spot for Elmira came late in the game when Burlingame left a fastball up and Blish hit a HR over the center-field fence. That would be the extent of the Elmira offensive attack. Zackery Wood, 2018, looks like a player to keep an eye for Elmira both on the mound and with the bat. Anthony Aumick displayed some nice athletic tools as well. (More in next weeks New York Scout Blog)

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