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Albany Athletics (5), Albany Thunder (4)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Albany Athletics 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5 5 0
Albany Thunder 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 4 5 2


The Athletics' Connor Pingitore cracked a key two run double in a fourth inning rally to lead the Albany Athletics to  5-4 victory, its seventh straight to open league play, over the Albany Thunder.     Nate Novak doubled to lead off the fourth, then the A's got a walk and error to set up the bases loaded for Pingitore's big hit.  The Athletics got a sacrifice fly RBI from Chris Salamida later in the inning, following an infield error that plated another run.    A's righthander Nick Bird was cruising into the sixth inning with a 5-1 lead and two outs until Evan Arias hit a three-run homer to pull the Thunder within 5-4. The A's called on lefthander Chris Salamida in the inning who proceeded to strikeout the last batter and three more in the seventh to earn the save.    Arias also hit an RBI single in the fourth for the Thunder to finish 2-for-2 on the night.