The Golden Eagles fell to the Amsterdam Mohawks 3-2 on Monday night as Amsterdam third baseman Matt Mack scored on center fielder Andrew Green’s one-out single in the top of the ninth inning off Golden Eagles reliever Chris Myers. Glens Falls (15-10) and Amsterdam (17-12) are now tied for first place in the East Division.
Amsterdam improved to 11-7 away from Shuttleworth Park while Glens Falls fell to 9-5 at East Matt Mack (Radford) led off the ninth inning with a single to center. Mohawks second baseman DeMarcus Henderson sacrificed Mack to second with one-out. Then Andrew Green (East Tennessee State) picked up his sixth RBI of the season lining one into center to give Amsterdam the 3-2 lead.
The Golden Eagles threatened in the bottom of the ninth. Mike Kindel (Kansas State) led off the inning with a single into left field. He then stole second base with no outs. DH Mike Tirri (UAlbany)struck out, Catcher KJ Alexander (Dallas Baptist) flew out to right and then shortstop Anthony Pisani (Southern Maine) grounded out to end the game.
Mohawks reliever Derrick Brewer (Radford) pitched two scoreless innings to pick up his third win of the season while Abram Williams (Radford) notched his second save.
Kayvon Bahramzadeh (Kansas State) got his first start of the season for Glens Falls. He went five innings giving up one run on five hits and struck out one.
Amsterdam took a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning as Josh Nethaway (UAlbany) scored on the DeMarcus Henderson (Mississippi State) RBI single into center field to give the Mohawks a 1-0 lead. It was Henderson’s seventh RBI on the season.
Amsterdam extended their lead to 2-0 in the top of the sixth inning off Golden Eagles reliever Max McNabb (Southern Maine). Catcher Parker Morin (Southern Idaho) led off the sixth with a single to center. Then with a 2-1 count, right fielder Josh Nethaway doubled one down the line scoring Parker Morin.
The Golden Eagles responded to tie the game in the bottom half of the inning. John Rooney (Siena) and Kyle Ruchim (Northwestern) got back-to-back singles to lead off the sixth. They advanced to second and third on the sacrifice bunt by Ricky Claudio (St. Thomas). Rooney then scored on the RBI ground out by right fielder David Olsen (UAlbany) to cut the Mohawks lead to 2-1. Left fielder Mike Kindel tied the game at 2-2 as he snuck one under the glove of Mohawks second baseman DeMarcus Henderson.
The game would remain tied until the Green RBI single in the ninth.
Tuesday, the Golden Eagles travel to Dunn Field in Elmira to take on the Pioneers (13-13). Amsterdam (17-12) will host the Cooperstown Hawkeyes (14-10) at Shuttleworth Park.
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