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Mohawks Down Dutchmen at Shuttleworth

Things got ugly on Monday night when the Dutchmen visited Amsterdam, but after all 23 runs had crossed home plate, each of the 26 hits had fallen in safely, and after the teams totaled five errors, the Mohawks emerged from the wreckage with an unsightly 14-9 win over the Albany Dutchmen at Shuttleworth Park.

The torrential downpours that drenched Amsterdam much of Monday afternoon not only set the tone for the poor play on the field, but also delayed it. The game was pushed back by 15 minutes as the Mohawk players and coaches fervently manicured the infield clay to assure the first pitch – which Jack Fischer (Wake Forest) finally threw at 7:20 PM.

The Dutchmen tallied the first run of the ballgame in the top of the first on an Andrew Deeds (Morehead State) RBI single – Deeds finished the game 4-5 with a homerun and four RBI.

Amsterdam posted three runs of their own in the bottom of the second when Josh Netheway (Albany) drove in a run with a single, and the next batter, Matt Mack (Radford), plated two more with another hard single.

After a wild next few innings that featured four Amsterdam errors, four unearned Albany runs, and at least one run scored in each of the first eight half innings, the Mohawks led 11-8 headed to the top of the fifth.

That’s when Will Kendall (Auburn) appeared out of the bullpen and brought some crispness to the mound, in fact, he brought more than that. The lefty allowed a leadoff single to Ryan Van Amburg (Pepperdine) in the fifth and then retired the next nine men he faced, he struck out the side twice and fanned seven total Dutchmen over three and a third innings of scoreless relief.

Luke Maile (Kentucky) launched yet another no-doubt homerun over the tall left-field fence in the sixth and added a two-run double in the eighth, Maile was 2-2 with four RBI, two intentional walks, a hit-by-pitch, and three runs scored.

Andrew Green (East Tennessee State) was 2-4 with four runs scored, two walks, and a stolen base. Parker Morin (Utah) was on base three times and collected a bases-clearing double into the right-centerfield gap in the second inning.

C.J. Sohl (Albany) started for the first time this summer, lasted just two and a third innings, and left with his team trailing 7-5.

The Mohawks (25-14) improve upon their league-best record while the Dutchmen (16-22) drop six games below .500. Will Kendall (2-1) gets the win and C.J. Sohl (0-2) is branded with the loss.

The Game lasted 3:30. Albany and Amsterdam will meet two more times this summer.

It was far from a masterful performance from the PGCBL’s best team but after the dust settled they put themselves in the left column for the 18th time over their last 22 games as they inch closer to clinching a playoff spot in the league’s inaugural season.

The Mohawks are home once more on Tuesday evening when they host the Watertown Wizards at 7:00.


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