06/03/2017 9:41 PM
The Mohawks took advantage of a stellar pitching performance by Thomas Lane (Boston College) and timely hitting to get by the Glens Falls Dragons, 9-5, at Shuttleworth Park Saturday night in Amsterdam, NY.
Lane went 5 innings, giving up 2 hits, 3 walks and 3 runs, with 2 of them being earned, securing him the win. Eric Rivera (Florida Atlantic) went 3-for-4 with 3 singles and a walk in the win.
Owen Wosleger (American International) went 1-for-2 with 2 walks for the Dragons in the loss.
In the bottom of the 1st, Chris Hamilton (Stony Brook) scored when Rivera singled and a throwing error by the right fielder, allowing him to come across the plate.
Glens Falls would knot up the score in the top of the 3rd when Wosleger scored on an RBI single by Matt Hamel (Siena).
Things would stay that way until the bottom of the 4th when Danny Coleman (Hudson Valley CC) rocketed a 2-run home run over the right field wall to make it 3-1. Brendan Coffey (Sacred Heart) followed with a single and came around to score on an RBI knock from Julian Gallup (Niagra), increasing their lead to 4-1.
The Dragons scored 2 runs in the top of the 5th as a result of a wild pitch and an error by the catcher, cutting the Mohawks lead to 4-3. However, the Mohawks broke it open in the bottom of the 5th, scoring 4 runs on 4 hits and 2 errors.
In the 6th, Phoenix Hernandez (Southern New Hampshire) scored on a passed ball to make it 8-4, but the Mohawks regained their 5 run lead in the bottom of the 8th when Eric Rivera scored on a wild pitch.
The Dragons would score one in the 9th on an RBI double by Anthony Vaglica (LIU Post).
The win went to Lane, who improved to 2-0. The loss was charged to Brandon Budlong (Johnson & Wales).
The Dragons will travel to Siena Field Sunday to play the Albany Dutchmen at 5:05 PM. The Mohawks return home Monday to take on the Saugerties Stallions at 6:35 PM.