(ALBANY, NY)– Albany Dutchmen fell 8-2 to Mohawk Valley on Friday night.

Mohawk Valley jumped to a quick 7-0 lead as the DiamondDawgs put up all seven runs in the 2nd inning which was highlighted by a three run bomb off the bat of Pete Durocher (Manhattan) who went for a two-hit night.

Albany’s offense was able to muster 10 walks and had plenty of chances but left 15 runners on base.

Mohawk Valley’s pitching was dominant as the staff of Ethan Miller (Shippensburg), Ohjiro Motoki (Manhattan) and Eddie Rogers (Herkimer) combined to allow just four hits, two runs (both of which were unearned) and 10 strikeouts.

Albany’s bullpen kept the DiamondDawgs offense at bay as Mario Pesca (St. John’s) and Lucas Rich (Lehigh) worked seven innings of one run ball with six punchouts.

Dutchmen return home tomorrow night at 6:35 for a duel with Amsterdam Mohawks.