Mohawks and Pilots Split Two-Game Series in Newark

The Amsterdam Mohawks (23-14) defeated the Newark Pilots (19-16) by a final score of 6-3 at Colburn Park on Thursday. With the win, the Mohawks tied the two-game series with the Pilots, which began Wednesday night with a walk-off win for Newark.

Amsterdam took the lead in the first inning and held onto it throughout the remainder of the contest. In the first at bat of the game, Andrew Green (East Tennessee State) crushed his second homerun of the season over the wall in right field. Matt Mika (St. John Fisher) gave up two runs in the first, which was the only inning he pitched in his debut for the Pilots.

Trailing 3-0 in the bottom of the fifth, Newark cut the deficit to one run. Michael Bolling (Lewis) singled to right center field, then stole second. Matt Vera (San Joaquin Delta) drove in Bolling for the first run of the frame. Vera cut the Amsterdam lead to 3-2 after scoring from first on a RBI single in the next at bat.

The top of the eighth inning was cut short due to bad base running by the Mohawks. The trouble started as Brad Picha (Paris) stood on third with Josh Alexander (Utah) on second and Kody Ortman (NW Shoals C.C.) at plate.

After he singled, the Pilots originally had Ortman caught in a rundown. Ray Delvalle (Kentucky Wesleyan) made a heads-up play to catch Picha as he tried to trot home with Newark's defense distracted. After recording the 9-4-2-5-2 putout, catcher Adam Grace (Genesee C.C.) then threw out Ortman at first. In the next play, Alexander was thrown out at home by Newark right fielder Luke Swenson (UC Santa Barbara) to end the inning.

The Mohawks entered the ninth with a 3-2 lead. Whereas the Pilots came back from the same score with the walk-off win the night before, Amsterdam took control of the final inning to secure the win. Luke Maile (Kentucky) hit a two-run double to straightaway centerfield to give his team a four-run cushion.

The Pilots tagged on one run in the home half of the ninth, but were unable to spark another comeback win over the Mohawks. Bolling advanced to third after reaching on an error, then scored on a wild pitch.

Earning the win for Amsterdam was Brett Houseal (Marist). Houseal threw five full innings, allowing two runs and fanning four. Every Mohawk batter recorded at least one hit. Maile finished with one run on two hits and two RBI's.

Reliever Alex Flores (Ohlone) had the best performance of five Newark pitchers used. Flores pitched three scoreless innings, surrendering two hits and striking out one. Delvalle led the Pilots with two hits.

The Newark Pilots host the Cooperstown Hawkeyes on Friday for a doubleheader starting at 5:05 p.m. The Amsterdam Mohawks return home to face the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs at 7:05 p.m.

Search Archive »

Browse by Month »

October 2021
September 2021
August 2021
July 2021
June 2021
May 2021
June 2020
May 2020
March 2020
January 2020
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
March 2019
January 2019
October 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
November 2010