AMSTERDAM - The nationally-ranked Amsterdam Mohawks looked as though they were going to pull off a miraculous comeback to extend their winning streak to 10 games Tuesday in a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League game at Shuttleworth Park.
After tying the game with a furious rally in the ninth, the Mohawks ended up falling in the 10th inning to the Cooperstown Hawkeyes 9-8.
The game was played in front of a standing-room only crowd on fireworks night.
Amsterdam trailed 8-2 in the ninth but the whole crowd was still around because of the upcoming fireworks show.
Chase Williamson (Auburn) provided his own fireworks in the game itself with a game-tying grand slam in the bottom of the ninth making the score 8-8.
But Cooperstown's Coleman Barron (Davidson) knocked in a game-winning in the top of the 10th and the Hawkeyes were able to prevail.
It was the second time this season that Barron has produced an extra-inning winner against the Mohawks. He also socked a game-winning home run in the bottom of the 14th for a walkoff win earlier in the year.
The sixth-ranked Amsterdam Mohawks slipped to 20-4 with the loss.
Amsterdam's win streak came to an end playing the same team against whom it had originally begun. The first of the Mohawks' nine straight victories was a 3-1 final at Cooperstown on June 23.
The game marked the midway point of the season for the Mohawks who have now played 24 out of their 48-game regular-season schedule.
Amsterdam will host Mohawk Valley today at 7 p.m. and Glens Falls on Friday at 7 p.m.
Cooperstown 9, Amsterdam 8, 10 innings
Cooperstown000 010 700 1 - 9 11 2
Amsterdam000 002 006 0 - 8 12 2
WP - Cody Cooper (1-3); LP - Kevin Archbold (1-1).