GLENS FALLS - The Amsterdam Mohawks continued to struggle against the Glens Falls Golden Eagles, suffering a 12-2 loss Saturday night at East Field.
The Mohawks are 1-5 against Glens Falls this season.
It was the fourth straight win for the Golden Eagles (21-17), who are in third place in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League standings. They are a half-game behind the second-place Mohawk Valley Diamond Dawgs (22-17) and a full game ahead of the fourth-place Newark Pilots (21-19).
The first-place Mohawks (29-9) lead the Diamond Dawgs, who they will host at 7:05 p.m. tonight at Shuttleworth Park, by 7 games.
Ross Kivett led the Golden Eagles with five hits, including a home run and a double. He also had two RBIs and his league-leading 34th stolen base. His third hit, his 56th of the season, set a new Golden Eagles record.
The Mohawks, who have been fighting injuries all season ran into more trouble in that area Saturday night. Shortstop Chase Green appeared to injure his arm on a diving stop and starting pitcher Matt Pirro left in the second inning due to injury.
Despite the loss, the Mohawks can clinch the regular season title tonight with a win over the Diamond Dawgs, who lost 7-2 to Newark on Saturday, and a Glens Falls loss to the Albany Dutchmen.
Ed Charlton singled in the eighth inning for the Mohawks, extending his league-record hitting streak to 22 games.
Glens Falls scored four runs in the second inning as they opened an early 5-0 lead. Then they scored three times each in the fourth and fifth innings to push their lead to 11-1.
After tonight's game, the Mohawks will pay another visit to East Field to face the Golden Eagles before coming home for the PGCBL All-Star game, scheduled for Tuesday night at Shuttleworth Park.