Mohawks split pair with Dutchmen
ALBANY - The Amsterdam Mohawks had their nine-game win streak snapped in the first game of a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League doubleheader with Albany on Friday at Bellizzi Field, before rebounding to win the second game to earn a split.
The Dutchmen won the first game, 5-2, as the teams completed a game that was suspended in the fifth inning Monday by stormy weather.
With the game tied 2-2, Albany scored twice in the fifth and once in the sixth to earn the victory, which was the 100th career win for Albany coach Nick Davey.
Demetrius Webb had a single and a double for the Dutchmen, while Adam Lee was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.
Joe Purritano was 2-for-3 for the Mohawks, while Blake Logan had an RBI and a double.
In the second contest, Amsterdam bounced back to post a 2-1 victory over Albany.
The Mohawks scored once in the second and once in the third to earn the win.
In the second, Alex DeBellis had an RBI single to score Marcus Carson, who reached on a single.
In the third, Josh Gardiner had an RBI single to plate Carson, who reached base with a one-out single.
Albany scored its lone run in the third when Sean Aspinall had an RBI single to score Dave Vaccaro.
Carson finished 2-for-4 for the Mohawks, who are 20-2 in their last 22 games after a 2-6 start to the season. Gardiner, DeBellis, JaVon Shelby, and Thomas Kain also had hits for Amsterdam.
Ryan Toomey was 2-for-4 for the Dutchmen.
Ryan Clark earned the win for Amsterdam, striking out six, walking none and allowing six hits in five innings of work. John McCarren and Zach Breen each pitched two innings of scoreless and hitless relief for the Mohawks.
Amsterdam (22-8 overall) is scheduled to travel to Glens Falls today for a 7 p.m. game at East Field.
Albany 5, Amsterdam 2
Amsterdam200 000 0 - 2 8 3
Albany101 021 x - 5 9 0
Ashworth, Breen (4) and Brown (5) and Logan; Young, Goeke (5), Zurak (7) and Webb.
Amsterdam 2, Albany 1
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Albany001 000 000 - 1 6 3
Clark, McCarren (6), Breen (8) and DeBellis; Hotaling, McGee (8), Ferry (9), Hanson.