Mohawks rally to beat Dutchmen, 5-4
ALBANY — Following a tight battle, the Albany Dutchmen (21-13) fell to the Amsterdam Mohawks (27-8) by a final score of 5-4, on a ninth inning RBI double by Dylan Reynolds (Fairfield).
After rallying back from a 4-2 deficit to tie the game at four, Albany allowed Amsterdam to regain the lead in the top of the ninth inning. Jeremiah Burke (Georgetown) retired the first two Mohawk batters of the inning. Eric Rivera (Florida Atlantic) hit a two out single to keep the inning alive. As Reynolds was batting, Rivera took off to try to steal second and Reynolds hit a long fly ball into the gap in left center. Rivera scored easily and the run proved to be the deciding run in the ballgame.
With the ballgame tied at one in the fourth inning, Albany starter Teddy Paisley (Virginia) lost his command. After a one out double by Anthony Gonnella (South Florida), Paisley hit the next two batters with pitches to load the bases. He then walked Chris Hamilton (Stony Brook) to bring home a run and give Amsterdam the lead.
Amsterdam 5, Albany 4
Amsterdam 100 101 101 — 5 12 2
Albany 100 001 020 — 4 9 0
Lane, McSweeney (5), Reitz (8) and Skelton; Paisley, Pepio (6), Burke (8) and Kaucher.