Mohawks split two games with Albany

ALBANY — On a day that featured bonus baseball at Siena Field, the Albany Dutchmen (13-9) lost to the Amsterdam Mohawks (18-7) by a score of 7-4 in 11 innings in the game from June 7 that was suspended due to darkness, but bounced back with a 5-3 win in the regularly-scheduled contest Sunday.

In the first game, which was resumed in the top of the 11th inning, featured the Amsterdam Mohawks immediately jumping on Sean Boyle (Dallas Baptist) for three runs. John Valente (St. John’s) blooped a double just out of the reach of the diving Zach Durfee (Siena) to start off the inning. After a Dylan Reynolds (Fairfield) single, Dustin Skelton (Mississippi State) was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Matt Gorski (Indiana) came through with the go ahead single to give Amsterdam the lead by scoring two runs. A throwing error by catcher Chris Villa (Seton Hall) allowed the other run of the inning to score for a 7-4 lead.

The Dutchmen tried to rally in the bottom of the frame, as they loaded the bases on a single and two walks. With two outs in the inning, Chase Allen (Limestone) struck out against Brandon Reitz (Florida State) to end the ballgame and give Amsterdam a 12 game winning streak.

The second game was a different story for Albany. Justin Childers (Ohio Dominican) proved to be the hero with the go ahead two-run double off of Holden White (Wake Forest) with one out in the seventh inning, which gave the Dutchmen a 5-3 lead they would never relinquish.

Amsterdam (18-7 overall) is scheduled to track to Adirondack on Wednesday.