Coffey’s single gives Mohawks walk-off win over Red Wings

Amsterdam Mohawks’ second baseman Danny Coleman waits for the throw from catcher Brenden Coffey and tag out Geneva’s Justin Barr on a stolen base atttempt in the top of the first inning Thursday night at Shuttleworth Park. (The Leader-Herald/Bill Trojan)

AMSTERDAM — Brendan Coffey (Sacred Heart) went 2-for-4 with 2 runs, including a walk-off RBI single in the ninth inning to give the Amsterdam Mohawks the victory over the Geneva Red Wings Thursday night at Shuttleworth Park.

Amsterdam-native Julian Gallup (Niagra) went 2-for-3 with two RBI singles and Liam Wilson (Canisuis) belted his first home run of the season to lead the Mohawks.

Trustin Riley (Tampa) went 2-for-4 with an RBI for Geneva in the loss.

Jake Lyle gave Geneva an early 2-0 lead with a two-run bomb to left field in the top of the first.

Amsterdam tied it up in the bottom of the second on RBI singles by Alex Kashgerian (Hudson Valley C.C.) and Gallup.

Geneva regained the lead on an RBI fielder’s choice in the third and extend it in the fourth on an error, bringing the score to 4-2.

Amsterdam cut the lead to 4-3 in the bottom of the fourth on an RBI fielder’s choice by Cameron Collett (Marshall) before Wilson parked a fastball over the left field fence in the bottom of the fifth to knot the game at 4.

An RBI double by Riley in the top of the sixth once again put the Red Wings on top before Gallup’s second RBI single for the Mohawks in the bottom half of the inning tied the game at 5.

The score stayed that way until the bottom of the ninth.

The Mohawks loaded the bases with nobody out before Coffey slapped an 0-1 pitch down the third-base line to give Amsterdam the win.

Nick DeBrino (Canisius) picked up the win for the Mohawks after two innings of scoreless relief. Andy Reed (Elmira) took the loss for the Red Wings.

Amsterdam is back at Shuttleworth Park tonight to take on the Massachusetts Cages in a non-PGCBL exhibition game.

The first pitch is set for 6:35 PM.

Amsterdam Mohawks 6, Geneva Red Wings 5

Geneva Red Wings 201 101 000 — 5 8 1

Amsterdam Mohawks 020 111 001 — 6 11 1

Kacso, Terwillinger (6), Reed (8) and Egnor; Reitz, Chiseri (6), DeBrino (8) and Coffey.

By Paul Wager

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