Amsterdam Mohawks capture sixth PGCBL championship

Amsterdam Mohawks capture sixth PGCBL championship

BATAVIA — The Amsterdam Mohawks showed off their big bats, good arms and short memories Wednesday.The Mohawks overcame a loss in Game 2 to turn around hours later and defeat Batavia 7-2 in the Game 3 nightcap of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League finals, giving them their sixth PGCBL title in the league’s 11-year history.Cameron Love and Brett Coker — a second-year Mohawk — each drove in two runs for Amsterdam, which banged out 14 hits in the decisive game.Santhosh Gottam delivered a solid pitching outing in just his second start for the Mohawks this summer. He went 7-plus innings, allowing…
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Citelli, home runs lead Amsterdam to Game 1 PGCBL finals win over Batavia

Citelli, home runs lead Amsterdam to Game 1 PGCBL finals win over Batavia

AMSTERDAM — It was a battle of contrasting pitchers in game 1 of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League finals Tuesday, and speed won.Amsterdam’s Cade Citelli, from the University of Houston, consistently threw his fastball around 92 or 93 mph. Batavia’s Tyler Prospero went for movement on his curves and breaking balls, with his fastball reaching the low 80s – the speed that Citelli’s slower pitches were registering at.The Mohawks’ hitters figured out Prospero enough to earn a 9-5 win at Shuttleworth Park, with Citelli finishing with 10 strikeouts. Game 2 in the best-of-three series is 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. If…
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Amsterdam Mohawks top Saugerties 5-3, reach PGCBL finals

Amsterdam Mohawks top Saugerties 5-3, reach PGCBL finals

AMSTERDAM — Amsterdam manager Keith Griffin said he knew that Saugerties had gotten better, so he expected a battle Monday.But the team that has won more Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League titles than anyone wasn’t going to be denied. Rallying from an early 2-0 deficit, the Mohawks topped the Stallions 5-3 in the East Division championship before a standing-room-only crowd at Shuttleworth Park. Amsterdam will vie for its sixth league title starting Tuesday in a best-of-3 series against West Division champion Batavia, which beat Utica on Monday. Game 1 will be in Amsterdam, followed by two, if necessary, in Batavia on Wednesday…
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Gloversville native EJ Gallup coaching in The Basketball Tournament

Gloversville native EJ Gallup coaching in The Basketball Tournament

For Fulton-Montgomery Community College men’s basketball coach EJ Gallup, this is a long way from a Mountain Valley Conference game on a snowy night in January. There are no Jimmer Fredettes there. The Gloversville native and graduate Gallup is head coach of The Money Team in The Basketball Tournament, a 64-team, single-elimination, $1 million-winner-takes-all tournament currently taking place. The Money Team, backed by former champion boxer Floyd Mayweather and for whom Gallup played last year, went 2-2 in last year’s tournament, reaching the quarterfinals.  Gallup took over the FMCC men’s basketball team this past season, going 11-11 in his first…
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Mike Kennedy, Luke Gold, Dale Stanavich taken in MLB Draft

Mike Kennedy, Luke Gold, Dale Stanavich taken in MLB Draft

Three local players were selected Monday on the second day of the 2022 Major League Baseball Draft.Mike Kennedy, a left-handed pitcher who graduated from Troy High School in June; Luke Gold, an infielder from Ballston Spa and Boston College; and Dale Stanavich, a left-handed pitcher from Amsterdam and Rutgers, were drafted. Kennedy went to the Pittsburgh Pirates, Gold to the Detroit Tigers and Stanavich to the Miami Marlins.Pittsburgh chose Kennedy with the 110th overall pick in the fourth round. A 6-foot-1, 205-pounder, Kennedy earned Gatorade’s New York State Baseball Player of the Year award this past season. Kennedy went 6-0…
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Chatham nips Canajoharie in 11 innings to win Section II Class CC baseball title

Chatham nips Canajoharie in 11 innings to win Section II Class CC baseball title

TROY – It was a game befitting the top two seeds of Class CC.In the end, a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the 11th gave top-seeded Chatham a 3-2 win over Canajoharie in the Section II final at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium.The game featured great pitching, clutch defensive plays and, of course, just gritty sticktoitiveness. In the bottom of the 11th, Chatham earned two walks before substitute L.J. Morse laid the perfect bunt to load the bases. Later, with one out, Kyle Jackson earned the walk to end the game.“In the bottom half of the inning, things can change like…
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