Glens Falls Dragons turn the tide on Amsterdam Mohawks in 8th inning for 4-2 win

The Amsterdam Mohawks were largely shut down by Glens Falls pitchers Daniel Cohen and Ryan Taffe, and the Dragons plated four runs in the top of the eighth to turn the tide in a 4-2 Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League win over Amsterdam on Wednesday night at Shuttleworth Park.

Cohen, a South Glens Falls High School product, pitched eight innings, holding the Mohawks (14-3) to two runs on four hits while walking six and striking out three. Taffe struck out two in a perfect ninth inning to lock down the save.

Amsterdam took a 1-0 lead on a run-scoring double play in the bottom of the first inning, but was unable to add to that lead. Meanwhile, Mohawks pitchers Carson Cotugno, Aaron Downs, Von Baker and Chris Suter kept Glens Falls scoreless through the first seven innings, but things fell apart in the eighth.

Glens Falls loaded the bases with nobody out against Suter without managing a hit, forcing a pitching change to Ryan Van Buren. With Danny Moshier at the plate, a pair of wild pitches by Van Buren allowed Aidan Stevens and Phoenix Bowman to score the tying and go-ahead runs.

Reece DeCastro and Sam Browning added RBI singles later in the inning to give Glens Falsl a 4-1 lead.

Amsterdam got a run back in the bottom of the eighth when Josh Overbeek scored on a passed ball, but with the bases loaded, Cohen got Brett Coker to pop out to the catcher to end the threat.

The Mohawks will be back in action Thursday night when they visit the Saugerties Stallions at Cantine Field.

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