Mohawks win franchise-record 14th straight game


After officially clinching the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League East Division championship on Friday, the Amsterdam Mohawks returned from a night off on Sunday by keeping their freight train of a season rolling along, running their win streak to a franchise-record 14 games with a 5-2 road victory over the Saugerties Stallions at Cantine Field.

Four Amsterdam (34-4) pitchers combined on a four-hitter with 12 strikeouts, with relievers Santhosh Gottam, Arlon Button and Conner Whittaker combining for 4 1-3 shutout innings to close out the game.

Mohawks starting pitcher Aidan Kidd was charged with a run for the first time this season, but still picked up the win after allowing two runs — one earned — on three hits in 4 2-3 innings with six strikeouts and three walks.

The first run of the season allowed by Kidd gave Saugerties a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first, but Amsterdam took the lead for good with three runs in the top of the fifth. Gage Miller tied the game with an RBI double, and Ian Petrutz followed with the go-ahead two-run single.

Brett Coker knocked in Amsterdam’s other two runs on a single in the seventh and a fielder’s choice in the ninth.

Miller led Amsterdam at the plate, going 3 for 4 to raise his batting average to .416.

The Mohawks are off Monday, then welcome the Stallions to Amsterdam on Tuesday for a 6:35 p.m. game at Shuttleworth Park.

Amsterdam 000 030 101 — 5 10 1

Saugerties 100 010 000 — 2 4 4

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