Dragons halt Mohawks’ win streak

AMSTERDAM – One night after handing Glens Falls a 9-0 defeat to extend their win streak to four games, the Amsterdam Mohawks saw it come to an end Friday.

The Dragons scored four times in the top of the eighth inning on their way to a 6-5 win over the Mohawks on Friday in a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League game at Shuttleworth Park.

Robbie Knightes had a triple, double, single, RBI and two runs scored for Glens Falls (2-6 overall), while Hunter Szaflarski had a triple, double and an RBI.

Brian Granton was 2-for-2 for the Dragons, while Josh Brown had a double.

Tristen Carranza was 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI for Amsterdam, while Tyler Ratliff had a home run, single, two RBIs and two runs scored.

Andrew Rouse and Chris LaVorgna each had two singles for the Mohawks, while Kyle Sacks and Eric Downey each had singles.

Glens Falls opened the scoring in the top of the third when Szaflarski doubled home Trevor Smeeton.

Amsterdam answered with a run in the bottom of the sixth to tie the game at 1-1.

Tyler Ratliff scored for the Mohawks on a passed ball after reaching on a single.

After combined for just two runs over the first seven innings, the Dragons and Mohawks combined for nine runs over the final two innings.

Knightes had an RBI single in the eighth for Glens Falls, while Brown added an RBI double. Griffin Neuer drew a bases-loaded walk in the eighth for the Dragons.

In the bottom of the eighth, Ratliff belted a solo home run for the Mohawks, while Joe Genord scored on a passed ball to cut the Glens Falls lead to 5-3.

The Dragons scored what proved to be the winning run in the top of the eighth when Knightes scored on a groundout by Josh Hoagland.

In its final at-bat, Amsterdam plated three runs, but left the tying run stranded at third.

Carranza had an RBI double for the Mohawks in the bottom of the ninth, while Ratliff added an RBI sacrifice fly.

Amsterdam (4-4 overall) is scheduled to travel to Albany today for a 7 p.m. contest at Bellizzi Field.

Glens Falls is slated to host Mohawk Valley today at 7 p.m. at East Field.

Glens Falls 6, Amsterdam 5

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Jones, Miller (8), Bednarek (9) and Smeeton; Milto, Bonaiuto (6), Balbierz (8), C. Knapek (8), B. Knapek (9) and Genord.

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