Mohawks give Griffin 1,000th career win

GLENS FALLS — After dropping the opening game of Friday’s Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League doubleheader to Glens Falls, the Amsterdam Mohawks recovered to defeat the Dragons 6-5 in the night cap and give coach Keith Griffin his 1,000th career coaching victory.

Griffin, the Mohawks All-Time winningest coach, is in his ninth season in Amsterdam. During his tenure with the Mohawks, Griffin has won six League Championships and has compiled a record of 326-126 (.721 winning percentage). He piloted the Mohawks to league championships in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016.

In the opening game the Mohawks got out front in the top of the third when John Valente walked, moved to second on Jake Mueller’s single and scored on Eric Rivera’s RBI single.

The Dragons put up two runs in the bottom of the sixth when Dalton Ney scored on an error and Jared Drizen scored on a bases loaded walk for the 2-1 win.

In Game 2, Amsterdam rallied for three runs in the top of the fourth to take the lead before Glens Falls answered to tie the game at 5 apiece.

The Mohawks responded in the top of the fifth when Dustin Skelton led off with a single, moved to second on Chris Hamilton’s sacrifice bunt and stole third. Skelton scored the game-winning run on Mueller’s RBI double that led to the 6-5 victory.

Game 1

Glens Falls 2, Amsterdam 1

Amsterdam 001 000 0 — 1 4 2

Glens falls 000 002 x — 2 3 0

Lane, White (6) and Skelton; Budlong, Casaola (7) and Vaglica

Game 2

Amsterdam 6, Glens Falls 5

Amsterdam 200 310 0 — 6 10 4

Glens Falls 030 200 0 — 5 8 2

LaSorsa, Chiseri (5) and Maynard; Masterson, Aikins (5) and Butler

By Paul Wager

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