Mohawks roll past Adirondack, 12-4

BOONVILLE — Anthony Gonnella slugged three home runs to power Amsterdam to a 12-4 victory over Adirondack in a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League contest at Robert Smith Sports Complex on Wednesday.

Gonnella finished 3-for-4 with five RBIs and three runs scored for the Mohawks, who finished with 15 hits.

John Valente was 3-for-6 with a double, home run, three RBIs and two runs scored for Amsterdam, while Chris Hamilton was 3-for-4 with two doubles and three runs scored. Jake Mueller finished 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored for the Mohawks, who scored six of their runs in the fourth innings.

Riley Schaefer was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored for Adirondack.

Joe LaSorsa earned the win on the mound for Amsterdam, allowing five hits and three earned runs in six innings of work. He also struck out five and walked three.

On Monday, the Mohawks would fight back from an early deficit to bounce back with a win against the Albany Dutchmen by the score of 6-4 at Shuttleworth Park in Amsterdam.

Matt Gorski (Indiana) went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored, and Eric Rivera (Florida Atlantic) 1-for-4, collecting his 3rd homer in his last three games at Shuttleworth Park. Nick Estrella (Asuza Pacific) went 2-for-4 with an RBI to lead the Dutchmen.

The Dutchmen jumped out to an early lead in the top of the first, with Estrella and Justin Childers (Ohio Dominican) collecting RBI singles to put Albany up 2-0.

In the third, the Mohawks would tie it up on a two-run single by Matt Gorski, and would take a 3-2 lead a few betters later when Dylan Reynolds (Fairfield) plated Gorski with a single of his own. The Mohawks would add to their lead in the bottom of the fifth on a home run by Rivera, his third homer in his last three home games.

The Dutchmen would cut into that lead in the top of the seventh, scoring an unearned run on a Mohawks error, and another RBI single by Estrella would bring Albany to within a run, making the score 5-4, Amsterdam. The Mohawks would add insurance, however, in the bottom half of the inning when Gorski scored on a balk by Dutchmen pitcher Mac Welsh (Louisville), making it 6-4.

The win went to Andrew Saalfrank (Indiana), who went 6 2/3 innings, giving up four runs on six hits, two of the runs being earned.

Amsterdam (20-7 overall), which has won 14 of its last 15 games, is scheduled to host Glens Falls today at 6:35 p.m. at Shuttleworth Park.

Wednesday’s Game

Amsterdam 12, Adirondack 4

Amsterdam 010 611 030 — 12 15 0

Adirondack 000 300 001 — 4 5 2

LaSorsa, Sullivan (7), Anderson (8), Reed (9) and Skelton; Delease, Walters (5), Hamrick (8), Banks (9) and Codispoti.

Monday’s Game

Amsterdam 6, Albany 4

Albany 200 000 200 — 4 7 0

Amsterdam 003 020 10x — 6 10 1

Spinelli, Pierce (3), Norkus (5), Welsh (6), Mundt (7) and Villa; Saalfrank, Bird (7), Knapek (7) and Maynard.

By Paul Wager

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