Mohawks top Dragons, 7-5

GLENS FALLS — The Glens Falls Dragons (15-31) came up short, 7-5 against the Amsterdam Mohawks (33-12) in Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League action Thursday night at East Field.

Jake Mueller had a big night for the Mohawks with a triple, double and a single, with an RBI, three runs scored and a stolen base. Eric Rivera delivered a home run and an RBI single and John Valente had three hits and scored twice.

Amsterdam got on the board first, claiming a two-run lead through the first inning after an RBI triple from Mueller (Wake Forest) and an RBI single from Rivera (Florida Atlantic).

The Dragons notched a run of their own late in the second, when Cullen Cicotte (William Peace) singled to bring in Jared Drizin (Bucknell).

Early in the third, the Mohawks added two to their lead, bringing the score to 4-1.

In the bottom of the fourth, the Dragons tallied a run after a pitch behind the plate allowed another runner to score, bringing the game to 4-2.

Dalton Skelton (Louisiana Tech) had a sacrifice fly in the top of the seventh to bring in another run for the Mohawks.

Amsterdam notched two more runs in the top of the eighth, making the score 7-2.

Later in the inning, Nick Jacques (Le Moyne) and Owen Wosleger (American International) both doubled to bring in runners, narrowing the gap to 7-4.

In the bottom of the ninth, Jared Drizin tallied an RBI to bring in Matt Hamel (Siena), ending the game with a score of 7-5 Amsterdam.

Amsterdam plays its final regular season home game tonight against the Adirondack Trail Blazers with a fireworks display following the game.

After road games against Newark Sunday and Glens Falls Monday, the Mohawks open the first round of playoffs Tuesday against an opponent yet to be determined.

Amsterdam 7, Glens Falls 5

Amsterdam 202 000 120 — 7 10 1

Glens Falls 010 100 021 — 5 5 1

Lane, Anderson (4), B. Knapek (9) and Maynard; Robertson, Aikins (4), Paiva (7), Butler (8) and Cicotte.

By Paul Wager

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