Mohawks roll past Glens Falls

GLENS FALLS — Chris Hamilton hit for the cycle to power the Amsterdam Mohawks to a 12-5 victory over Glens Falls in a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League contest Monday at East Field.

It was the final regular-season game for both teams.

Hamilton finished 4-for-5 with a single, double, triple, home run, six RBIs and three runs scored for Amsterdam, which won nine of its 12 games against Glens Falls this season.

Amsterdam opened the night’s scoring early in the first, and added to their lead in the top of the fourth with a double from Hamilton (Stony Brook) and a single from Will Holland (Auburn) that each scored a runner, bringing the score to 3-0 Mohawks.

The Dragons responded to tie the game in the bottom of the fourth after Dalton Ney (Lee) singled, Nick Jacques (Le Moyne) notched a sac fly, and Owen Wosleger (American International) tallied an RBI single to bring the score to 3-3.

Amsterdam plated five runs in the fifth, with the go-ahead run scored off of a single from Elliot Anderson (Auburn). The inning ended with a home run from Hamilton that brought the score to 8-3.

The following inning, the Dragons added a run with an RBI single from Cullen Cicotte (William Peace), making the score to 8-4 through six innings of play.

The Mohawks notched another run in the top of the seventh, and scored again early in the eighth after an RBI single from Anderson to bring the score to 10-4.

Matt Hamel tallied a sac fly late in the eighth to add a run for the Dragons.

Hamilton tripled to score a runner for the Mohawks early in the ninth. The inning, and the game, ended 12-5 Amsterdam.

The winning pitcher was Ben Anderson (Binghamton), and Tyler Mattison (Bryant) took the loss on the mound.

Toby Welk had a single, double and two runs scored for Amsterdam, while Julian Gallup was 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Dustin Maynard had a double for the Mohawks.

Brian Uliana and Wosleger each had two hits for Glens Falls.

Amsterdam (36-12 overall), which ended the regular season on a six-game win streak, will host Saugerties today at 6:35 p.m. at Shuttleworth Park in the first round of the PGCBL playoffs. The winner of the game advances to face either Albany or Mohawk Valley on Wednesday in the first game of a three-game series to decide the East Division championship.

The Mohawks won seven of their 10 regular-season meetings with Saugerties.

Glens Falls finished its season with a 17-33 overall record, posting a 16-9 mark at East Field, tying the franchise’s best home record since 2011.

Amsterdam 12, Glens Falls 5

Amsterdam 100 250 112 — 12 14 3

Glens Falls 000 301 010 — 5 9 3

McGillin, Anderson (5), Bird (6), C. Knapek (6), Chiseri (7), Reed (8) and Hamilton, Skelton; Mattison, Aikins (5), Masterson (8), Cummings (8) and Cicotte.

By Paul Wager

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