Mohawks notch another extra-inning win

LITTLE FALLS — For the second straight night, the Amsterdam Mohawks needed extra innings to extend their win streak.

After edging Saugerties 6-5 in 10 innings on Thursday, the Mohawks posted an 11-9 victory over the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs in a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League contest at Veterans Memorial Park on Friday.

Johnny Decker and JD Mundy each had RBI singles in the top of the 10th inning for Amsterdam, which trailed 5-0 after four innings.

It was the seventh straight win for Amsterdam.

It was the fourth game this season decided in extra innings for the Mohawks. Amsterdam is 3-1 in those contests.

Mundy finished 2-for-6 with a double, single and three RBIs for the Mohawks, while D.J. Poteet had a double, single, two RBIs and scored twice.

Mitch Hartigan had a double and two runs scored for Amsterdam, which had 10 different players record at least one hit.

Ryan Hernandez was 3-for-5 with a home run, five RBIs and a run scored for the DiamondDawgs, while Nick Camillo and Kyle Johnson each had home runs.

Ryan Keenan had two singles and scored a run for Mohawk Valley, while Justin Guerrera had a double, two runs scored and an RBI. Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville graduate Dylan Klock and Fort Plain graduate Drew Fureno each had a single and scored a run for Mohawk Valley.

On Thursday, Amsterdam posted a 6-5 home win at Saugerties in 10 innings at Rao Family Stadium at Shuttleworth Park.

Poteet plated Michael Turconi with a single in the bottom of the 10th to lift the Mohawks to the win. Turconi reached on a leadoff walk.

Max Costes had a double, single and an RBI for Amsterdam, while Poteet finished 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI. Mundy was 2-for-4 with an RBI for the Mohawks, Paul Franzoni had a home run, two RBIs and scored a run.

Max Cotier had a double, two singles and two runs scored to lead Saugerties, while Mitchell Sanford had a single and a double.

Dillon Lifreri had a double, single, RBI and scored a run for the Stallions, Kyle Ofier had a double and scored a run, and Jake Skrine had two singles, two RBIs and scored a run.

Danny Watson earned the win on the mound for Amsterdam, striking out five, walking none, allowing five hits and two runs in 2 2/3 innings.

Amsterdam (13-2 overall) is scheduled to host Watertown today at 6:35 p.m. Mohawk Valley (7-7 overall) is slated to travel to Albany today for a doubleheader. The first game is set to begin at 5 p.m.

Friday’s Game

Amsterdam 11, Mohawk Valley 9, 10 innings

Amsterdam 000 030 600 2 — 11 12 1

Mohawk Valley 004 120 200 0 — 9 11 2

Harrison, Gambino (5), Gunter (6), Stafflinger (8), Cardona (9), Wilden (10) and Cortez, Franzoni (10); Fusco, Rhea (6), Faccenda (7), Stapleton (8), Sibley (10) and Fureno, Maurice (10).

Thursday’s Game

Amsterdam 6, Saugerties 5, 10 innings

Saugerties 010 000 022 0 — 5 11 1

Amsterdam 200 000 102 1 — 6 11 2

Burchill, Davis (7), Funaro (9), Strickland (10) and Swenson; Brock, Barraza (5), Stanavich (6), Smith (7), Watson (8) and Franzoni.

By Paul Wager

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