Mohawks fall short at Albany

ALBANY — The Amsterdam Mohawks dropped a 4-2 decision to Albany in the first game of a scheduled doubleheader at Siena Field on Sunday.

The game was shortened to five innings after Albany’s Luke Gold was hit in the head with a pitch and taken to a hospital. As a result, the second game of the doubleheader was postponed to July 30. Gold was later released from the hospital Sunday night.

Parker Noland was 2-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored for the Dutchmen, while Tommy Pellis added a double and scored a run. Mike Handal had a single and an RBI for Albany and Ryan McGee had a single and scored a run.

Michael Turconi had a double and two RBIs for Amsterdam, while Sam Zayicek had a single and scored a run. Kevin Jimenez and Johnny Decker added singles for the Mohawks.

Logan Savell earned the win on the mound four Albany, pitching all five innings, striking out four, walking one, and allowing four hits and two runs.

Rye Gunter took the loss for Amsterdam, allowing five hits, striking out four, walking three and allowing four runs in four innings.

On Saturday, the Mohawks clinched a playoff spot with a 16-5 win at Oneonta.

Amsterdam pounded out 21 hits against the Outlaws and scored seven runs in both the top of the first and second innings.

Matt Padre was 4-for-6 for the Mohawks with four RBIs and two runs scored, while Turconi had a double, two singles, four RBIs and scored a run.

Jimenez was 3-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored for Amsterdam, Max Costes had two doubles, an RBI and two runs scored, and Zayicek had a double, single, RBI and scored two runs. Rook Ellington had two singles, two RBI and scored a run for the Mohawks.

Bowen Plagge had a single, double, triple and four RBIs for Oneonta, while Jared Payne was 2-for-4 with a run scored. Reilly Hall and Baylin Moore each had a double for the Outlaws. Hall also had an RBI and scored twice.

Amsterdam is off today and will send five players to the PGCBL All-Star Game in Saugerties on Tuesday.

JD Mundy and Costes are scheduled to start for the East Division all-stars, while Turconi, Mitch Hartigan and Ryan Cardona are East Division reserves.

Following Tuesday’s All-Star Game, the Mohawks will return to Saugerties on Wednesday for a doubleheader with the Stallions. The first game is slated to begin at 5 p.m.

Sunday’s Game

Albany 4, Amsterdam 2

Amsterdam 002 00 — 2 4 0

Albany 040 00 — 4 5 0

Gunter, Gambino (5) and Blanton; Savell and Metzinger.

Saturday’s Game

Amsterdam 16, Oneonta 5

Amsterdam 771 001 000 — 16 21 0

Oneonta 200 100 200 — 5 12 4

Brock, Gonzalez (6), Disonell (7) and Padre; Fancher, Sylvester (2), Sinicki (6), Lewis (8) and Bianco.

By Paul Wager

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