Mohawks’ comeback falls short against Boonville, 3-2

AMSTERDAM — The Amsterdam Mohawks (12-2) got one run back in the bottom of the eighth but were unable to rally past the Boonville Baseball Club (5-4) Monday night at Shuttleworth Park, losing 3-2.

In the bottom of the ninth, designated hitter Ian Petrutz drew a two-out walk, putting the tying run on base for Brett Coker — hitting .333 through 14 games. However, before Coker could make an impact on the inning, Petrutz was caught attempting to steal second on the 2-2 pitch to Coker to end the game.

Right fielder Zach Gardiner got the Mohawks’ offense going in the first inning with an RBI single, scoring Gage Miller to tie the game after Boonesville jumped out to an early 1-0 lead.

The visitors then tacked on two more runs, one each in the fourth and fifth innings, with a solo home run from designated hitter Scott Seeker and an RBI double by extra hitter Dan Tauken. Mohawks’ first baseman Cade Bush knocked in his team’s other run in the eighth inning, bringing home Coker, but that was all they could muster, despite having at least one runner in scoring position the entire inning and the bases loaded with two outs.

Amsterdam is back in action tonight in Auburn for a doubleheader against the DoubleDays. First pitch for game one is at 5 p.m.

Boonville 100 110 000–361

Amsterdam 100 000 010–271

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