Utica uses walk-off victory to end Mohawks’ 16-game win streak

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UTICA – For just the second time this season, the Amsterdam Mohawks came out on the wrong side of the scoreboard Thursday.

The Mohawks dropped a 7-6 decision to the Utica Blue Sox in a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League contest at Donovan Stadium.

Utica rallied from a 6-2 deficit by scoring four times in the bottom of the seventh and plating the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth.

Will Shannon was 3-for-4 with two RBIs for the Blue Sox, while Ben Partridge and Norris McClure each had a single and a double. Todd Abraham went 2-for-4 for Utica, which had 15 hits in the game.

McClure’s double came with one out in the bottom of the ninth and he scored on a single to center field by Shannon.

Luke Longo was 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBIs and two runs scored for Amsterdam, while Maximus Martin was 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Luke Zeisloft added a double for the Mohawks, who had eight different players register at least one hit.

The loss snapped a team-record 16-game win streak for Amsterdam (25-2), which is slated to travel to Boonville today for a doubleheader. The first game is set to begin at 5 p.m.

Utica (11-10) is scheduled to host Watertown in a doubleheader today, with the first game set for 5:15 p.m.

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By Paul Wager

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