Amateur baseball: Mohawks, Dutchmen split double-header
AMSTERDAM — Dylan Smith’s RBI single in the bottom of the 11th inning gave the Amsterdam Mohawks a 5-4 victory over the Albany Dutchmen in the first game of a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League double-header Thursday at Shuttleworth Park.
The Dutchmen came back to win the second game, 4-3. The two teams have played five games this season, and all five have been decided by one run.
The first game was the completion of a game that was suspended Friday because of rain. It began in the top of the 10th with the score tied at 4-4. After Mike Urbanski held the Dutchmen scoreless in the 10th and 11th innings, Jordan Ebert singled in the bottom of the 11th, went to third on a steal and a throwing effor, and came in on Smith’s hit to left.
In the nightcap, Albany rallied for three runs in the eighth inning to get the victory.
Dylan Dwyer and Christian Bartolomew of Amsterdam held the Dutchmen to two hits through seven innings, but the Dutchmen got to Urbanski in the eighth.
After a hit batsman and singles by Anthony Marks and Brad Noland, Zach Remillard lofted a sacrifice fly to cut Amsterdam’s lead to 3-2.
Matt Dacey followed with a two-run single to left to give Albany (15-10) the victory, and a 4-1 lead in the series between the two teams.
John Nogowski had a solo home run and an RBI single in the second game for the Mohawks (16-14).
Andrew Bannon (Skidmore College) recorded his first win with three strong innings of relief for the Dutchmen.
The Mohawks will be on the road tonight, playing in Boonville tonight against the Trail Blazers.
Albany hosts Glens Falls in a double-header at Bob Bellizzi Field, beginning at 5:05 p.m.
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Amsterdam 010 100 000 01 — 5 13 1
WP — Urbanski. LP — Belcher.
Albany 010 000 030 — 4 10 0
Amsterdam 101 010 000 — 3 5 0
WL — Bannon. LP — Bartholomew.
SCHENECTADY — Ron Patterson doubled in the go-ahead run in the fifth inning, and later scored on an RBI double by Mike Allen to lift the Albany Athletics over the Albany Senators, 5-2, in an Albany Twilight League game at the Central Park “C” diamond.
Patterson finished with a single, double, RBI and two runs scored for the 15-1, 24-5 Athletics.
J.J. Pearsall allowed five hits in six innings, and Justin Brantley picked up the save with a perfect seventh inning for the Athletics.
Albany Senators 000 200 0 — 2 5 1
Albany Athletics 001 031 0 — 5 7 1
Anderson, Ramone (5) and Long; Pearall, Brantley (7) and Horn.
burnt hills in action
GLENVILLE — District 12
11-12-year-old champion Burnt Hills will host District 13 winner Colonie tonight at 6 in a sectional game at Indian Meadows.
Burnt Hills completed a 6-0 run through the District 12 tournament with a 6-2, seven-inning win over Carman Monday. Derek Haughey broke a 2-2 tie with a home run to start the seventh before Burnt Hills padded its lead.
Cameron Rhodes had a double and single for Burnt Hills, Alex Hromada and Glens Ramos both had a double, and Jack Wyatt and Hunter Valley combined on a three-hitter with 15 strikeouts.
Carman, 4-2 in the tourney, got home runs from Logan Calkins in the first inning and Nick Howard in the sixth inning.