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Thursday, July 23, 2020
Dutch Overpower Mohawks 16-6, 7-1

By Jon Sargalis

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Box Score Game 1  Game 2

 

It was a rough day for the Amsterdam Mohawks on Thursday as the Albany Dutch earned a sweep by winning both games by scores of 16-6 and 7-1.

The Mohawks got on the board first Cam Collett scored on an Andrew Pedone sac-fly in the first inning.

Dan Parslow started for the Mohawks and the Dutch wasted little time getting on the scoreboard. After Brandon Kruzinski was hit by a pitch to lead off the first and his cousin, Devan Kruzinski, immediately followed with an RBI double to tie the game. It was also a rough inning for Mohawks catcher Danny Moshier as one run scored on an error and another scored on a passed ball to make it 3-1 Dutch.

The Mohawks got one run back in the top of the second as Ben Rhodes drove in Reilly Hall with a single, but the Dutch got that run back in the bottom of the inning as Evan Fox drew a leadoff walk, stole a base and scored on a Caleb Doyle single as the Dutch took a 4-2 lead.

The Mohawks battled back in the top of the third to tie the game at 4 as Cam Collett hit a leadoff double and scored on an error and Nick Kondo scored on an Andrew Pedone single.

The flood gates opened for the Dutch the next two innings as 4 runs scored in the third and 8 in the fourth. Jake Manderson and Tristen Nemjo hit back-to-back doubles as Nemjo drove in 2 runs. Devyn Fahnestock then started struggling with command and walked in 2 runs as the Dutch went up 8-4 after three innings.

Von Baker started the fourth as was unable to record an out as eight straight Albany batters reached base. Chase Carroll and Evan Fox hit back-to-back 2-run doubles. After a run scored on an error, Baker issued a walk and Luke Pascarella took over on the mound. After walking a batter, Brandon Kruzinski hit a 3-run home run and put the Dutch up 16-4.

Matt Gonzales was the lone bright spot for the Mohawks pitching staff as he pitched 2 perfect innings with 3 strikeouts, but it was too little too late.

The Mohawks scored 2 more runs as Andrew Pedone hit a solo home run in the sixth and Devin Disonell scored on a bases loaded walk to Nick Kondo.

Cam Collett and Andrew Pedone were the top performers at the plate for the Mohawks as Collett went 3-for-4 was a double and 2 runs scored and Pedone went 2-for-3 with a home run and 3 RBI.

The Dutch had 6 players drive in multiple runs as Brandon Kruzinski lead the way with his 3 RBI.

Greg Allard picked up the win for the Dutch as he went 3.2 innings from the bullpen and allowed 1 run on 2 hits with 4 strikeouts. Devyn Fahnestock took the loss for the Mohawks.

 

The second game got off to a rocky start for the Mohawks. After going down in order in the first, the Dutch scored 4 runs off Mohawks starter Brendan Disonell which was highlighted by a Tristen Nemjo 2-run home run.

Disonell settled down after the first inning as he held Albany off the board in the second and third innings as he recorded 7 strikeouts in 4 innings of work. The run in the fourth came when former Mohawk Johnny Decker led off the inning with a double and scored on an Evan Fox sac-fly to put the Dutch up 5-0.

Ben Rhodes took over in the fifth and allowed 2 runs to score as Philip Li scored on a passed ball and Jake Manderson drove in Chase Carroll as the Dutch took a 7-0 lead.

The Mohawks lone run came in the sixth when Reilly Hall scored on an error.

The Dutch pitching staff was in control throughout the second game as Kyle Canavally, Frankie Pizzo and Curtis Buchan combined to throw a 2-hitter with 11 strikeouts. Starter Kyle Canavally wis the winning pitcher for the Dutch while Brendan Disonell took the loss for the Mohawks.


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