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Mohawks Sweep Dragons; 9-3, 8-4

By Jon Sargalis

Box Score Game 1  Game 2

The Mohawks bounced back after last night’s 12-4 loss to the Albany Dutchmen with a sweep of a doubleheader against the Glens Falls Dragons on Wednesday at East Field.

The Mohawks took the first game by a score of 9-3. Matt Shaw (Maryland) was the star of the game as he went 4-for-4 with 3 RBI and 3 runs scored and led off the game with a home run.

Glens Falls took a 2-1 lead in the first inning as Andrew Gough (Middlebury) worked a leadoff walk from Mohawks starter Cole Patten (Seton Hall) the inning with a walk and scored on a double by former Mohawk Nick Marola (UMass Lowell) who then scored on a double by Jack Stolper (Middlebury).   

The Mohawks tied the game at 2 in the fourth when CJ Funk (Pitt) led off the inning with a double and scored on a Brett Young (Siena) sac-fly.     

Matt Shaw struck again with a solo home run in the sixth inning to put the Mohawks up 3-2.  CJ Funk later tripled in the inning and scored on a Bryce Eblin (Alabama) double to go up 4-2.

A bases loaded walk by Connor Brandon (Toledo) forced in a run in the bottom of the sixth to make it 4-3, but the Mohawks erupted for 5 runs in the seventh as Stone Miyao (Hawaii) hit a 2-run triple, Matt Shaw hit an RBI single and later scored on an error and CJ Funk hit an RBI double to put Amsterdam up 9-3.

Matt Gonzales (Barton) was the winning pitcher as he improved to 1-0. He pitched 1.1 innings allowing 1 run on no hits and 4 walks while recording 1 strikeout. Cole Patten started and went the first 4 innings allowing 2 runs on 4 hits with 2 walks and 7 strikeouts. Connor Brandon allowed 2 walks with 1 strikeout in 0.2 innings and Brian Yetter (Marist) finished the game with a perfect seventh.

Braedon Plowman (St. Rose) took the loss for the Dragons falling to 1-1. He allowed 7 runs (2 earned) in 2 innings on 7 hits with 2 strikeouts. Jack Sylvia (St. Lawrence) started for Glens Falls and allowed 2 runs on 4 hits with 1 walk and 6 strikeouts in 5 innings pitched.  


In the second game Matt Shaw started it the same way he started the first game as he led off the game with another home run, his third of the day, as he collected 6 total hits between the 2 games. The Mohawks scored another run in the first to go up 2-0 as Brett Young doubled and Bryce Eblin scored on an error by the left fielder.

Riley Langerman (Maryland) led off the second inning with a double and scored on a Robbie Armitage (Marist) groundout to put Amsterdam up 3-0.

Davis Meche (Mississippi State) tacked on 2 more runs with a single in the third to give the Mohawks a 5-0 lead.

Bryce Eblin doubled to lead off the fifth inning and scored on a Jake Reinisch (Wake Forest) sac-fly and Davis Meche drove in Kai Roberts (Utah) with a single to put the Mohawks up 7-0.

In the seventh, Davis Meche drove in his fourth run of the game with a sac-fly that scored Brett Young that gave the Mohawks an 8-0 lead.

Von Baker (Cornell) struggled to finish the game as he issued a 2-out bases loaded walk to Peter O’Toole (Dartmouth) and Michael Gorman (Chapman) followed with a bases clearing 3-run triple to make it 8-4. Brendan Disonell (USC Upstate) came in and recorded a strikeout to end the game.

Cooper Barnum (Washington State) improved to 2-0 with the win. He pitched 5 shutout innings allowing 2 hits and 3 walks with 6 strikeouts. Isaac Brown (Marist) pitched a scoreless inning with 1 strikeout. Von Baker allowed 4 runs on 2 hits and 2 walks with 1 strikeout in 0.2 innings and Brendon Disonell finished the game striking out the only batter he faced.

Keegan Jarvais (Brockport) took the loss for Glens Falls as he fell to 0-2. He allowed 7 runs (5 earned) on 7 hits and 5 walks with 2 strikeouts in 4.2 innings pitched.

The Mohawks return to Amsterdam tomorrow for a doubleheader, but these games will be home games for the Albany Dutchmen.   

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