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Thomas Powers Mohawks to 7-3 Win; 5-0 Start

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LITTLE FALLS, NY – The Amsterdam Mohawks scored five runs in the top of the first and never really looked back as they moved to 5-0 with a 7-3 victory over the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs on Thursday night.

Amsterdam started off their day with two free passes (a hit batsmen and a walk) from Mohawk Valley starter Troy Butler (Fort Plain, NY/Binghamton). The hit batsman, Gage Miller (Palmyra, PA/Bishop State CC) came home on a sacrifice fly from Josh Overbeek (Cincinnati, OH/Pittsburgh), while Brett Coker (Hendersonville, TN/Middle Tennessee State) came home on a bloop single by Zach Gardiner (Oakville, Ontario, Canada/Marshall). Hunter Thomas (Russell Springs, KY/Rend Lake CC) extended the lead to five before Mohawk Valley could even pick up a bat with a three-run blast to left field, his second of the year.

Miller followed up his unintentional hit in the first with an intentional hit in the second, a solo shot to the last row of the center-field bleachers. Thomas would also score another run, this time in the fifth, on a sacrifice fly to center that scored Gardiner.

The Diamond Dawgs finally got on the board in the bottom of the fifth, as a passed ball by Amsterdam pitcher Jack Sylvia scored Noah Lucier (Sandown, NH/Fairfield). They'd add another soon after, scoring Pete Durocher (Emerson, NJ/Manhattan) on an RBI single by Richie Sica (Wyckoff, NJ/Rider).

Mohawk Valley pulled even closer in the sixth when Ernesto Polanco (/Coastal Carolina) parked a solo home run of his own into left-center field to cut the Amsterdam lead to four.

That would be as close as Mohawk Valley would get, however, as they would only get one base runner over the next three innings to end the win streak at two games.

Jack Sylvia got the win for Amsterdam (5-0), while Butler was saddled with the loss for Mohawk Valley (2-3).

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