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Fifth Inning Powers Mohawks in Sweep of Dragons; 13-1 and 13-0

By Jon Sargalis

Box Score  Game 1  Game 2

The Amsterdam Mohawks scored a combined 20 runs in the fifth innings of both games of a doubleheader on Sunday to sweep the Glens Falls Dragons at East Field by scores of 13-1 and 13-0. Both games ended in the fifth inning due to the run rule and both games were one-hitters for the Mohawks pitching staff.

Game 1 saw the Mohawks immediately take a 3-0 lead in the first inning as Zach Gardiner (Marshall) and Cade Bush (Florida State) had RBI singles and Cameron Love (Rutgers) hit a sac-fly.

Each team scored a run in the third as Michael O’Shaughnessy (Davidson) drove in Cade Bush to make it 4-0. Will Minett (St. Thomas Aquinas) got the lone hit for Glens Falls in the bottom of third as he homered off Mohawks starter Cole Cheatham (Mississippi State) to make it 4-1.

Amsterdam then piled on 9 runs in the fifth inning. Cade Bush who was 3-for-3 in Game 1 led off with a double. After a walk to Josh Overbeek (Pitt) and a hit by Cameron Love, Jacob Hand (WPI) walked with the bases loaded to force home Bush. After a pitching change, Michael O’Shaughnessy walked to force in Overbeek. Frankie Marinelli (Manhattan) grounded into a double play as Cameron Love scored. After a walk to Gage Miller, Brett Coker (Middle Tennessee State) hit a 2-run single to drive in Miller and Hand. After a walk to Mark Black (Wake Forest), Zach Gardiner drove in Brett Coker with a single. Cade Bush was hit by a pitch to load the bases again and Josh Overbeek drew a walk to force in Black. Cameron Love then reached on an error at third which then allowed Gardiner and Bush to score and put the Mohawks up 13-1 before the inning came to an end.

Cole Cheatham pitched the full 5 innings and improved to 2-0. He just allowed the 1 hit, which was the home run to Minett and 1 walk while striking out 8. Jake Washock (Suffolk) took the loss for the Dragons falling to 1-2.


The second game was nearly a carbon copy of the first even the first run was scored the same way as Zach Gardiner hit an RBI single scoring Brett Coker. Jacob Hand then made it 2-0 in the second with a base hit scoring Josh Overbeek.

It stayed 2-0 until the fifth inning, when this time the Mohawks scored 11 runs. Frankie Marinelli hit a leadoff double and then advanced on wild pitches to score. Gage Miller, Brett Coker and Mark Black hit 3 straight singles with Miller scoring on Black’s hit. Zach Gardiner reached on an error to load the bases and Cade Bush hit a 2-run double driving in Coker and Black, with Gardiner scoring on another error. After a pitching change, a flyout and a walk, Jacob Hand hit a single to score Cade Bush. Following a walk to load the bases, Frankie Marinelli hit a 2-run single that scored Cameron Love and Jacob Hand. The Dragons then made another pitching change and walked Gage Miller. Glens Falls nearly turned an inning ending double play, but an overthrow to first base allowed Michael O’Shaughnessy and Frankie Marinelli to score. Mark Black then followed with an RBI double to score Coker as the Mohawks led 13-0.

Holden Phelps (Missouri) started and got his first win (1-0) by going the first 4 innings, allowing 1 base hit to Quentin Bowman (St. Rose) with 3 walks and 6 strikeouts. Luis Misla (HVCC) finished the game allowing 1 walk and striking out the side. Ryan Taffe (Fairfield) took the loss for Glens Falls falling to 0-4.

This was the third straight game the Mohawks have had an inning where they batted around. Now at 19-3 the Mohawks will travel to Albany to play the Dutchmen on Monday. Meanwhile, the Dragons fall to 4-16 and will be in Mohawk Valley Monday night to play the DiamondDawgs.

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