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Mohawks Sweep Best in West Blue Sox: 3-0, 3-1

By Jon Sargalis

Box Score  Game 1  Game 2

The Utica Blue Sox had a 14-game winning streak snapped by the Watertown Rapids on Thursday and now find themselves on a 3-game losing streak as the Mohawks swept a doubleheader on Friday by scores of 3-0 and 3-1.

The first game started as a pitching duel between Aidan Kidd and Joe Miceli. Miceli pitched 3.1 no-hit innings before allowing a double to Brett Coker in the fourth, but he was left stranded there. Kidd allowed a runner in scoring position in every inning and was pulled after Troy Hamilton reached on a single and Ryan Maka moved him into scoring position with a ground out. Nolan Lamere took over and was able to strand Hamilton at third and keep Utica off the board.

The fifth inning started with a double by Cade Bush. Following a flyout and a strikeout, Nick Giamarusti stepped in with 2 outs and hit a pitch to left center. The leftfielder and centerfielder collided as Giamarusti was able to turn it into a 2-run inside the park home run to put Amsterdam up 2-0.

In the sixth, Ian Perutz led off with a double and scored on a Zach Gardiner sac-fly to extend the Mohawks lead to 3-0.

Santhosh Gottam took over in the sixth and closed out the game for the save and the Mohawks eighth shutout win of the season.

Aidan Kidd started, went 3.1 innings, allowed 3 hits and 5 walks with 5 strikeouts. Nolan Lamere was the winning pitcher (1-0) going 1.2 innings, not allowing a hit or a walk and recorded 1 strikeout. Santhosh Gottam recorded his first save going 2 innings, allowing 3 hits, with 3 strikeouts.

Joe Miceli took the loss falling to 1-1 as he allowed 2 runs on 3 hits with 1 walk and 2 strikeouts.


In the second game, Utica took the lead in the third inning as Chris Fernandez scored on an error at second.

Cade Bush would tie the game at 1 in the fifth with a solo home run.

The Mohawks took the lead in the sixth as Brett Coker stole second and Nick Giamarusti pulled off the delayed steal of home to put Amsterdam up 2-1.

Amsterdam would add an insurance run in the seventh as Mark Black scored on an error by the third basemen as the Mohawks took a 3-1 lead.

Collin Brougham started for the Mohawks allowing 1 unearned run in 4 innings with 3 hits, 1 walk and 1 strikeout. Conner Whittaker was the winning pitcher (2-0) as he went 3 innings allowing 1 hit and 1 walk with 5 strikeouts.

Jacob Roettgen took the loss for the Blue Sox falling to 1-1. He went 6 innings, allowed 2 runs on 4 hits with 1 walk and 3 strikeouts.

The Mohawks improved to 23-4 and will host the Glens Falls Dragons on Saturday for Fireworks Night. The Blue Sox fell to 18-5 and will be on the road to face the Boonville Baseball Club on Saturday night.

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