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Gardiner and strong pitching lead Mohawks over Stallions

By Jon Sargalis

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The Amsterdam Mohawks won their fifth game in a row and improved to 25-4 on the season with a 5-1 victory over the Saugerties Stallions on Sunday night at Cantine Field.

The Mohawks got on the board in the third inning as Jacob Hand was walked and was Brett Coker was hit by a pitch, which set the table for Zach Gardiner to drive them in with a 2-run single.

Amsterdam scored another pair of runs in the fourth inning as Gage Miller hit into a fielder’s choice that scored Mark Black and Paul Winland scored on an error to increase the Mohawks lead to 4-0.

In the seventh, Gage Miller hit a leadoff double and scored when Ian Perutz reached on an error making it 5-0.

Holden Phelps started for Amsterdam. He went 4 shutout innings, allowing 1 hit and 3 walks with 7 strikeouts. Luis Misla went the next 2.1 innings allowing no runs, 2 hits and 4 walks with 4 strikeouts. In the seventh inning, Misla recorded 1 out, but allowed a base hit and 2 walks to load the bases. Jack Syivia entered the ballgame and recoded a flyout and a strikeout to keep Saugerties off the board.

In the eighth, the Stallions got on the board as max Cotier worked a leadoff walk issued by Syivia and later scored on a 2-out single by Kip Fougerosse to make it 5-1. That was the only run Syivia and the Mohawks would allow as he pitched 1.2 innings with 2 hits, 1 walk and 2 strikeouts.

Santhosh Gottam shut the door in the ninth allowing 1 hit with 1 strikeout as Mohawks pitching recorded 14 in the game.

The Mohawks only had 4 hits, 2 of which were recoded by Zach Gardiner and Gage Miller had the only extra base hit with his double.

The Mohawks are off on the fourth of July and return to action on Tuesday in a doubleheader against the Niagara Power starting at 5:00 at Shuttleworth Park. The Stallions are back at home on the fourth as they host the Albany Dutchmen.

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