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Mohawks Win Record 14th Straight Game

By Jon Sargalis

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In 2009, the Mohawks ended the season with 13 straight wins and it culminated with a victory over the Hornell Dodgers to clinch the NYCBL title. Entering Sunday, the Mohawks had matched that team record of 13 straight wins and surpassed it as they defeated the Saugerties Stallions 5-2 to pick up their 14th straight victory.

Aidan Kidd started for the Mohawks and in his 25th inning of work, Kidd finally surrendered his first run of the season. Back-to-back walks set the table for Garrison Berkley to drive in Evan Goforth with a single to give the Stallions a 1-0 lead.

Amsterdam’s offence got going in the fifth inning as Josh Overbeek led off the inning with a double. Paul Winland reached on a single and Gage Miller followed with a game-tying RBI double that drove in Overbeek. Ian Perutz put the Mohawks in front with a 2-run single that scored Winland and Miller giving the Mohawks a 3-1 lead.

 The Stallions answered back in the bottom of the fifth. David Shackelford’s at-bat was prolonged by a dropped foul popup and he was hit by the next pitch to reach base. Brandon Fish singled and drove in Shackleford to cut the Mohawks lead to 3-2.

The Mohawks bullpen took over at that point and kept the Stallions off the board for the rest of the game. Aidan Kidd went 4.2 innings allowing 2 runs (1 earned), on 3 hits and 3 walks with 6 strikeouts. Santhosh Gottam went 2.1 innings, striking out 4 and didn’t allow any baserunners as he picked up his second win of the season. Arlon Butts allowed 1 walk and struck out 2 in the eighth and Connor Whittaker allowed 1 hit in the ninth and picked up his 4th save of the season.

Brett Coker added insurance runs with an RBI single scoring Connor Moore in the seventh and reached on a fielder’s choice in the ninth that scored Frankie Marinelli to give the Mohawks a 5-2 lead.

The Mohawks improved to 34-4 with the win. Bryce Reimer took his first loss of the season falling to 2-1 as the Stallions fell to 22-16-1 on the season. The Mohawks and Stallions are both off on Monday before they have a rematch on Tuesday night at Shuttleworth Park.    

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