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Errors fuel Hawkeyes win over Mohawks

Cooperstown Defeats Amsterdam 9-3

By Bob Rotruck

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The Cooperstown Hawkeyes scored six runs in their final three at-bats
as they broke a 3-3 deadlock en route to running away with a 9-3
victory over the Amsterdam Mohawks on Sunday evening at Doubleday

Cooperstown (2-0) also benefited from stellar relief pitching to slam
the door on Amsterdam a Luke Mould (Alabama-Huntsville), Mike Jeffers
(Kenyon) and Colton Kibler (Garden City CC) combined for four shutout
innings allowing just one hit while striking out seven.

Mould (1-0) was the ace of the group and earned the victory as he
lasted three full innings while Cooperstown built their lead. After
quickly allowing a hit upon entering the game in the sixth, he went on
to retire eight straight while racking up four punch-outs.

Mike Urbanski (Binghamton) allowed the tie-breaking runs in the sixth
and seventh innings in taking the first loss of the season for
Amsterdam (1-1).

Not all was his fault though. Amsterdam's defense struggled at key
times as the defending champions of the Perfect Game Collegiate
Baseball League committed five errors.

Cooperstown leadoff batter Brendan O'Reily (New Haven) led the way
with a 4-for-5 night and two runs scored and a stolen base. Hawkeye's
leftfielder Matt Feldt (Jefferson College) was 2-for-4 with a walk and
rightfielder Cameron Day (Norfolk State) was 2-for-5 with an RBI.

Ryan Hanahan (Canisius) had the tie-breaking RBI in the sixth inning
and was 2-for-3 witha  double and two runs scored.

For the Mohawks, Josh Gardiner (Radford) had his second consecutive
multi-hit game going 2-for-5.

Cooperstown raced out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning against
Amsteram starter Matt Ternowchek (Notre Dame) on four singles and an

Amsterdam chipped away at the lead and came back to even the score at
3-3 by the fifth inning. The Mohawks scored an unearned run in the
second and then tacked on two more in the fifth on a walk and three
singles. Shane Zimmer (Canisius) beat out a double-play relay on his
grounder allowing Ed Charlton (New Jersey Tech) to tie the count.

But Cooperstown would score two runs each in the sixth, seventh and
eighth innings as they put the game away. Ryan Hanahan (Marietta)
rapped an RBI double off the top of the wall in left for the
game-winning RBI in the sixth.

Two errors by Amsterdam infielders allowed the Hawkeyes to plate a
couple more in the seventh against Alex Gagne (Maine) and then Taylor
Butler (LSU) was touched for a couple more unearned runs in the eighth
with an error, a single and two walks.

Logan Fullmer toes the rubber for Amsterdam Monday night at the Newark
Pilots. The Mohawks return to Shuttleworth Park Tuesday evening
against the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs on a Baseball Bingo Night. That
is the beginning of a stretch of four home games in five days this
week for Amsterdam (Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday).

Cooperstown looks to extend their season beginning win streak Monday
evening at 5:00 as they welcome the Elmira Pioneers to Doubleday

AM - 010 020 000 - 3 8 5 (8)
CH - 300 002 22x - 9 12 2 (8)

Amsterdam (1-1)
Cooperstown (2-0)

Extra-Base Hits -
Doubles - Keith Skinner (AM), Ryan Hanahan (CH)
HR - None

W - Luke Mould (1-0)
L - Mike Urbanski (0-1)
S - None

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