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Glens Falls Doubles-Up Mohawks 6-3

By Bob Rotruck

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The Amsterdam Mohawks had their six-game win streak snapped at the
hands of the Glens Falls Golden Eagles in a 6-3 decision Friday night
at Shuttleworth Park.

Glens Falls had been the last team to defeat the Mohawks, last Friday
in Amsterdam. The Golden Eagles pulled off another Friday victory in
the Rug City to become the first team in the Perfect Game Collegiate
Baseball League to reach 12 victories. Amsterdam fell to 11-10 with
the loss while Glens Falls now stands at 12-9.

A four-run first inning rally would be all the offense Glens Falls
would need. Josh Anderson (FIU) launched a three-run homer over the
Chain Monster in left for his second long-ball in just two games since
returning to the league. Anderson went 5-for-5 in his season debut one
night earlier and was 2-for-4 in this one including three driven in
and a walk.

Raphael Gladu (College Lafleche, Que.) socked an RBI double in the
first inning as well and went 2-for-3 with a walk.

Glens Falls was led by their pitching to earn this victory. Amsterdam
entered the game leading the league in batting average at .290 and in
home-runs with 20. But the Mohawks were limited to just seven hits and
also failed to hit a home-run for the first time in six games.

Zach Hopf (St. Peter's) improved to 4-0 with six strong innings. Two
of his four wins have come against Amsterdam. Hopf scattered seven
hits and allowed three earned runs with one walk and three strikeouts.
He had given up just one run in the first five innings of the game but
was touched for a couple more in his sixth and final inning.

Reliever Armand Rugel (Stonehill) fired perfect baseball for the last
three innings recording nine straight outs, including four whiffs, for
his first save.

Dylan Smith (Auburn) led Amsterdam hitters going 2-for-4 with a double
and an RBI. Josh Gardiner (Radford) scored two runs and was 1-for-3
with a walk.

After Mohawks starter Logan Fullmer (Maine) was removed after his
rocky first inning, reliever Christian Bartholomew (Wake Forest)
pitched well from the second through the fifth allowing just two runs
that came in his last inning of work, one of which was charged against
him after he had left the game.

The game was a rematch of the 2012 PGCBL Championship Series which
Amsterdam won 2 games to 0. This season, Glens Falls leads their East
Division rivals in the season series 3 games to 1 midway through their
scheduled slate of eight games. Glens Falls and Amsterdam cannot meet
each other in a Championship rematch because now they are in the same
division. But the rivalry continues to be a hotly contested one.

The game was Heroes Night presented by NBT Bank. Free admission was
granted to all police, fire, military and EMT personnel and they were
honored at different parts of the game throughout the night.

The Mohawks and Golden Eagles will meet next week for back-to-back
games in an important East Division showdown with a Tuesday encounter
in Glens Falls followed by a Wednesday Fireworks Night contest back at
Shuttleworth Park in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam hits the road for their next two games beginning with a
Saturday night game at the Utica Brewers. Trey Wingenter (Auburn), a
6'7" righthander, will start for Keith Griffin's team. The Mohawks
return home on Monday night against the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs on
Keith Griffin tribute night.

Amsterdam hosts two fireworks nights next week sandwiched around the
4th of July. Wednesday, July 3rd is Fireworks Night presented by the
Rotary. And Friday, July 5th is the annual ParkFest presented by the
Wasserman Foundation with rides and water slides all day long and then
another Fireworks Night after the game.

The Glens Falls Golden Eagles return to East Field on Saturday night
squaring off with the Albany Dutchmen in a battle of the top two teams
in the league.

Catch the action of exciting Amsterdam Mohawks baseball all season
long on the official voice of the Mohawks, 1490 WCSS. Listen live on
the internet on WCSS1490.com.

GF 400 020 000 - 6 12 0 (8)
AM 010 002 000 - 3 7 1 (5)

W - Zach Hopf (4-0)
L - Logan Fullmer (0-3)
S - Arman Rugel (1)

GF - Josh Anderson (2)

GF - Spencer Johnson, Raphael Gladu
AM - Jordan Ebert, Dylan Smith

Time - 2:53
ATT - 926

Glens Falls Golden Eagles: 12-9
Amsterdam Mohawks: 11-10

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