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Mohawks Win Fifth Straight

By Bob Rotruck

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The Amsterdam Mohawks successfully defended their position atop the
East Division standings in their first game since taking over the top
spot. The defending champions of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball
League won their fifth in a row with a 10-1 decision at the Elmira
on Thursday night.

Trey Wingenter (Auburn) was terrific in acquiring his second victory
of the year as he and three other Mohawks relievers combined on a
three-hitter allowing just one unearned run. Wingenter (pronounced
Wing-ghen-tuhr) retired 14 in a row after giving up a pair of singles
and a run in the first inning. He struck out seven on the way to a
six-inning performance yielding just two hits. Now with 50 strikeouts,
Wingenter rates second in the league.

Ed Charlton (New Jersey Tech) socked a three-run home run to left in
the fourth inning to break an early 1-1 tie. Charlton's fifth of the
year is also his 12th career homer in the league which is tied for the
most all-time with Josh Anderson (FIU) of Glens Falls.

Josh Gardiner (Radford) kept up his torrid hitting pace with a 3-for-4
game including an RBI double in the ninth that pushed the Mohawks to
double digits while also scoring three runs. Gardiner is an incredible
10-for-12 in his last three games and is 14-for-18 in his last five
including five doubles, one triple and one home run.

Brian Ruby (Binghamton) drove in three with a 2-for-5 game. John
Nogowski (Florida State) had a pair of doubles and one RBI.

Elmira's Victor Diaz (Old Dominion) threw well in taking his first
loss of the year lasting five innings and giving up just one earned
run of the four total against him.

The game was still tight into the last half of the game. Amsterdam
scored one in the sixth to stretch their lead to 5-1. And they finally
put the game away with a four-run rally in the eighth inning.

Amsterdam (25-16) strengthened its hold on first place as all three
teams trailing them in the standings lost at least one game to fall
further off the pace. Glens Falls and Mohawk Valley were both only a
half-game behind the Mohawks entering the night but both teams dropped
opening decisions in their respective doubleheaders as did Albany.

The Mohawks are peaking at the right time and have gone 9-1 in their
last 10 games to surge to the top. Amsterdam reached double-digits for
the third straight victory following 14-3 and 13-9 triumphs over
Adirondack and Albany in their two previous games before the league's
All-Star Break.

The Mohawks have back-to-back doubleheaders coming up in a tough test
for the pitching staff as well as the rest of the team. Friday's
twinbill at Shuttleworth Park begins at 4:00 against the Utica Brewers
and features a pair of nine-inning games with the second contest
slated for 7:00. The opening game will begin in the second inning with
Utica leading 2-0 which was the score from way back on June 6th when
the game was originally suspended.

Friday also features post-game fireworks after the second game
presented by St. Mary's Healthcare. Matt Ternowchek (Notre Dame) and
Matt Snyder (Temple) are the probable starters for the Mohawks.

Amsterdam travels to Glens Falls for a doubleheader at 5:00 on Saturday night.

Notes - The Mohawks have played 41 games this season. They have 7
games remaining in the 2013 regular season.

- The regular season concludes Wednesday, July 31 at Cooperstown. The
playoffs begin Friday, August 2 but the first-place team receives an
opening round bye.

AM - 100 301 041 - 10 13 3 (6)
EP - 100 000 000 - 1 3 2 (7)

W - Trey Wingenter (2-4)
L - Victor Diaz (1-1)
S - None

AM - Ed Charlton (5)

AM - John Nogowski (2), Josh Gardiner, Jordan Ebert

Records -
Amsterdam Mohawks (25-16)
Elmira Pioneers (19-19)

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