League Champs

2003 2012
2004 2013
2009 2014
2010 2016

Amsterdam at Cooperstown Conclude Season with Tie

By Bob Rotruck

Box Score     ScoreCast     Audio

In Cooperstown, N.Y., the Amsterdam Mohawks and Cooperstown Hawkeyes
concluded the regular season with a 4-4 tie. The game was suspended
due to darkness at nine innings. Doubleday Field in Cooperstown has no
lights. Both teams clearly wanted to continue playing into the 10th
inning but the umpires were in charge of the decision.

Cooperstown scored four runs in the fourth inning to take a 4-0 lead.
Amsterdam chipped away and eventually evened the score by tallying
single runs in each of the last four inning.

John Sansone (Florida State) lead off the ninth inning with a solo
home run to tie the game at 4-4. Amsterdam left 16 runners on base in
the contest.

All of the statistics from the game are official. There were no
winning or losing pitchers. Amsterdam finished the regular season with
11 consecutive wins before the tie and were 15-1 in their last 16

The Mohawks finished the regular season 31-16-1. Cooperstown ended
with only one loss in their last seven games going 5-1-1 to finish
with an overall record of 18-25-1.

Amsterdam is scheduled to open the playoffs on Friday night with Game
1 of the Best of 3 series at Shuttleworth Park.

Amsterdam's opponent is still to be determined. Mohawk Valley will
host either Albany or Glens Falls on Thursday night in the one-game
playoff between 2nd and 3rd place and the winner will advance to the
next round to play Amsterdam.

If the Thursday game at Mohawk Valley gets rained out then their game
would take place on Friday and thus Amsterdam's playoff opener would
end up getting pushed back to Saturday. Stay informed on pgcbl.com and
on the Mohawks facebook, twitter and website.

Colonie native Matt Snyder (Temple) will start Game 1 of the playoffs
and Rich Vrana (Marist) will start Game 2.

AM 000 001 111 - 4 11 0 (16)
CH 000 400 000 - 4 7 1 (3)

W - None
L - None

HR -
AM - John Sansone (3)

Time - 3:05

More News Articles