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Dutchmen deal Mohawks a 10-1 loss

By Jon Sargalis

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The Mohawks were given a big reality check Friday night as they suffered a 10-1 loss at the hands of the Albany Dutchmen (3-1) at Bellizzi Stadium.

Early on it looked like business as usual for the Amsterdam Mohawks (3-1) after winning their first 3 games. Starter Fernando Guerrero (Marshall) struck out the side in order in the first inning and had 5 punch outs after the first two. One the other side, Albany starter Jon Reid (Azusa Pacific) looked shaky as he walked 3 batters in the second inning and walked in a run with just one out.

Then everything changed; Reid immediately settled down and retired the next 11 Mohawks in a row. Guerrero pitched fine up until the fifth inning when a Sean Aspinall (Azusa Pacific) RBI double and a Hunter Boose (Georgia Regents) 2-run double gave the Dutchmen a 3-1 lead that they would not look back from.

In the sixth Jake Mielock (Tampa) took over on the mound pitched the next two innings for the Mohawks. After hitting and walking the first two batters he faced, Tyler Nelin (George Mason) hit an RBI single to plate Dominic DiCaprio (Rice) and a wild pitch allowed Slayton Vaughan (Oral Roberts) to score and give Albany a 5-1 lead.

Amsterdam hitters had difficulty with Albany pitching all night. Riley Mahan (Kentucky), Hunter Tackett (Auburn) and Tyler Kirkpatrick (Marist) were the only Mohawks to have hits in the game. Jon Reid (1-0) picked up his first win of the year, going 6 innings allowing 1 run on the 3 hits with 4 walks and 2 strikeouts. Taylor Hoesen (Trinity) and Jesse Cooper (Seaton Hall) pitched the final 3 innings and didn’t yield a hit for the remainder of the game.

Down 5-1 in the eight, the Mohawks turned to DH Andrew Rouse (Marist) to eat an inning on the mound. The Dutchmen scored 5 runs that inning, though just 2 of them were earned. Michael Fitzsimmons (Mississippi) provided the big blow with a 2-run single to make it 10-1 in favor of the Dutchmen.

Fernando Guerrero (0-1) took the loss for Amsterdam after allowing 3 runs on 7 hits with 2 walks and 6 strikeouts over 5 innings of work.

The Mohawks return home on Saturday to take on the Glens Falls Dragons at 6:35 PM. It will be Gloversville Night sponsored by SW Skin Care and The Leader Herald and the Gloversville Little League will be our Baseball Buddies. We’ll also be having our first Fireworks Show of the season following the game sponsored by McDonald’s.

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