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Big Sixth propels Mohawks to 11-6 victory over Trail Blazers

By Justin Mattingly

Box Score

The Amsterdam Mohawks used a give-run sixth inning to go on and defeat the Adirondack Trail Blazers in Boonville, 11-6.

Aidan McDermott got the scoring started in the top of the second with an RBI single for Amsterdam. Drew Freedman added an RBI single of his own in the inning to make it a 2-0 game. Adirondack cut the lead in half in the top of the third to make it a 2-1 game. Kyle Walker tied the game up in the bottom of the fifth with a solo home run.

The big inning came in the top of the sixth. An error, an RBI groundout, a Justin Yurchak RBI single, a Hunter Tackett RBI triple and a Brendan Tracy RBI single accounted for the six runs in the inning. The Mohawks added a lone run in the seventh on a Drew Freedman RBI single to extend the lead to 8-2. Brendan Tracy hit an RBI double in the eighth to make it a 9-2 game. Also in the top of the eighth, Gage West hit a sacrifice fly to get the Mohawks to double digits. In the bottom of the eighth, Brad Jones was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, Kyle Walker hit a two-run double and Luca Farina hit a sacrifice fly to make it a 10-6 game. Amsterdam added a lone run in the top of the ninth.

Zach Logue allowed two runs (one earned) in five innings of work, striking out nine, to earn the win for Amsterdam. Christian Doughty allowed two runs (both earned) in 3.2 innings for Adirondack in taking the loss.

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