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Mohawks sneak past Stallions for doubleheader sweep

Amsterdam 4 Saugerties 3 (Game One): The Amsterdam Mohawks rallied for two runs in the top of the sixth to pull out a 4-3 win over the Saugerties Stallions and become the fastest team in PGCBL history to get to 30 wins, doing so in 38 games.

Down 3-2 heading into the sixth, Hunter Tackett hit an RBI single to tie the game and Brendan Tracy hit an RBI single to give the Mohawks the lead for good. 

Saugerties scored the first run of the game in the bottom of the first on an E2, but a Kyle Dean RBI single in the next half inning tied the game at one. The Stallions re-took the lead in the bottom of the second on another Amsterdam error. Both teams scored a run in the fifth, Amsterdam’s coming via an BRI groundout and the Stallions’ coming via another error.

Joe Randall pitched the bottom of the fifth to get the win for Amsterdam and Tyler Smith tossed two scoreless innings to notch the save. Dalton Dahley gave up the four Amsterdam runs in 5.1 innings to take the loss.

Amsterdam 5 Saugerties 4 (Game Two): The Amsterdam Mohawks became the first team to clinch a playoff berth as they beat Saugerties 5-4 in game two of a doubleheader.

A Scott Manea RBI single and a Tyler Kirkpatrick RBI single in the top of the first got the Mohawks on the board early. Amsterdam added two more in the second on an Aidan McDermott RBI triple and a Hunter Tackett RBI double.

Manea hit another RBI single in the fourth to drive in what wound up being the winning run. Nick Russo plated Pat Dorrian with an RBI single in the bottom half of the inning for Saugerties. The last run of the seven-inning game came in the bottom of the fifth on a Joe Venturino RBI single.

Joe Nellis picked up the win for the Mohawks while Kyle Smith notched the save and Matt Wojciak gave up the five Amsterdam runs to take the loss.

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