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Mohawks Avenge Thursday's Loss, Defeat Dutchmen 7-3

By Cody Marshall

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The Amsterdam Mohawks used four late runs to hold off the Albany Dutchmen, 7-3, on Friday night at Shuttleworth Park. With the win, the Mohawks improved to 19-11 on the season.

Andrew Rouse (Marist) led the Mohawks offensively, going 2-for-4 with a single, double, and a run scored. Joe Genord (South Florida) provided insurance with a two-run home run, his fifth of the season.

Amsterdam started the scoring in the top of the third. Nick Patten (Delaware) led off with a double to right center. Two batters later, Chris LaVorgna (Franklin Pierce) singled to put runners on the corners. Chris Givin’s (Xavier) bunt single loaded the bases. Tyler Frank (Florida Atlantic) lifted a sacrifice fly to right to make it 1-0.

An inning later, Tristen Carranza (New Mexico State) and Rouse led off with back-to-back singles. Both advanced a base on a balk by Albany starter Kale Morton (Azusa Pacific).Dan Maynard (Maryland) doubled down the left field line to plate both runs and extend the lead to 3-0.

Albany answered in the fifth. John Novenche (Canisius) singled and scored a batter later when Anthony Forte (Tulane) tripled to right center. Forte scored when Micah McHugh (Ole Miss) grounded out to short, cutting the lead to 3-2.

In the seventh, Albany broke even. Malcolm Nachmanoff (Stony Brook) led off with a single. Forte brought him in two batters later on a double as part of his 3-for-3 night, finishing a home run away from the cycle.

In the bottom half, Frank worked a one out walk before Genord deposited a 2-0 fastball to center to make it 5-3. The Mohawks added two more in the eighth. Andruw Gazzola (Stony Brook) singled before Teddy Cillis (Hofstra) was hit by a pitch. After a sac bunt by Givin, Frank singled to score both runners and make it 7-3.

The win went to Chase Haney (Florida State) who improved to 2-1 after pitching 2.2 scoreless, hitless innings of relief. Haney struck out three. The loss went to Jared Gold (Coastal Carolina), who dropped to 0-3 despite giving up no hits in an inning and a third of work.

The Mohawks will look to put some more distance between them and second-place Oneonta when they play the Outlaws on Saturday night at Damaschke Field. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m. Albany will look to right the ship on Saturday when they host the streaking Glens Falls Dragons at Bob Bellizzi Field at 7:05 p.m.

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