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Genord ties team RBI record as Mohawks defeat Dragons 7-4

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The Amsterdam Mohawks came in to Sunday night's game at East Field in Glens Falls having already clinched a PGCBL playoff spot. The Glens Falls Dragons sent Tristan Hubler (Oklahoma Panhandle) to the bump trying to keep their slim playoff hopes alive. The Dragons led early, but the Mohawks took the lead with a five run third and held on to defeat Glens Falls 7-4.

Glens Falls took a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the second. Chris Miranda (U. of Buffalo) doubled off of the left field wall, and advanced to third when the Mohawks committed an error on the relay. After Amsterdam starter Tim Herrin (Indiana) walked Dan Lowndes (Siena), Miranda scored on an Evan Harasta groundout. Josh Brown (Skidmore) then doubled to score Lowndes. Next, Herrin walked Hunter Szaflarski (Lock Haven) and Brian Uliana (Rider) legged out an infield hit to load the bases. Nate Cardy (Gannon) then walked to force in a run and the Mohawks went to the bullpen. Johnny Malatesta (NJIT) came into the half the Dragon's rally.

Amsterdam got on the board in the top of the third when they got consecutive singles from Andruw Gazzola (Stony Brook), Andrew Rouse (Marist) and Tyler Frank (Florida Atlantic). Hubler then walked Joe Genord (South Florida) to force in a run, and Nick Patten (U. of Delaware) picked up an RBI sacrifice fly to make it 3-2. Tristan Carranza (New Mexico State) then singled to drive in another run, and a second run crossed the plate after the ball was misplayed in right field. Amsterdam made it 5-3 when Terrence Pinkston (Norfolk State) grounded out, scoring Carranza.

The Dragons came back in the bottom of the fifth. Alex Chandler (St. Rose) led off with a single, and advanced to second on a fielding miscue. Drew Greenwood (Bellarmine) then reached on an error, advancing Chandler to third. Chandler scored on a wild pitch to cut the margin to 5-4.

The Mohawks gave themselves some breathing room in the ninth. Rouse singled and Frank walked. Genord followed that up with an RBI single to make it 6-4 Mohawks. Corranza also added an RBI single in the inning to give Amsterdam a three run cushion.

Rouse was 3 for 4 for the Mohawks, while Corranza was 3 for 5. Frank and Gazzola had two hits each. Joe Genord drove in 2 runs and in the process tied the Mohawks team record for RBI in a season with 41. The Mohawks team record has stood since 2003 when Kirt Zimniewicz drove in 41 that season and the PGCBL record for the most in a season is 42.
Drew Greenwood was 2 for 4 for Glens Falls.
Malatesta (2-1) earned the win for Amsterdam. Hubler took the loss for Glens Falls.
The Dragons will be home again tomorrow night when they host the Saugerties Stallions at 7:00 P.M.

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