Dutchmen Loss Sets Up Showdown in Glens Falls

By: Ryan Murphy

The Albany Dutchmen dropped a second consecutive contest to the Amsterdam Mohawks, as the 39-10 Mohawks claimed a 5-2 decision over the Dutchmen. A loss by the Glens Falls Dragons kept the Dutchmen a half game ahead of the Dragons entering the final day of the season. Albany and Glens Falls will play on Thursday at East Field with the final PGCBL playoff spot on the line.

Amsterdam wasted no time in taking the lead on the Dutchmen, scoring twice in the top of the first inning. Drew Freedman (Wake Forest) singled on the second pitch of the game from Mike Reitcheck (Penn), the Albany starter. After a strikeout, Justin Yurchak (Binghamton) reached on an error, moving Freedman to second. With two outs in the inning, Brendan Tracy (Fairfield) doubled into the right center field gap, scoring both runners for a 2-0 Amsterdam lead.

The lead was extended to four runs in the second frame by the Mohawks. Macy Holdsworth (Indiana) reached when a bouncing ball to shortstop was misplayed. A single by Gage West (Florida State) and a walk to Kyle Dean (BYU) loaded the bases with no outs. Holdsworth scored on a Freedman fielder’s choice, and the second run crossed the plate when Dedelow hit a bouncing ball to first base, allowing West to score.

A fifth run was plated the next inning, giving Amsterdam a 5-0 lead through three innings. Handsome Monica (Northwest Florida State College) walked and stole second to begin the inning. Reitcheck would retire the next two hitters, but would allow his lone earned run on an infield single by Holdsworth.

The Mohawks threatened again in the fifth inning, putting runners on first and third with no outs. Monica, who had started the inning with the double, was thrown out at the plate and subsequently ejected when he attempted to run over catcher Tom Moore (Saint Rose).

Albany pulled closer in the fifth inning, scoring their only two runs of the game. Michael Bollmer (Louisville) started the inning with a single, and Moore walked to put two runners on. A strikeout and a groundout put two outs on the board, but Bollmer and Moore each moved up a base. Grayson Lewis (Rice) put Albany on the board with a single up the middle, scoring Bollmer and Moore.

The Dutchmen would put runners in scoring position in both the seventh and eighth innings, but could not score against relievers Christian Maldonado (Fulton Montgomery CC) and Kyle Smith (NC State). Maldonado earned the win for the Mohawks, and Smith picked up his fifth save.

Albany relievers Taylor Hoesen (Trinity U.) and Blake Allen (Baylor) worked four scoreless innings for the Dutchmen, keeping Albany within striking distance of the Mohawks.

The Dutchmen will send Pitcher of the Year Nick Cioffi (Towson) to the mound for the final game of the season, needing a win to face Mohawk Valley in the Divisional Playoffs on Friday.



Search Archive »




Browse by Year »

2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012

Browse by Month »

August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
November 2018
October 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
October 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
October 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
Ignite Business Solutions