Amsterdam Mohawks get second straight mercy-rule PGCBL win

A first baseman catches ball as runner slides back

Amsterdam Mohawks first baseman Luke Longo fields a pickoff throw as Utica's Ben Partridge slides back in during Wednesday's PGCBL game at Shuttleworth Park.

AMSTERDAM — For the second straight game, the Amsterdam Mohawks didn’t need to play nine innings to get a win.

The Mohawks broke open a scoreless game by plating seven runs in the fourth inning, three in the fifth and two in the sixth to cruise to a 12-1 PGCBL mercy-rule victory over the Utica Blue Sox on Wednesday at Shuttleworth Park.

On Tuesday, the Mohawks scored 12 runs between the fourth and sixth innings in a 14-2 mercy-rule rout of the Watertown Rapids.

The East Division-leading Mohawks (6-0) sent 12 batters to the plate in Wednesday’s fourth inning. Jalen DeBose got things going when he got an RBI after getting hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and one out. A walk to Carlos Martinez brought in another run.

The Mohawks then scored two runs on a crazy play. Relief pitcher Harry Williams threw a wild pitch on ball four to Gage Miller. That allowed two runs to score.

The free-pass parade continued when Williams walked Bruer Webster to reload the bases, followed by another walk to Zach Eldred that brought home the fifth run of the inning.

Mason Roy replaced Williams, and Luke Longo capped the inning by hitting a two-run double.

In the fifth, Miller hit a two-run double and Webster had an RBI groundout.

RBI singles by Dakota Duffalo and DeBose in the sixth completed the scoring.

It’s the third mercy-rule win for the Mohawks this season. They beat the Albany Dutchmen 10-0 in the season opener.

The Mohawks are off Thursday. They visit the Booneville Lumberjacks at 6:45 p.m. Friday.

Utica 000 100 0 — 1 3 1

Amsterdam 000 732 x — 12 11 0

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