Mohawks post first win

AMSTERDAM – After failing to complete any of their first three games, the Amsterdam Mohawks finally played a full nine innings Saturday, posting a 7-2 win over the Adirondack Trailblazers in a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League contest at Shuttleworth Park.

Ed Charlton plated the game’s first run for the Mohawks with an RBI double in the bottom of the first to make it 1-0.

Kyle Barrett added an RBI double in the second inning for Amsterdam (1-0 overall), while Charlton kept the Mohawks in front by throwing out a runner at the plate after making a catch in center field with the bases loaded and no outs in the top of the third inning.

The Mohawks also scored twice in the fourth inning, while Brian Ruby had an RBI double in the fifth inning to plate Shane Zimmer. Keith Skinner added an RBI in the fifth for Amsterdam, which took a 6-1 lead after five innings.

Matt Snyder started on the mound for Amsterdam, allowing one hit and one run in four innings of work.

On Wednesday, a power outage halted their season opener at Albany in the eighth inning.

The Mohawks had their home opener against Utica stopped in the first inning by rain Thursday, while Friday’s game at Glens Falls washed out.

Amsterdam is scheduled to travel to Cooperstown today for a 5 p.m. contest.