Shelby powers Mohawks past Glens Falls

AMSTERDAM – Playing for the third time in five days, the Amsterdam Mohawks posted a 12-6 win over the Glens Falls Golden Eagles on Tuesday at Shuttleworth Park.

It was the 14th win in 15 games for the Mohawks, who improved to 16-7 after starting the season 2-6.

It also was the third win in four days for the Mohawks over the Golden Eagles. In those games, Amsterdam has outscored Glens Falls, 25-6.

JaVon Shelby was 3-for-3 with four runs scored, two RBIs, two doubles, two steals and a home run for the Mohawks.

Brendan Tracy was 3-for-3 with three runs scored for Amsterdam, while Jonathan Pryor was 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs.

Joe Purritano was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored for the Mohawks, while John Razzino had a triple. Amsterdam had 10 different players record at least one hit, as the Mohawks piled up 14 hits in the game.

J.Q. Folena was 3-for-5 with three RBIs for Glens Falls, while Richard Gugliemi was 3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run and an RBI. Danny Olvieri was 2-for-5 with two runs scored for the Golden Eagles, who had 12 hits in the game.

Kevin Guthrie started on the mound for Amsterdam and lasted 2 2/3 innings, allowing two hits, striking out four and walking one. Joe Randall earned the win and improved to 2-1 for the Mohawks, allowing four hits in 3 1/3 innings, striking out two and walking none.

Chas Lacko took the loss for Glens Falls, allowing seven runs on seven hits. Lacko also walked five and struck out none in 2 2/3 innings.

After a scoreless first inning, Amsterdam broke through with three runs in the bottom of the second. Blake Logan and Marcus Carson each had an RBI single, while Pryor had an RBI groundout.

Glens Falls answered with two runs in the top of the fifth, getting a two-run single from Folena after a two-out throwing error by Shelby.

The Mohawks scored four times in their half of the third, which featured a 45-minute storm delay.

Razzino opened the inning with a triple to right centerfield before scoring on a doudle to left by Shelby. Tracy added an RBI single, while Purritano added an RBI double. Josh Gardiner plated the final run by drawing a bases-loaded walk to give Amsterdam a 7-2 lead after three innings.

The Mohawks extended their lead to 12-2 with two runs in the fourth, one in the fifth and two in the sixth.

In the fourth, Pryor drew a bases-loaded walk and Shelby scored on a wild pitch, while Shelby had a solo home run in the fifth for Amsterdam.

In the sixth, Alex DeBellis had an RBI double and Pryor added an RBI single.

Glens Falls closed the gap over the final three innings, scoring two in the seventh and once in the eighth and ninth innings. However, the Mohawks were able to post their fourth straight win.

Amsterdam (16-7 overall) is scheduled to travel to Little Falls to face Mohawk Valley in a battle for first place in the East Division of the PGCBL. The game is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Field. The game also will be broadcast in WCSS 1490AM and also available online at

Glens Falls (8-14) is scheduled to host Watertown today in a doubleheader at East Field beginning at 5:05 p.m.

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Lacko, Leiter (3), Price (6), McFerran (6), Ehlers (9) and Gugliemi; Guthrie, Randall (3), Castro (7), Ward (8), McCarren (9) and Logan.