Mohawks beat Eagles 5-0 in Glens Falls

GLENS FALLS – The Amsterdam Mohawks came into East Field on Sunday and defeated the Glens Falls Eagles by a score of 5-0.

Sam Steeves (Franklin Pierce) and Kevin Guthrie (Brown) got the start for Glens Falls and Amsterdam and both pitched rather well, but it was Steeves who flinched first in the third inning when he got two quick outs but had a pitch turned around by Tommy Kain (Lynn) for a solo home run to left.

The Mohawks added four runs in the fifth inning.

The first two runners reached base off of Steeves before Kain squared around to bunt. The bunt was fielded by the catcher who threw it past the second baseman who was covering on the bunt, allowing two runs to score and Kain to reach third base.

Kain came around to score one batter later as Blake Logan (Auburn) hit a sac fly. The infield for Glens Falls was pulled in to cut off the run and Logan fisted a weak pop up over the first baseman Rich Guglielmi’s (Saginaw Valley State) head and he had to make an over the shoulder catch to save it from dropping in. By the time he recovered the run had scored from third.

Amsterdam finished their scoring on an RBI double by Joey Aiola (Marist).

Both Guthrie and Steeves went five full innings, but Guthrie did not allow a hit and the Eagles would not record their first hit until J.Q. Folena (Cabrillo) doubled down the left field line in the sixth. Guthrie recorded eight strikeouts to Steeves’ three and Amsterdam finished the night getting 18 outs via the strikeout as they were able to avoid the Eagles’ bats.