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  • PGCBL: DiamondDawgs defeat Amsterdam for third straight win

  • JUNE 11 PERFECT GAME COLLEGIATE BASEBALL LEAGUE



    The weather broke early enough Tuesday to allow the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs to play at Shuttleworth Park where they defeated the Amsterdam Mohawks 4-2 for their third consecutive victory.



    William & Mary third baseman Willie Shaw homered, doubled and reached base four times for the DiamondDawgs.

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  • MOHAWK VALLEY DIAMONDDAWGS 4, AMSTERDAM MOHAWKS 2
    The weather broke early enough Tuesday to allow the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs to play at Shuttleworth Park where they defeated the Amsterdam Mohawks 4-2 for their third consecutive victory.
    William & Mary third baseman Willie Shaw homered, doubled and reached base four times for the DiamondDawgs who lost 10 of 12 games to the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League champions last summer and 16 or 19 over two years pf PGCBL competition.
    The switch-hitting Shaw homered to right-center against Amsterdam starter Logan Fullmer and gave the DiamondDawgs a 1-0 lead in the second inning.
    Shaw greeted reliever Alex Gagne with a double to start the fifth inning. With two outs, Columbia University catcher Mike Fischer delivered a single and drove Shaw home. Leadoff hitter Casey Rodrigue followed with a double and Fischer scored to make it a 3-0 game.
    Rodrigue and Fischer were making their Mohawk Valley debuts.
    Landon Thibodeaux singled in the sixth inning, stole a base, advanced on a bunt and scored when Dalton Herrington doubled off Gagne.
    Gavin Culpepper handed a 4-0 lead to the Mohawk Valley bullpen after pitching five scoreless innings and striking out five batters while walking one and allowing five hits. Shane Zimmer hit the second pitch thrown by Keegan Long for a home run and put the Mohawks on the scoreboard. Amsterdam strung together three more hits in the bottom of the sixth and added a run when Devin Wenzel scored on Kevin Guthrie’s hit. The Mohawks had the tying runss on base when Ronnie Bernick hit into a double play to end the sixth.
    Amsterdam had the tying runs on base again with one out in the eighth before Tyler Bray retired Keith Skinner on a fly ball and struck Guthrie out.
    Patrick Michon earned his first save for Mohawk Valley by pitching a scoreless ninth inning. He hit one batter but struck two others out looking, including Colin Gay to end the game.
    Gay, Zimmer, Wenzel and Guthrie all had two hits for Amsterdam which outhit the DiamondDawgs 12-7. The Mohawks left 10 runners on base. Guthrie also pitched the final three innings and retired all but one of the 10 batters he faced.
    Shaw’s home run was one of only two hits Fullmer allowed through four innings but the University of Maine right-hander took the loss.
    Southeastern Louisiana University’s Culpepper followed Jared Dye and Logan Carman in the rotation and extended the DiamondDawg starters’ scoreless streak to 18 innings.
    Thibodeaux had two hits and is 6-for-12 through his first three PGCBL games.
    Four other PGCBL games were caceled earlier in the and for the second day in a row only one game was contested. Through one week of competition, 18 of 35 scheduled games have been postponed and two others suspended.
    Page 2 of 2 - The DiamondDawgs are scheduled to play at home Wednesday against Newark and Thursday against PGCBL newcomer Utica.
    MOHAWK VALLEY DIAMONDDAWGS 4, AMSTERDAM MOHAWKS 2
    Mohawk Valley    010 021 000 — 4   7  0
    Amsterdam    000 002 000 — 2 12  1
    Gavin Culpepper, Keegan Long (6), Eddie Brol (7), Tyler Bray (8), Patrick Michon (9) and Mike Fischer. Logan Fullmer, Alex Gagne (5), Kevin Guthrie (7) and Keith Skinner. W — Gavin Culpepper 1-0. L — Fullmer 0-1. Sv — Michon (1). 2B — Mohawk Valley, Casey Rodrigue, Dalton Herrington, Willie Shaw. HR — Mohawk Valley, Shaw; Amsterdam, Shane Zimmer. Attendance — 912. Records — Mohawk Valley 3-1; Amsterdam 1-2.
    Compiled From Times Staff Reports

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