The Amsterdam Mohawks used stellar pitching from Peyton Plumlee (Mississippi State), Brooks Knapek (UMass) and Ryan Falls (Marshall) to snag a 4-1 win in their first home PGCBL contest of the 2018 season at Shuttlesworth Park in Amsterdam.
The Mohawks' starting pitcher Plumlee surrendered just one run on three hits in 5.0 innings of work, walking one and striking out seven. Knapek and Falls followed up with four no-hit innings, with eight combined strikeouts and the only baserunner coming on a walk by Knapek in the top of the sixth.
Matt Padre (Manhattan) went 2-for-4 with 2 RBIs, and Colin Kelly (Union) went 1-for-3 with 2 RBIs in the Mohawks win. Dillon Good (Lock Haven) went 1-for-3 with a home run for the Stallions in the loss.
In the top of the second, Austin Good took Plumlee deep to left center to give the Stallions a 1-0 lead, their only of the game. In the bottom of the third, the Mohawks would respond with a Matt Padre RBI single to tie it at 1, and a Colin Kelly 2-RBI single to take a 3-1 lead.
Amsterdam would secure an insurance run in the bottom of the 5th on a Padre RBI fielder’s choice to make it 4-1, Mohawks, and that's all that would be needed to secure the victory.
The win goes to Plumlee, while Zach Strickland (Georgia Southern) is saddled with the loss. Falls gets the save for his 2 innings of no-hit ball to close it out.
The Mohawks will be off Sunday and Monday before hosting another contest at Shuttlesworth Park to face off against the Glens Falls Dragons, with first pitch slated for 6:35 PM. The Stallions will travel to East Field tomorrow to take on the Glens Falls Dragons, with first pitch set for 7:05 PM.
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