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Amsterdam Mohawks Knock Off Batavia For Championship

BATAVIA — The Amsterdam Mohawks captured the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League championship Wednesday night, downing Batavia 7-2 in the deciding game of a twin bill at Dwyer Stadium.

The Mohawks, who lost the first game in the best-of-three series 8-1, received a pitching gem from Santhosh Gottam. He worked into the eighth inning before being relieved by Luis Misla, who finished the contest. Gottam was named the Finals Most Valuable Player.

Amsterdam has now won six PGCBL titles and 11 championships in team history. For manager Keith Griffin, it was his eighth title with the Mohawks and his first since 2019.

Cameron Love led Amsterdam’s offense with three hits and two RBIs.

In the first game, The Muckdogs prevailed 8-1 as winning pitcher Julian Pichardo scattered nine hits over six innings. Mitch Fleming and Daniel Burroway both drove in a pair of runs for the winners. Aidan Kidd took the loss.

The Mohawks opened the series with a 9-5 win at home Tuesday, highlighted by four home runs — two by Cade Bush and one apiece by Zach Gardiner and Brett Coker.

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