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Photo submitted Ben Porter of the Amsterdam 9U team takes a lead during a game against the Coxsackie Outlaws Sunday at Isabel's Field.

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Amsterdam travel baseball teams pile up the victories

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - Updated: 3:48 PM

Staff report

The Amsterdam Under-11 travel baseball team pulled off a doubleheader sweep capped by a thrilling ending in the second game.

Amsterdam won the second game in walk-off fashion, winning 6-5 while also winning the first game 8-1.

Amsterdam needed a run in the bottom of the sixth inning to send the contest into extra innings and trailing 5-4 in the bottom of the seventh, Orlando Hernandez delivered, lining a two-out two-run single to score Nick Rodecker and Andrew Bracchi. Rodecker and Bracchi had each singled earlier in the inning to reach base.

Rodecker had a double and single, Bracchi added two singles and Jake Greco had a double to lead Amsterdam.

In the opener, Rodriguez and Chris Parker held Spring to just one run.

Offensively, Greco and Bracchi had a double and Tyler Krakow, Jeancarlo Malave, Rich Gannon, and Parker had a single apiece.

UNDER 10

Amsterdam 4, Bethlehem 3

Amsterdam 23, Bethlehem 20

Amsterdam won the opener with effective pitching and took the nitecap with solid hitting against the Bethlehem Eagles.

In the opener, Matthew Murphy and Michael Rocas combined for a four-hitter. Murphy, who started and lasted four innings, struck out five, while Rocas fanned two in his two-inning stint.

Offensively, Peyton Ausfeld and Tommy Ziskin each had two singles to lead Amsterdam.

In the second game, Nic Carbone had a big game at the plate, ripping two doubles and three singles to lead the Amsterdam offense. Caydren Gravely added a double and three singles, Ziskin had four singles and Nicholas Antonelli, Ausfeld and Murphy chipped in with three singles apiece. Rocas also helped out with two singles.

Amsterdam pounded out 25 hits in the second game.

Amsterdam returns to action Sunday with a doubleheader at Guilderland.

UNDER 9

Amsterdam 16, Greene County 10

C.J. Durinick and Carson Cotugno had two singles apiece and Ryan Visco, Michael Magliocca, Andrew Spagnola, Walker Peterson and Sal Conti each had a single to propel Amsterdam to a win over the Greene County Outlaws Sunday at Isabel's.

Cotugno and Magliocca split the pitching duties for Amsterdam.

     

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