Photo submitted The Amsterdam 10U team won the Johnstown Tournament on Saturday. Team members are front row from left to right, Nicholas Antonelli, Tyler Williamson, Peyton Ausfeld, Tommy Ziskin, C.J. Durinick and Andrew Spagnola. Second row, Michael Rocas, Matthew Murphy, Nic Carbone, Matt Hughes, Carson Cotugno and Caydren Gravely. Back row, assistant coach Richard Williamson, head coach Bill Murphy, assistant coach Art Ausfeld and assistant coach Marty Hughes.
JOHNSTOWN -- The Amsterdam Under 10 baseball team posted an impressive 10-0 victory over Gloversville to win the Johnstown Tournament on Saturday.
Amsterdam won its five games by a combined 57-6 margin. Amsterdam opened tournament play with a 13-2 win over Broadalbin, followed by an 11-3 victory over Duanesburg, a 12-0 blanking of Canajoharie and an 11-1 win over Fonda in the semifinal to set the stage for the title game. Amsterdam won four of its five games via the tournament's 10-run mercy rule.
Peyton Ausfeld led Amsterdam in the tournament, crushing 11 hits, including two triples, a home run and 11 RBIs. C.J. Durinick added seven hits with four doubles and a home run. Andrew Spagnola and Michael Rocas has seven hits apiece and Caydren Gravely added six hits including a two doubles and three RBIs. Also, Tommy Ziskin smashed five hits with two doubles and three RBIs.
Murphy, who helped his own cause in the tournament with five hits, including a double and three RBIs, tallied three pitching wins in the tournament. Rocas had two victories and excellent relief was provided by Tyler Williamson, Nic Carbone and Durinick.