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Trail Blazers fall to Mohawks in Game 1 of the PGCBL Championship Series

All the scores, from all the sports! Here are the scores from Wednesday, August 7, 2019.

Posted: Aug 7, 2019 12:13 AM
Updated: Aug 7, 2019 12:17 AM

Boonville, N.Y. - Experience proved key in Game 1 of the PGCBL Championship Series as the Amsterdam Mohawks beat the Adirondack Trail Blazers 9-4 at Smith Sports Complex, Tuesday.

This year marks the ninth appearance in the last 11 years for the Mohawks in the Championship Series.

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Each team scored early and often. Max Costes hit a two-run home run in the top of the first to put Amsterdam up by two, before Chris Rotondo responded with a solo homer of his own in the bottom half of the inning to make it 2-1 after one.

In the top of the third, Costes launched a solo shot over the fence in left-center for his second of the night momentarily putting the Mohawks back on top by two, until the bottom half where Rotondo blasted his second of the night to right-center to make it 3-2 after three.

The teams traded runs in the fourth, and in the fifth it was Mitch Hartigan who joined the home run derby with a solo round-tripper of his own that made it 5-3 at the time.

After the Trail Blazers brought it back to within one in the bottom of the seventh, the Mohawks slammed the door shut with a four spot in the top of the ninth to take away any doubt.

Will Gambino got the win on the mound for Amsterdam, while Chris Sparacino took the loss for the Blazers.

The Mohawks now take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three series with Game 2 out at Shuttleworth Park in Amsterdam on Wednesday at 6:35 p.m.

Other scores:

Utica Lady Knicks Premier League playoffs
Team Hustle 60, Fire Ballers 55
Rim Rockers 65, Triple Threat 49
Team Liberty 45, Team Hustle 28

Next week's ULK Premier League schedule:
Triple Threat vs. Team Hustle, 6 p.m. (Consolation)
Team Liberty vs. Rim Rockers, 7 p.m. (Championship)

**Italics denote game highlights included**

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