Amsterdam Mohawks in playoffs after historic season
AMSTERDAM, NY (NEWS10) — Losing games just wasn’t on the table for the Amsterdam Mohawks in their 2022 regular season. great seasons in the program’s history.
At 39-6-1, Amsterdam moved up to the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Division. This record marks the best winning percentage in league history.
It’s also the first time a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League team has finished with less than 10 regular season losses.
The road to a 10th league championship began on Saturday night, and being the first seed means the road is through Amsterdam.
Mohawks captain Keith Griffin delivered a simple message to his team ahead of their first playoff game.
“There are four games you have to win; you gotta win tonight,” Griffin said. “I mean, that’s the game. There’s no…game two, game three, game four, until you win game one.” But we’ve played good baseball all year, so there’s no excuse. I mean, if we go out there and do what we’re supposed to do, we’re going to win.
Coach Griffin’s team obviously took that message to heart Saturday night in their game against the Oneonta Outlaws.
The Amsterdam Bats exploded for four home runs, two of which came from Gage Miller. The Mohawks advanced to the second round of the playoffs on Monday with a 9-2 win.