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Mohawks shut out Rams, 10-0

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AMSTERDAM — In a meeting of division leaders, the Watertown Rams’ winning streak was snapped on Thursday night at the hands of the Amsterdam Mohawks.

Three Amsterdam pitchers combined to limit the Rams to three hits as the Mohawks rolled to a 10-0 win in a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League game at Shuttleworth Park.

Connor Johnstone pitched seven innings of two-hit ball, struck out seven and didn’t walk a batter to earn the win for East-Division leading Amsterdam (21-7). Brandon Whitmore pitched two innings of one-hit relief and Thomas Hackimer pitched a scoreless ninth.

Starter Sean Rackoski took the loss for the West Division-leading Rams (17-12), who had won seven of their previous nine games, and had their winning streak end at three games.

Joey Aiola doubled, singled, drove in a pair of runs and scored two runs to pace a 13-hit output by the Mohawks, who scored six runs in the first three innings.

Nick Moore and Shane Dressler each doubled to lead Watertown, which was shut out for only the second time this season.

The Rams’ lead in the West Division was trimmed to a half-game by Elmira, which defeated Glens Falls, 10-4, on Thursday.

Watertown plays its next two games at Elmira, both at 7:05 tonight and Saturday night before finishing a six-game road swing at Utica at 7 p.m. Sunday.

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