While the perception is that it’s still early in the baseball/softball season, the reality is many Wasaren clubs have a third of their regular season schedule already in the books.
The baseball teams from Greenwich and Saratoga Catholic have played six contests thus far, and both have posted victories every time out, each adding a “W” on Saturday which by far provided the best weather conditions of the spring.
April wins count the same as May victories and the Saints and Witches 6-0 starts are impressive runs whether it’s early, late or somewhere in between.
Here’s a closer look at how Saturday’s game played out.
Saratoga Catholic 17 Cambridge 0
Winning Pitcher: Dante Marin 4 IP 1 Hit 0 Runs
Hitting Stars: Saints – Kaden Learch 3-3, 2B, 4 RBI’s Nick Winslow 3-3, 2 2B’s, 3 RBI’s Tyler Haraden 2-4, 2B, 3 RBI’s Dylan Custer 2-5, RBI
Another day, another “W” for the Saints following the blueprint they’ve played to most of the spring. Get quality pitching, on this day limiting Cambridge to one hit, and offensively run out a lineup that pounds the baseball, hitters one thru nine. That lineup ripped 14 hits on Saturday in just four innings of work as the Saints rolled to their sixth straight win. Continue reading
A cool, dry Friday provided the backdrop to a full schedule of baseball and softball action in the league, highlighted by a Greenwich baseball victory moving the Witches to 5-0 on the season.
Greenwich 9 Tamarac 2
Winning Pitcher: Christian O’Brien 7 IP 3 Hits 8 K’s
Hitting Stars: Witches – James Ostrowski 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI’s John Walsh 2-3, 3 RBI’s Cole Burgess 2-4, RBI Bengals – Dalton Maxon 2-4, RBI
O’Brien allowed a pair of runs in the first then shutout the Bengals the rest of the way, while the Greenwich lineup broke a 2-2 tie with three runs in the fifth, and put the game away in the sixth with a four spot. Continue reading
Just a pair of games played out Thursday afternoon on diamonds across the Wasaren and at day’s end the Hoosic Valley girls and the Waterford boys came away with “W’s.
Hoosic Valley 16 Cambridge 14
Winning Pitcher: Hollis Guillanelle
Hitting Stars: Indians – Ariyana Brehm 2 1B’s, 2 RBI’s Emma Irwin 1B, 4 RBI’s Shannon Brown 2 1B’s, 2 RBI’s Cambridge – Jamie VanDeWater 2 1B’s Lexi Woodworth 2 1B’s Gabby Woods 2B Victoria Dupuis 2B
Hoosic Valley spotted Cambridge eight runs in the top of the first, but battled back scoring in every inning, to earn the victory and improve to 2-1 in the early season.
Waterford 21 New Lebanon 2
Winning Pitcher: M. Castracani 3 IP 2 Hits 6 K’s
Hitting Stars: Michael Talavera 3-3, 2 RBI’s T. Phelan 3-4, 2B, 3 RBI’s J. Houle 2-2, 2B, 4 RBI’s H. Guertin 2-3, 2 2B’s, 3 RBI’s
The Fordians pounded 17 hits in scoring 21 times, rolling to the non-league “W”.
A full slate of diamond action in the Wasaren played out on Wednesday highlighted with wins by Greenwich and Saratoga Catholic baseball teams, keeping both clubs unbeaten in the early going.
Saratoga Catholic 24 Berlin 0
Winning Pitcher: Jay Flynn 5 IP 2 Hits 9 K’s
Hitting Stars: Saints – Jake Hart 2-2, 3 RBI’s Dante Marin 2-4, RBI Josh Van Patten 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI’s
The Saints scored 18 times in the first frame, enough said. Continue reading
Congratulations to Saratoga Catholic baseball player Terel Tillman on being named Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week
Tillman picked up a pair of pitching win and swung a big bat as well over the past three games for the Saints.
Terel threw three six strong innings in a 14-2 win on Wednesday over Hoosic Valley allowing five hits while fanning 14.
On Friday in a 16-3 Saints “W” over Stillwater the junior enjoyed a nice day at the plate going 4-5 with three RBI’s.
Yesterday Tillman took the ball against Waterford and delivered a four-hit, 14 K performance in a 2-1 win over the Fordians
Congratulations to Terel, our newest Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week.
A pair of Wasaren clubs played in tournaments on Saturday with the Cambridge boys competing in the Canonica Classic Wood Bat Tournament, while the Greenwich girls took the field in the Ballston Spa Tourney.
Cambridge 5 Germantown 2
Winning Pitcher: Nethanel Woodworth 4 IP 3K’s
Hitting Stars: Indians – Nate Woodworth 2B, RBI Kyle Spiezio 2 1B’s, RBI Patrick Robertson 2 1B’s, RBI Germantown – Dean Ruzich HR
In a game tied a 2-2 through four innings of play, Cambridge shutout Germantown over the final three frames while plating a run in the fifth and two in the sixth for the victory in the first round of the Classic. Continue reading
While the baseball/softball season is still in it’s early stages the Saints of Saratoga Catholic couldn’t have hoped for a better start. Both the softball and baseball squads are undefeated at 3-0, each adding wins yesterday on a busy Friday in the Wasaren.
Saratoga Catholic 16 Stillwater 3
Winning Pitcher: Dante Marin 5 IP 6Hits 2 Runs 10 K’s
Hitting Stars: Saints – Terel Tillman 4-5, 3 RBI’s, Nick Winslow 3-5, 2B, Tyler Haraden 2-3, 2 2B’s Dante Marin 3-5, 4 RBI’s Warriors – Luke Shultz 3-3, 2 2B’s Scott Travis 2B, RBI
In a game tied at 3-3 after four innings of play, the lethal Saints lineup scored 12 times over the next two frames to notch the victory. Saratoga Catholic has outscored it’s opponents 44-7 in three league contests thus far. Continue reading
Tamarac 16 Green Tech 6
Winning Pitcher: Ryan Derby
Hitting Stars: Bengals – Tristan Nemjo 3-4, 4 RBI’s Jake Scharnott 3-3, 2 RBI’s Dalton Maxon 3-3, 4 RBI’s
Tamarac put 12 runs on the board after two innings of play and cruised to their third win in as many outings on the young season.
Mechanicville 13 Stillwater 6 (from Wednesday)
Winning Pitcher: Jacob LaFountain
Hitting Stars: Red Raiders – Matt Wertman 3-4, 4 RBI’s Nick Billert 2-3, 2 RBI’s Jacob Popiel 2-3, 2 RBI’s Warriors – Kenny Orton 2B, 3 RBI’s
Jacob LaFountain and Jacob Popiel combine on a one-hitter with 15 K’s to lead the Raiders to the “W”.
Tamarac 8 Hoosick Falls 1 (from Wednesday)
Winning Pitcher: Jess Hienrichs
Hitting Stars: Bengals – McKenna Ryan 3-4, 2B Nicole Madigan 3-4 Gia Bucciero 3-4, 3 RBI’s Panthers – M. Landry 1-3 S. Merwin 1-3
Hienrichs limited the Panthers to a pair of singles in the contest, while the Bengals bats ripped 13 hits in notching the victory.
Wednesday brought with it a full slate of softball and baseball action in the Wasaren as teams played in relatively dry, but cool conditions.
Saratoga Catholic 11 Hoosic Valley 10 (8)
Winning Pitcher: Victoria Alford 8 IP 8 K’s
Hitting Stars: Saints – Cassidy Hayner 3-4, HR, 2B, 5 RBIs Emmy Murray 3-5, RBI Valley – Brianna Bogue 4-5 Hollis Guilanelle 2-4
An extra inning affair that saw the Saints score four times in the top of the eighth, while the Valley plated three runs in the bottom of the frame before Spa closed things out. Continue reading
Greenwich 8 Warrensburg 5
Winning Pitcher: Helen Smith
Hitting Stars: Witches – Gabby Wiss 2 2B’s Lauren Maines 1B Burgers – Megan Hughes 1B, 3B, 2 RBIs Dianne Curtis 1B, 2B, RBI
Greenwich managed just three hits on the afternoon but were aided by five Warrensburg errors in notching their second nonleague “W” in as many outings.