Heading into Thursday’s quarterfinal round of the Section II baseball and softball tournaments, the Wasaren league, in typical fashion, sent several clubs into the fray looking to extend their respective sectional runs. But it was a dark afternoon for league teams as seven of the eight schools saw theirs seasons come to an end.
Stillwater, Greenwich and Saratoga Catholic suffered losses on the girls side of things, while Hoosic Valley, Tamarac, Greenwich and Stillwater went down in baseball action.
The lone survivor was the Tamarac softball squad who posted a dominant 13-1 decision over Catholic Central.
Bengal pitcher Moira Collins limited the Crusaders to a pair of safeties on the day, while fanning 10. At the plate Collins ripped a double, and home run and Mihaly Blake added a triple and three RBI’s to lead Tamarac in the one-sided quarterfinal “W”.
On Saturday the Bengals staked Collins to a two run lead early, plating a pair in the first frame, which proved more than enough for the hard-throwing sophomore, who once gain was dealing from the circle, scattering six hits, and striking out 14 batters in the 3-0 Tamarac victory.
Senior Gianna Bucceriero led the Bengal attack enjoying a 2-4 day at the plate with a pair of RBI’s.
Tamarac (15-2), advances to the Class B championship game on Tuesday where they’ll face #1 Ichabod Crane.
Trailing 9-6 with three outs remaining, Tamarac plated four runs in the bottom of the seventh to earn the walk-off “W” in Class B first round sectional play. Tamarac moves on and will host Ichabod Crane on Thursday in a quarterfinals matchup at 4 p.m.
Greenwich 9 Maple Hill 3
WP: Sofia Boyce LP: Kate Ackerman
Hitting Stars: Witches – Faith Ingber 2-4, 2B Kiley Allen 2-3 Trinity Douglas 2-4 Wildcats – Emma Dugan 2-4, 2B
Sofia Boyce and Reegan Mullen combine for 12 strikeouts as Greenwich post’s the comfortable win in Class C opening round action. The Witches advance and will play Lake George in the quarterfinals on Thursday at 4 p.m.
Whitehall 18 Hoosic Valley 1
WP: Vinna Jensen LP: Emma Scofield
Hitting Stars: Railroaders – Vinna Jensen 2-4, 2B, HR, 5 RBI’s Kyrie Smith 2-4, 1B, 2B, RBI Braydee Benjamin 3-4, 2 1B’s, 2B, 4 RBI’s Valley – Taryn Morrisey 1-3, 1B, RBI
Whitehall scored eight times in the first frame and cruised to the Class C opening round victory over Hoosic Valley. Whitehall will host Stillwater on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in the quarterfinals.
Taconic Hills 13 Mechanicville 1
WP: Emily Mottoshinski
Pitching Stats: Taconic – Emily Mottoshinski complete game 1 Run 4 Hits 11 K’s
Hitting Stars: Taconic – Kylie Johnson 2-3, 3 RBI’s
Taconic Hills behind Mottoshinski post’s the easy win and advances to the Class B quarterfinals where they’ll take on Schalmont on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.
Tamarac 8 Cobleskill 2
WP: Moira Collins
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Tamarac will host catholic Central in a Class B quarterfinal on Thursday at 4:30p.m.
In a 2-2 game entering the sixth, Stillwater erupted for a four run frame, and kept Fort Plain off the board the rest of the way to earn the upset “W” over the top seeded Hilltoppers in Class C opening round play.
The #16 Warriors advance to the quarterfinals on Thursday where they’ll face the winner of today’s game between Lake George and Hadley Luzerne.
Hoosic Valley 16 Whitehall 6
WP: Connor King LP: Tyler Fish
Pitching Stats: Valley – Connor King 4 IP 0 ER 3 Hits
Hitting Stars: Valley – Henry Madigan 4-5, 2 2B’s, 2 RBI’s Justin Maxon 3-4, 2B, 3 RBI’s Logan Reilly 2B
In a game with a wild start, the Indians hung crooked numbers in five of the six innings played, and posted the opening round victory over the second-seeded Railroaders of Whitehall.
The Valley jumped out to a 4-0 lead after the first, but the cushion was quickly erased when Whitehall hung a five spot in the top of the second. Hoosic Valley responded with another four run outburst in the bottom of the frame, to gain control, on their way to the first round “W”.
The #7 Indians will play at #2 Canajoharie at 4 p.m. on Thursday in a Class C quarterfinal.
Clinging to a 4-3 lead the Witches plated three in the bottom of the fifth, and hung on for the win in Class C opening round action. Greenwich advances to a Thursday quarterfinal and will face the winner of today’s Chatham/ Duanesburg matchup.
Schuylerville 3 Mechanicville 0
WP: Lucas Woodcock LP: Devin Garland
Pitching Stats: Black Horses – Lucas Woodcock 7IP 0 Runs 2 Hits 0 BB’s 4 K’s
Hitting Stars: Black Horses – Cayden Rutland 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI’s Luke Sherman 3-3, 2 2B’s
Woodcock spins a two-hit shutout sending #14 Schuylerville to matchup with #6 Schalmont on Thursday in the Class B quarterfinals.
Spa Catholic 4 Voorheesville 2
WP: Molly O’Reilly LP: A Danz
Pitching Stats: Saints – Molly O’Reilly 7 IP 2 Runs 6 Hits 0 BB’s 12 K’s Blackbirds – A. Danz 6 IP 4 Runs 8 Hits
The Warriors broke a 3-3 deadlock with a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth and closed things out from there to capture the victory and advance to a Class C first round matchup with top-seeded Fort Plain today at 4 p.m.
Hoosick Falls 8 Voorheesville 1
WP: Jake Sparks LP: Jack Popow
Pitching Stats: Panthers – Jake Sparks 6 IP 1 Run 4 Hits 8 K’s
The Panthers used a four-spot in the third frame to take control and rolled to the “W” over the Blackbirds in a Class C play-in on Monday. The Falls advance and face the Witches of Greenwich today at 4 p.m. in first round action.
Waterford 21 Middleburgh 4
Hitting Stars: Fordians – Jake Houle 3 hits Werkie Hayes 3 hits Jaycen Janusz 2 hits, 4 RBI’s
Waterford enjoyed two 10 run innings in a mercy rule contest that saw five Waterford players with two or more hits, and nine Fordians score at least two runs. Next up for Waterford is a first round matchup with Galway today at 4 p.m.
Maple Hill 20 Berlin/New Lebanon 2
Hoosic Valley 3 Canajoharie 1
WP: Emma Scofield LP: Jenna Trembley
Pitching Stats: Valley – Emma Scofield 7IP 1 Run 4 Hits 1 BB 6 K’s Canjo – Jenna Trembley 7IP 3 Runs 4 Hits 6 BB’s 14 K’s
The Valley plated single runs in the sixth and seventh frames to earn the Class C play-in victory over Canajoharie on Monday, With the win the Indians advance to a first round action get together with the second-seeded Railroaders of Whitehall, today at 4 p.m.
Maple Hill 14 Waterford 2
WP: Kate Ackerman
Pitching Stats: Maple Hill – Kate Ackerman 5 IP 1 ER 3 Hits 6 K’s
Hitting Stars: Wildcats – Kate Brodzinski 3 hits Emma Dugan 3 hits Fordians – B. Thibodeau 1-3, 3B, RBI
Galway 6 Hoosick Falls 1 (11)
After a scoreless game through nine innings of play, both tallied single runs in the 10th before Galway ended things with a five-run 11th frame to secure the “W” in the Class C play-in.