The annual Phil Waring Memorial Tournament was played on Saturday for the 30th time, and at day’s end Saratoga Catholic had earned it’s 15th tournament title.
Also on Saturday Waterford and Cambridge played baseball at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, and the Lady Indians of Cambridge met Mayfield in the Mayfield Softball Tournament.
Here’s how things played out.
Saratoga Catholic 5 Corinth 3
Winning Pitcher: Cadhan Awad 5 IP 1 Run 7 Hits 5 K’s
Leading Hitters: Saints – Nick Winslow 2-2, Dante Marin 2-2, 3B, 2 RBI’s Jake Hart 2-3, 2B, RBI Tomahawks – Colt Guilder 2-3, 2B Jacob Yanku 2-4
A four-run bottom of the first gave Awad a working cushion, more than enough for the Saints hurler as Spa Catholic secures the win in the first round of the Phil Waring Memorial Tournament. Continue reading
Hoosick Falls 6 Hoosic Valley 2
Winning Pitcher: Brandon Decker 6 IP 0 ER 8 K’s
Leading Hitters: Panthers – Brandon Decker HR Ryan Landry HR Valley – Jacob White 3B, 2 RBI’s Blake Wiegert 2B
The Panthers get a strong mound effort from Decker, who offensively leaves the yard along with Landry as the Falls improves to 3-3 in league play.
Cambridge 14 Berlin 4
Winning Pitcher: Kaedin Oglivie 5 IP 8 K’s
Leading Hitters: Indians – Nate Genevick 2 1B’s, 3 RBI’s Brandon Houle 1B, 2B, 3 RBI’s Daniel Maguire 1B, 3 RBI’s Nate Woodworth 2 1B’s, 3 RBI’s Mountaineers – Chris Hunt 3-run 2B
Cambridge plated nine in the first frame and coasted to their first Wasaren victory of the year.
Congratulations to Greenwich’s Carson Mosher and Hoosick Falls’ Abby Philpott on being named Wasaren Sportsnet Players of the Week.
Mosher threw six strong innings in a 9-7 win over Stillwater last Tuesday and added a single, and double with an RBI at the plate.
On Friday in an 11-3 win over Warrensburg Carson ripped a pair of doubles and drove in three, and doubled down this past Monday again plating three runs on two doubles in the Witches 7-6 victory over Waterford.
Philpott picked up three wins from the circle on the week starting with a 5-hit, shutout over Stillwater on Friday. Abby also had a pair of hits and drove in three in the 12-0 win.
On Sunday in the first round of the Charles Weeden Memorial Tournament Philpott scattered six hits and fanned eight in the Falls 4-2 win over Cambridge.
This past Monday Abby threw another gem, a 3-hit, 11 strikeout performance, blanking Berlin 12-0.
Congratulations Carson and Abby, our newest Wasaren Sportsnet Players of the Week..
Mechanicville 8 Cambridge 1
Winning Picher: Alivia Wood 7IP 3 Hits 11 K’s
Leading Hitters: Red Raiders – Adrianna Patenuade 2 1B’s, RBI Kiera Lyons 2B, 3 RBI’s Megan Maloney 2B, 2 RBI’s
A five-run top of the sixth broke open a close game as the Raiders earned the road “W”.
Tamarac 15 Stillwater 5
Winning Pitcher: Maggie Kelly
Leading Hitters: Bengals – McKenna Ryan 3 hits, 4 RBI’s
The Tamarac lineup produces 15 runs on 20 hits in the win over Cambridge.
Stillwater 19 Tamarac 11
Winning Pitcher: Brody Peacock
Leading Hitters: Warriors – Tim Buchal 4-5, 3 RBI’s Nick Campion 2-4, 3RBI’s Jake Richardson 4-5 Brody Peacock 3-5, 2 RBI’s Bengals – Jack Mulligan 3-5, 3 RBI’s Jake Scharnott 2-3, 2 RBI’s Dalton Maxon 2-3, 2-run HR, 3 RBI’s
Tamarac prevails in a Wasaren slugfest.
A full slate of diamond action played out on a beautiful Monday with the theme of the afternoon, besides the gorgeous weather, being one-sided affairs with all but one game decided by wide margins.
Hoosick Falls 32 Berlin 0
Winning Pitcher: Andrew Stevens
Leading Hitters: Falls – Ryan Bloomer 2 1B’s, 2B, 3B, 8 RBI’s Brandon Decker 2 1B’s 2B, 5 RBI’s Zack Morine 3 1B’s, 3 RBI’s
The Panthers scored in every inning including 11 runs in the first and 13 more in the fifth, improving to 2-3 in league play with the win. Continue reading
In the first annual Charles Weeden Memorial Tournament the Lady Witches from Greenwich won a high-scoring affair in round one and followed that with a shutout victory in the championship game to earn the tournament title.
Greenwich 10 Hoosic Valley 9 (10)
Winning Pitcher: Helen Smith
Leading Hitters: Witches – Lauren Maines 2 1B’s, 3B, RBI Courney Fraher 1B, 2B, 2 RBI’s Helen Smith 2 1B’s, 2 RBI’s Indians – Sarah Sheldon 2 1B’s 2 RBI’s Kaitlyn Suschinski 1B, 2 RBI’s
The Witches push a run across in the bottom of the 10th for the win. Continue reading
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