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.
Hoosic Valley 9 Mechanicville 2
Winning Pitcher: Ethan Caiazza 6 IP 2 Hits 0 Runs 5 K’s
Hitting Stars: Valley – Branden Haughney 2B, 2 runs Justin Sawyer 2B Red Raiders – Jacob Popiel 2B
Caiazza handcuffed the Raiders over the first six frames, and a 6-run seventh for the Valley sealed the “W”.
Hoosick Falls 13 Stillwater 2
Winning Pitcher: Brandon Decker 7 IP 3 Hits 8 K’s
Hitting Stars: Falls – Ryan Landry 2 1B’s, 2B, RBI Ryan Bloomer 2 1B’s, RBI Brandon Decker 2 1B’s Warriors – Nick Campion 2B
The visiting Panthers plated seven runs in the top of the first and cruised to their first victory of the year.
Greenwich 5 Tamarac 3
Winning Pitcher: Haley Spiezio
Hitting Stars: Witches – Devin Drew 2-4, RBI Lauren Maines 3B Bengals Jess Hienrichs 2B McKenna Ryan 2B
The Witches scored twice in the seventh to earn the road win.
Hoosick Falls 12 Stillwater 0
Winning Pitcher: Abby Philpott 5-hit shutout 8 K’s
Hitting Stars: Falls – Olivia Brownell 4-5, 2B Abby Philpott 2-3, 3 RBI’s Marissa Landry 2-3, 3 RBI’s
Phillpott throws the shutout and the Panther attack pounds 15 hits for the easy “W” over the host Warriors.
Cambridge 14 Saratoga Catholic 12
Winning Pitcher: Woods
Hitting Stars: Indians – Rhiannon Darling 2B Victoria Dupuis 2B Saints – Molly O’Reilly 2 HRs, 5 RBI’s Cassidy Hayner HR, 2 RBI’s
Cambridge trailed 6-1 heading to the fifth, where the Indians scored four times, and doubled that with eight runs in the sixth frame, but had to weather a Spa rally in the last inning where the Saints plated five, coming up just short in their comeback bid.