On Tuesday we turned the calendar and the new month of May came in with warm temperatures and sunny skies. While all teams enjoyed yesterday’s beautiful weather, the lineups of Hoosic Valley and Saratoga Catholic baseball teams reveled in it staging an offensive back and forth that saw 36 hits and 31 runs combined before the Valley prevailed with the 17-14 “W”.
Here’s a closer look at that contest along with the rest of the action from a Wasaren Tuesday.
Hoosic Valley 17 Saratoga Catholic 14
Winning Pitcher: Nick Santiago
Leading Hitters: Valley – Kody Gillespie 4-5, 3 HR’s, 2B, 10 RBI’s Blake Weigert 3-5, 2 2B’s, 1B. RBI Issac Carlo 3 1B’s Saints – Nick Winslow 3-5, 2 2B’s, 4 RBI’s Terel Tillman 1-5, HR, 3 RBI’s Dylan Custer 3-4, 2B, RBI Jake Hart 3-5, 2B, 2 RBI’s
Gillespie explodes for three home runs and a double, driving in 10 and the Indians needed all of that and more to hand the Saints, 8-1, 10-1, their first loss of the year. The Valley put seven runs on the board in the top of the first, but an eight spot in the bottom of the fourth gave Spa a 10-9 lead. The two clubs were tied at 14 entering the final frame where the Valley plated three to earn the win improving to 6-3, 7-4 on the season.
Mechanicville 8 Stillwater 1
Winning Pitcher: Jacob LaFountain 5 IP 0 Runs 9 K’s
Leading Hitters: Red Raiders – Nick Billert 4 hits Jacob Popiel 3 hits Jacob LaFountain 3 hits Warriors – Brody Peacock 2 hits
A four-run first by the Raiders gave LaFountain more than enough cushion to work with in earning the “W” over neighboring rival Stillwater.
Hoosick Falls 8 Hoosic Valley 1
Winning Pitcher: Abby Philpott
Leading Hitters: Falls – Marissa Landry 1B, 2B, 2 RBI’s Brianna Jones 2B Valley – Perry 2 1B’s
Philpott and the Panther defense kept the Valley off the board until the final frame in posting the victory and improving to 5-3, 6-4 on the year.
Greenwich 8 Saratoga Catholic 0
Winning Pitcher: Lily McCauliffe one-hit shutout 10 K’s
Leading Hitters: Witches – Courtney Fraher 1B, 2B, 2 RBI’s Eliza Jordan 2 1B’s Jen Wilbur 2 1B’s Brittany Dionne 3B, 2 RBI’s
McCauliffe spins the gem to lead the Witches to their sixth win in seven league outings.
Mechanicville 15 Stillwater 2
Winning Pitcher: Erin Salvadore 4 Hits 3 K’s
Leading Hitters: Red Raiders – Erin Salvadore 1B, 2B, 2 RBI’s Alivia Wood 3 1B’s, RBI Lauren Ross 2 1B’s, RBI Warriors – Boueris 2B, RBI
Salvadore enjoys a big day in the circle and at the plate, leading the Raiders past the Warriors.