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.