Sectional Play: Panthers Top Golden Horde

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While most of the Section II baseball and softball tournament games were cancelled on Thursday, the Hoosick Falls boys traveled to Granville to take on the Golden Horde in a Class C baseball first round matchup.

Hoosick Falls 5  Granville 3

Winning Pitcher:  Evan Webster 7 IP  3 Runs  7 Hits

Leading Hitters:  Panthers – Sam Richard 1B, 2 2B’s, RBI         Evan Webster 2 1B’s        Sam Wickenden 2 1B’s, 2 RBI’s            Horde – Cole Haines 2B, RBI        Nick Sumner 2 1B’s

The 13th seeded Panthers post the road victory at Granville and advance to face the winner of the Holy Trinity/Canajoharie game, on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Diamond Results

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Softball

Hoosick Falls 13  Cambridge 2

Winning Pitcher:  Abby Philpott 7IP  7 Hits 2 ER  9 K’s

Leading Hitters:  Panthers – A. Pacheco 2 1B’s, 4 RBI’s      M. Ellis 3B, 2 RBI’s       M. Landry 2 1B’s, 2 RBI’s      A. Philpott 2 1B’s, 2 RBI’s            Indians – Rhiannon Darling 1B, 2B      L. Woodworth 1B, 2B

The Falls took control with a five-run second, and plated six in the fourth frame to put this one in the win column.

 

Tamarac 13  Saratoga Catholic 2

Winning Pitcher:  Maggie Kelley

Leading Hitters:  Bengals – Gianna Bucciero 4-5, 2B       Gabby Castiglione 3-4        Cassidy Galipeau 2-5        Tori Reinhard 2-5         Jess Heinrichs 2-5          Saints – Molly O’Reilly 1-3, 2B         Julia Murdock 1-3

The Bengals ripped 15 hits in support of Kelley, and notch their 12th win of the season.

 

Greenwich 22  Berlin 0

Winning Pitcher:  Lily McCauliffe

Leading Hitters:  Witches – Lauren Maines 5-5, 2 RBI’s      Carissa Wardwell Grand Slam, 2 1B’s, 9 RBI’s       Courtney Fraher 3-3, 3 RBI’s      Faith Inger 2B, 3B         Eliza Jordan 2 1B’s, 3B

The Greenwich lineup produced 20 hits in five innings in posting the easy “W”.

 

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Greenwich 8  Stillwater 3

Winning Pitcher:  Tom Abate

Leading Hitters:  Witches – Tom Abate 2-4, 2B, RBI         James Ostrowski 2-run HR            Warriors – Brody Peacock 2B. RBI          Nick Berkery 1B, RBI

Greenwich evens it’s league mark at 8-8 with the win.

 

Saratoga Catholic 1  Whitehall 0

Winning Pitcher:  Terel Tillman

Leading Hitters:  Saints – Terel Tillman 1B, 2B       Ryan McCarroll 1B. RBI          Railroaders – Jake Moore 1B

Four Saints pitchers combined to throw the shutout limiting the Railroaders to just one hit.

 

 

Diamond Action, Raiders Clinch Share of League Crown

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Mechanicville 7  Tamarac 0

Winning Pitcher:  Devin Garland 6.1 IP  4 Hits

Leading Hitters:  Red Raiders – Rocco DeVito 3-4, RBI         Jacob Popiel 2-3, 3 RBI’s       Zach White 2-3, 2 RBI’s       Bengals –  Derby, Danaher, Gendron and LaPlante one hit each

With the win the Red Raiders finish the regular season with a 13-3 league mark, and earn a share of the Wasaren title with Saratoga Catholic.

 

Hoosick Falls 11 Cambridge 4

Winning Pitcher:  Jake Sparks

Leading Hitters:  Falls – Max Kipp 1B, 2B, RBI      Cody Hodges 2 1B’s, 2 RBI’s       Jake Sparks 1B, 3 RBI’s        Nick Houghton 2 1B’s        Indians – Nate Genevick 2B, 2 RBI’s   Brian Hall 2 1B;s

The Panthers jumped out to a 4-0 lead after one, on their way to the comfortable victory over Cambridge.

 

Softball

Greenwich 7  Corinth 1

Winning Picher:  Reegan Mullen

Leading Hitters:  Witches – Eliza Jordan 2 1B’s, 3B        Courtney Fraher 1B, 2B       Haley Spiezio 2 1B’s        Reegan Mullen 2 1B’s

A four-run second frame gave the Witches control, and behind a strong outing in the circle from Mullen, Greenwich secures the non-league “W”.

Diamond Roundup

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Hoosic Valley 14  Cambridge 2

Winning Pitcher:  CJ Bassett 6 IP  5 Hits  2 Runs  5 K’s

Leading Hitters:  Valley – Nick Santiago 3-5, 2B, 4 RBI’s       Kessler Waldron 3-5, 2B, RBI    Justin Sawyer 3-4, 2 RBI’s              Indians – Ben Epler 2-3, 2B       Kaedin Ogilvie 1-3, 2B

The Valley scored 12 times over the final two frames, closing their regular season out with the comfortable victory and an 11-5 league mark.

 

Tamarac 18  Stillwater 0

Winning Pitcher:  Tristan Nemjo

Leading Hitters:  Bengals – Tristan Nemjo 4-4, 2B, 3B, HR, 5 RBI’s       Ryan Derby 5-5, 2 RBI’s     Michael Jacques 3-4, 2 RBI’s        Dalton Maxon 2-3, RBI          Warriors – Mason Seymour 1-2, 2B

Nemjo enjoys a nice afternoon as the winning pitcher as well as hitting for the cycle, part of a 16-hit assault by the Bengals.   Continue reading

Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week

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Congratulations to Tamarac softball player Maggie Kelley and Stillwater track athlete Joe Yusaitis on being named Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week.

For the week of May 5th Kelley was dominant from the circle in two Bengal wins.

On May 6th, in a 5-0 victory over Greenwich, Kelley allowed just one hit and no base on balls, while striking out 11 Witches.

On May 8th Maggie threw a no-hitter, fanning 12 with no free passes in a 4-0 “W” over Hoosick Falls.

For the week of May 12th, Yusaitis won two events in the Wasaren League Meet held on May 15th in Stillwater.

Joe won the 800 meters with a time of 2:05 and doubled down with a winning time of 10:31 in the 3200 meters helping the Warriors to a first place finish.

Congratulations to Maggie and Joe, out newest Wasraen Sportsnet Players of the Week.

Diamond Results

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Saratoga Catholic 7  Hoosic Valley 2

Winning Pitcher:  Terel Tillman 7 IP  1 ER  4 Hits 2 BB’s  10 K’s

Leading Hitters:  Saints – Dylan Custer 2-3, 2 2B’s,     Nick Winslow 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI’s      Aidan Khoury 2-3, RBI          Indians – K, Waldron 1-3, 2B, RBI

The Saints scored four times in the bottom of the fifth to take a 7-2 lead, and closed things out for the “W”.

 

Softball

Tamarac 2  Greenwich 0

Winning Pitcher:  Maggie Kelley 7 IP  7 Hits  0 Runs  12 K’s

Leading Hitters:  Bengals – Cassidy Galipeau 2B       McKenna Ryan 2B         Witches – Lauren Maines 2 1B’s, 2B       Courtney Fraher 2B

Kelley spins the shutout as the Bengals move to 11-2 in the Wasaren with the win.

Greenwich Girls, Stillwater Boys Win Wasaren League Meet

stillwater warrior73_greenwichThe Greenwich girls and Stillwater boys showed the way in the Wasaren League meet, earning team championships in Stillwater on Wednesday.

Greenwich, topped the field with 172 points, second place Stillwater finished with 142 points, Hoosic Valley 66 points, Cambridge 59 points and Mechanicville with 42 points rounded out the top five.

Dual  winners included the Witches Brynn Wright (1500 and 2000 steeplechase), Lucia D’Acchilie (100 hurdles and 400 hurdles), Stillwater’s Kelly Moran (long jump and triple jump), and Mechanicville’s Jada Brown ( 100 and 200).

On the boys side Stillwater compiled 137 points, Greenwich 70 points, Granville 52 points, Lake George 47 points and Waterford with 46 points rounded out the top five.

Three Warriors earned dual wins in the meet including Connor Smith (100 and 200), Stillwater’s Joe Yusaitis (800 and 3200), and Dylan Moran (long jump and triple jump).

Valley, Raiders Post Wins

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Hoosic Valley 10  Hoosick Falls 9

Winning Pitcher:  CJ Bassett

Leading Hitters:  Indians – Isaac Carlo 3-4, HR      Gavin Giordano 1-1, HR       Justin Sawyer 2-2, 2 RBI’s              Panthers – Sam Richard 2-4, 2B     Nick Houghton 2-4, 3B, 2 RBI’s       Cody Hodges 1-4, 2B, 2 RBI’s

Jake Cavert’s bases loaded walk in the 7th gave Hoosic Valley the walk-off “W” on Senior Night.  With the win the Indians improve to 10-5 in Wasaren play.

 

Mechanicville 10  Cambridge 5

Winning Pitcher:  Jacob LaFountain

Leading Hitters:  Red Raiders – Rocco DeVito 2-3, RBI       Ryan Grimmick 2-4, 3 RBI’s       Nick Billert 1-3, RBI          Indians – McGuire 2-3        Green 2-3

 

Greenwich 7  Hudson Falls 0

Winning Pitcher:  Christian O’Brien 5 IP  1 Hit  5 K’s

Leading Hitters:  Witches – Charlie Gartner 2-4, 2 2B’s        Jesse Kuzmich 2-3, 3 RBI’s        Tom Abate 2-3              Tigers – Sam Wickendon 1-2

The Witches notch the non-league victory behind the strong outing from O’Brien.

 

Mechanicville 2  Greenwich 1  (Wednesday)

Winning Pitcher:  Jacob LaFountain  2 IP  0 Hits  1 K

Leading Hitters:  Raiders – Jacob Popiel 2-3, RBI      Jacob LaFountain 2-3       Nick Billert RBI        Witches – John Walsh 1B, RBI

Popiel and LaFountain limited Greenwich to just a pair of hits on the afternoon, as the Raiders post the one-run “W” over the Witches.

 

Waterford 12  Stillwater 6  (Wednesday)

Winning Pitcher:  Thomas Phelan

Leading Hitters:  Jake Houle 4-4, 3 RBI’s        Gavin Bodah 2-4, 2 RBI’s         Warriors Mason Seymour 2-4, 2 RBI’s

A five-run first frame gave the Fordians control, on their way to the comfortable victory over the Warriors.

Softball

Hoosic Valley 8  Berlin 1  (Wednesday)

Winning Pitcher:  Emma Scofield 4 Hits  15 Ks 1 BB

Leading Hitters:  Valley – Hollis Guilianelle 2B, 2 RBI’s       Shannon Brown 2-4

Scofield dominates from the circle as the Valley moves to 9-4 in league play with the win.

 

 

A Sports Mom Remembered

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It’s been said in the sports world that a Mom is unquestionably their sons and daughters biggest fan.  Fiercely loyal to their children, whether they’re a star player or one that sees limited playing time.  Starting in Little League and for some on into college, Moms show out in full support, sport after sport, year after year.

I was fortunate to have a Mom like that. Continue reading