Eleven Wasaren teams stepped on the field Monday as the Section II baseball and softball tournaments begin a week that will end with champions being crowned in every classification.
Here’s how things played out for the conference squads.
Greenwich 7 Canajoharie 2
Winning Pitcher: Lily McCauliffe
Leading Hitters: Witches – Gabby Wiss 2B Courtney Fraher 2B
Holding a 2-0 advantage, the Witches plated four in the bottom of the fourth to take control in the Class C opening round game. Continue reading
The Greenwich girls dominated the distance events and the Stillwater boys showed dominance across the boards as the Witches and Warriors captured titles in the Wasaren League championships on Wednesday in Stillwater.
Greenwich with 162 points, Stillwater with 149 points and Hoosic Valley with 104 points were the top three teams in the girls meet.
Double winners for the girls included Mechanicville’s Jada Brown, 100 and 200, Stillwater’s Madison Krochina, shot put and discus, Hoosic Valley’s Lauren Reed, long jump and triple jump, and the Stillwater relay teams in the 400 and 1600.
Stillwater with 149 points, Hoosic Valley with 89 points and Waterford with 65 points were the top three in the boys competition.
Multiple winners included Stillwater’s Joe Conti, 100 and 200, Greenwich’s Michael Gabriel shot put and discus, Stillwater’s Dylan Morin, long jump and triple jump, Greenwich’s Peyton Howard, 800 and 1600, and the Stillwater relay teams in the 400, 1600, and 3200.
Saratoga Catholic 2 Greenwich 0
Winning Pitcher: Terel Tillman 7 IP 1 Hit 12 K’s
Leading Hitters: Saints – Dylan Custer 1B, RBI
In a pitcher’s duel between Spa Catholic’s Terel Tillman and the Witches Christian O’Brien the Saints pushed across single runs in the second and seventh innings, more than enough offense to support Tillman’s one-hit gem, as Saratoga Catholic earns the Wasaren championship. Continue reading
In what was a good race for the softball crown in the Hudson division of the Wasaren, the Bengals of Tamarac earned the title with a 6-3 victory over Greenwich on Monday afternoon.
Tamarac 6 Greenwich 3
Winning Pitcher: Maggie Kelley 5 Hits 4 K’s
Leading Hitters: Bengals – McKenna Ryan 2-4 Gianna Bucciero 3-3 Jess Heinrichs 2B Witches – Mackenzie Moy HR Jennifer Wilbur HR
The Bengals scored four times in the top of the fourth to take a 6-1 lead and held off the Witches to claim the title. Continue reading
Greenwich 6 Mechanicville 4
Winning Pitcher: Christian O’Brien 6IP 6 K’s
Leading Hitters: Witches – Carson Mosher 2-2, 3B, 2 RBI’s Raiders – Jake LaFountain 2-3, 2B
O’Brien earns his sixth win of the year as the Witches move to 10-2. Continue reading
Mechanicville 1 Hoosick Falls 0
Winning Pitcher: Jacob Popiel 5 1/3 IP 8 K’s Jacob LaFountain 1 2/3 4 K’s
Leading Hitters: Red Raiders – Rocco DeVito 4-4 Nick Billert 2-3, RBI
Popiel and LaFountain combine for the shutout and Billert delivers the game-winner. Continue reading
Hoosick Falls 11 Queensbury 9
Winning Pitcher: Abby Philpott
Leading Hitters: Panthers – Olivia Brownell 2 1B’s, 3 RBI’s Abby Philpott 2 1B’s, 2 RBI’s Abbott 2B, 2 RBI’s Spartans – Jasmin Pepe 3-5, 2 RBI’s Jordan Knapp 4-5
The Panthers top Queensbury in the first round of the Lake George Tournament. Continue reading
In what’s shaping up as a good race for the Wasaren baseball championship both Hoosic Valley and Greenwich find themselves right in the thick of things and both helped themselves with wins on Thursday afternoon.
Greenwich 13 Cambridge 0
Winning Pitcher: Alex Curtis 5 inning no-hitter 5 K’s
Leading Hitters: Witches – Cole Burgess 4-4, HR, 2 RBI’s John Walsh 2-4, HR, 4 RBI’s
The freshman Curtis no-hits the Indians and as always Greenwich put more than enough runs on the board. Continue reading
Hoosic Valley 19 Berlin 0
Winning Pitcher: Hollis Guilianelle 7 K’s 2 Hits
Leading Hitters: Valley – Renee Perry 3-run Homer, 4 RBI’s Sam Finkle 1B, 2B, 3 RBI’s
An 11 run first set the tone for the Valley romp.
Hoosic Valley 20 Berlin 0
Winning Pitcher: Shannon Brown 2 Hits 10 K’s
Leading Hitters: Valley – Sam Finkle 3 1B’s, 2B, 3 RBI’s Savannah Champagne 2 1B’s, 3B, 3 RBI’s
In almost a blueprint of the first game, the Indians plate 11 in the first and limit the Mountaineers to a pair hits, Brown throwing the shutout in the nightcap. Continue reading
Congratulations to Hoosic Valley baseball player Kody Gillespie on being named Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week.
Yesterday the Indians first baseman had a great week on a Tuesday afternoon in Saratoga. Gillespie enjoyed a 4-5 day at the plate, launching three home runs and a double, while driving in an incredible 10 runs in the Valley’s 17-14 victory over previously unbeaten Saratoga Catholic.
Congratulations to Kody, our newest Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week.