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.

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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.

 

 

Softball/Baseball Results

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Baseball

Mechanicville 11  Stillwater 1

Winning Pitcher:  Jacob LaFountain 4.1 IP  0 Runs  0 Hits  8 K’s

Leading Hitters:  Red Raiders Jacob LaFountain 2-4, 3 RBI’s        Jacob Popiel 2-4, 2 RBI’s       Matthew Wertman 1-4, 3 RBI’s

LaFountain and three relievers held the Warriors hitless on the afternoon as the Raiders  improve to 8-2 in league play with the “W”. Continue reading

Diamond Results

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Softball

Hoosic Valley 15  Cambridge 3

Winning Pitcher:  Shannon Brown

Hitting Stars:  Valley – Alex Rifenburg 2 1B’s, Grand Slam, 6 RBI’s       Shannon Brown 3 1B’s, 2 RBI’s       Emma Scofield 3 1B’s, 2 RBI’s                     Indians – Rhiannon Darling 1B, 2B                Victoria Vellucci 2B

Seventeen hits and fifteen runs for the Valley who are playing well and move to 6-3 in Wasaren play with the “W”.

 

Tamarac 19  Stillwater 5

Winning Pitcher:  Gianna Bucciero  5 IP  8 Hits  2 Runs 8 K’s

Hitting Stars:  Bengals – Abby Becker 3-3       Nicole Madigan 2 1B’s, 2B      McKenna Ryan 2-3       Gia Bucciero 1B, 2B        Gabby Castiglione 2B           Warriors – Gianna Moraci 1B, 2B       Rylee Biasiucci 1B, 2B

The Bengals scored seven times in the first frame and cruised to the easy victory, their 6th in seven league outings. Continue reading

Diamond Action

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Softball

Hoosic Valley 13  Stillwater 0

Winning Pitcher:  Emma Scofield 7 IP  6 Hits 1 BB 7 K’s

Hitting Stars:  Indians – Sam Finkle 2 1B’s, 3B, 5 RBI’s       Elizabeth Reiter 1B, 2B, RBI          Alex Rifenburg 2B              Warriors – Rylee Biasiucci 1B, 2B

The Valley led 9-0 after three and cruised to the easy win, lifting their league mark to 5-3.

 

Greenwich 16  Cambridge 1 Continue reading

Diamond Roundup

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Softball

Tamarac 21  Waterford 0

Winning Pitcher:  Maggie Kelley

Hitting Stars:  Bengals – Jess Heinrich 4-4, 2B      Maggie Kelley 2B, 3B       Gabby Castiglione 1B, HR             Fordians  Kiley Pennick 1B

The Bengals scored eight runs in the top of the first, setting the tone for the easy “W” over the Fordians.

 

Saratoga Catholic 13  Stillwater 1

Winning Pitcher:  Molly O’Reilly

Hitting Stars:  Saints – Caleigh Sisk 2-3, RBI         Emily Wenke 1-2, 2 RBI’s

The Saints plated four runs in each of the first three frames to take control and post the comfortable victory over the Warriors. Continue reading

Mechanicville Tops the Valley

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Mechanicville 2  Hoosic Valley 1

Winning Pitcher:  Jacob Popiel  IP 5.1  Hits 3  BB’s 3  K’s 10     Jake LaFountain IP 1.2  K’s 5  Save

Hitting Stars:  Red Raiders – Chris Ciccarelli 2-3,       Matthew Wertman 2-4       Indians – Isaac Carlo 2B

The Red Raiders earn the one-run decision behind Popiel and LaFountain who combined to allow just three Valley hits, while fanning 15.

 

Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week

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Congratulations to Mechanicville baseball player Jacob Popiel on being named Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week.

On Monday against Waterford, Popiel threw a no-hitter leading the Red Raiders to an 8-0 decision over the Fordians.

The Mechanicville right-hander struck out 13 and allowed three walks in pitching his first career gem.

Congratulations to Jacob, our first Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week for the spring season.

Baseball Softball Roundup

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Softball

Mechanicville 4  Spa Catholic 1

Winning Pitcher:  Wood

Hitting Stars:  Red Raiders – Nadler 1-2, RBI     Saints – Molly O’Reilly 2-4, 2B      Ava Diaz 2-3

The Saints outhit Mechanicville, but committed three costly errors defensively as the Raiders secured the “W”.

 

Greenwich 9  Hoosic Valley 0

Winning Pitcher:  Lily McCauliffe Two-hit shutout with 11 K’s

Hitting Stars:  Witches – Lauren Maines 2-4, 4 RBI’s        Lily McCauliffe 2-4

Greenwich scored six times in the top of the seventh to open up a close contest and post the victory.

 

Baseball

Mechanicville 1  Spa Catholic 0

Winning Pitcher:  Jacob LaFountain 5.1 IP 5 Hits 4 BB’s 8 K’s

Hitting Stars:  Red Raiders – Jacob Popiel 1B – run scored

In a pitcher’s duel between LaFountain and the Saints Terel Tillman, Popiel singled and scored the game’s lone run in the second inning, advancing to second on a wild pitch and scoring on an infield error.  Devin Garland picked up the save for the Raiders throwing two innings in relief as Mechanicville with the win moves to 2-0 on the young season.

 

Hoosic Valley 5  Greenwich 3

Winning Pitcher:  Ethan Caiazza 7 IP 6 Hits 0 ER

Hitting Stars:  Indians – Ethan Caiazza 2-3, 2B       Kessler Waldron 2B       Justin Sawyer 2B  Witches – Christian O’Brien 1-3, 2B       James Ostrowski 2-4

The Valley plated single runs in the first and fourth frames, and scored three times in the fifth to take control, posting their second win in as many outings.

 

Mechanicville 8  Waterford 0  (Monday)

Winning Pitcher:  Jacob Popiel No-hitter with 13 K’s 3 BB’s

Hitting Stars:  Red Raiders – Jacob LaFountain 3-4, 2 3B’s, 2 RBI’s        Nick Billert 2-2, 2 RBI’s        Matthew Wertman 2-4, 2 RBI’s

The Raiders Popiel throws his first career no-hitter and gets plenty of run support highlighted by a pair of long three-baggers from LaFountain.

Indians Advance, Raiders Fall

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Two Wasaren girls teams were still standing as regional finals got underway on Saturday in all classifications.  Both Cambridge and Mechanicville after hours on the road stepped on the floor in Class C and B runs, one win away from the state final four next weekend.

Both squads were tested and played well with Cambridge taking the next step with a 60-47 win over Moriah in the C’s while Mechanicville lost a heart-breaker, 58-57 to Canton in Class B.   Continue reading

Matchups for Cambridge and Mechanicville in Regional Finals

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I’m not sure if there’s any truth to the rumor that coaches Goverski and Phillips considered chartering airplanes for traveling to their regional finals on Saturday, but when directions to the venues for both Cambrdge and Mechanicville include, “If you reach the Canadian border you’ve gone a couple miles too far”, it would be a great way go.

Mechanicville faces the Canton Golden Bears Saturday at 2:45 in the Class B Regional Final at SUNY Potsdam while Cambridge meets Moriah in the Class C Regional Finale with a noon tip at Beekmantown High School with the winners advancing to their classification’s final four. Continue reading