It was a tough day for Wasaren teams in the Section II baseball and softball tournaments with seven league squads taking the field in quarterfinal and semifinal games, and at day’s end just the Tamarac and Hoosick Falls girls were left standing.
Hoosick Falls 5 Lake George 4
Winning Pitcher: Abby Philpott
Leading Hitters: Panthers – Olivia Brownell 2B, RBI Marissa Landry 1B, RBI Sophie Estes 2B Warriors – Maddie Mann HR Logan Clarke 1B, 2B
Trailing 4-3 entering the fifth, a Brownell double tied things and with Brownell advancing to third on an error, Landry lays down the squeeze, giving the Falls the lead which they didn’t give back in this Class C quarterfinal. Continue reading
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
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
The Lady Bengals of Tamarac picked up a tournament title over the weekend besting Lansingburgh and Catholic Central to earn the championship in the Uncle Sam Softball Tournament.
Tamarac 7 Lansingburgh 2
Winning Pitcher: Maggie Kelley
Leading Hitters: Bengals – Gianna Bucciero 3-4 Kylie Galipeau 2-4 McKenna Ryan 2-4 Jess Heinrichs 2-4
The Bengals lineup produced seven runs on 14 hits and Kelley went the distance from the circle for the first round “W”.
Tamarac 12 Catholic Central 1
Winning Pitcher: Maggie Kelley
Leading Hitters: Bengals – McKenna Ryan 2-2 Kylie Galipeau 2-4 Gianna Bucciero 2-4
Twelve runs on 12 hits was more than enough offense for Kelley who allowed a run in the first and then shut the door as Tamarac claims the Uncle Sam crown.
Saratoga Catholic 10 Whitehall 0
Winning Pitcher: Terel Tillman 6 IP 4 Hits 8 K’s
Leading Hitters: Saints – Dante Marin 2-4, 4 RBI’s Ross Garrow 2-2, RBI Tyler Haraden 2B, RBI Railroaders – Thomas Fish 2-2
In a charity game raising funds for Kelley’s Angels the Saints post the shutout victory and move to 14-1 on the year.
The Saratoga Catholic baseball team, as is the norm, is enjoying another outstanding season in 2018 while the Lady Saints are in the middle of a fine softball campaign as well. Both squads posted wins on Friday as the Wasaren schedule enters it’s stretch run.
Saratoga Catholic 14 Berlin 1
Winning Pitcher: Jordan Catone
Leading Hitters: Saints – Terel Tillman 2-4, 2B, 4 RBI’s Mountaineers – Jian Mikit 2B Josh Kluck 3B
The Saints improve to 10-1, 13-1 with the easy victory over the winless Mountaineers. 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
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. Continue reading