Waterford 13 Watervliet 5
Winning Pitcher: Bobby Valigorski 5 IP 7 Hits 1 ER 2 BB’s & K’s
Hitting Stars: Fordians – Jake Houle 1B, 2 2B’s, 3 RBI’s Thomas Phelan 2 1B’s, 2B, 2 RBI’s Bobby Valigorski 2 1B’s, RBI
The Fordians trailed 4-1 heading to the sixth, but scored seven in the frame and added five more in the seventh to earn the come-from-behind victory over Watervliet.
Tamarac 5 Hoosic Valley 2
Winning Pitcher: Greg Mays 4.1 IP 1 Hit 0 ER 8 K’s
Hitting Stars: Bengals – Tristan Nemjo 1B, HR, 3 RBI’s Ryan Derby 2B Mike Gendron 2B Jack Mays 2B
Tamarac pitching limited the Valley to just three hits, as the Bengals post their first league win of the season.
Tamarac 2 Hoosic Valley 0
Winning Pitcher: Maggie Kelley 7 IP 3 Hits 0 ER 14 K’s
Hitting Stars: Bengals – Gia Bucciero 2B Abby Becker 1B Cassidy Galipeau 1B Indians – A. Brehm 2 1B’s T. Morrisey 1B
The Bengals plated two in the top of the third and that proved to be enough behind the dominant performance by Kelley from the circle.
Greenwich 8 Canajoharie 0
Winning Pitcher: Lily McCauliffe Complete game one-hitter with 18 K’s
Hitting Stars: Carissa Wardwell 3 1B’s, 2B, RBI Lauren Maines 1B, 2B, 2 RBI’s Faith Ingber 3 1B’s Eliza Jordan 2 1B’s
The Witches move to 6-0 behind the dominant performance by McCauliffe
Greenwich 17 Canajoharie 1
Winning Pitcher: Haley Spiezio 5 IP 2 Hits 1 Run
Hitting Stars: Carrissa Wardwell 2 1B’s, 3B, 2 RBI’s Lauren Maines 1B, 2B, 4 RBI’s Haley Spiezio 1B, 2B, 2 RBI’s
Greenwich sweeps the doubleheader scoring 17 times in the five inning victory. Continue reading
Congratulations to Waterford baseball player Mike Castracani on being named Wasaren Player of the Week.
Castracani went 3-5 including a pair of doubles with 4 RBI’s in a 12-11 win over Cambridge on April 10th.
Three days later the Waterford senior singled and doubled in a 3-0 win over Hoosic Valley.
Castracani saved his best for last in a 5-3 win over Greenwich, earning the pitching win and hitting a three-run walk-off homerun in the bottom of the seventh to give Waterford the “W”.
Congratulations to Mike, this week’s Wasaren Player of the Week.
Waterford 7 Hoosick Falls 4
Winning Pitcher: Jake Houle 2.1 IP 2 Hits 0 Runs
Hitting Stars: Fordians – Mike Castracani 1B, 2B, 2 RBI’s Michael Talavera 1B, 2 RBI’s Panthers – Cody Hodges 1B, 2B, RBI
Waterford plated three in the bottom of the fifth to tie things at 4-4, then scored three more runs in the sixth to take the lead on their way to the “W”.
Hoosic Valley 6 Hoosick Falls 5 (8)
Winning Pitcher: Ethan Caiazza IP 5.2 Hits 9 ER 2
Hitting Stars: Indians – Kessler Waldron 2-4, RBI Jacob White – go ahead RBI in the eighth Panthers – Nick Houghton 2-4, Isaac Humphrey 2-4, RBI
The Valley pushed across a run in the top of the eighth and closed things out in running their league mark to 4-3, while the Falls goes to 3-2 with the loss. Continue reading
Greenwich 15 Hoosick Falls 3
Winning Pitcher: Lily McCauliffe 10 K’s
Hitting Stars: Witches – Eliza Jordan Grand Slam Lily McCauliffe 3-run homer Falls – Marissa Landry 2 1B’s, RBI Lauren DeSorbe 2 1B’s, 2 RBI’s Continue reading
Waterford 12 Cambridge 11
Winning Pitcher: Jake Houle 2 IP 1 R 2 K’s in relief
Hitting Stars: Fordians – Michael Talavera 2-3, 2B, 3B, 3 RBI’s Mike Castracani 3-5, 2 2B’s, 4 RBI’s Indians – Hall 2-5, 4 RBI’s
Cambridge, after a 10 run fifth frame led 10-1, but the Fordians scored 11 times over the final three innings including three in the bottom of the seventh to pull out the come-from-behind “W”. Continue reading
Waterford’s lucky number on Thursday afternoon was 17 as the Fordians pounded 17 hits and plated 17 runs in their 17-7 victory over Hadley Luzerne.
Every player in the Fordian lineup hit safely with five players enjoying multiple hit games.
Mike Castracani went 3-5 with 4 RBI’s, Michael Talavera 3-4 with an RBI and Evan Kexel plated two on his 3-4 day to lead the Fordian’s assault.
Bobby Valigorski picked up the pitching win for Waterford throwing four innings, allowing seven runs on nine hits.
It was a tough Tuesday night for Wasaren boys teams playing in the Section II basketball tournament. Eight league squads took the floor, with seven teams playing on the road. At night’s end, six teams were eliminated with only Hoosick Falls and Mechanicville able to post wins and advance.
Mechanicville 69 Hudson 66
Leading Scorers: Red Raiders – Josh Germaine 18 Devin Garland 16 Anthony Attala 12 Luciano D’Ambro 12 Blue Hawks – Dayquan Griffin 32 Lavon Fernandez 15
Key Stat: The Raiders started fast and held a 23-12 advantage after one, and led 40-29 at the break. But Hudson used a 24-13 third period to knot things at 53 all entering the final eight minutes where the Raiders closed things out. Mechanicville bottomed six triples and converted on 7 of 8 from the free throw line in the game and with the win advance to play Watervliet, 101-50 winners over Bishop Gibbons, on Friday. Continue reading
With the Wasaren girls basketball teams fresh off a Saturday where they won six of seven sectional contests, eight boys squads from the league take the floor Tuesday night in the Section II tournament’s Round of 16 for the B and C classifications.
But unlike the girls who played all but one of the games on their respective home courts, the boys schedule offers a reversal of fortune with seven of the eight Wasaren teams playing on the road.
While playing at home is a nice advantage in the second season, it’s the action on the floor, not the noise from the stands that determine outcomes and with that, here’s why almost all of the Wasaren schools can walk into their opponents venue and post a “W”. Continue reading