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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

Wasaren Player of the Week

waterford logoCongratulations 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.

Fordians Top Hoosick Falls

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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”.

Diamond Results

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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

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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 Rolls Over Hadley-Luzerne

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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.

Boys Basketball Sectional Results

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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.

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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

Wasaren Teams Hit the Road on a Sectional Tuesday

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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

Sectional Pairings for Wasaren Teams

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The Section II tournament will have no shortage of Wasaren teams this year as eight girls squads and nine boys teams will enter second season action, that for some begins tonight.

The strength of the Wasaren girls was rewarded as the top two seeds in both Class C and Class B went to conference teams with #1 Cambridge and #2 Hoosic Valley locking it down in the C’s and #1 Tamarac and #2 Mechanicville in the B’s.

Hoosick Falls is the #2 seed in Class C while all other Wasaren boys were given seeds #9 or above meaning opening round road games for all but the Panthers.  Continue reading