A real wacky day in leagues across the area this afternoon, but nothing was more weird than what happened in Loudonville
today. Loudonville Christian
20-1 in a Central Hudson Valley game - which was not unexpected, because league-leading Loudonville
Christian is 6-1 on the year.
But the line on Heatly's
pitcher was mind-boggling.
Five innings pitched. Eight hits. Four strikeouts. 20 runs, 18 earned. 20 walks.
Since I wasn't at the game, I'm not sure what happened, but one of the Hornets' position players or someone on the bench should have come in to relieve the starter. No doubt.
Leaving a pitcher in a game like that is no way to improve an athlete's confidence. Surely another player would have relished a rare opportunity to take the ball, even in a lopsided game.
You can't blame Loudonville
for running up the score, but you can excuse them for (brace yourself) walking it up.
If anyone out there can explain the situation, please send us an email or leave a comment. It's just an unbelievable
line and it seems like something isn't translating through the box score.
LOUDONVILLE CHRISTIAN 20, HEATLY 1
Healty (1-4, 1-4) 000 10 – 1 3 4
L'ville Christian (6-1, 6-1) 348 5 x – 20 8 1
Brown and Greene. Pettograsso and Valley.
In other news...Two different Wasaren League hurlers struck out 17. Hoosic
Valley's Jen Mineau
fired another no-hitter, as the Indians beat Stillwater
HOOSIC VALLEY 7, STILLWATER 0
Hoosic Valley (5-0, 6-0) 101 013 1 – 7 12 1
Stillwater (1-4, 1-5) 000 000 0 – 0 0 2
Mineau and Bonnier. Crowley and Petta.Tamarac's Meg Fitzgerald
also mowed down 17, but she also tripled three times as the Bengals beat Cambridge for their first Wasaren
League victory of the season.
TAMARAC 7, CAMBRIDGE 1
Tamarac (1-3, 4-6) 121 000 3 – 7 17 3
Cambridge (0-5, 0-5) 000 000 1 – 1 4 2
Fitzgerald and Dunn. Furauro and Grimes.Lansingburgh
held on to improve to 10-0 on the season, but it wasn't easy. The Lady Knights threw out the potential winning run at the plate in the bottom of the seventh and Meg Volz
tripled in the top of the eighth to cap a Colonial Council victory, 6-4.
LANSINGBURGH 6, VOORHEESVILLE 4 (8)
Lansingburgh (8-0, 10-0) 103 000 02 — 8
Voorheesville (2-4, 2-6) 001 000 30 — 6
Glikes and Volz; Hatch and Chiseri Cohoes
bounced back after Wednesday loss at Lansingburgh
, beating Ravena
COHOES 6, RAVENA 3
Ravena (2-3, 4-5) 000 003 0 – 3 2 3
Cohoes (4-2, 4-3) 213 000 x – 6 6 1
Sanderson and Shepard. Galuski and Deerstyne.
In the Suburban Council, Columbia
kept rolling, knocking over Guilderland
7-1. Dana Rizzo
, who no-hit Shaker on Tuesday, hit a double and drove in a run on Thursday afternoon.
COLUMBIA 7, GUILDERLAND 1
Guilderland (2-2, 7-2) 000 100 0 — 1 8 3
Columbia (3-1, 7-1) 124 000 x — 7 6 1
McCutcheon, Marcucci (4) and Heller; Servidone, Rizzo (5) and Dougherty Shaker
got back on the right track, beating Niskayuna
7-2 thanks to a three-hitter from Colleen Whalen
. Ana Purritano
and Kayla Koumjian
both went one-for-two and drove in two runs apiece for Shaker.
SHAKER 7, NISKAYUNA 2
Niskayuna (2-2, 7-2) 000 101 0 – 2 3 2
Shaker (2-2, 3-3) 002 050 x – 7 7 4
Whalen and Koumjian. Annello, Gigilo and Gray.
Eighth-grader Rachel Quackenbush
tallied 15 strikeouts for Hoosick
Falls (2-6), but Amsterdam’s Megan Power doubled in the bottom of the eighth inning for a non-league 1-0 victory for the Rugged Rams.
AMSTERDAM 1, HOOSICK FALLS 0
Hoosick Falls (2-6) 000 000 00 – 0 3 2
Amsterdam 000 000 01 – 1 4 3
Quackenbush and Ciuk. Miller.
-- Will Montgomery
--On the baseball side
, what a game at Columbia High on Thursday. The Blue Devils
squared of in an early season match up of Suburban Council powers and the game lived up to the hype and then some. Patrick Puentes
had a day to remember hitting a two out game winning walk off grand slam to give his team a 11-7 win. Puentes
also hit a solo shot in the first and finished with six RBIs.
Tough break for the Dutchmen, as pitcher Andrew Simpson had to leave the game in the seventh after injuring his arm. Guilderland
is the No.10 ranked AA team in the state but after the loss could drop down in the next poll.
I have a feeling we'll be hearing a lot more from these two teams later in the season.
The Suburban is loaded with quality teams this year and it should be a slug fest
to the end.
In the Colonial Council, Ravena
(6-1, 8-2) keeps their spot at the top of the standings with an impressive 9-4 win over a good Cohoes
team. Joe Boomhower
did it all for the Indians throwing a complete game on the mound and driving in three at the plate.
The race for the Colonial crown should stay tight throughout the year, with Watervliet, Lansingburgh
gunning for Ravena
upped their record to a perfect 7-0 overall and 5-0 in the CHVL
after a 10-8 win over New Lebanon on Thursday. Kyle Brisson
had a pair of doubles and Zach Gardner
singled, doubled and drove in a run in the Fordians
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