Monday, May 5, 2008

Ferro's Arm Keeps Colonie Bats Silent; HS Roundup

Shen pitcher Mandy Ferro delivers to the plate against Colonie on May 5. (Tom Killips — The Record).

No. 1 Colonie hosted No. 9 Shenendehowa in a battle between two New York State softball superpowers on Monday afternoon and it is clear the Plainsmen have reloaded.
Junior pitcher Mandy Ferro threw a gem of a game, striking out 14 Garnet Raiders on two hits as the Plainsmen prevailed, 5-0.
Jen Mongiovi came up big at the plate, knocking out two doubles, scoring two runs and pickung up an RBI in the seventh inning.


Shen softball coach Dan D'Amboise with captains Barb Shea, right, and Lauren Lawler, left. The Plainsmen have won five consecutive Section II titles and look to make it six in a row in 2008. (RICK GARGIULO/The Saratogian)

Coach D'Amboise was impressed with Mongiovi's work ethic - she stayed late to work in the cage on Sunday, and it sure did pay off.
The Plainsmen (7-0, 11-1) now have the Blue Division in the Suburban all but locked up assuming they keep up the high level of play.

The Garnet Raiders (5-2, 13-2) suffered more than a league loss on Monday. Stud pitcher Toni Fusco is out for the foreseeable future with a broken hand suffered fielding a grounder in the fourth inning. It will be hard for Colonie to regroup after such an unfortunate injury, but their lineup can usually score runs at will.
Ferro's mix of the changeup and blazing fastball just proved too much for Colonie to handle.

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In other softball action, Troy High and Catholic High kept up the winning ways and are on a collision course for a great game on Wednesday.

Troy 3, Amsterdam 2: Emily Jones had an RBI triple and Gina Angriasano added an RBI single as the Flying Horses (5-1, 9-6) came from behind to pick up a Big 10 win.
Meg Beditz had a single and scored a run on a passed ball for Troy.

TROY 3, AMSTERDAM 2

Amsterdam 100 100 0—2 5 0
Troy (5-1, 9-6) 001 002 0—3 6 1

Druziak and Mulligan. Liz Belleville and E. Jones

Catholic Central 10, Bishop Maginn 0: In the pitcher’s circle, Nikki Hedrick scatted three singles and struck out 12 Griffins for a Big 10 victory. At the plate, Hedrick hit three doubles and a single and drove in five runs for the Crusaders (3-1, 6-4).
Amanda Case added four singles and three RBIs for Catholic High.

CATHOLIC CENTRAL 10, BISHOP MAGINN 0

CCHS (3-1, 6-4) 022 042 0 – 10 15 0
Maginn (0-4, 0-4) 000 000 0 – 0 3 4

Hedrick and Buchan, Case (4). Rozonewske, Osborne (4), Rozonewske (6) and Burke.

Hoosic Valley 11, Tamarac 0: Jen Mineau struck out 16, threw her eighth shut out and picked up her ninth win of the year as the Indians (8-0, 9-0) remain unbeaten in the Wasaren League.
Emilee Bonnier was three-for-four with a double and three RBIs for Hoosic Valley.

HOOSIC VALLEY 11, TAMARAC 0

Hoosic Valley (8-0, 9-0) 410 303 0—11 13 0
Tamarac (2-6, 4-10) 000 000 0—0 1 1
Mineau and Bonnier, Fitzgerlad and Dunn

Saratoga 4, Shaker 2 (8): Rebecca Mangona went two-for-four with a double and two batted in as the Blue Streaks (4-4, 7-4) won a Suburban Council game in the eighth inning.
Saratoga’s Kaci Madden went two-for-four with two batted in.
Ana Purritano was one-for-three with a double and two runs scored for the Blue Bison (4-3, 5-4).

SARATOGA 4, SHAKER 2 (8)

Saratoga (4-4, 7-4) 000 101 02 – 4 6 4
Shaker (4-3, 5-4) 001 001 00 – 2 4 2

Roburge and Madden. Parisi and Koumjian.

Columbia 10, Mohonasen 2: Jenna Servidone scattered five hits and struck out 11 to lead the Blue Devils to a Suburban Council victory. Meg Bailey and Kasey Ochs each had a single, double and RBI while Dana Rizzo had a single, double and two RBIs for Columbia.
Ashley Tallman had a two-run single in the sixth for Mohonasen’s only runs of the game.

COLUMBIA 10, MOHONASEN 2

Mohonasen (1-7, 5-8) 000 002 0—2 5 0
Columbia (6-2, 12-2) 026 020 x—10 14 0

Mattice, Pugliese (4) and Jackson, Servidone and Dougherty

Waterford 7, New Lebanon 6: Emily Giroux hit the game winning RBI single in the bottom of the eighth to lead the Fordians (5-1, 8-2) to an extra-inning win.
Aimee Lefebvre had a triple and two RBIs and Nikki Robitaille had two singles and a RBI.
Ashley Avallon had two singles and a run driven in and Kim Blank had a single and RBI for the Tigers (5-4, 5-7).

Cohoes 16-16, Watervliet 0-0: The Tigers (6-3, 6-6) exploded for 32 runs in a Colonial Council doubleheader against the Cannoneers (2-9, 2-9).
Cohoes’ Megan Welcome hit a triple and two singles in the first game and Teigan Powell hit a triple in the Tigers’ game two victory. Jessica Dearstyne threw a one-hitter in game one and singled twice in game two.

Game One

COHOES 16, WATERVLIET 1

Cohoes 172 011 4 – 16 10 0
Watervliet 100 000 0 – 1 1 4

Dearstyne and Gratton. Plunkett and Anderson.

Game Two

COHOES 16, WATERVLIET 0

Cohoes (6-3, 6-6) 133 412 2 – 16 12 1
Watervliet (2-9, 2-9) 001 000 0 – 0 3 3

Cooper and Gratton. Rodard and Rodan.

-- Will Montgomery

Busy day on the baseball side as well with perennial powerLa Salle and upstart Albany squaring off in Big 10. Columbia and Mohon and Shen and Colonie took to the field in the Subrban. Colonial rivals Cohoes and Watervliet battle it out and try to keep pace with run way Ravena. Here's a quick look at what went down on Monday.

La Salle 9, Albany 3: Dave Roseboom gave up two hits and struck out 12 batters as the Cadets (9-0, 11-0) pre¬vailed in a battle for first place in the Big 10.
Roseboom gave up a two-run home run in the bottom of the first to Albany’s (7-2, 9-4) Justin Harris but settled down after that allowing just a run in the third.
The Cadets took the lead for good when they exploded for six runs in the fifth inning.

LA SALLE 9, ALBANY 3
La Salle (9-0, 11-0) 000 260 1—9 9 0
Albany (7-2, 8-4) 201 000 0—3 2 5
Roseboom and Bridenbeck, Landers, Hotaling (5) and Harris

Shenendehowa 11, Colonie 4: Bryan Hunter hit two home runs as the Plainsmen (5-3, 10-2) picked up the win in a battle of Suburban Council Blue Division rivals. Hunter hit a solo shot in the fourth and a grand slam in the sixth.
Davie Balsamo also hit a solo home run in the fourth for Shenendehowa.

SHENENDEHOWA 11, COLONIE 4
Shenendehowa (5-3, 10-2) 000 614 0—11 9 1
Colonie (4-4, 10-5) 000 111 1--4 8 2
Shippee, Feenan (5) , Jaminson (7) and Marotta ,Zielinski, Carnavale (4) Keegan (5)and K. Smith

Columbia 4, Mohonasen 3 (8): Nolan Gaige hit the game-winning double in the bottom of the eighth as the Blue Devils rallied for single runs in the seventh and eighth to steal a Suburban Council victory from the Warriors.
Columbia’s (7-1, 13-4) Ian Gaule hit a double and came around to score the win¬ning run.

COLUMBIA 4, MOHONASEN 3 (8)
Mohonasen (4-3, 6-4) 001 011 00 – 3 7 1
Columbia (7-1, 13-4) 001 100 11 – 4 7 1
Hondro and Herrington. Lucas, Montrass (6) and Bridegroom.

Cohoes 8, Watervliet 5: Cohoes’ Joe Bourgeois went three-for-four, hitting a double and driving in three runs to lead the Tigers (7-4, 11-4) to a Colonial Council victory.
Zach Ramsey also went three-for-four with a double, driving in one run for Cohoes. Sean Littlejohn added a solo home run for the Tigers.
The Cannoneers’ (6-5, 9-8) leading hitter was Tom Ebenhoch, who went two-for-four with a double.

COHOES 8, WATERVLIET 5
Watervliet (6-5, 9-8) 040 010 0 – 5 6 3
Cohoes (7-4, 11-4) 112 031 x – 8 15 4

LeGault and Brown. Carpenter, Temple (4) and Pingelski
----- Ryan Kircher

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