Wednesday, May 7, 2008

HS Baseball/Softball Roundup 5/7

A real pitcher's duel between Colonie and Columbia today. Colonie's Chris Smith and the Blue Devils Austin Chase were dealing on the mound. Smith finished with 11 strikeouts, Chase with eight. In the end the Garnet Raiders capitalized on some key Columbia errors to prevail 4-2. You can read about it here.
Colonie pitcher Mark Smith fires to the plate while competing vs. Columbia. (J.S. Carras — The Record).

Here's a quick run down of what else took place on the baseball and softball diamonds around section II on Wednesday.

Baseball

La Salle 8, Amsterdam 0: Lukas Bridenbeck tripled, singled, drove in a run and scored twice to help spark the unbeaten Cadets to a Big 10 triumph.
Kyle Charron scattered five hits, striking out eight, to earn the victory for the Cadets (10-0, 12-0).
Kurt Kowalczyk doubled for the Rams (6-4, 7-6).

Schenectady 4, Troy 2: Zach Andi threw a nine strikeout complete game to lead the Patriots (3-5, 4-8) to a Big 10 victory. Andi also starred at the plate with two singles and two RBIs.
Annibal Maldonado had two singles for the Horses (3-7, 5-9).

Lansingburgh 10, Cobleskill 0: Zach Elting threw a complete game one-hitter to lead the Knights (7-5, 9-6) to a shut out Colonial Council win. Elting had a perfect game into the fifth and was one out away from a no-hitter before allowing the first hit of the game.
RJ Lupi had a triple, double and two singles and Jordan Zareski had a triple and a pair of singles to lead the Lansingburgh offense.
Watervliet 7, Albany Academy 1: Phil Dayter connected on a two-run home run, singled and drove in four runs as the Cannoneers cruised to a Colonial Council victory.
Caleb Gleason pitched a complete game, striking out 10 for Watervliet (7-6, 10-9), and Robert Dechiaro doubled and singled.
Brian Lajeunesse doubled and singled for the Cadets (1-11, 1-12).

Shaker 5, Guilderland 2: Tyler Young belted a grand-slam home run in the third inning and contributed an RBI sacrifice fly in the first as the Blue Bison won in the Suburban Council.
Jeremy Canniff fired a one-hitter for Shaker (7-2, 11-3) and Sean Fruscio doubled against the Dutchmen (6-3, 10-7).

Softball

Troy 3, CCHS 0:Troy High only need¬ed one hit to dispatch its Collar City rivals in softball again.
Nikki Hedrick tossed a one-hitter for Catholic Central, but the Flying Horses emerged with a 3-0 victory on Wednesday.
With the victory, the Flying Horses (6-1, 11-6) took over first place in the Big 10.
Liz Belleville scattered six hits to record the shutout for Troy, which had blanked CCHS, 6-0 on Saturday in the Uncle Sam Tournament final after the Crusaders won the first meeting this season, 10-3.
In this encounter, Emily Jones singled in run for Troy’s only base hit and Shannon Jones, who was intentionally walked three times, scored twice and stole a base.
Amanda Case doubled and singled for CCHS (3-2, 6-6).

Lansingburgh 1, Coble-skill-Richmondville 0 (8): Erin Glikes tossed a two-hitter, striking out a season-high 16, as the Knights remained unbeaten in the Colonial Council with a victory in eight innings.
The Knights (11-0, 14-1) generated the only run of the game as Molly McDonough reached on an error, advance to second base on Amanda Lupi’s sacrifice bunt and scored on Sarah Cipperly’s triple.
Sarah Harrison struck out 13 for the Bulldogs (7-6, 10-6) and Kayla Davis doubled and singled.

Shenendehowa 7, Ballston Spa 2: Lauren Lawler and Amerlia Peluso each had two hits and drove in three runs to lead the Lady Plainsmen ((9-0, 13-1) to a Suburban Council victory. Morgan Sprague and Mandy Ferro combined for 10 strikeouts and allowed just two runs on three hits.
Maggie Pinto had a double and two RBIs for the Scotties (1-7, 5-8).
Colonie 5, Columbia 3: Ashley Grady connected on a three-run home run and singled to spark the Garnet Raiders (7-2, 15-2) to victory in the Suburban Council.
Dana Rizzo pitched a complete game, striking out nine, and singled for the Blue Devils (6-3, 11-3).

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