Saturday, April 10, 2010

Busy Saturday, April 17: High school roundup

Columbia High senior third baseman, Hillary Faas, seen here in a 2009 game, hit a home run for the Blue Devils Saturday in a game against Newburgh Free Academy. (Photo by J.S. Carras - The Record).

There was a ton of high school action Saturday, so here is a brief roundup.

Columbia and Shen share Massa title: Columbia High School freshman Caitlin Cooper pitched a three-hitter in her varsity debut in the circle in a 9-1 victory over Newburgh and she added a home run and two RBI in a 6-5 victory over Kingston in the nightcap.
Hillary Faas added a two-run home run in the opener and Megan Hallenbeck went 6-for-7 with three doubles for the Blue Devils (2-0, 6-0) in the tournament.
Shenendehowa also defeated both downstate teams as the Suburban Council rivals shared the first place title in the eighth annual Christina Massa Memorial Tournament. The Lady Plainsmen topped Newburgh 5-0 and defeated Kingston 3-0, allowing just two hits in each game.

Hoosick Falls wins Lansingburgh Invitational: Ashley Kovage pitched a five-hitter and doubled and singled to lead Hoosick Falls High School’s softball team to a 7-0 victory over the host Lady Knights in the championship game of Lansingburgh’s Invitational Tournament at Knickerbacker Park.
Marissa Davendonis also had two hits and scored twice for Hoosick Falls, while Meg Volz had two hits for Lansingburgh.
Hoosick Falls’ also pitched a shutout earlier in the day, allowing just one hit while blanking Duanesburg, 1-0, outdueling the Eagles’ Dani Henner. Both hurlers struck out 13. The Panthers scored the only run of the game in the first inning when Kovage walked, moved up on an out and came home on the game’s only error.
Lansingburgh defeated Greenwich 10-4 in another opening round contest. Sarah Cipperly singled three times and drove in a run for the Knights (1-1). Volz added two singles and an RBI. Sam Woitkoski, who earned the win in the circle, added a two-run single.

Tamarac 10-15, Cairo-Durham 0-1: Brandi Warner and Chelsie Matala hit a pair of singles in a 15-1 victory over Cairo in the nightcap and Emily Johnson singles twice and struck out seven in a 10-0 shutout as the Bengals (2-1) swept a non-league doubleheader against the Indians.
Missy Urkevich added a double and a single for the Bengals in the opener.

Saratoga Springs 10, Ballston Spa 0: Joe Moore pitched a no-hitter with eighth strikeouts and Luke Fauler added a triple and a double for the Blue Streaks in a Suburban Council victory over the Scotties (0-2, 0-2).
Kyle Willmott added four RBI for the Blue Streaks (2-0, 3-1).

Shaker 15, Niskayuna 10:
Jeff Hoffman and Derek Gardella smacked two doubles apiece for the Blue Bison (1-1, 2-1) in a Suburban Council victory over the Silver Warriors (0-2, 1-2).

Albany 3, Bethlehem 2:
Stephen Richards hit the go-ahead double in the sixth for Albany and Evan Almindo drove in the game-winning run in the seventh in a non-league victory over Bethlehem.
Albany High starter Kyle Rafferty scattered five hits over four innings, striking out five.
David Egan hit a home run for Bethlehem.

CBA 15, Greenville 0:
Casey McPartlon singled twice and added a double and four RBI in a non-league victory for the Brothers.
CBA’s Max Nagelsmith added two doubles and Brendan DalCol chipped in with four hits and four RBI.

Track and Field
CBA/La Salle Relays: The Bethlehem boys and the Colonie girls successfully defended their titles from last year in the 11th annual CBA/La Salle Relays.
Troy High’s girls’ 4x400 relay team finished first, as did the Flying Horses’ discus entry. Troy, as a team, placed third.
The La Salle boys placed second as a team, winning the 4x400, 4x800 and 4x1600 relays. Troy’s boys long jump team finished first, as the Flying Horses placed fifth as a team.

Girls Lacrosse
Guilderland 18, Ballston Spa 1: Sam Schmitt had only to make a single save in a Suburban Council victory for the Lady Dutch (3-1).

Bethlehem 15, Burnt Hills 4: Cameron Caesar and Shira Fudin scored three goals apiece for the Eagles in a Suburban Council victory over the Spartans.

Boys Lacrosse
Ithaca 15, Shaker 3: Kenny O’Connor made 19 saves, but the Blue Bison dropped a non-league game to Ithaca.

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