Monday, May 17, 2010

CCHS baseball heading back to the playoffs

Update (May 19, 11:30 a.m.): Our esteemed fishing columnist Sean Wilkes has confirmed that the CCHS baseball team qualified for sectionals every year from 2002-05.
I talked to two coaches, the athletic director and a number of parents who all said it had been over 10 years. All apologies for the error.


ALBANY -
- For the first time in over 10 years, the Catholic Central High School baseball team is headed to the Section II Class AA playoffs.
Dom Loughlin hit a three-run home run in the first inning and Brice McMahon added three singles for the Crusaders (8-6, 10-6) in a 12-4 Big 10 Conference victory over Bishop Maginn (3-11, 3-14).
Brett Fenton contributed two singles and a double for the Crusaders.
La Salle 4, Amsterdam 3: Zach Ferris pitched a three-hitter with 11 strikeouts and the Cadets needed him to be sharp, narrowly avoiding an upset defeat and remaining atop the Big 10.
The victory improved the 14-4 Cadets to 14-1 in league play.
J.P. Sportman singled home the game-winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning after Amsterdam scored three times to tie the score in the top of the inning.
Matt Mainello had two hits and an RBI for La Salle, while Steve Dygon had a two-run double for the Rugged Rams (4-9, 5-11).
Troy 5, Schenectady 2: Winning pitcher Iziah McCowan threw five-innings of shutout ball before finishing with a six-hitter as Troy won a Big 10 game.
Anibel Maldonado finished with a triple, single and RBI for Troy. Matt Krogh added a double and single.
Isaiah Earing cracked a solo home run in the seventh inning for Schenectady.
Colonie 8, Mohonasen 1: Christian Fitzgerald had a three-run homer and two singles to power the Garnet Raiders (10-5, 13-6) past the Warriors in Big 10 play.
Chris Kalica added a pair of doubles and single to the winners’ cause.
Shenendehowa 3, Niskayuna 1: Matt Dempsey pitched six innings of two-hit ball and Andrew Kalish pitched a perfect seventh and the Suburban Council-leading Plainsmen (14-1, 15-3) broke a 1-1 tie with three runs in the sixth. John Craig had an RBI-double in the inning.
Brandon LaMar homered for the Silver Warriors (9-6, 11-6) in the first inning but Dempsey mowed them down after that.
Guilderland 8, Averill Park 0: Pat Gareau rode a no-hit bid into the sixth inning, as the Dutchmen (9-6, 10-8) posted a Suburban Council victory over the Warriors (7-8, 8-10).
Columbia 6, Bethlehem 5: John Stanley scored the winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning, as the Blue Devils (7-8, 7-10) kept their playoff hopes alive with a Suburban Council victory over the Eagles (3-12, 4-13).
Stephen Proper added a home run for Columbia and Erik Martin contributed a double and two RBI.
Shaker 11, Ballston Spa 2: Jeff Hoffman hit a double, drove in four runs and was the winning pitcher for the Blue Bison (12-3, 14-4) in a Suburban Council victory over the Scotties.
Lansingburgh 16, Cobleskill 5: Frank Castiglione finished with four hits and Ryan McGrath added three RBI to lead the Knights to a Colonial Council rout, a day before they meet Schalmont in today’s showdown for first place.
Castiglione added a double and three singles, Mike Mossey finished with a double and two singles and McGrath his two singles.
Nick Markesinnes hit a double and two singles and Derrick Collins added two singles for Cobleskill.
Watervliet 3, Academy 2: Kevin Pantore, Dan Nittinger and Josh Ceshia each had a run-scoring single in the Cannoneers’ three-run fourth inning and Brandon Legault made it hold up with six solid innings as Watervliet improved to 6-9, 6-12.
Nittinger pitched a perfect seventh inning for the save.
Losing pitcher Brian Flood struck out 12 and Mike Eglow had two hits for Academy (7-6, 9-6).
Voorheesville 7, Ravena 1: Josh Meliak pitched a complete game with eight strikeouts for the Blackbirds (7-7, 10-8) in a Colonial Council victory over the Indians (2-12, 2-14).
Schalmont 8, Mechanicville 4: Joe Amorosi ripped a home run, two doubles and a single to highlight a 14-hit attack as the Sabres (13-1, 15-3) earned a Colonial Council victory over the Red Raiders (10-4, 12-5).
Joe Paskevich had a double, two singles and an RBI for Schalmont. Sam DeCelle collected three singles and Josh Coreno had two singles for Mechanicville.
Greenwich 19, Tamarac 9: The Witches’ Neil Fryer had an outstanding day, with five hits and eight RBI.
Fryer tripled home a run early in the Witches’ nine-run first inning, then came back later to cap it with a grand slam homer. He stroked three singles later.
John Casale homered for Tamarac (2-10, 4-12). Greenwich is 9-3, 14-4.
Hoosick Falls 10, Stillwater 1: Mike Brewster hit a three-run home run and Cody LaFlamme added a single, a double and two RBI for the Panthers (9-3, 11-4) in a Wasaren League victory over the Warriors (0-12, 1-14).
Waterford 19, New Lebanon 3: Ryan Hardy and Garren Barna both went 4-for-4 for the Fordians (8-4, 8-6) in a CHVL victory over New Lebanon.
Rensselaer 11, Berlin 2: Keith McElroy hit four singles for the Rams (6-8) in a CHVL victory over the Mountaineers (3-7).

Softball
CCHS 20, Bishop Gibbons 2 (5): Catholic Central pitcher Anna Cochis came within a third-strike passed ball of an abbreviated perfect game and she and Amanda Case both hits two home runs as the Crusaders (9-1, 14-3) waltzed to the Big Ten victory.
Cochis hit a three-run homer in CCHS’ 8-run first inning, added a two-run shot in the second, also hit a triple and struck out 10.
Case had a three-run shot in the first and a solo homer in the third, while Taylor Adams went 4-for-4, including a triple, scored three runs and drove in three.
Schenectady 7, Albany 3: Erika Vink and Anna Grace Maggs hit two-run singles in the seventh inning to rally the Patriots to a Big 10 victory.
Alex Lawyer added two singles for Schenectady, which entered the seventh inning trailing 3-2.
Bianca Gonzalez, Gianna Tores and Allen Desendorf each hit two singles for Albany.
Guilderland 3, Averill Park 0: Jess Saburro tossed a no-hitter with 11 strikeouts for the Lady Dutch (7-8, 8-10) in a Suburban Council victory over the Lady Warriors (5-10, 5-10).
Cohoes 12, Albany Academy for Girls 3: Nicole McOmber doubled and singled and Bailei Tetrault added a pair of singles for Cohoes (11-1, 12-3) in a Colonial Council victory over the Bears (2-9, 2-9).
Lansingburgh 7, Holy Names 0: Sarah Cipperly hit three singles, Alisse McGrath added two singles and an RBI and Calli Moise doubled for the Lady Knights (8-4, 11-7) in a Colonial Council victory over Holy Names.
Lansingburgh’s Sam Woitkoski scattered three hits in the complete game shutout.
Voorheesville 2, Ravena 0: Amanda Gatt pitched a two-hit shutout, striking out 14 to lead the Blackbirds to a Colonial Council victory. Kelsey Wegener hit a double for Voorheesville.
Hoosick Falls 3, Stillwater 2: Hoosick Falls loaded the bases in the sixth inning with three consecutive walks and scored the tying and go-ahead runs on an error to rally for a Wasaren league victory.
Winning pitcher Rachel Quackenbush pitched a five-hitter with 13 strikeouts. Stillwater’s Mikayla Moore was the hard-luck loser, finishing with a three-hitter and seven strikeouts.
Greenwich 7, Tamarac 3: Dani DeGregory’s two-run double in the fifth inning gave the Witches a 4-3 lead. DeGregory finished with two doubles and a single.
Missy Yurevitch cracked a long two-run homer for Tamarac.
Maple Hill 7, Catskill 5: Sierra Pizzola struck out nine, Maggie Miller had a pair of RBI-singles and Heather Dugan had three hits to pace the Indians to the Patroon Conference victory.
Dugan doubled home a run after Catskill had pulled within 4-3 in the fourth and Miller made a nice defensive play on a game-ending double play when the Cats had the tying runs on base.
Germantown 8, Loudonville Christian 0: Lauren Fix went 2-for-3 with a home run to lead the Clippers (13-1, 17-2) over the Eagles (12-2, 12-3) in a battle for first place in the CHVL.
Justine Makinson and Katherine English provided Loudonville’s two hits in the game.
Waterford 12, New Lebanon 2: Aimee Lefebvre tripled and hit two singles, driving in three runs, as the Lady Fordians (12-2, 12-3) posted a CHVL victory over the Tigers (3-10).

Girls Lacrosse
Emma Willard 10, Greenwich 7: Francesca Gundrum scored three goals and added an assist to lead the Jesters past the Witches in a Section II quarterfinal.
Hannah Christiansen had two goals and an assist and Sarah Ohanesian scored two goals for Emma Willard. Laura Collins paced Greenwich with three goals.
Winning goaltender Sarah Zellick came up with 11 saves. Hanna Rudineer stopped 11 shots for the Witches.

Boys Track and Field
Stillwater wins pair in Wasaren Meet: Stillwater’s Bobby Flike ran a 25.20 in the 200 meter dash, leading the Warriors to victories over Tamarac and Greenwich.

Girls Track and Field
Greenwich wins two in Wasaren Meet: Greenwich’s distance runners paved the way for the Witches in a Wasaren League tri-meet, as Greenwich took the top six spots in the 1500 meter run en route to victories over Stillwater and Tamarac.

Boys Tennis
Class C/D Final
Maple Hill 4, Doane Stuart 3: The Wildcats won both doubles matches over the Thunder Chicken to win a second straight Section II tennis title.

Twilight League
Albany Athletics 7, Dreyer Boyajian 2: Albany's Justin Meagher hit a two-run home run in the second inning at Bleecker Stadium to lift the defending-champions Athletics to 2-0 start in Twilight League action.

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