Renegades alive in Griffey World Series; local news and notes
Renegades advance to Griffey Final Four: The Troy Renegades defeated Broken Arrow 6-1 Friday afternoon in the loser’s bracket at the AABC 15-and-under Ken Griffey Jr. World Series in Owasso, Okla.
Greg Hotaling pitched a complete game two-hitter for the Renegades. Troy earned its revenge against Broken Arrow, as the Oklahoma team had defeated the Renegades in pool play, 9-2.
During a stretch in the fifth inning, five of six Renegades batters – Greg Scott, Ian Bennett, Jason Gallacchi, Kris Muller and Joe Foran - doubled off Broken Arrow pitching.
Troy advances to the Final Four and will play the Dallas-based D-Bat Sharp team at 1 p.m. central time. The D-Bat Sharp team mercy-ruled the Renegades, 13-0, in the first game of the tournament’s double elimination portion. Preston Palmeiro, son of former major leaguer Rafael Palmeiro, plays for D-Bat Sharp.
10-and-11-year-old New York State Little League tournament coming to Twin Town
I had a nice coversation today with Bill Rooney, tournament coordinator for the 10-and-11-year-old Little League tournament coming to Twin Town's complex on Williams Road in North Greenbush.
Although the immediate Capital Region doesn't have a team in the field (Saraotga Springs is the closest-to-home team), the army of volunteers at Twin Town will be sacrificing their time to put on the best possible event for the top 10-and-11-year-old teams from around the state.
Time Warner Cable Channel 3 hopes to televise the semifinal and championship games.
For more on this tournament, check out Saturday's edition of The Record for all the details.
Saratoga Springs – Section III
Pearl River – Section IV
Massapequa – Section VI
Orchard Park – Section I
Geddes – Section II
Mid Island (Staten Island) – Section V
Orchard Park vs. Geddes, 6 p.m.
Saratoga Springs vs. Pearl River, 8 p.m.
Pearl River vs. Massapequa, 2 p.m. (Field W1)
Geddes vs. Mid Island, 2 p.m. (Field W2)
Orchard Park vs. Mid Island, 6 p.m.
Saratoga Springs vs. Massapequa, 8 p.m.
Pool A winner vs. Pool B runner-up, 6 p.m.
Pool B winner vs. Pool A runner-up, 8 p.m.
Championship game, 6 p.m.
Our pal Stan Hudy from The Saratogian is covering the Cal Ripken eight-and-under Mid Atlantic regional tournament this weekend at the Spring Youth Baseball complex in Troy. Look for his stories either in The Saratogian or The Record the next few days. You may also follow Stan on Twitter (@stanhudy).
Athletics win two in Musial regional: Jason Martin of the Albany Athletics hit a solo home run and doubled in the A's 7-0 victory over the Buena Vista Tomahawks and he then drove in all three of the A's runs in a second round 2-0 victory over the North Haledon Reds in the first day of play in the AABC Stan Musial North Atlantic regional at Keenholts Park in Guilderland Center.
The A's play the Long Island Storm Saturday at 11 am at Keenholts Park. The Storm beat All Stars Academy 6-1 in a first round game Friday. All Stars faces North Haledon at 2 pm at Keenholts. North Haledon defeated SportsFever 7-4 in a first round game. SportsFever was eliminated by the Storm, 9-0, in the second round. All Stars eliminated Buena Vista 8-3.
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