Troy’s Kennedy throws a no-hitter in Class A baseball quarterfinal

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Troy pitcher Mike Kennedy tossed a no-hitter Friday.

Mike Kennedy struck out 13 and fired a no-hitter in leading Troy to a 2-0 win over Albany Academy in a Class A quarterfinal Friday in the Section II Class A baseball quarterfinals. 

Kennedy threw just 80 pitches, 60 of them for strikes. He also singled and drove in a run for the Flying Horses. Geneo Savoca struck out nine for Albany Academy. Troy will face Mohonasen at 4 p.m. Monday at East Side Rec in Saratoga Springs. 

Mohonasen only got six hits, but produced more than twice that number of runs in a 13-4 win over La Salle. Marvin Hill was 2 for 3 with a double, home run, five RBIs and three runs to lead the Mighty Warriors. Michael Friello went 2 for 4 with a double, RBI and four runs for the winners. Kam Canavally, who also doubled, was another four-run scorer. John Stoliker struck out six in 4 2-3 innings pitched. Eddie Yamin homered and drove in two for La Salle.

Kyle Brown had the hot bat and Andrew Wilson took care of things on the mound as top-seeded Scotia-Glenville beat South Glens Falls 3-1. Brown doubled in the first inning, stole a base and eventually scored on a sacrifice by Aidan Streeter. In the third, Brown hit a two-run triple. Zach Place had a single and double for the Tartans, who got a 13-strikeout complete game from Wilson. Liam Fugere had a double and RBI for South Glens Falls. Scotia-Glenville plays Averill Park, a 4-0 winner over Amsterdam, at 7 p.m. Monday at East Side Rec.

SARATOGA SPRINGS ADVANCES

In Class AA quarterfinal action Michael Mack struck out 10 batters in a complete-game pitching effort, as seventh-seeded Saratoga Springs scored the 2-0 upset win against Guilderland. Camden Rhude had an RBI single in the second inning and Alexander Teator added an RBI single in the third. Charles DeRizzo and Nathan Rodriguez scored the runs for Saratoga Springs, which received two hits from Noah Joly and Rhude.

For Guilderland, Brendan Curry had two hits and Dan Keaney struck out seven batters in six innings.

In Monday’s semifinals at Shuttleworth Park, Saratoga Springs will play Shenendehowa at 4 p.m..

Sixth-seeded Shenendehowa broke a 2-2 tie with two runs in the top of the seventh to earn a 4-2 win over third-seeded CBA. David Gustafson went 2 for 4 with a double, two RBIs and a run for the Plainsmen. Ethan Farina tripled, drove in a run and scored. Colin Maloney struck out six in 6 2-3 innings. Nino Salati got the final out for Shenendehowa.

No. 4 Shaker defeated No.  Ballston Spa 3-1 after scoring two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning. With the game tied at 1-1, Dom Aquino registered an RBI double to put Shaker ahead. Tommy Case and Cam Mailloux each added an RBI for Shaker, while Ryan Bates struck out a dozen batters in the complete-game victory. For Ballston Spa, Brian Keneston hit a home run.

Shaker advanced to play Columbia in the other semifinal at 7 p.m. at Shuttleworth Park.

Eighth-seeded Columbia used a five-run fifth inning to top No. 1-seeded Colonie 8-6. Kyle Blake went 2 for 3 with a pair of home runs, four RBIs and two runs to lead the Blue Devils. Jack Bennett also homered and drove in two for Columbia. Andrew Gabriel was 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run. Sam Falace went 3 for 3 with a double, homer, two RBIs and two runs to pace Colonie. Daniel Barbero and Tyler Figueroa each homered for Colonie.

PELESZ LIFTS ICHABOD CRANE 

Topher Pelesz had a walk-off fielder’s choice to give Ichabod Crane a 3-2 Class B victory over Coxsackie-Athens. Jack Mullins went 3 for 4 with two runs for the third-seeded Riders. Nate Garafalo was 2 for 3 with an RBI in the victory. Brady Penet struck out eight for Coxsackie-Athens.

Ryan Dow pitched a complete-game shutout to lead Schuylerville to a 7-0 win over Cohoes. Dow also went 2 for 4 at the plate, while Anthony Luzadis had a hit and two RBIs. Zack Garmley was 2 for 3 with a triple to lead Cohoes. The Black Horses will play Catskill at 7 p.m. Monday at Dutchmen Park.

Cullen Fulling’s two-out, walk-off hit gave Catskill a 5-4 victory over Schalmont. Fulling also doubled along with Matyas Brodowski. Jerek Hobb went 2 for 4 with a double and RBI to lead Schalmont. Christian Tortorici doubled, walked twice and drove in two for the Sabres. Owen Rowe had an RBI, while Tyree Parker doubled and had a run.

CANAJOHARIE RALLIES 

Canajoharie scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth to rally past Hoosick Falls 6-4 in a Class CC quarterfinal. LaAnthony Fairley was a perfect 3 for 3 at the plate with a double, two RBIs and two runs. Cody Hyney hit a double as part of his 2-for-3 outing. He also drove in two for the Cougars. Jack Montanye struck out six in picking up the win and also helped his cause with a double. Canajoharie plays Maple Hill — a 13-3 winner over Granville — in a semifinal at 4 p.m. Monday at Gloversville’s Husky Field.

Matthew Thorsen, Gavin Tanner and Tate Van Alstyne combined for a three-hitter, as top-seeded Chatham shut out Hoosic Valley 8-0. Thorsen struck out eight over five innings. Van Alstyne went 2 for 3 with a solo homer and three runs. Cam Horton doubled and drove in three, while Michael Pierro went 2 for 3 with two RBIs. Chatham will play Greenwich at 7 p.m. Monday at Husky Field.

Aidan McPhail had eight strikeouts in four innings to lead Greenwich in an 11-4 win over Lake George. He also had a single, double and four RBIs. Ryan Ingber had a single, double and three RBIs. Robert Barnes also drove in three.

ND-BG WINS 

Down 3-1 after three innings, sixth-seeded Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons scored in every inning thereafter to top third-seeded Hadley-Luzerne 11-3 in a Class C quarterfinal. Colin Campbell went 2 for 5 with a triple, RBI and two runs for the Golden Knights. Jason Ford went 2 for 4 with a double, two RBIs and two runs. Ryan Hiscock, Joe Moran and Nicholas Mendonca each had two hits, with Hiscock and Mendonca each driving in two. ND-BG will play Duanesburg in a semifinal at 4 p.m. Monday at East Field in Glens Falls.

Peyton Fall struck out 15 and earned the complete-game win for Duanesburg in a 3-2 victory over Waterford-Halfmoon. Ryan Coons went 1 for 3 with an RBI for Duanesburg. Shane Wetherington had a hit and a run. Harrison Chapin hit a two-run home run to give the Fordians an early lead. Lucas Cassin doubled for Waterford-Halfmoon.

Eric Zelezniak struck out 16 and allowed just one hit in leading top-seeded Galway to a 5-0 win over Fort Plain. Brian Brink had a two-run base hit for the Eagles, while Sam Neahr had an RBI double. Rich Paddon’s single was the Hilltoppers’ hit. Galway plays Hartford/Fort Edward at 7 p.m. Monday at East Field.

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