Patriots rally for win over Gloversville

BROADALBIN – After the Gloversville Huskies scored four runs in the top of the fourth inning, Broadalbin-Perth coach Dan Simonds took the advice of his assistant coach about a change that needed to be made.

“After they scored four runs, coach [Paul] Chizek said, ‘You take my helmet and I am going to wear yours,'” Broadalbin-Perth coach Dan Simonds said with a laugh. “It worked. We scored six runs.”

The six-run rally was enough to spark the Patriots to post a 9-5 Foothills Council victory over Gloversville Monday afternoon at Broadalbin-Perth High School.

“We scored four runs in the top of the fourth inning and take a 4-0 lead,” Gloversville coach Mike DeMagistris said. “Hopefully we could come in and shut them down a little bit. We had them on the ropes but they came up and scored six runs. Of course you have to throw strikes. We gave them three walks and they had two hits to score six runs. That can’t happen; that was the game right there. But it was a typical Broadalbin-Perth-Gloversville baseball game. When one team takes the lead, the other one seems to come right back.”

Starting pitchers Logan DeNeuville for Broadalbin-Perth and Ben Chase for Gloversville locked in a pitchers’ duel early in Monday’s game.

Through the first three innings DeNeuville allowed one hit and struck out seven, while Chase kept the Patriots hitless and struck out two.

Gloversville hit the scoreboard first.

Trevor Mee reached base on an error in the top of the fourth but was eliminated from the base paths on a fielder’s choice off the bat of Sam Salvagni. Evan Walrath worked his way on with a walk before Dillon Sweeney reached base on a throwing error that allowed Salvagni and Walrath to score.

A dropped third strike allowed Dom Dutcher to reach base setting up Cam Stewart to deliver a two-RBI single to give the Huskies a 4-0 advantage.

When the Patriots returned to the dugout, Chizek made his suggestion, Simonds listened and the team responded.

Jack Szumowski worked the count to lead off the inning with a walk.

He was the last batter faced by Chase as he was lifted for Aaron Dona. Early control trouble led to consecutive walks to Tyler Graham and Riley Martin to load the bases. Mike Dygon came through with a two-RBI single to score Szumowski and Graham before Nick Myers was hit by a pitch to load the bases for a second time. Will Austin lifted a sacrifice fly to left field to score Martin before Dygon scored on a dropped ball in the outfield off the bat of Austin Famiglietti to tie the game at four apiece.

Connor Pingitore came up with a single to drive in Myers and Famiglietti to give Broadalbin-Perth a 6-4 advantage at the end of the inning.

“They had some trouble with control early in the inning and our guys came through with runners in scoring position,” Simonds said. “That is something we haven’t been able to do yet. It is what Gloversville did, too. The one inning we had trouble, they put runners on and Cam Stewart came up with a big single to break the game open. Both teams had timely hitting today and sometimes timely hitting is more important that lots of hitting.”

The Patriots were able to group hits together again in the bottom of the sixth.

Austin and Famiglietti connected for back-to-back singles with one out. DeNeuville scored Austin with his two-out single and Ian Halloran doubled to center field to score Famiglietti and DeNeuville and give the Patriots a 9-4 lead heading into the seventh inning.

The Huskies started a rally in the top of the seventh with one out.

Anthony Ponticello reached on an error and took second on a passed ball. He came around to score on Mee’s double to center field to cut the Patriots lead to 9-5.

That was as close as they would come as DeNeuville settled in to get the final two outs on a strike out and ground out to pick up his second complete-game victory of the season.

“Logan was on fire. It is his second complete game of the season,” Simonds said. “He had trouble with his command against Glens Falls, but snuck away with a win. Today, especially early in the game before his pitch count got up, he was on fire and throwing a lot of strikes.”

DeNeuville finished with 13 strike outs, while allowing four hits and walking three.

Halloran finished with a double and two RBIs, while Austin, Famiglietti, Pingitore DeNeuville and Dygon all had singles. Dygon had two RBIs, while Pingitore finished with two RBIs and two stolen bases to his credit.

Stewart led Gloversville with two hits and two RBIs, while Mee had a double and an RBI and Dutcher had a single.

“The Gloversville-Broadalbin-Perth games are always awesome,” Simonds said. “They are always fun to be part of and this one, again, was close right up to the end.”

Gloversville will return to the diamond today for a Foothills Council game against Queensbury before hosting the Patriots at 7 p.m. Thursday under the lights at Husky Field.

Broadalbin-Perth 9, Gloversville 5

Gloversville000 400 1 – 5 4 1

Broadalbin-Perth000 603 x – 9 6 3

Chase, Dona (4) and Mee; DeNeuville and Austin, Halloran (6).

Foothills Council

Scotia-Glenville 3, Johnstown 2

SCOTIA – Matt Gonzales had a double to lead Scotia-Glenville to a Foothills Council South Division victory over Johnstown.

The Tartans (3-2 overall, 2-2 Foothills) scored all three of their runs in the fifth inning.

Mike Brown had a triple and scored both runs for Johnstown (1-5 overall, 0-5 Foothills).

Scotia-Glenville 3, Johnstown 2

Johnstown000 101 0 – 2 2 4

Scotia-Glenville000 030 x – 3 3 3

Brown and Nellis; Borbee and Puglisi.

Glens Falls 9, Amsterdam 6

GLENS FALLS – Justin Nolan was 3-for-4 with four runs scored to lead Glens Falls to a Foothills Council win over Amsterdam

Nathan Poag was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs for the Indians, who improved to 1-4 overall and 1-2 in Foothills Council play.

David Crawford was 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs for Amsterdam, while Jake Rodecker also had a double.

Glens Falls 9, Amsterdam 6

Amsterdam013 000 2 – 6 7 0

Glens Falls220 104 0 – 9 10 1

WP – Owens; LP – Graser.

Colonial Council

Fonda-Fultonville 4, Catholic Central 3

TROY – Dan Parslow had two singles and an RBI to help Fonda-Fultonville to a win over Catholic Central.

Dylan Peterson had an RBI and earned the win on the mound for the Braves, while Nolan Hall had a single and an RBI.

Fonda-Fultonville 4, Catholic Central 3

Fonda-Fultonville220 000 0 – 4 7 1

Catholic Central000 201 0 – 3 6 1

Peterson, Braun (6) and Hall; McHaig and Curry.

Non-league

Duanesburg 5, Canajoharie 3;

Canajoharie 15, Berne-Knox-Westerlo 2

DUANESBURG – Canajoharie split a pair of non-league games at Duanesburg, losing to Duanesburg 6-3 and posting a 15-2 win over Berne-Knox-Westerlo.

Against Duanesburg, Boone Lynch had a two-run single to help the Eagles to the win.

Willie Parrino had a double and single for Canajoharie.

Nick Kocjan went 3-for-3 to help the Cougars post a win over Berne-Knox-Westerlo. Sam May was 3-for-4 with two RBIs for Canajoharie (2-2 overall), while Jace Fox was 3-for-4 with four RBIs.

Mike Flower had a solo home run for BKW.

Canajoharie is slated to travel to Fort Plain today for a 4:30 p.m. contest.

Duanesburg 5, Canajoharie 3

Canajoharie102 000 0 – 3 3 2

Duanesburg010 400 x – 5 3 3

Adams, Baldwin (4) and Fox; Enders, Z. Gamache (3) and Lynch.

Canajoharie 15, Berne-Knox-Westerlo 2

Berne-Knox-Westerlo200 000 0 – 2 5 4

Canajoharie236 400 0 – 15 18 0

Bischert, Fox (4), Ableman (7) and Hanley; McFarlane and Fox.

Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville 8, Schoharie 1

SCHOHARIE – Dylan Klock had a double and two singles to help Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville to a win over Schoharie.

Tyler Leon pitched five shutout innings in his first varsity start for OESJ (4-1 overall).

Noah Valvo hit a double for the Indians (0-2 overall).

Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville 8, Schoharie 1

Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville101 400 2 – 8 9 1

Schoharie000 001 0 – 1 3 1

Leon, Hayes (6) and Johnson; Scheuer, Vincent (6) and Barton.

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