Indians edge Patriots in extra innings, 4-3

BROADALBIN – Down to its final at-bat, Broadalbin-Perth plated two runs in the bottom of the seventh to force extra innings in its Section II Class BB First Round game with Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk on Tuesday.

Despite the late B-P rally, the ninth-seeded Indians, who led for the majority of the game, escaped with a 4-3 win over the eighth-seeded Patriots in 10 innings.

“It was great, exciting baseball,” Broadalbin-Perth coach Dan Simonds said.

In the top of the 10th, freshman Tyrell Irvis belted a two-out triple to deep right field before scoring on a hard-hit infield single by sophomore Griffin Racey that bounced off the outstretched glove of B-P pitcher Tyler Graham.

“Our underclassmen came up big,” Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk coach Eric Stott said.

Irvis finished 3-for-5 with a double, triple and a run scored for the Indians.

B-P got a one-out single from Jack Szumowski in the bottom of the 10th, but were unable to score.

“We were unlucky at the end,” Simonds said.

The Patriots left runners on bases in eight of 10 innings, stranding a total of 10 runners in the game.

The Indians got out of the gates quickly, scoring one in the top of the first on a pair of single.

Logan Frangella beat out a one-out infield single and scored on a single by Matthew Ferriero, who finished 2-for-5.

Ravena added a run to its lead in the top of the second, taking advantage of two walks and two errors by Broadalbin-Perth to take a 2-0 lead.

The score remained 2-0 until the top of the fifth, when the Indians added a run to make it 3-0.

Ferrero hit a single and scored on a groundout by Jeremy Wayand.

In the bottom of the fifth, B-P responded with its first run and first hit against Frangella, who had kept the Patriots hitless over the first four innings.

Nick Myers’ one-out single to right was B-P’s first hit and he scored on a two-out single by Logan DeNeuville.

Frangella was replaced by Racey to start the top of the sixth.

In five innings of work, Frangella allowed two hits, struck out two and walked six.

Racey earned the win of the mound, pitching five innings of relief. He allowed three hits, struck out one, walked one and hit one batter.

“Our pitching staff has done it all season,” Stott said. “They work hard and work the zone.”

Down 3-1 heading into the bottom of the seventh, the Patriots rallied with two hits and two runs to tie the game at 3-3.

Myers was hit by a pitch to start the inning and he scored on an RBI single by Connor Pingitore.

Logan DeNeuville tied the game, plating Pingitore with a single to center field to send the game to extra innings.

“We had some timely hitting.” Simonds said. “Connor [Pingitore] came up with a huge hit for us.”

Irvis had a one-out double in the top of the eighth for the Indians, who failed to capitalize.

Ravena snapped the tie in the top of the 10th, when Irvis scored the game-winning run.

“I’d rather be in a long, heartbreaking game, than a blowout,” Simonds said. “If you’re going to lose in sectionals, I’d rather lose like this.”

DeNeuville pitched the first eight innings for the Patriots. He allowed seven hits, struck out 10 and walked four. In two innings of relief, Tyler Graham allowed two hits, struck out one and walked none for B-P.

“Logan was great again,” Simonds said. “He’s the kind of kid that wants the ball all of time. That’s the kid of player he’s been for us over his three years with us.”

Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk (8-11 overall) will face top-seeded Saratoga Central Catholic in Thursday’s quarterfinals at Veterans Park in Saratoga Springs.

Broadalbin-Perth finished its season with an 8-10 overall record.

It was the final game for seniors Hunter Anastasia, DeNeuville, Austin Famigletti, Andrew Fisher, Tyler Graham, Pingitore and Mike Schebel.

“Our program is as healthy now as it has been,” Simonds said. “We owe that to our seniors.”

Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk 4, Broadalbin-Perth 3, 10 innings

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Broadalbin-Perth000 010 200 0 – 3 5 3

Frangella, Racey (6) and Faccio; DeNeuville, Graham (8) and Halloran.

Class BB First Round

Schuylerville 5, Johnstown 1

SCHUYLERVILLE – Tanner Dunkel went 4-for-4 and scored three runs to help seventh-seeded Schuylerville to a win over 10th-seeded Johnstown in the opening round of the Class BB tournament.

Schuylerville (10-10 overall) won the regular-season meeting between the Foothills Council schools, 2-1, on April 15.

Clayton Patrick finished 3-for-4 with two RBIs for the Black Horses , who will travel to second-seeded Catskill on Thursday for a quarterfinal contest.

Johnstown finished its season with a 9-11 overall record.

Schuylerville 5, Johnstown 1

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Schuylerville 101 021 x – 5 11 0

Class C First Round

Canajoharie 6, Waterford 4

WATERFORD – Aidan O’Neil’s two-run double in the sixth inning lifted 11th-seeded Canajoharie to a win over sixth-seeded Waterford-Halfmoon in the first round of the Class C tournament.

O’Neil finished 2-for 3 for the Cougars.

Jace Fox had an RBI single in the fifth for Canajoharie, who improved to 10-7 overall.

Willie Parrino went 3-for-4 with double for Canajoharie, which will travel to third-seeded Lake George on Thursday for a quarterfinal contest. The Warriors posted a 10-0 win over 14th-seeded Berne-Knox-Westerlo in the first round Tuesday.

Kyle Hotaling was 3-for-4 for Waterford-Halfmoon.

Canajoharie 6, Waterford-Halfmoon 4

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Waterford-Halfmoon202 000 0 – 4 6 2

Sossei, Parrino (5) and Fox; Houle, Brady (6) and Walek.

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