H.S. Baseball Roundup: Scotia-Glenville edges Gloversville in extra innings

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Gloversville’s Trevor Mee jumps out of the way as Scotia-Glenville cacher Isaac Puglisi catches an inside pitch during the seventh inning of Friday’s Foothills Council South Division game at Husky Field. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Huskies battled back twice to put themselves in position to avenge Wednesday’s 11-2 league loss to Scotia-Glenville.

Trailing 3-1 heading into the bottom of the seventh, Gloversville pushed two runs across the plate to tie the game and were denied the game-winner on a close play at the plate.

The Tartans managed to take the lead in the top of the eighth and turned back another threat by the Huskies to hold on for a 4-3 Foothills Council South victory Friday at Husky Field.

“The last two games we have played better, we just need to put a full game together,” Gloversville coach Mike DeMagistris said. “I thought Anthony Ponticello pitched well tonight and then Aaron Dona came in and kept us in it. Trevor Mee came up with a big hit, it just didn’t happen.”

Scotia-Glenville (7-4 overall, 7-3 Foothills) picked up a run in the top of the first when Lucas Terwilliger worked his way on with a walk and scored on Joe Greene’s RBI single.

Gloversville put runners on first and second with one out in the bottom of the inning, but the Tartans turned a double play to end the inning and the threat.

Scotia loaded the bases in the top of the second and picked up two runs to put Gloversville in a 3-0 hole.

Again the Huskies answered, putting runners in scoring position only to have the Tartans’ defense come up with the plays to get out of the inning.

Ponticello set the Tartans down in order in the third and his teammates broke through for the Huskies first run of the game.

Dona led off with a single and stole second. He scored on Ponticello’s one-out single. Mee followed with a single and Raymond Strauser followed with a walk to load the bases.

Scotia-Glenville again came up with a big defensive play, turning an inning-ending double play to keep the score at 3-1.

For the second-straight inning, Ponticello set the Tartans down in order. The Huskies again put a runner in scoring position but the Tartans again denied the scoring opportunity.

After reaching his pitch-count, Scotia-Glenville starter Austin Zullo was replaced by Greene.

The Huskies made the most of the pitching change to tie the game in the bottom of the seventh.

With one out, Tyler Quinones reached on a walk, Dona singled and Dylan Sweeney drew a walk to load the bases. Greene got Ponticello to pop the ball up, which was declared out on the infield fly rule.

Mee followed with a two RBI single to left center to score Quinones and Dona, while Sweeney beat the throw in from the outfield to put the winning run on third. Strauser earned a walk to load the bases

On Greene’s second pitch of Bubby Royal’s at bat, the ball got past Scotia catcher Isaac Puglisi. Sweeney broke down the line but the ball took a favorable bounce off the backstop and back to Puglisi, who flipped the ball to Greene covering the plate to get the final out of the inning and send the game into extra innings.

“On a passed ball we teach our kids they are on their own,” DeMagistris said. “It was a bang-bang play at the plate. It is a game of inches. If it bounces a little the other way he is across the plate. You can’t fault the kid for hustling.”

Scotia put the go-ahead run across the plate in the top of the eighth when Greene led of the inning with a single and scored on Zullo’s double down the right-field line that landed just out of the diving effort from the Huskies’ Josh Rose.

Gloversville created an opportunity to tie the game up when royal and Quinones both reached with two-out walks. However, Terwilliger chased down Dona’s drive to deep center field for the final out and lock up the 4-3 league win.

Zullo led the Scotia-Glenville hitters with a double, single, and RBI and a run scored. Greene had two hits, an RBI and a run scored, while Terwilliger had an RBI and a run scored to go with a hit.

Mee picked up two RBIs with a pair of singles, while Dona had two hits and two runs scored for the Huskies.

Gloversville (3-7 overall, 3-6 Foothills) will host Unetego in a non-league game at 3:30 p.m. today at Husky Field. The game was originally to be played as part of the Glove cities Baseball Classic featuring Gloversville, Johnstown, Canajoharie and Unatego. However, Canajoharie had to back out of the tournament due to league obligations.

“After the non-league game we have big ones coming up with two against Amsterdam and one against Broadalbin-Perth,” DeMagistris said. “Then we face Queensbury before heading to crossovers.”

Scotia-Glenville 4, Gloversville 3, 8 innings

Scotia-Glenville 120 000 01 — 4 7 3

Gloversville 001 000 20 — 3 6 0

Zullo, Greene (7) and Puglisi; Ponticello, Dona (7) and Becker.

Foothills Council

Amsterdam 5, Broadalbin-Perth 2

AMSTERDAM — Jeffrey Brennan was 2-for-3 with a triple and a sacrifice fly to help Amsterdam post a Foothills Council South Division victory over Broadalbin-Perth at Shuttleworth Park.

Dale Stanavich had a double, single and an RBI for Amsterdam (9-4 overall, 9-2 Foothills), while Brendan McGillin and Owen Devine each had two hits and an RBI.

Matt Hinderliter had two singles and an RBI for Broadalbin-Perth (4-7 overall, 2-7 Foothills).

Amsterdam is scheduled to host Gloversville on Monday at 7 p.m. at Shuttleworth Park, while Broadalbin-Perth is slated to travel to Rotterdam today for a non-league game against Mohonasen.

Amsterdam 5, Broadalbin-Perth 2

Broadalbin-Perth 100 100 0 — 2 4 2

Amsterdam 110 021 x — 5 11 3

Dygon and Benton; McGillin, R. Spagnola (3) and Rocas.

WAC

Fort Plain 16, Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville 2

ST. JOHNSVILLE — Bryce Thibodeau had a bases-loaded double in the second inning to help Fort Plain record a Western Athletic Conference victory over Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville.

Brady Fureno had a single and a double for Fort Plain (8-2 overall, 6-1 WAC).

Mike Smith and Tyler Leon each had a double for OESJ (2-7 overall, 1-6 WAC).

Fort Plain 16, Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville 2

Fort Plain 140 137 0 — 16 7 3

OESJ 001 010 0 — 2 7 4

Thibodeau, D. Fureno (6) and B. Fureno; Smith, Leon (5), Baker (6), Brundage (7) and Brundage, Smith (7)

Fonda-Fultonville 7, Schoharie 4

SCHOHARIE — Jackson Simpson had two singles and an RBI to help Fonda-Fultonville to a WAC victory over Schoharie.

Christian Cary had a single and an RBI for the Braves, while Cade Kearns and Brady Myles each had singles. Massimo DiCaprio added an RBI for FFCS (5-4 overall, 4-1 WAC).

DiCaprio and Dan Parslow combined on a four-hitter for the Braves.

Shane Helmstadt had a single, double and two RBIs for Schoharie (2-6 overall, 1-5 WAC), while Steve Alescio had a single and an RBI. Mitch Barton added a single for the Indians.

FFCS is scheduled to host Galway on Monday at 4:30 p.m.

Fonda-Fultonville 7, Schoharie 4

Fonda-Fultonville 240 001 0 — 7 5 4

Schoharie 000 400 0 — 4 4 3

Parslow, DiCaprio (5) and Kearns; Alescio, Jankowski (3) and Barton.

Center State Conference

Dolgeville 6, Waterville 3;

West Canada Valley 15, Dolgeville 9

WATERVILLE — Jacob Darling and Jimmy Baisley each had a single and two RBIs to help Dolgeville to a 6-3 victory over Waterville on Friday.

Chase Doxtater and Riley Nagle each had single and an RBI for Dolgeville (5-3 overall), while Jacob Farquhar, Cole Benson and Devin Gorinshek each had singles.

Matthew Batson had two singles for Waterville, while Bradon English had a single and an RBI.

On Thursday, Bailey Chapin was 3-for-5 with two RBIs and three runs scored to lead West Canada Valley to a 15-9 victory over Dolgeville.

Connor Maxwell was 4-for-4 with a double and three runs scored for the Indians, while Matt Tobin, Kristopher Crossett and Nick Lynch all had two hits.

Dylan Walrath and Farquhar each had two hits for Dolgeville, which is scheduled to host Remsen on Monday at 4:30 p.m.

Friday’s Game

Dolgeville 6, Waterville 3

Dolgeville 101 004 0 — 6 7 3

Waterville 000 001 2 — 3 7 1

WP — Fahd; LP — Campion.

Thursday’s Game

West Canada Valley 15, Dolgeville 9

West Canada Valley 370 140 0 — 15 16 5

Dolgeville 320 004 0 — 9 9 6

WP — Tobin; LP — Walrath.

MVAC

Bolton-Schroon Lake 25, Wells 1

WELLS — Branden Hall turned in a big game for Bolton-Schroon Lake, connected for three hits, including a double, and four RBIs, while striking out eight Wells batters in four innings of work to get the win Friday.

Jacob Beebe added a double and four singles and scored four runs, while Richard DeMeo collected five RBIs for Bolton-Schroon Lake (3-1 overall, 3-0 Mountain and Valley conference).

Wells is scheduled to travel to Minerva-Newcomb on Monday for a 4:30 p.m. contest.

Bolton-Schroon Lake 25, Wells 1

Bolton-Schroon Lake 11(10) 283 — 25 16 2

Wells 000 001 — 1 3 7

WP — Hall; LP — Speece.

By Paul Wager

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