Braves claim share of WAC Hudson division title

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FONDA —The Fonda-Fultonville Braves made their return to the Western Athletic Conference a triumphant one.

Playing their final regular-season game of the year, the Braves routed Middleburgh 27-0 Thursday at Fonda-Fultonville High School to earn a share of the Hudson Division baseball title with Canajoharie.

“We had a really young team and I said before the season that I thought we were going to get better as the season progressed; and we did,” Fonda-Fultonville coach Rick Palumbo said. “The last four or five games we have played decent baseball. Winning the division title is nice. I wanted seniors Dan Parslow, Jackson Simpson and Christian Cary to go out being a part of something. At least we have that they can hang their hats on. Now we hope we can make some noise in sectionals.”

The Braves and Cougars both finished with 9-4 league records, while Fort Plain ended Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons’ hope for a three-way tie for the Hudson title with a 4-2 victory Thursday. With the win, Fort Plain shares the Mohawk Division title with Galway.

Fonda-Fultonville took control of Thursday’s game against winless Middleburgh in the first inning, sending 10 batters to the plate and capitalized on three errors in the inning to put six runs on the board. They backed it up with a nine-run second inning and cruised to their ninth win of the season.

Parslow went 4-for-5 in the game with four singles, four RBIs and three stolen bases. Cade Kearns had a double, single and an RBI, while Simpson had three singles and a double and DiCaprio added three singles and three stolen bases.

Fonda-Fultonville will find out their first-round opponent in the Section II Class B tournament after Tuesday’s seeding meeting.

Fonda-Fultonville 27, Middleburgh 0

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Fonda-Fultonville 693 180 — 27 19 2

Loucks, Woods (2), Bartlett (4), Haskin (5), Robbins (6), Bartlett (6) and Garner; DiCaprio, Hamlen (5) and Kearns.

Fort Plain 4, Bishop Gibbons 2

SCHENECTADY —Bryce Thibodeau connected for a bases-loaded triple with two outs in the top of the sixth to lift the Hilltoppers past Bishop Gibbons and secure a share of the WAC Mohawk Division title with Galway.

Thibodeau finished the game with a triple, two singles and four RBIs. Brady Fureno and Cameron Dillenbeck added singles.

Matt Kordziel had an RBI double for the Knights and scored on Brandon Rios’ RBI single.

Fort Plain will travel to play Duanesburg in a non-league game on Monday.

Fort Plain 4, Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons 2

Fort Plain 100 003 0 — 4 5 1

Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons 020 000 0 — 2 3 2

Thibodeau, D. Fureno (3) and B. Fureno; Sorrentino, Kordziel (6) and Baaki.

OESJ 11, Mekeel Christian 0

ST. JOHNSVILLE — Mike Smith went 5-for-5 with three RBIs to lead the Wolfpack to victory Thursday.

Jeff Baker and Seth Bly had two hits apiece for OESJ and Smith collected eight strike outs in five scoreless innings on the mound.

Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville 11,

Mekeel Christian Academy 0

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OESJ 403 112 x — 11 13 1

McCarty, Rychik (6) and Show; Smith, Leon (6) and Brundage.

Foothills Council

Amsterdam at Queensbury, ppd

QUEENSBURY — The Foothills Council championship game scheduled for Thursday was rescheduled to 4:30 p.m. Friday due to a lock-down at the Queensbury campus for a bomb scare.

Broadalbin-Perth 10, Glens Falls 3

GLENS FALLS — Nick Meyers had a double, single and RBI and two runs scored, while Ryan Zajaceskowski had three singles, an RBI and a run scored in the Patriots crossover victory against Glens Falls Thursday at Glens Falls High School.

Trevor Hemstreet added two RBIs and a run scored with a hit and Jack Szumowski chipped in with two hits, two RBIs and two runs scored.

Reece McClement led Glens Falls with three hits, while Kyle Vacnon had a two RBI double.

Broadalbin-Perth 10, Glens Falls 3

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Glens Falls 000 000 3 — 3 12 2

Myers and Benton; Vachon, Lapham (4), McClement (4), Shufelt (6) and Girard.

Gloversville 1, Hudson Falls 0

HUDSON FALLS — The Huskies pushed the winning run across the plate in the top of the fourth to secure the Foothills Council crossover victory.

Anthony Ponticello led off the inning with a single and advanced to third on Trevor Mee’s double. Raymond Strauser picked up the RBI with a sacrifice fly to right field.

Ponticello picked up the complete-game victory on the mound, allowing one hit and striking out three.

Joe Marine picked up the Tigers lone hit with a fourth-inning single.

Gloversville 1, Hudson Falls 0

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Hudson Falls 000 000 0 — 0 1 0

Ponticello and Becker; Tyminski and McCarty.

Johnstown 5, South Glens Falls 4

SOUTH GLENS FALLS —Ben Wager delivered two RBIs with a double and a single to help lift the Sir Bills to the crossover victory.

Brendan Yando had a single, two RBIs and five stolen bases for South High, while Joe Battista went 3-for-4 and Jared Thomas was 2-for-3.

Johnstown 5, South Glens Falls 4

Johnstown 102 101 0 — 5 5 2

South Glens Falls 010 001 2 — 4 10 5

WP: Brown. LP: Thomas.

Schuylerville 5, Scotia-Glenville 4

SCHUYLERVILLE — Carson Dunkel had a double, while Derek Willson and Nathan Preston delivered RBI singles to help the Black Horses to victory.

Schuylerville 5, Scotia-Glenville 4

Scotia-Glenville 000 102 1 — 4 2 1

Schuylerville 100 022 0 — 5 3 1

WP:Stratton Sherman. LP: Terwilliger.

By Paul Wager

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