High schools: Postseason action in baseball, softball, track & field

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The Foothills Council championships were Wednesday in Schuylerville.

In the Section II Class B baseball tournament’s first round, Fonda-Fultonville defeated Hudson 3-1. 

Tied 1-1 Wednesday in the bottom of the fifth inning, Fonda-Fultonville’s Tyler Daus and Giovanni DiCaprio each scored on an error. 

DiCaprio, Daus, Derek Duval, Joey Susi and Zenmatsu Myles each had a hit for Fonda-Fultonville, while Myles had the team’s lone RBI. Jackson Croucher struck out four batters and allowed one run in the game’s first three inning, then Duval struck out 10 batters in the final four innings. 

For Hudson, Connor Tomaso had a hit and an RBI, and Jordan Moon struck out three batters and allowed one earned run in six innings. 

No. 7 Fonda-Fultonville next plays in Friday’s quarterfinals against No. 2 Mechanicville.

Schalmont did all of its scoring in the sixth inning and received a great pitching effort from Jerek Hobb in earning a 4-1 win against 2021 champion Broadalbin-Perth. Hobb struck out 15 batters in the complete-game pitching effort. With two outs in the sixth inning, Jason Natalie’s single scored two runs to put Schalmont ahead. The Sabres also received two hits from Tyree Parker. For Broadalbin-Perth, which scored in the first inning, Michael Magliocca and Luke Tambasco had the team’s only hits. Magliocca struck out seven batters in six innings for Broadalbin-Perth and scored the team’s run. No. 8 Schalmont advanced to play top-seeded Catskill.

In six innings, Ichabod Crane won 12-2 against Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk. Topher Pelesz struck out seven batters and allowed no earned runs in earning the win. Nate Garafalo led the Ichabod Crane offense with two doubles, three RBIs and three runs scored, while Gunnar Grethen-McLaughlin had two hits, two RBIs and a run scored. Ichabod Crane took control of the contest with a six-run second inning. No. 3 Ichabod Crane will next play No. 11 Coxsackie-Athens, which upset No. 6 Greenville 15-8.

In an upset, No. 12 Cohoes defeated No. 5 Tamarac 5-1. Jedadiah Trudeau struck out 11 batters in the complete-game win, and had a double and an RBI. Peyton Richardson had two hits for Tamarac. Cohoes led 5-0 before Tamarac scored in the bottom of the seventh inning. 

Cohoes will next play No. 4 Schuylerville, which defeated Cobleskill-Richmondville 3-0. Lukas Sherman pitched six innings to earn the win and Ryan Dow collected the save. Ashton Morris had two hits, and Carson Patrick had a hit and an RBI.

In a game featuring two great pitching efforts, South Glens Falls won 1-0 against Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake in the first round of the Section II Class A baseball tournament. Dan Cohen struck out 10 batters in seven scoreless innings to collect the win, while Kyle DeCresce struck out seven batters in 6 2-3 innings for Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake. Both pitchers allowed three hits. With two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, Matt Perrotte delivered the game-winning RBI single that scored Brandon Stimpson who had the team’s other two hits. DeCresce had a triple and a single for Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, and Matt Martin added a double. No. 8 South Glens Falls will play in Friday’s quarterfinals against No. 1 Scotia-Glenville.

After Gloversville scored two runs in the top of the fourth inning to tie the game, Troy responded with seven runs in its next two offensive frames on its way to a 9-2 win. Davin Keddell-Tuckey had a home run and three RBIs, and Austin Francis had two hits, two RBIs and two runs scored. Tyler Spenard earned the complete-game win. For Gloversville, Alex Payne hit a two-run home run. No. 6 Troy will next play No. 3 Albany Academy.

Eddie Girtler pitched an 11-strikeout no-hitter, and Eddie Yamin hit a solo home run to give La Salle a 1-0 win over Queensbury. Adrian Caron struck out seven for Queensbury. The No. 7 Cadets next play at No. 2 Mohonasen in Friday’s quarterfinals.

In Class CC action, Connor Jones was perfect on the mound in Hoosick Falls’ 21-0 win against Rensselaer. In the five-inning game, Jones struck out eight batters and stretched his scoreless pitching innings streak to 16. At the plate, Jones had a triple, three singles, three RBIs and five runs scored. Also for Hoosick Falls, which scored 11 runs in the second inning, Jake Sparks had three hits and five RBIs, and Josh Colegrove had three hits and four RBIs. No. 7 Hoosick Falls will next play No. 2 Canajoharie in Friday’s quarterfinals.

Hoosic Valley won 7-0 against Cambridge/Salem. Connor King struck out 10 batters in the shutout. Lukas Cates, Michael Lancaster, King, and Logan Santiago each had a hit and an RBI, and Jimmy Bolognino produced two hits. No. 9 Hoosic Valley will next play No. 1 Chatham. 

In Class C, Harrison Chapin drove in two runs to help Waterford-Halfmoon defeat Schoharie 7-4. Gavin Bodah also drove in two for the Fordians, who play at Duanesburg on Friday in a quarterfinal. Lawrence Zeufile, Griffen Lansing and Dan Bernhardt each had a double for Schoharie. Zeufile drove in a run.

Fort Plain won 11-1 against Middleburgh in six innings. Austin VanGorder pitched all six innings for Fort Plain and struck out 15 batters while allowing an unearned run. VanGorder also had two hits, three runs scored and three stolen bases. Griffin MaGinnis had a triple, single, two RBIs, three runs scored and two stolen bases in the win, and Tucker Jones had two hits and three RBIs. For Middleburgh, Derrick Fuller had a hit and scored a run. No. 8 Fort Plain will next play top-seeded Galway.

POSTSEASON SOFTBALL

In a first-round matchup in the Section II Class C softball tournament, Whitehall defeated Canajoharie 12-0 in five innings. Madison Gould struck out 13 batters for Whitehall, which received three hits and four RBIs from Ava Ruby, and Blake Bird contributed two hits and three RBIs. Caitlyn Baker had a double for Canajoharie. No. 2 Whitehall will next play seventh-seeded Stillwater, which defeated 10th-seeded Maple Hill, 10-2, in the first round Tuesday.

Madysen Saddlemire went 2 for 4 with three RBIs and four runs, as Berne-Knox-Westerlo pounded 15 hits in a 15-3 win over Duanesburg. Ruby Terrell went 4 for 4 with a double in the win. Zoey Lounsbury was 3 for 4 with a double, RBI and two runs. Sara Macrina struck out 11. Hanna Wichuski had a single and RBI for Duanesburg. Berne-Knox-Westerlo meets Lake George in the quarterfinals.

Greenwich struck for four runs in the first inning in defeating Mayfield 6-3. Faith Ingber had a double, two singles and a run for the Witches. Morgan Randall added two singles, an RBI and two runs, while Sophia Boice singled twice, drove in a run and scored. Heather Ginter had two doubles and two RBIs to lead Mayfield. Bella Capano singled twice, with Alexis Broderick adding a single and RBI.

Warrensburg scored three runs in each of the first and sixth innings to shut out Galway 6-0. The Burghers will play Greenwich in the quarterfinals.

QUEENSBURY WINS FOOTHILLS COUNCIL BOYS’, GIRLS’ TITLE

Amsterdam’s Garrett McHeard and Scotia-Glenville’s Tyler Greene each won two individual events, and Queensbury collected the team title at Wednesday’s Foothills Council boys’ track and field championships at Schuylerville. McHeard won the shot put (47-10.25) and discus throw (144-1), while Greene picked up victories in the 1,600 run (4:34.62) and 3,200 (9:56.55). For Queensbury, solo wins belonged to Michael Kilgallon in the 110 hurdles (16.19), Bergen Caprood in the 100 dash (11.5), Ethan Langford in the 200 (23.63), Tyler Harrington in the 800 run (2:04.96) and Patrick Russell in the 3,000 steeplechase (10:35.51). Queensbury also won the 400, 1,600 and 3,200 relays. Broadalbin-Perth swept the high jump (Sam Hotaling, 5-10), long jump (Stephen Chrysler, 21-2) and triple jump (Hunter O’Dell, 40-4.5).

Queensbury also won the girls’ championship. Maddie Powers led the way, winning the 800 (2:28.95), the 1,500 (4:55.65) and the 3,000 (11:41.55). Schuylerville’s Nikki Stark won the 100 hurdles (17.49) and 400 hurdles (1:13.33). Gloversville’s Zoie Tesi won the high jump (5-1) and triple jump (35-2.5).

BOYS’ TRACK AND FIELD

FOOTHILLS COUNCIL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Team standings

Queensbury 193, Broadalbin-Perth 137, Scotia-Glenville 89.5, Amsterdam 48, South Glens Falls 38, Schuylerville 29.5, Glens Falls 28, Johnstown 14, Hudson Falls 11.

Individual results

3,200 – Greene (S-G), 9:56.55; 110 hurdles – Kilgallon (Q), 16.19;  100 – Caprood (Q), 11.5; 1,600 – Greene (S-G), 4:34.62; 200 – Langford (Q), 23.63; 3,200 relay – Queensbury (Hicks, Jenkin, Harrington, Sanabria), 8:47.62; 400 relay – Queensbury (Jones, Kilgallon, Langford, Caprood), 44.34; 400 – Headen (Sch), 51.44; 400 hurdles – Jack (S-G), 59.68; 800 – Harrington (Q), 2:04.96; 3,000 steeplechase – Russell (Q), 10:35.51; 1,600 relay – Queensbury (Harrington, Demers, Gileski, Engel), 3:36.81;  High jump – Hotaling (B-P), 5-10; Pole vault – Revell (SGF), 11-0;  Long jump – Chrysler (B-P), 21-2;  Triple jump – O’Dell (B-P), 40-4.5; Discus – McHeard (A), 144-1; Shot put – McHeard (A), 47-10.25; Pentathlon — Stevens (SGF), 2,366.

GIRLS’ TRACK & FIELD

FOOTHILLS COUNCIL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Team standings

Queensbury 153, South Glens Falls 125, Scotia-Glenville 90.5, Broadalbin-Perth 71.5, Schuylerville 69.33, Gloversville 30, Amsterdam 14.33, Glens Falls 12, Johnstown 11, Hudson Falls 9.33.

Individual results

100 — Hand (Q), 13:46; Sefcik (SGF), 13.55; Lin (B-P), 13.59; 200 — Lin (B-P), 27.61; Sefcik (SGF), 27.62; S. Luke (S-G), 27,84. 400 — S. Luke (S-G), 1:00.44; Hand (Q), 1:01.54; Regels (S-G), 1:02.35. 800 — Powers (Q), 2:28.95; Afsar-Keshmiri (Q), 2:31.00; James (S-G), 2:34.30. 1,500 — Powers (Q), 4:55.65; Rogan (Schu), 4:57.60; McNulty (SGF), 5:04.72; 3,000 — Powers (Q), 11:41.55; McNulty (SGF), 11:46.52; Colvin (SGF), 11:49.96. 100 hurdles — Stark (Schu), 17:49; Porter (SGF), 17.62; Snyder (S-G), 18:41. 400 hurdles — Stark (Schu), 1:13.33; Porter (SGF), 1:17.41; Russell (Q), 1:19.45. 400 relay — Scotia-Glenville (Getter, Heiner, M. Luke, Regels), 53.32; South Glens Falls, 53.63; Queensbury, 53.91. 1,600 relay — Scotia-Glenville (Long, M. Luke, S. Luke, Regels), 4:12.82. 3,200 relay — South Glens Falls (Colvin, McNulty, Simpson, Trimarchi), 10:49.20; Queensbury, 11:02.00; Scotia-Glenville, 11:12.40. 2,000 steeplechase — James (S-G), 7:55.71; Habshi (Q), 8:00.33; Frasier (B-P), 8;27.43. High jump — Tesi (G), 5-1; Seaman (SGF), 4-11; Murphy (G), 4-6; Perry (B-P), 4-6. Pole vault — Stark (Schu), 8-6; Slattery (Q), 8-0; Tyler (B-P), 8-0. Long jump — Lynch (Schu), 16-10.5; Seaman (SGF), 16-1; Stark (Schu), 15-5. Triple jump — Tesi (G), 35-2.5; Seaman (SGF), 34-9.5; Herlihy (SGF), 31-8. Discus — Mehalick (Q), 101-2; Leonard (HF), 89-3; Mustico (S-G), 81-11. Shot put — Jones (Q), 34-2.25; Mehalick (Q), 32-9.75; Hammond (GF), 29-6. Pentathlon — Shortte (SGF), 2,050; Tambasco (B-P), 1,766; Tracky (GF), 1,672.

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