Suburban Council baseball: Shenendehowa fends off Saratoga Springs in pitchers’ duel

Pitcher Evan Jones held Saratoga Springs to one run on two hits and struck out six in a complete-game performance to help Shenendehowa defeat the Blue Streaks 3-1 Thursday, April 11, in a Suburban Council baseball game.

Three Saratoga Springs pitchers limited Shen to three runs on five hits and combined to strike out seven batters. Alex Henderson took the loss after giving up two runs on three hits in 4.2 innings of work.

Leadoff hitter Brendan Disonell had two singles and drove in a run for Shen. Jake Reinisch walked twice and had an RBI, while Jones and Nick Lemire each had a hit and a run scored.

Christian Kondo tripled and scored a run in the bottom of the first inning for Saratoga Springs.

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Elsewhere in the Suburban Council, Niskayuna scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to pull out a 4-2 victory over Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake. James Murphy and Chris Erickson provided a power surge for the Silver Warriors with back-to-back home runs in the decisive sixth inning.

Starting pitcher Cole Hedden struck out nine batters in six innings of work to pick up the victory for Niskayuna. Jack Murray tripled and earned the save by pitching the seventh inning. Derek Haughey doubled for Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake.

Bethlehem overcame a 5-1 deficit to defeat Columbia 10-5 in East Greenbush. Josh Bein notched two hits and two runs batted in, and he scored three runs for the Eagles, who grabbed the lead for good with four runs in the top of the fourth inning. Carmen Ermo belted a home run for the Blue Devils, who scored all of their runs in the bottom of the second inning.

Brendan Harris racked up a home run and two singles to lead Guilderland to an 8-2 victory over Schenectady. Pitcher John O’Brien earned the victory with five solid innings for the Dutchmen. Greg Farone had two hits for the Patriots.

Christian Brothers Academy fended off Albany 5-4. The Brothers scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take the lead and then survived an Albany rally in the top of the seventh.

Peter O’Toole doubled and singled, and Anthony Carroll collected a pair of RBI for CBA.

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