Jake Reinisch hit an RBI double in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Shenendehowa a 4-3 victory over Columbia Monday, May 6, in a Suburban Council baseball game.
The Plainsmen took a 1-0 lead on Ben Lavery’s RBI single in the bottom of the third inning, but the Blue Devils plated three runs in the top of the fifth to pull ahead 3-1. Ryan Strevell plated the go-ahead run for Columbia with an RBI single.
Lavery hit a leadoff home run in the bottom of the sixth inning to pull Shen within one run, and Thomas Krill tied the game with a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Columbia had a chance to take the lead in the top of the eighth inning when its first two batters singled. However, Matt Mariano worked his way out of the jam by forcing a groundout and a double play. Mariano worked a perfect ninth inning to pick up the victory in relief of Jack Flaherty, who worked the first five innings. Mariano struck out eight batters in four innings of work.
Patrick McGuire contributed a pair of hits and scored a run for Shen. Zack Eldred singled twice for Columbia.
Elsewhere in the Suburban Council, Niskayuna shut out Shaker 5-0, as Cole Hedden pitched a complete-game four-hitter with five strikeouts. James Murphy drove in two runs on a sacrifice fly and a single for the Silver Warriors, who improved their league record to 10-2. Justin Osborn tripled and singled for Shaker.
Ballston Spa defeated Colonie 5-1, as Luke Gold belted a two-run homer for the Scotties. Matt Canastra led the Garnet Raiders with a pair of hits.
Saratoga Springs scored twice in the bottom of the seventh inning to pull out a 6-5 victory over Guilderland. Greydon Parker drove in two runs for the Blue Streaks, while Brenden Harris doubled and singled for the Dutchmen.
Christian Brothers Academy posted a 14-11 victory over Bethlehem. The Brothers struck for seven runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to close an 11-3 deficit and then took the lead with two runs in the fifth inning. Drew Signor homered and singled for CBA.
Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake scored six runs in the bottom of the first inning on its way to a 7-2 victory over Schenectady. Noah Dougherty and Zack Bringhurst combined for four of the Spartans’ seven hits.