Category: Softball

Section 2 represented on New York State Sportswriters Association’s All-State softball team

Several Section 2 players were first-team selections in their respective classes on this year’s New York State Sportswriters Association All-State softball team.

Shenendehowa outfielder Emily Carroll (Class AA), Ballston Spa’s Lauren Kersch and Angelina Stile (Class A), South Glens Falls’ Leah Vanderwarker (Class A), Ichabod Crane’s Bella Milazzo and Gabbie Cox (Class B), Lake George pitcher Tyler Bergman (Class C), Chatham pitcher Jenna Skype (Class C), Whitehall pitcher Madison Gould (Class D) and Fort Ann pitcher Kayla Bailey (Class D) earned first-team honors.

Ballston Spa and Ichabod Crane tied for the most All-State team representatives with three. Shen, Lake George, Chatham, Greenwich and Fort Ann all had two players who received honors. Continue reading “Section 2 represented on New York State Sportswriters Association’s All-State softball team”

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Ballston Spa runs out of gas in state softball final

After winning the longest game in New York State Public High School Athletic Association softball tournament history, Ballston Spa fell to Section 6’s Williamsville East 3-0 in the Class A final Saturday at Moreau Recreational Park.

Williamsville East hit two home runs to start the the fifth inning, and Summer Clark recorded nine consecutive outs to seal the victory.

To get to the final, Ballston Spa outlasted Sayville (Section 11) 2-1 in a 20-inning epic that shattered the previous record for the longest game at the state tournament by seven innings. Ana Gold smacked an RBI single in the bottom of the 20th inning to propel the Scotties into the final for the second consecutive year. Continue reading “Ballston Spa runs out of gas in state softball final”

Shenendehowa, Ballston Spa among top seeds for 2019 Section 2 softball playoffs

Shenendehowa (Class AA), Ballston Spa (A), Ichabod Crane (B), Chatham (C) and Whitehall (D) are the No. 1 seeds in their respective classes for the 2019 Section 2 softball tournament.

The playoffs kick off Thursday, May 23, with preliminary round games in classes A, B and C. The quarterfinals take place Tuesday, May 28, and all five finals will be played Tuesday, June 4.

Here is a look at the match-ups in the five classes.

Class AA
Quarterfinals (May 28)
No. 5 Shaker (10-7) at No. 4 Colonie (11-7)
No. 6 Guilderland (8-8) at No. 3 Bethlehem (11-6)
No. 7 Saratoga Springs (7-13) at No. 2 Columbia (14-6)
No. 1 Shenendehowa (18-2) – bye

Semifinals – May 30 at Luther Forest, Malta

Finals – June 4 at Luther Forest, Malta Continue reading “Shenendehowa, Ballston Spa among top seeds for 2019 Section 2 softball playoffs”

Suburban Council softball: Bethlehem wins home finale against Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake

DELMAR – The Bethlehem softball team picked up its ninth Suburban Council victory of the season in its home finale with a 3-2 win against Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Friday, May 17.

The visiting Spartans took a two-run lead in the top of the second inning, but with runners on first and second base and one out, the Lady Eagles shut the door. Pitcher Anna Cleary induced a ground ball leading to 4-6 putout, and then she struck out the next batter to strand runners at first and third.

Bethlehem struck back in the bottom of the second inning. Clare Boegel led off with single to center, and Haley Nash was walked. With one out, Aurora Lagace sent a fly ball over the reach of the left fielder for a double, scoring Boegel. Cleary followed with a sacrifice fly that drove in Nash to tie the game at 2-2.

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Suburban Council softball: Bethlehem surges past Niskayuna on Senior Night

DELMAR – Bethlehem overcame an early 2-0 deficit to defeat Niskayuna 14-2 on Senior Night Thursday, May 9, in a Suburban Council softball game.

Clare Boegel singled home the first Lady Eagles’ run in the bottom of the first inning, and Haley Nash followed with a two-run double to put the home team ahead 3-2. Nash later drilled a three-run homer to put the game out of Niskayuna’s reach. Continue reading “Suburban Council softball: Bethlehem surges past Niskayuna on Senior Night”

Softball: Bethlehem rallies past Greenville in non-league contest

Bethlehem rallied from a 5-0 deficit to defeat Greenville 11-8 Monday, May 6, in a non-league softball game.

An Aria Losee sacrifice fly got the Lady Eagles on the scoreboard in the third inning. From there, Bethlehem (7-4) outscored Greenville 10-3 to pull out the victory. Continue reading “Softball: Bethlehem rallies past Greenville in non-league contest”

Suburban Council softball: Bethlehem soars past Shaker

Bethlehem jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the top of the first inning and cruised past Shaker 9-1 Thursday, May 2, in a Suburban Council softball game.

Clare Boegel came close to hitting for the cycle for the Lady Eagles. Boegel finished the game with a single, a double, a triple and four RBI. Aria Losee singled twice and scored three runs, and Haley Nash added a two-run homer. Continue reading “Suburban Council softball: Bethlehem soars past Shaker”

Suburban Council softball: Anna Cleary leads Bethlehem past Shaker

Bethlehem scored six runs in the first inning on its way to an 8-3 victory over Shaker Thursday, April 25, in a Suburban Council softball game.

Pitcher Anna Cleary allowed two earned runs in 5.2 innings and belted a two-run homer in the first inning for the Lady Eagles. Clare Boegel had three hits and scored two runs, and Abby Campbell added a two-run double in the fifth innings.

Emmie Gilmore led Shaker with a double, two singles and two RBI. Sam Hardwick pitched six innings for the Blue Bison. Continue reading “Suburban Council softball: Anna Cleary leads Bethlehem past Shaker”

Scenes from Suburban Council softball: Guilderland defeats Bethlehem for second win of the season

GUILDERLAND CENTER – Guilderland scored all of its runs in the bottom of the third inning to defeat Bethlehem 5-2 Thursday, April 18, in a Suburban Council softball game. Continue reading “Scenes from Suburban Council softball: Guilderland defeats Bethlehem for second win of the season”

Scenes from Colonial Council softball: Mohonasen surges past Ichabod Crane

ROTTERDAM – Mohonasen scored two runs in the bottom of the fourth and fifth innings to pull away for a 5-1 victory over Ichabod Crane Wednesday, April 10, in a Colonial Council softball game.

The Mighty Warriors grabbed a 1-0 lead on Michaela Arcate’s RBI single in the bottom of the first inning. A Mohonasen error in the top of the fourth helped Ichabod Crane tie the score at 1-1, but two Rider miscues in the bottom half of the inning allowed the Mighty Warriors to take the lead for good. Continue reading “Scenes from Colonial Council softball: Mohonasen surges past Ichabod Crane”