TROY – A pitcher’s duel turned into a runaway victory for Shenendehowa.
The Plainsmen scored six runs in the top of the ninth inning to defeat Niskayuna 7-1 for the Section 2 Class AA baseball title Monday, June 3 at Joseph Bruno Stadium.
Jake Reinisch got the ninth-inning rally started with an RBI triple to plate pinch runner C.J. Latham with the go-ahead run. Niskayuna nearly got out of the jam allowing just the one run, but back-to-back bases-loaded singles by Sam Law and Patrick McGuire plated three more runs. Law and McGuire then scored on a wild pitch by Cole Hedden to give the Plainsmen a 7-1 lead. Continue reading “Section 2 baseball: Shenendehowa scores six runs in the ninth to defeat Niskayuna for Class AA title”
Top-seeded Niskayuna scored five runs in the bottom of the second inning on its way to a 10-4 victory over No. 8 Bethlehem in the Section 2 Class AA baseball quarterfinals Saturday, May 25.
Aaron Whitley and Chris Erickson each homered to lead Niskayuna’s 12-hit attack. Whitley finished with three hits, while Erickson went 2-for-4 with two RBI. Starting pitcher Cole Hedden helped his own cause with two doubles and three RBI.
Kyle Turoski singled twice and doubled for Bethlehem, and Jerry Jennings added a two-run homer. Continue reading “Section 2 baseball quarterfinals: Niskayuna, Shen advance in Class AA”
Tommy Stewart’s RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning gave Niskayuna a 7-6 victory over Christian Brothers Academy Monday, May 20, in a Suburban Council baseball game.
Peter O’Toole’s three-run homer highlighted CBA’s four-run seventh inning rally that tied the score at 6-6. But, Niskayuna got the winning run across to close out its regular season with a 12-4 league record and an overall record of 13-5.
Aaron Whitley posted a four-hit afternoon for Niskayuna, including a two-run homer and a two-run triple. Cole Hedden added a double and two singles, and he allowed two runs in six innings of work on the pitcher’s mound. Continue reading “Suburban Council baseball: Niskayuna edges CBA in eight innings”
Jacob Hand’s RBI single capped a three-run seventh inning rally for Niskayuna in a 4-3 victory over Colonie Saturday, May 18, in Niskayuna.
Colonie scored two runs in the top of the seventh to take a 3-1 lead, only to see Niskayuna tie the score on Aaron Whitely’s triple. Hand then singled in Whitley to give the Silver Warriors their 11th Suburban Council victory of the season.
Sam Morra earned the complete-game victory for Niskayuna, scattering seven hits and striking out 10 batters. Patrick Reilly suffered the loss for Colonie, pitching 6.2 innings and allowing nine hits against six strikeouts. Continue reading “Baseball: Niskayuna walks off against Colonie in Suburban Council battle”
Saratoga Springs needed two insurance runs in the top of the sixth inning to fend off Niskayuna 10-7 Thursday, May 2, in a Suburban Council baseball game. Continue reading “Suburban Council baseball: Saratoga Springs wins wild game against Niskayuna”
Niskayuna scored 10 runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to pull away for an 11-4 victory over Schenectady Wednesday, April 17, in a Suburban Council baseball game.
Aaron Whitley belted a three-run homer to highlight the Silver Warriors’ scoring spurt. Chris Erickson doubled, tripled and drove in three runs, while James Murphy, Tim Schaffer and Jack Murray all contributed a pair of hits.
The victory improved Niskayuna’s league record to 6-0. Continue reading “Suburban Council baseball: Niskayuna remains undefeated in league play with victory over Schenectady”
Niskayuna overcame a shaky start to defeat Averill Park 6-4 Wednesday, April 10, in a Suburban Council baseball game.
Averill Park scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning to take a 3-2 lead, but Niskayuna tied the game in the second inning and grabbed the lead with a run in the top of the third. Continue reading “Suburban Council baseball: Niskayuna rallies past Averill Park”
DELMAR – Two big plays helped Niskayuna pull away for a 26-17 victory over Bethlehem Saturday, Oct. 13, in a Section 2 Class AA football game.
After Derek Martelle’s 32-yard touchdown run helped the Eagles (3-4) tie the score at 7-7 in the first quarter, Aaron Whitley returned the ensuing kickoff 75 yards for a touchdown to put the Silver Warriors (3-4) in front again. Then in the second quarter, Dan Brownell connected with Richie Quinn on a 69-yard touchdown pass to increase Niskayuna’s lead to 20-7. Continue reading “Scenes from Section 2 Class AA football: Big plays give Niskayuna a victory over Bethlehem”
By ROB JONAS
NISKAYUNA – It was a surreal ending to an exciting football game Friday, Oct. 5, at Niskayuna High School.
The Silver Warriors (2-4) took a 34-27 lead in overtime and hung on for a 34-33 victory over Colonie when the Garnet Raiders failed on a two-point conversion that they hadn’t planned on pursuing. Continue reading “Section 2 Class AA football: Niskayuna hangs on in overtime to defeat Colonie”
NISKAYUNA – Dan Brownell’s 20-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Whitley and a successful extra point kick in overtime helped Niskayuna edge Colonie 34-33 Friday, Oct. 5, in a Section 2 Class AA football game.
Colonie quarterback Shai Young pulled his team within one point with a 7-yard touchdown run, but the Garnet Raiders failed on their two-point conversion attempt.
Niskayuna’s Cole Wade scored on a 2-yard touchdown run, and Brownell added a two-point conversion run with 4:58 left in the fourth quarter to forge a 27-27 tie with Colonie. Continue reading “Scenes from Section 2 Class AA football: Niskayuna edges Colonie in overtime”