ROTTERDAM – With the season on the line, Averill Park manager George Brooks called upon a freshman who had recently been called up from the junior varsity team to get the big hit.
Pinch hitter Alex Yash was up to the challenge. Yash lined lined a one-out RBI single to drive in the tying run in the top of the seventh inning and then scored the go-ahead run on an error to lift the sixth-seeded Warriors to a 2-1 victory over No. 3 Mohonasen in the Section 2 Class A baseball quarterfinals Saturday, May 25.
The Suburban Council baseball season begins this week with a handful of games before kicking into full gear during the first week of April. Here is a look at the 15 Suburban Council teams in alphabetical order.
Albany Falcons Head coach: Garett Baron
Jackson Anderson – senior outfielder
Alex Casciotti – senior infielder/pitcher
Rah’sier Chandler – junior pitcher
Nick Dugan – junior infielder/pitcher
Chris Gallagher – junior catcher/pitcher
Max Kendall – senior catcher
Will Klose – senior first baseman
Jeff Lembo – senior infielder/pitcher
Key-Shawn Miller – senior infielder
David Palmer – senior outfielder
Ian Townsend – junior infielder
William Traynor – senior first baseman
Nick Wilson – senior infielder
Outlook: The Falcons bolstered their confidence with a strong performance at a preseason tournament in Myrtle Beach, S.C. That effort, plus a nucleus of veteran talent, has Albany envisioning a postseason push in 2019.