BINGHAMTON – Two Section 2 teams completed dominating state tournament performances with state championships Saturday.
Ballston Spa won its first-ever state title by pulling out a 13-6 victory over Maine-Endwell (Section 4) in the Class A final, while Whitehall earned its first state baseball championship in 35 years with a 12-1 victory over Brocton (Section 6).
Chance Checca’s two-run homer in the first inning helped Ballston Spa build a 3-0 lead. Donovan Rhoden contributed a two-run double, and Jayden Williamson added a two-run single for the Scotties, who outscored their state tournament opponents 23-6 during the weekend. Continue reading “Ballston Spa, Whitehall wrap up baseball season with state titles”
BINGHAMTON – Section 2 was a perfect 4-for-4 in state baseball semifinal action Friday, June 14.
Shenendehowa dethroned defending Class AA champion Massapequa (Section 8) 4-1 to advance to Saturday’s final against McQuaid (Section 5). Brendan Disonell pitched a complete-game four-hitter and struck out 14 batters to guide the Plainsmen to the semifinal victory. Continue reading “Section 2 baseball teams sweep into state finals”
Four Section 2 baseball teams advanced to the state tournament after winning their respective regional finals Saturday, June 8.
Evan Jones tossed a two-hit shutout to lead Shenendehowa to a 6-0 victory over Section 3 champion Fayetteville-Manlius in the Class AA regional final at Onondaga Community College. Jones struck out seven batters and walked only one in a 93-pitch performance.
Jake Reinisch got Shen on the scoreboard with an RBI single in the top of the third inning. Ben Lavery scored on an error, and Jones drove in Reinisch with a fielder’s choice to give the Plainsmen a 3-0 lead.
The score remained close until the top of the seventh inning. An error and two walks loaded the bases for pinch hitter Brody Vincenzi, who grounded out to drive in one run. Then, Nick Lemire lined a single to right field to drive in Reinisch and pinch runner Jack Sandberg for two more insurance runs.
Shen advances to the Class AA semifinals next weekend in Binghamton, where it will face Section 8 champion Massapequa June 14 at Binghamton University. Continue reading “Section 2 comes up big in regional baseball finals”
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”
Nick Szesnat tossed a two-hit shutout to lead Shaker to a 6-0 victory over Shenendehowa Wednesday, May 8, in a Suburban Council baseball game.
Szesnat struck out nine batters and walked one to pick up the victory. The junior had an 18-22 first pitch strike rate and induced seven groundouts. Continue reading “Suburban Council baseball: Nick Szesnat pitches Shaker past Shenendehowa”
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. Continue reading “Suburban Council baseball: Jake Reinisch’s RBI double lifts Shenendehowa past Columbia”
Brendan Disonell tossed a complete game with nine strikeouts to lead Shenendehowa to a 3-1 victory over Averill Park Thursday, April 25, in a Suburban Council baseball contest. Continue reading “Suburban Council baseball: Brendan Disonell pitches Shenendehowa past Averill Park”