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High Schools: Albany Academy softball team stuns Duanesburg

Saturday, May 26, 2012
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Ali Miller drove in the winning run with a double in the eighth inning as Albany Academy upset No. 2 seed Duanesburg, 5-4, Friday in the quarterfinals of the Class C softball tournament.

Academy, the seventh seed, took a 3-0 lead in the first inning as Miller hit a two-run home run off Dani Hennel.

Carlyann Geddes made it 4-0 with an RBI triple in the fourth inning before Caitlin Sanders homered for the Lady Eagles in the fourth.

Duanesburg scored three times in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game.

Mary DiCaprio added three singles and scored two runs for Albany Academy, which will play third seed Hoosic Valley in Tuesday’s 6 p.m. semifinal at Veeder Park in Colonie.

Duanesburg, which had won six straight sectional titles until falling to Greenwich in last year’s final, finished 18-3.

Hoosic Valley beat Voorheesville, 3-2, scoring all of its runs in the sixth and seventh innings.

Alicia Lewis singled home Cassidy Chapko in the sixth inning, and Whitney Kugler’s two-run single in the seventh pushed the Lady Ind­ians into the final.

Voorheesville’s Amanda Gatt struck out 10 hitters.

Greenwich took a 3-0 lead in the first inning, and added four runs in the seventh to beat Hoosick Falls, 8-1.

Dani DeGregory had three hits and drove in three runs, and Sarah Heimbach had two hits, and knocked in two runs as the 14-8 fifth-seeded Lady Witches avenged a pair of regular-season losses to their Wasaren League rival. Greenwich meets Mechanicville in a 6 p.m. Tuesday semi at Veeder Park.

Guilderland stunned Bethlehem by scoring 10 runs over the final three innings to beat the defending champions, 16-15, in a Class AA quarterfinal.

The Lady Eagles led, 15-6, after three innings before Taylor Tewksbury came on and gave up just one hit over the final four innings.

Morgan Ten Eyck went 3-for-5 and drove in five runs, Jenna Cubello finished 4-for-5 with a triple and scored four runs, and Taylor Ten Eyck hit a three-run homer and finished with four RBI for the sixth-seeded 13-7 Lady Dutch.

Cassie Smith and Mackenzie Pezze both homered and drove in three runs for Bethlehem.

Kelly Lane fired a two-hitter with 12 strikeouts and went 4-for-4 with three RBI as No. 2 seed Colonie eliminated Niskayuna, 13-0.

Stephanie Reinhardt and Shannon Lombardi both drove in two runs for Colonie, which plays Guilderland in a 4 p.m. Tuesday semi at Veeder Park.

Top-seeded Shenendehowa went to 20-1 with an 8-4 win over Sar­atoga Springs, as Erin Buckley drove in four runs and Amanda Aug­ustson hit a two-run home run.

Makaylee Dowd hit a two-run homer for the Lady Blue Streaks.

Shenendehowa plays fifth-seeded Catholic Central in Tuesday’s 4 p.m. semi at Veeder. The Lady Crusaders edged fourth-seeded Columbia, 3-2.

Johnstown used its only two hits of the game to beat Queensbury, 1-0, in a Class A quarterfinal.

Morgan Colasanti led off the home sixth with a single, took second on Queensbury’s only error of the game and scored on Brynn Hlozansky’s single.

Alyssa LaLonde threw a five-hitter and struck out eight for the 12-8 Lady Bills, who play top-seeded South Glens Falls in a Tuesday 4 p.m. semi at Moreau Rec. South High beat Holy Names, 2-0.

Kelly Donnelly’s two-run homer highlighted a four-run fifth inning as Averill Park beat Scotia-Glenville, 6-0, in another “A” quarter. Caroline Wood and McKenzie Bump added solo homers for the Lady Warriors, who will play Hudson Falls (a 2-0 winner over Lansingburgh) in Tuesday’s other semi at Moreau Rec.

Jennifer Mayette had two singles and Juliana Ferrari doubled for the Lady Tartans.

Chatham ended the postseason of Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons as the top-seeded Lady Panthers edged the Lady Knights, 1-0, in a Class B quarter.

Winning pitcher Kayla Doty held the Lady Knights to singles by Victoria Maddelone and Caroline Bouchard. Freshman Joelle Salisbury threw a three-hitter for Bishop Gibbbons, the No. 9 seed.

Bishop Gibbons had won its first postseason game since 2004 in the first round.

Courtney Dayter fired a four-hitter and hit a triple and pair of doubles to carry No. 2 seed Cohoes past Tamarac, 8-0. Danielle McComber also had a triple in a three-hit game for the 17-4 Lady Tigers, who play Ichabod Crane in a 6 p.m. Tuesday semi at Veeder Park.

Alexis Rollis threw her sixth no-hitter of the season, striking out 18, as top-seeded Loudonville Christian School beat Sharon Springs, 27-0, in a Class D quarterfinal. Catcher Ange Stephano drove in six runs, and she and Stephanie

Zaloom both hit three-run home runs for 18-0 Loudonville Christian.

Ashley Ellis threw a one-hitter and drove in two runs, and Cristina Tucker knocked in four runs as Argyle stopped New Lebanon, 16-0, in another “D” game.

CLASS AA

SHENENDEHOWA 8,

SARATOGA SPRINGS 4

Saratoga 010 120 0 — 4  8 3

Shenendehowa 000 026 x — 8 10 1

Burgess and Willner-Giwerc; Daigle and Hillegas.

GUILDERLAND 16, BETHLEHEM 15

Guilderland 411 045 1 — 16 20 3

Bethlehem 456 000 0 — 15 16 5

Harrigan, Tewksbury (4) and T. Ten Eyck; Sullivan, Downing (7) and Smaldone.

COLONIE 13, NISKAYUNA 0

Niskayuna 000 000 0 —  0  2 3

Colonie 011 533 x — 13 13 0

Dare, Litz (4) and Coyne; Lane and Ogren.

CLASS A

JOHNSTOWN 1, QUEENSBURY 0

Queensbury 000 000 0 — 0 5 1

Johnstown 000 001 x — 1 2 1

Molloy and Meaderl LaLonde and Hlozansky.

AVERILL PARK 6,

SCOTIA-GLENVILLE 0

Scotia 000 000 0 — 0 5 1

Averill Park 000 141 x — 6 6 1

McNulty and Ferrari; Wood and Hagerty,

CLASS B

COHOES 8, TAMARAC 0

Tamarac 000 000 0 — 0 4 2

Cohoes 203 300 x — 8 9 0

Matazinsky and Fox; Dayter and Gumprecht.

CHATHAM 1,

NOTRE DAME-BISHOP GIBBONS

Bishop Gibbons 000 000 0 — 0 2 1

Chatham 000 100 x — 1 3 0

J.Salisbury and A.Aslisbury; Doty and French.

CLASS C

ALBANY ACADEMY 5, DUANESBURG 4 (8)

Albany Academy 301 000 01 — 5 8 4

Duanesburg 000 100 30 — 4 7 0

Smith and Padalino; Hennel and Hanson.

GREENWICH 8, HOOSICK FALLS 1

Greenwich 300 001 4 — 8 9 3

Hoosick Falls 000 001 0 — 1 3 2

Albrecht and M.Linnettl; R.Quackenbush and E.Quackenbush.

HOOSIC VALLEY 3, VOORHEESVILLE 2

Voorheesville 000 200 0 — 2 6 0

Hoosic Valley 000 001 2 — 3 3 1

Gatt and Davies; Anderson and Chapko.

CLASS D

LOUDONVILLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 27,

SHARON SPRINGS 0

Sharon Springs 000 000 0 —  0  0 7

LCS 425 565 x — 27 19 0

Baker, Green (4) and Judd; Rollis and Stephano.

ARGYLE 16, NEW LEBANON 0

New Lebanon 000 000 0 —  0  1 5

Argyle 124 900 x — 16 15 0

WP — Ellis. LP — Henning.

Baseball

Witches advance

Cori Winch pitched a three-hitter and struck out eight to lead Greenwich to a 6-0 victory over Cana­joharie in a Class C quarterfinal.

Winch also put the Witches (No. 5 seed, 17-5) on the board with a solo home run in the second inning. He also singled and scored a run in the sixth.

Greenwich will take on Voorheesville (No. 8, 14-6) at 1 this afternoon at Shuttleworth Park in Amsterdam in the semifinals.

Canajoharie 000 000 0 — 0 3 3

Greenwich 010 131 x — 6 6 0

Winsman and Ruzkowski; Winch and Giroux.

Tennis

burnt hills wins title

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake won the Section II Class A boys’ tennis title, beating Scotia-Glenville, 5-2. Matt Bunch, Max Batty and Craig Maughan won at singles for the Spartans. Brad Hjelmar-Vincent Fulgieri and Nolan Hale-Matt

Peltier won the doubles matches for Burnt Hills.

Rob Schmitz and Josh Motta took singles matches for the Tartans.

Singles: Rob Schmitz (SG) def. Nathan Wolf, 6-0, 6-1; Matt Bunch (BHBL) def. Christian LeVielle, 6-2, 6-1; Josh Motta (SG) def. Ethan Baker, 6-4, 6-0; Max Batty (BHBL) def. Matt Ashcroft, 6-4, 6-1; Craig Maughan (BHBL) def. Josh Culora, 6-2, 6-3. Doubles: Brad Hjelmar-Vincent Fulgieri (BHBL) def. Seamus Sweeney-Ryan Carroll 6-7 (4), 6-2, 7-5; Nolan Hale-Matt Peltier (BHBL) def. Adam Ashcroft-Aaron Keegan, 6-3, 6-4.

 
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