Sports briefs: UAlbany baseball’s Malm America East Player of the Week

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ALBANY — UAlbany infielder Brad Malm has been named the America East Player of the Week, for the second time this season.

In three games last week, Malm went 9-for-16 (.563), with two home runs to add to his season total of 10. He also had two doubles and a walk, finishing with four total RBIs and seven runs scored.

With 10 homers in 14 games, Malm sits atop the NCAA leaderboard, tied with Liberty’s Derek Orndorff. The UAlbany single-season home run record is 13.

Fort Plain baseball car wash

FORT PLAIN — A  car wash/bottle drive to benefit the Fort Plain High baseball program will be held 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 26, at the elementary school bus garage in Fort Plain.

Donations will be accepted.

Thunder hosting ‘Stick It to Cancer’ fundraiser

GLENS FALLS — The ECHL Adirondack Thunder will raise funds for a critical healthcare organization while honoring those impacted by cancer during the fourth annual “Stick It to Cancer” weekend, presented by Glens Falls Hospital, on Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26.

The annual event will take place in conjunction with two 7 p.m. Thunder games against the Worcester Railers at Cool Insuring Arena and will benefit the C.R. Wood Cancer Center.

“Stick It to Cancer” weekend will kick off on March 25 when fans are invited onto the ice following the game for Paint the Ice Night. Fans who donate $10 to the C.R. Wood Cancer Center at Glens Falls Hospital will be eligible to paint a message on the ice to a loved one affected by cancer.

Donations will be accepted at the Glens Falls Hospital table in the main lobby (cash only) and Paint the Ice vouchers will be limited to the first 250 patrons.

The messages will be iced over on Friday night, and the Thunder and Railers will skate on the painted ice during Saturday’s game, which will commence with a ceremonial puck drop by C.R. Wood Cancer Center patient Laura Paniccia and Glens Falls Hospital nurse Julia Leonard.

There will also be a “Stick It to Cancer” t-shirt giveaway for the first 1,000 fans attending the game on Saturday night.

After Saturday’s game, fans will have the opportunity to take home one of the Thunder’s purple cancer awareness jerseys during a live auction. Fans interested in bidding should report to Section C following the game.

RPI’s Black makes Region 3 First Team

TROY — RPI senior guard Dom Black has been named to the 2021-22 D3hoops.com All-Region 3 First Team, after helping the Engineers reach the Division III NCAA Tournament Sweet 16.

Black added that honor to his All-Liberty League First Team selection and his second straight Liberty League Defensive Player of the Year.

In 27 games this season, Black averaged 11.1 points and 5.6 rebounds in a team-high 31.5 minutes per game. He made 48.6% of his field goal attempts (107 of 220), including 28 3-pointers (28 of 80), and 72.8% of his free throw attempts (59 of 81). He led the team in steals (55) and was second in assists (84) and blocked shots (10).

A captain, Black led RPI to a 23-6 record, including two wins in the NCAA Tournament. The Engineers, who were 15-3 in the Liberty League and finished in first place, reached the Sweet 16 for just the second time in school history. 

Siena’s Potter Rookie of the Week

ALBANY — Following a standout offensive performance that propelled her team to a pair of walk-off wins, Siena’s Kyleigh Potter received her first collegiate conference weekly honor when the MAAC Named her Rookie of the Week, marking the first Saint to take home a weekly award this season.  

Potter batted .417, while slugging 1.083 and holding a .500 on-base percentage in six games last weekend at the Madeira Beach Invitational in Madeira Beach, Florida. She hit a walk-off two-run home run to give the Saints a 3-2 win over Bucknell last Friday, and went 3-for-3 with two runs and her second home run of the weekend to allow her team to take an 11-10 win in eight innings over Lafayette on Sunday.

Potter becomes the program’s first weekly award winner since 2019, as well as the first player to take home Rookie of the Week honors since program great Madysen Cossack in 2016.

Adult league registration

AMSTERDAM — Registration for the Amsterdam Adult Recreation Softball League is underway.

The deadline is Sunday, April 24.

The fee is $300 per team and can only be paid in the cashier’s office at Amsterdam City Hall.  No teams will be allowed to register after the deadline passes. Games will be played at the Tecler Elementary School field beginning Monday, May 16.

For further information please contact the Recreation Department at 841-4328.

Youth program hosting clinic

The Johnstown Youth Lacrosse Program will be hosting a six-week K-2 co-ed lacrosse clinic, beginning in mid-April. The clinic sessions will be held on Sunday evenings 4:30-5:45 p.m.

Cost is $40, which includes the required USA Lacrosse membership and a t-shirt. Registration details can be found at https://tshq.bluesombrero.com/jyl.

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