High schools: Saratoga Springs nips La Salle Institute in baseball

FILE - In this July 3, 2020, file photo, balls marked with Cactus League spring training logos are in a basket during Kansas City Royals baseball practice at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Major League Baseball has slightly deadened its baseballs amid a years-long surge in home runs. MLB anticipates the changes will be subtle, and a memo to teams last week cites an independent lab that found the new balls will fly 1 to 2 feet shorter on balls hit over 375 feet. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
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FILE - In this July 3, 2020, file photo, balls marked with Cactus League spring training logos are in a basket during Kansas City Royals baseball practice at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Major League Baseball has slightly deadened its baseballs amid a years-long surge in home runs. MLB anticipates the changes will be subtle, and a memo to teams last week cites an independent lab that found the new balls will fly 1 to 2 feet shorter on balls hit over 375 feet. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Saratoga Springs scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning to eke out a 4-3 non-league baseball win over La Salle on Saturday. Owen Redick had two hits and the game-winning fielder’s choice for the Blue Streaks, while Alexander Teator and Patrick Deschaine combined to strike out 12. Aidan Heffner had two hits for La Salle.

Christian Brothers Academy banged out 17 hits to defeat Amsterdam 15-4. Will Baumann had two hits and three RBIs for the Brothers, and Ryan Bilka went 4 for 5. Jack Gialanella had three hits and a pair of RBIs for the winners. Ryan Reagan had two RBIs to lead Amsterdam, with Noah Marshall striking out six.

Hunter Willett struck out seven in four innings to lead Averill Park to a 7-2 win over South Glens Falls. Offensively, Alex Yash drove in two for the Warriors and Nicholas Galuski had two hits.

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Tiernan Chowenhill went 2 for 4 with a pair of RBIs and three runs to guide Voorheesville to a 17-4 non-league win over Watervliet. Jack Saia drove in three for the Blackbirds.

Ryan Dow went 2 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs to lead Schuylerville in an 11-1 season-opening victory over Lansingburgh. Donny MacMillan went 1 for 1 with an RBI for the Black Horses, who had three pitchers combine for a two-hitter.

Ronan Rowe and Charlie Greiner combined for 14 strikeouts and a one-hitter to lead Saratoga Central Catholic to a 5-2 win over Waterford-Halfmoon in Wasaren League action. Rowe also delivered two singles, a home run and two RBIs. Pierce Byrne added a double and knocked in two for the Saints. Greiner had two singles and an RBI. Jack Gilbert had a single and a run for Waterford-Halfmoon.

Andrew Sparks had three singles, an RBI and four runs to lead Hoosick Falls to a 13-5 win over Tamarac. Tucker Thayne added two doubles and four RBIs. Zach Rice had two singles and three RBIs for Tamarac.

Mike Lancaster went 5 for 6 with a grand slam and five RBIs to lead Hoosic Valley to a 29-9 win over Berlin/New Lebanon.

MAYFIELD WINS TOURNAMENT

Mayfield earned a pair of wins to claim a championship at the Kris Haver Memorial Tournament at Mudville in Herkimer. The Panthers defeated Poland 5-0 and Saranac 9-1.

Marissa Wille and Alexis Broderick were named co-MVPs for Mayfield. Against Poland, Broderick had a double, two singles and an RBI. Wille had two singles, a run and struck out four from the pitching circle. Katarina Agerter added three singles and a run. Against Saranac, Broderick had two doubles, a single, three RBIs and two runs. Agerter had two singles, two RBIs and two runs. Heather Ginter had a triple and two runs, while Wille struck out six.

Canajoharie scored in each of the six innings it played in a 14-5 win over Unatego at the Haver Memorial Tournament.. Andrea Bowerman and Tori Blakeslee each had three hits and three RBIs to pace Canajoharie. Jazmin Humphrey also had three hits.

South Jefferson shut Canajoharie out 8-0 in its second game of the day.

STRONG SECOND HALF LIFTS PLAINSMEN

Shenendehowa outscored visiting Lakeland 8-1 in the second half to earn a 10-4 non-league boys’ lacrosse victory. Nathan Wolfe led the Plainsmen with three goals and one assist. Mason Carroll had two goals and an assist, while Colin Bullock and Sam Lopresti each tallied two goals. Brandon Stocker made 10 saves.

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake improved to 3-0 overall with an 8-4 win over Duxbury (Massachusetts). Nick Bailey had two goals and an assist for the Spartans. Kevin Carney scored twice, and Rocco Mareno had a goal and two assists. Tyler Manning made 14 saves in the win.

Tyler Carroll made 17 saves to help Niskayuna withstand a rally and beat Fayetteville-Manlius 8-7. Davey Carroll led the Silver Warriors’ offense with four goals and an assist. Saif Chowdhrey added two goals.

Tommy Tyksinski collected five goals and five assists to lead Guilderland to a 14-8 win over Queensbury. Daniel Macchiarella added four goals for the winners. Stephen Deutch scored three goals for Queensbury.

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HOXIE PROPELS COLUMBIA

Kelly Hoxie’s five goals and one assist helped lead Columbia to a 17-12 win over Hoosick Falls in non-league girls’ lacrosse action. Kayla Morris added three goals and an assist for Columbia, while Olivia Estes’ four goals led Hoosick Falls.

Kingston scored 12 goals in the first half in its 16-9 win over Saratoga Springs. Carly Wise’s five goals led the Blue Streaks. Izzy Burke added a pair of goals.

Cassidy Foley had six goals and one assist to lead Albany to a 16-11 win over Cohoes. Leah John added four goals for the Falcons. 

Skaneateles shut out Shaker 6-0 in the second half to earn an 11-3 win. Lauren McCulloch, Jamie Martino and Olivia Papa scored for Shaker.

SCHENECTADY, GUILDERLAND FARE WELL AT RELAYS

Schenectady’s boys and Guilderland’s girls gave strong relay performances at the Empire Arsenal Relays at Watervliet.

The Patriots’ team of Deron Davis, Leon Melville, Che Samuel and Jelani Wells won the 400-meter relay in 45.79 seconds. The team of Charles Barnett, Davis, Samuel and Wells won the 1600 relay in 4:12.37, and the distance medley team of Stephen Butler, David Dickson, Michael Daley and David Rambharose won in 12:07.93.

Individually for the boys, Ballston Spa’s Isaiah Hannah won the 110 hurdles in 16.12, and Brian Reffitt won the pole vault with a 7-6. Schenectady’s Moses Grant took the shot put with a 38-11, while Mechanicville’s Gregory Morrison won the discus with a throw of 116-11.

For the girls, Guilderland’s Megan Swan, Kendall Barnhart, Willow Novak and Maeghan Hickey won the 400 relay in 50.30. The foursome won the 800 relay in 1:47.41. The 1600 relay team of Parker Steele, Maya Wojcik, Pravalika Gutta and Saida Assabahi won in 4:28.71. Finally, the Dutchmen’s team of Emma Wendt, Addison Vellekoop, Alexa Kosier and Avery Kerr won in 10:29.42.

Individually, Guilderland’s Cadence Brewer was a double-winner in the shot put (33-4) and discus (109-7). Other Guilderland winners were Avery Kerr in the high jump (4-8), Kirsten Barnhart in the long jump (16-3 1/2) and Kadija Sano in the triple jump (33-5 1/2). Schenectady’s Niomi Rogers won the 100 hurdles in 18.50.

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