High schools: Mohonasen softball earns Colonial Council victory (with photo gallery)

Mohonasen pitcher Sara Toukatly pitches against Albany Academy Wednesday, April 13, 2022.
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Mohonasen pitcher Sara Toukatly pitches against Albany Academy Wednesday, April 13, 2022.

Sara Toukatly struck out six batters in a complete-game pitching effort for Mohonasen in its 4-2 Colonial Council softball win Wednesday against Albany Academy.

Toukatly allowed one hit and walked one.

Alexa Pavone had two hits to lead the Mohonasen offense. Abby Quenneville had an RBI groundout to break a 2-2 tie in the fifth inning.

In six innings, Albany Academy’s Kyra VanDenburgh struck out nine batters and allowed six hits. VanDenburgh had her team’s only hit.

[ngg src=”galleries” ids=”12″ display=”basic_imagebrowser”]Kayley Madia hit a solo homer in Schalmont’s 6-2 victory over Voorheesville. Sara Kindlon and Mikayla Townsend each had two hits. Townsend drove in two runs, while Kindlon scored three times.

Catholic Central defeated Lansingburgh 19-3. Margaret McDade had six RBIs and four hits.

Ichabod Crane won 34-3 against Holy Names. Ichabod Crane scored 19 runs in the first inning and 10 in the second. Kari Graziano had five RBIs on offense and struck out 13 batters in earning the pitching win. Ava Heffner and Clare Knapp each hit a home run and had four RBIs, and teammate Emma Scheitinger also had four RBIs.

In a five-inning game, Cohoes’ Shelby Dawe struck out nine batters and didn’t allow a hit or walk in a 14-0 win against Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk. Lily Brennan had two hits, Regina Poulin had two hits and three RBIs, and Kaylee LaForst reached base three times and had two RBIs.

Natalie McNeil went 4 for 5 with two doubles and seven RBIs to lead Amsterdam to a 9-8 win over Johnstown in a Foothills Council game. Carolyn Sculco was 3 for 5 for the Rams and Shelby LaMont went 2 for 4 with a double. The Rams trailed 7-6 before scoring three times in the top of the fifth and holding on for the win. Camille Gray was 4 for 4 for Johnstown, while Alexa Savage, Marlee Trajlinek and Izzy Ropeter all had two hits for the Lady Bills.

Queensbury’s Alexis Rogers struck out 13 batters and retired all 15 batters faced in five innings of a 13-0 win against Broadalbin-Perth. The game ended after the top of the fifth inning. In support of Rogers during her perfect outing, Emma Sponzo had three hits and four RBIs, Dyllan Ray had two hits and three RBIs, Lacey Russell contributed two hits and two RBIs, and Ryan Allen produced two hits. Cassidy Ray scored a team-high three runs.

South Glens Falls won 8-2 against Hudson Falls. Tori Young struck out nine batters and allowed no earned runs in the complete-game win. Emma Martens had three hits and two RBIs in the win, Ava Kill added two RBIs and two hits, and Kayden Craft produced a triple and a double.

In Western Athletic Conference softball, Emma Powers struck out nine batters and scattered seven hits in a complete-game victory, as Fonda-Fultonville topped Canajoharie 2-0. Emma Crahan hit a home run. Kirsten Hyney struck out seven batters in seven innings for Canajoharie, while Gianna Memrick led the offense with two hits.

Alexis Broderick had two hits and five RBIs to lead Mayfield to a 12-3 win over Duanesburg. Marissa Wille added three hits for the Panthers. Victoria Silva had two hits and two RBIs for Duanesburg.

Schoharie won 6-5 against Galway in 10 innings. Amanda Stalker had two hits and one RBI in the win, Allison Gallagher had two hits, and Haley Drinon had one hit and two RBIs. For Galway, Paige Cline had two hits, including a double, and two RBIs. Galway’s Amber Kolpakas and Schoharie’s Kimmie Olsen each pitched the full game, with Kolpakas striking out 14 batters and Olsen striking out eight.

Bethlehem was a 5-3 winner against Colonie in Suburban Council play. Katherine Sauders struck out nine and allowed two earned runs in the complete-game win. Kaelyn Edumunds and Anna Cleary each had two hits and an RBI in the win

Sara Isaacs struck out nine batters in five no-hit innings to lead Shenendehowa to an 18-0 win against Schenectady. Isaacs also had three hits and four RBIs, while Maeve Brannigan, Breanna Hayes and Rhianna Smith each produced two RBIs.

In nine innings, Guilderland topped Ballston Spa 5-4. Laila Smith had two hits and scored two runs, including the game-winning run on a wild pitch, for Guilderland. Meghan Paul and Giuliana Vivenzio each had a hit and an RBI in the win, while Lillie Teague struck out seven in pitching all nine innings. Carlie Koebbeman hit a home run for Ballston Spa, which received two hits apiece from Calleigh Sisk, Taylor Russell and Maggie Lyon. Russell also had two RBIs.

Olivia Ashline went 3 for 4 with two home runs and three RBIs to lead Troy to a 4-1 win over Saratoga Springs. Olivia DeCitise had 12 strikeouts in the victory. Sarah Decker’s two singles led Saratoga Springs.

In an 11-2 win, Olivia Urquhart struck out four batters in a complete-game pitching effort for Columbia against Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake. In the win, Columbia’s Miranda King was 4 for 4 with two doubles, a triple, two run scored, four RBIs and a stolen base. Also for Columbia, Teagan Kreshik and Kellie LaPointe each had two hits. For Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, Addisyn Knapik had two hits and an RBI.

SHENENDEHOWA TOPS SCHENECTADY

Shenendehowa won 11-2 against Schenectady in Suburban Council baseball. Ethan Farina had three hits for the Plainsmen, and Nicolas Jos, Jack Griffin and Colin Maloney each added two. Griffin scored three runs and had two RBIs, while Farina and Maloney each scored two runs. Maloney struck out four batters in three scoreless innings. For Schenectady, Patrick Kai had an RBI and a hit.

Guilderland topped Ballston Spa 4-2. Cole Miller struck out a dozen batters and allowed two earned runs in 6 2-3 innings to secure the win. Brody Keneston hit a home run for Ballston Spa, while Dan Keaney had two hits and two RBIs in the win. Also for Guilderland, Colin Lynch had three hits.

Troy was a 14-2 winner against Saratoga Springs. Mike Kennedy struck out nine batters and allowed two runs in four innings, and Austin Francis added three scoreless relief innings. Davin Keddell-Tuckely had three hits and three RBIs in the win, and Jaleel Goodbee added three RBIs. For Saratoga Springs, Owen Redick hit a two-run home run.

Amsterdam collected a 9-2 Foothills Council win against Queensbury. Kai Brennan allowed two earned runs in 4 2-3 innings and Manny Santos added a scoreless 2 1-3 innings for the Rams. Spencer Cotugno and Noah Marshall each hit a home run for Amsterdam, while Cotugno produced a game-high five RBIs. Six Amsterdam players — Brennan, Cotugno, Brady Foss, Marshall, Ryan Reagan and Santos — each had two hits. Tyler Spaulding had two hits and scored a run for the Spartans. Amsterdam never trailed in the game, and scored three runs apiece in the fourth and sixth innings.

Johnstown picked up a 4-1 win against Glens Falls. In 5 2-3 innings, Zack Tallon struck out eight batters on his way to earning the win. Johnstown scored three runs in the third inning and led 4-0 through five innings.

Ryan Dow struck out 10 batters and allowed four hits in a complete-game win for Schuylerville against Gloversville. In the 7-1 game, Schuylerville’s Lukas Sherman had two hits and two RBIs, and Dow added two hits and one RBI. For Gloversville, Alex Payne had four strikeouts and allowed one unearned run in five innings of relief pitching, while Douglas Cook led the team’s offense with two hits and one RBI.

In 10 innings, South Glens Falls defeated Broadalbin-Perth 5-4. Broadalbin-Perth scored in each of the first four innings before not scoring in the final six. Daniel Cohen hit a home run for South Glens Falls, while Charles Bammert had four hits. For Broadalbin-Perth, Luke Tambasco had three hits and DJ Wallace tripled as part of a two-hit performance. Joshua Smith earned the pitching win with six strikeouts in six scoreless relief innings.

Kyle Brown had a home run as part of a four-hit day in Scotia-Glenville’s 19-4 win over Hudson Falls. Derek Robinson also tallied four hits for the Tartans. Micah Forgette earned the pitching win.

In a game that ended after five innings, Fonda-Fultonville produced a 12-0 Western Athletic Conference victory against OESJ. Derek Duval struck out 11 batters and allowed two hits in five scoreless innings. At the plate, Duval had three hits and three RBIs, Jackson Croucher and Giovanni DiCaprio each had two RBIs, and Jackson Cusack contributed two hits. DiCaprio had a triple. For OESJ, Mason Snell had a double.

Canajoharie defeated Fort Plain 7-1. Jack Montanye struck out a dozen batters and allowed no earned runs in five innings to secure the pitching win. At the plate, Zack Suits had two hits and two RBIs to lead Canajoharie. For Fort Plain, Stephen Gray had two hits and scored a run.

Shane Wetherington struck out 16, as Duanesburg topped Mayfield 8-1. Grant Raymond led the offense with two hits and three runs. Zachary Byrns hit a solo home run for Mayfield.

Galway won 11-1 in five innings against Schoharie to improve to 3-0 in league play. Myles Pleasants struck out eight batters in five innings. Pleasants and teammates Ryan Pudney and Eli Tompkins each had two hits. For Schoharie, Quin Barton had two hits and scored a run.

Berne-Knox-Westerlo scored five runs in the first inning, four in the fifth and six in the sixth on its way to a 15-11 win against Northville. In the victory, Luke Boltri had a triple, double and five RBIs, and Blake Shaver contributed two hits and two RBIs. For Northville, which scored in five of the game’s innings, Andrew Cordone and Scott Henze each had three hits, Henze scored three runs and Ethan Moore produced three RBIs.

Elias Conway struck out a dozen batters in five scoreless innings to lead Columbia to an 11-4 win against Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake. Columbia scored seven runs in the second inning and led 11-0 after four. Steven Heller and Jacob Skarlis each had two RBIs in the victory, and Jack Bennett, Korin Laurilla and Heller each had two hits. For Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, Noah DiCaprio produced two hits, an RBI and a run scored.

Zach Ashline hit a grand slam in the first inning to help lead Colonie to a 9-1 win against CBA. Daniel Barbero also hit a home run for Colonie. Sam Falace struck out 10 batters and allowed one run in five innings to earn the win.

Shaker won 10-6 against Niskayuna. Ryan Bates struck out 10 batters in five innings to earn the win. Tommy Case produced three RBIs to lead the Shaker offense. For Niskayuna, Dylan Mennillo had two hits and Duncan Munro had two RBIs.

Mohonasen scored a 5-4 Colonial Council win against Albany Academy. John Stoliker struck out 11 batters and allowed one earned run in 5 1-3 innings to earn the win, and Jordan Vardine and Vinny Corolla combined for 1 1-3 innings of scoreless relief pitching. At the plate, Anthony Fasolino had a hit, two walks and an RBI for Mohonasen, which also received an RBI apiece from AJ Crux and Corolla. Ty Kimbler had two hits for Albany Academy.

Ichabod Crane scored two in the bottom of the seventh for a walk-off 3-2 win over La Salle. Gunnar Grethen-McLaughlin and Brady Holzhauer each had a hit and RBI for the Riders.

Parker Jamieson and Aidan Waite each hit a home run in Greenwich’s 21-6 Wasaren League win against Hoosic Valley. As part of a three-hit day, Jesse Kuzmich tripled and doubled, and had four RBIs. Jamieson and Aidan McPhail each had three RBIs. For Hoosic Valley, Jimmy Bolognino and Lukas Cates each hit a home run.

Tamarac won 7-2 against Saratoga Catholic. Liam Ring struck out five batters in 3 2-3 innings of scoreless relief, and Ring also had three hits and three RBIs in the win. James Blake and Nevin Wilkie each added two hits for Tamarac. For Saratoga Catholic, Tyler Weygand and Ronan Rowe each had an RBI.

In a non-league game, Bethlehem scored one run in each of the first three innings on its way to a 3-1 win against Saugerties. Caden Bernardo had a triple and an RBI in the win, while Ryan Taffe struck out eight batters in four scoreless innings on the mound.

SHAKER TOPS NISKAYUNA

Shaker edged Niskayuna 5-4 in a Suburban Council boys’ tennis match. Roshan Mehta, Sreeram Vudayagiri and Abhinav Thati won in singles for the Blue Bison, and Ben Preceruti and Joe Sung and Jacob McCormick and Connor Bunkoff won at doubles. Singles winners for Niskayuna were Zain Choudy, Vivek Lanka and Masum Shah. Arthur Leung and Mihir Kulkarni were doubles winners for Niskayuna.

Saratoga Springs downed Troy 9-0. Singles winners were Vincent Devito, Schuyler Tetu, Quinn Ragan and Grayson Detrick. The Blue Streaks won two other singles matches by forfeit.

Albany beat Averill Park 8-1 behind singles wins from Masami Surisawa, Damien Ceniza, EJ Cabahug, Aerick Gonzales, Kevin McLeod and Joshua Marx.

Singles wins by Hasan Serville, Vincenzo DiCastanzo and Saeed Shahabuddeen helped Schenectady/Mohonasen beat Schoharie 5-2 in the Colonial Council. Bilal Shohatee and Daniel Garcia and Tariq Ali and Matthew Jodharam won at doubles for Schenectady/Mohonasen.

Queensbury blanked Glens Falls 7-0 in the Foothills Council.  Skyler Allen, Will Lamy, Dylan Stehle, Liam Jones and Noah Crandall were singles winners for Queensbury.

DIXSON LEADS GREENWICH

In Foothills Council girls’ lacrosse, MacKenzie Dixson produced nine goals and an assist in Greenwich’s 14-8 against Johnstown. Mia Manera added three goals in the win and Maeve Kelleher contributed two goals and an assist. Johnstown’s Molly Sweeney had five goals and Nicole Simon scored three. In goal, Greenwich’s Ryan Skiff stopped eight shots and Johnstown’s Nicole Wendolski made 13 saves. Greenwich led 7-3 at halftime.

GRALITZER, COUPERUS LEAD B-P

In a Foothills Council boys’ track and field matchup, Broadalbin-Perth scored a 124-16 win against Gloversville. Recording multiple solo wins for Broadalbin-Perth were Evan Gralitzer (100, 200, pole vault) and Connor Couperus (1,600, 3,200), and each of them contributed to one of Broadalbin-Perth’s three winning relay teams. 

Broadalbin-Perth was a 125-16 winner against Gloversville in Foothills Council girls’ track and field competition. Recording multiple solos wins for Broadalbin-Perth were Erica Lin (100, 200), Emma Frasier (800, 1,500), Victoria Tambasco (100 hurdles, 400 hurdles), Julianna Huckans (pole vault, long jump) and Zoie Tesa (high jump, triple jump).

Shenendehowa defeated Shaker 113-65 in a Suburban Council girls’ track and field meet. Brenna McLaughlin (1,500, 3,000) and Alexa Dochart (shot put, discus) each won two events for Shenendehowa.

Burnt Hills-Ballston lake was a 121-48 winner against Albany in a Suburban Council girls’ matchup, while Albany won 99-66 against BH-BL in the boys’ matchup.

In Colonial Council boys’ action, Lansingburgh won 129-0 against Catholic Central and 84-57 against Schalmont, while Schalmont defeated Catholic Central 106-11.

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