Schools: Niskayuna collects Suburban Council baseball win

Niskayuna's Dylan Mennillo tags out Brody Keneston at second base in Central Park Monday, May 9, 2022.
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Niskayuna's Dylan Mennillo tags out Brody Keneston at second base in Central Park Monday, May 9, 2022.

Parker Aikens struck out nine batters in leading Niskayuna to a 9-0 Suburban Council baseball win Monday against Ballston Spa. In the complete-game shutout, Aikens allowed two hits and walked two. Ryan Funyak had four hits and two RBIs, while Dan Quinn and Brody Johnson each had two RBIs. Zach Mravlja and Tyler Toth each had two hits in the win.

Guilderland won 15-8 against Columbia. Colin Lynch hit a grand slam in the win, while Liam Teague also hit a home run and had three RBIs. Cole Traudt had three hits for Guilderland, while Columbia’s Carter Albano and Jack Bennett each had three hits. Albano and Bennett also had two RBIs and two runs scored, and Bennett hit a home run. Columbia was up 7-5 after four innings, then Guilderland scored a run in the fifth, four in the sixth and five in the seventh.

Ryan Taffe struck out 11 batters in Bethlehem’s 11-0 win against Shenendehowa. Taffe allowed only one hit and walked four. Adrian Lopez had three hits and three RBIs, while CJ Franchini and Mike Waldenmaier each had three RBIs.

Colonie secured a 9-4 win against Averill Park. Daniel Barbero, Sam Falace, Tyler Figueroa and Tyler Sausville each hit a home run in the win. For Averill Park, Alex Yash hit a home run and had a game-high three RBIs.

Shaker topped Schenectady 8-0. Andrew Dongelewic struck out nine batters in recording the one-hit shutout. Dom Aquino had two hits, three runs scored and two RBIs, Andrew Alexander had a triple and scored three runs, and Preston Frazier produced two RBIs. For Schenectady, Kennedy Etwaru only allowed one earned run in seven innings, Alex Deitz had a double.

Joe Gold struck out eight batters in six scoreless innings to lead CBA to a 4-0 win against Troy. Will Baumann had three hits and three RBIs.

Saratoga Springs topped Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 5-3 in walk-off fashion. Nate Rodriguez and Charlie DeRizzo each had two hits and two RBIs in the win, while Matt Salway had two hits and an RBI. Nate Rodriguez hit a home run in the seventh inning to clinch the win. For BH-BL, John Wells and Luke Zoller each hit a home run.

On the strength of an 11-run third inning, Mohonasen scored a 13-2 Colonial Council victory against Cobleskill-Richmondville. Kam Canavally hit two home runs and Marvin Hill slugged one in the victory. Canavally and Hill each had three RBIs, as did teammate Vince Carollo. Dillion DePiero had a game-high three hits for Mohonasen. Jimmy Wilson earned the win with five strikeouts in five innings. Aaron Henry had a hit and an RBI to lead Cobleskill-Richmondville.

Cohoes scored six runs in the seventh inning to complete a 14-13 comeback win against Schalmont, which scored eight runs in the game’s fourth inning. Charlie Gendron scored the game-winning run, and also had four hits and five RBIs. In the final inning, Cohoes’ Austin Smith hit a three-run home run as part of a five-RBI, three-hit day. For Schalmont, Andrew Van Dyk hit a home, Joe Baker had a triple, Jerek Hobb had two doubles and Andrew Schraa had a double. Van Dyk had three RBIs and two runs scored, and Hobb had two RBIs and three runs scored. 

Griffin McGinnis was 3 for 4 and had the walk-off RBI to lead Fort Plain to a 3-2 Western Athletic Conference win against Mayfield. Bryce Anderson had a hit and two RBIs for Fort Plain. Nalzon Henry allowed one earned run in five innings, while Austin VanGorder collected the win with a scoreless 2-3 innings. For Mayfield, Brody Page went 2 for 4 with a run scored and Zach Byrns went 2 for 3 with a walk

Fonda-Fultonville won 27-0 against Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons. Zenmatsu Myles struck out 12 batters in the five-inning game to record the win. Giovanni DiCaprio had three hits and three RBIs, Jackson Cusack had three hits and five RBIs, and Tyler Daus produced three hits and two RBIs. DiCaprio was a single shy of hitting for the cycle. Myles had three RBIs, and Joey Susi, Will Hernigle and Derek Duval each had two.

Middleburgh won 15-2 against Northville. Tristan Diaz had two hits, three runs scored and two RBIs, and teammate Josh Reinhart added two hits, two runs scored and an RBI. For Northville, Landon Frasier had three hits and scored a run.

Colton Christensen had three hits and an RBI in OESJ’s 9-8 win against Berne-Knox-Westerlo. Ian Smith had two hits and two RBIs in the win, Jess Walrath had two hits and an RBI, and Owen Feagles and Collin Eakin both had two hits. For B-K-W, Jacob Detlefsen and Hunter Smith each had two hits.

In a non-league game between Western Athletic Conference foes, Duanesburg won 12-11 against Schoharie. Duanesburg’s Peyton Fall went 2 for 3 with a walk, a HR, a double, a walk, scored two runs and had two RBIs, and Shane Wetherington had a home run, walked one and scored twice. Duanesburg’s Jared Howell and James Benway each had multiple hits, and Howell had two runs scored and Benway had two RBIs. For Schoharie, Quin Barton hit a home run, walked three times and scored four runs, Andrew Martin had three hits and two RBIs, and John Polley contributed two hits, two runs and two RBIs.

Tamarac won 10-3 against Hoosic Valley in Wasaren League action. Peyton Richardson allowed a run and struck out eight batters in 5 1-3 innings, while Zach Rice had a home run, single, six RBIs and two runs scored. 

In the ninth inning, freshman catcher Carson Glover hit a walk-off RBI single to lift Hoosick Falls to a 1-0 win against Stillwater. Jake Spark struck out 16 batters and allowed one hit in pitching all nine innings, while Stillwater’s Shea Brown struck out a dozen batters in 7 2-3 innings. Connor Jones had two doubles for Hoosick Falls.

Mechanicville won 12-7 against Saratoga Catholic. Andrew Krasewski had three RBIs and scored a run in the win, while Tom Hickey had two doubles, two runs scored and an RBI, and Ryan Grimmick had a triple, double and scored a run. For Saratoga Catholic, Hunter Fales, Kihl Kelly and Ben Dalto each had two RBIs. Mechanicville scored nine runs in the third inning.

SHENENDEHOWA ROLLS

Shenendehowa earned an 11-5 Suburban Council win against Bethlehem. Hannah Smith had a triple, two singles, four RBIs and two runs scored, while Shenendehowa also received two hits and three RBIs from Becca Zawistowski and Lauren Bieniek. For Bethlehem, Anna Cleary had a home run and three RBIs.

Ballston Spa earned a 5-3 win against Niskayuna. Ballston Spa starter Livia Wiltsie and Niskayuna starter Anna Joyce each allowed two earned runs, with Wiltsie striking out 13 batters in 6 2-3 innings and Joyce striking out two in seven. Wiltsie hit a home run, while teammate Maggie Lyon had a triple, double and single. For Niskayuna, Joyce had two hits, two RBIs and a run scored.

Columbia topped Guilderland 4-3. Olivia Urquhart struck out nine batters in the complete-game win, while Miranda King had a triple, single and two RBIs. Also for Columbia, Allie Silliman and Natalie Faas each had a hit and an RBI. Guilderland’s Lillie Teague and Aliyah Jakala each had a hit. Teague also scored a run and Jakala had an RBI.

Averill Park won 9-8 against Colonie. Maisie Dawson hit a home run in the win and had three RBIs. 

Greenwich topped Hoosick Falls 20-1 in Wasaren League play. Reegan Mullen struck out 13 batters in the five-inning game to record the win. Faith Ingber had a double, triple, two RBIs and three runs scored. Also for Greenwich, Mullen and Jocelyn Spiezo each had three hits, Sophie Boice and Lily McAuliffe both had two hits, and Norah Niesz had a game-high three RBIs.

Tamarac won 20-7 against Mechanicville. Abby Buckley and Abby Becker each hit a home run in the win. Addison Pane led Mechanicville with two hits.

Galway produced a 6-1 Western Athletic Conference win against Canajoharie. Amber Kolpakas struck out nine batters in the complete-game victory, while Jayden Devellis had two singles, two RBIs and a run scored. Trishelle Oliver, Jalene Graham and Jillian Neahr each had a hit and an RBI in the win. For Canajoharie, Gianna Memrick had a hit and a run scored. Galway led 3-1 before scoring three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Fonda-Fultonville won 16-0 against Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons in a five-inning game. Madeline Mott and Emma Powers combined to pitch the game for Fonda-Fultonville and struck out nine. Kaylee Egelston had three hits and three runs scored, Kamryn Walton had three hits, two RBIs and three runs scored, and Emma Crahan had a triple, four RBIs and two runs scored. For ND-BG, Katie Alarcon and Shacki Stuart each had a single.

Tori Young struck out 15 batters in South Glens Falls’ 19-0 Foothills Council win against Amsterdam. Young allowed two hits in the complete-game. Jade Maille and Emma Martens each had a home run, three RBIs and three runs scored. Martens had a game-high four hits. Shelby LaMont and Elianna Tirado each had a hit for Amsterdam.

Scotia-Glenville won 15-3 against Johnstown. Both teams scored three runs in the first inning, then Scotia-Glenville three in the second and nine in the fifth — and game’s final — inning. Sophie Kownack struck out eight batters and allowed no earned runs for Scotia-Glenville. Brenna Jahn had a home run, single, four RBIs and two runs scored, while Scotia-Glenville also received multiple RBIs from Kownack, Arianna Stark and Adrianna Marcello, and multiple hits from Keeley Kristel, Kownack, Ayanna Nicklas-Ortiz and Marcello. For Johnstown, Bella Bermas and Mollie Kortz each had an RBI.

Queensbury’s Alexis Rogers struck out a dozen batters and allowed no hits in a 10-0 win against Schuylerville. In the no-hitter, Rogers walked three. At the plate, Ryan Allen had three RBIs, and Rachel Beth Mannix had two hits and two RBIs.

Schalmont collected a 7-1 non-league win against Broadalbin-Perth. Marissa Phillips struck out 10 batters in the complete-game win. Alana Judekis had two doubles and three RBIs, Annalise Tyler had a single, triple and two runs scored, and Sara Kindlon had two hits and scored twice.

Mohonasen earned an 8-4 Colonial Council win against Cobleskill-Richmondville. Maritza Gonzalez had two doubles, a single, an RBI and two runs scored in the win, while Madyson Jones had two hits and one run scored. For Cobleskill-Richmondville, Ava Webber and Ally Palmer each had a double and a run scored, and Sam Rogers had an RBI and run scored.

Morgan Ormerod struck out 13 batters in Ichabod Crane’s 13-1 win against Catholic Central. Makayla Walsh had three hits, three RBIs and four runs scored.

NISKAYUNA NETS TENNIS WIN

Niskayuna earned a 9-0 Suburban Council boys’ tennis victory against Ballston Spa. Avaneesh Benki won 6-2, 6-2 at No. 1 singles. Other solo winners for Niskayuna were Zain Choudy, Jeremy Burstyn, Syed Saeed, Vivek Lanka and Alex Rust.

CBA was a 9-0 winner against Troy. Spencer Smith, Michael Versaci and Ivan Huang won 6-0, 6-0 at Nos. 1, 2 and 3 singles, respectively.

Shaker won 7-2 against Guilderland. Mahen Bitkuri won 6-2, 6-2 at No. 1 singles for Guilderland. In the most-competitive match, Shaker’s Markus Rankins defeated Alex Lin 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (10-2) at No. 3 singles.

In a 7-2 Colonie win, Andrew Trimarchi defeated Averill Park’s Zachary Ryan 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 at No. 1 singles. Also earning singles wins for Colonie were Zachary Fruiterman, Vaughn Pollack, Justin Womeldorph and Trey Coughlin.

Glens Falls won 7-0 against Gloversville in Foothills Council boys’ tennis. At No. 1 singles, Nick Westfall won 9-7 against Simon Bruce.

Albany Academy topped La Salle 7-0 in Colonial Council action. Dhev Jammula was a 6-1, 6-1 winner at No. 1 singles.

In a non-league match, Taconic Hills won 4-3 against Mekeel Christian Academy. Connor Gruppo won 6-4, 6-2 at No. 1 singles in the victory.

NICHTER LEADS WAY

Morgan Nichter had nine goals and an assist in Scotia-Glenville’s 17-8 non-league win against Ballston Spa. Karaline McCarthy had two goals and an assist in the victory, Alice Nichter added two goals, and Lily Dempsey had one goal and one assist. Maya Westbrook made eight saves in the victory. For Ballston Spa,  Emily Robbie produced three goals and Sarah Bozzo had two.

Ava Pirozzolo had four goals and an assist, and Brooke Eggleston contributed three scores and two assists in Glens Falls’ 18-7 win against Albany. For Albany, Allison O’Connor and Cassidy Foley each had two goals.

WILSON STARS

Owen Wilson had four goals and an assist in Shaker’s 16-5 Suburban Council win against Averill Park. Eric Hennessey contributed four goals in the win, James Easton had three and Jack Burns added two. For Averill Park, Luke Hempel had a goal and three assists, and Ethan Jamison contributed three goals.

FONDA-FULTONVILLE SWEEPS

In Western Athletic Conference track and field action, Fonda-Fultonville swept Mayfield/Northville. The Fonda-Fultonville boys won 87-52 and the girls won 82-58. Recording multiple solo wins for the Fonda-Fultonville boys’ team were Carter Petersen (110 hurdles, pole vault), Alex Saltsman (shot put, discus throw) and Landon Rose (long jump, 100 dash), while the girls’ team received multiple solo wins from Kieonna Christmas (shot put, discus throw). For Mayfield/Northville, multiple solo wins for the boys’ team came from Michael Smigen (400 dash, high jump), while Hannah Hoffman (100 dash, 200 dash, long jump) achieved that for the girls’ team.

CBA swept a Suburban Council double-dual boys’ meet against Guilderland and Ballston Spa, and Guilderland defeated Ballston Spa.

In the weight throws, Jack Paradis (41-3) won the shot put and was second in the discus (116-9) for the Brothers, and teammate Nate West reversed those placings, with a first in the discus (138-9) and a second in the shot (39-10). CBA’s Jahmir Pitcher doubled up in the 100 (11.53) and 200 (24.00).

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