High schools: Section II baseball tournament fields set, softball playoffs underway

Schalmont’s pitcher Jerek Hobb warms up during the high school baseball game at Mohonasen High School on Monday, April 25, 2022.
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Schalmont’s pitcher Jerek Hobb warms up during the high school baseball game at Mohonasen High School on Monday, April 25, 2022.

Split into six fields, the brackets for the 2022 Section II baseball tournament were unveiled Tuesday.

No. 1 overall seeds belong to Colonie in Class AA, Scotia-Glenville in Class A, Catskill in Class B, Chatham in Class CC, Galway in Class C and Germantown in Class D.

Germantown is the only defending champion from last season to earn a No. 1 seed. Class AA defending champion CBA earned a No. 3 seed, reigning Class A champion Troy is a No. 6 seed, Broadalbin-Perth is a ninth seed a year after winning the Class B crown and last year’s Class C champion Canajoharie is the No. 2 seed in this year’s Class CC bracket.

Tournament play begins Wednesday. Quarterfinals are set for Friday and semifinals are slated for Monday, and championship games are May 25-29 at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium in Troy.

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SCHALMONT ROLLS IN SOFTBALL PLAYOFFS

Schalmont registered a Section II Class B softball first-round win against Voorheesville with an 8-2 victory. Sixth-seeded Schalmont received an RBI single from each of Sara Kindlon and Alana Judeikis in the first inning, and Marissa Phillips had a bases-clearing double in the second. Phillips struck out six batters in pitching the complete game.

Schalmont will next play No. 3 Tamarac, which bested Albany Academy 8-7. The majority of the game’s scoring came in the final offensive frames; Tamarac scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth, Albany Academy answered with three in the top of the seventh and Tamarac scored four in its half of the seventh. Erin Lee hit a home run in the win and had three RBIs, and Toni DeLorenzo and Abby Buckley both had three hits.

Margaret McDade hit a two-run home run in Catholic Central’s 9-6 win against Hudson. Ninth-seeded Catholic Central advanced to play top-seeded Ichabod Crane.

Fonda-Fultonville cruised to a 14-2 win against Mechanicville. In the five-inning game, fourth-seeded Fonda-Fultonville received a home run, double, single, two runs scored and an RBI from Talor Ferrucci, while Emma Crahan had a triple, double, single, three RBIs and two runs scored. Also in the win, Scout Huckans had three hits and two RBIs. Madeline Mott struck out five batters in five innings, and had an RBI and a double. For Mechanicville, Addison Pane and Jenna Tesoriero each had a single and scored a run. Fonda-Fultonville will play in Friday’s quarterfinals against No. 5 Cohoes.

Cohoes’ Kaylee LaForest had three hits and two RBIs in a 9-8 win against Coxsackie-Athens. Marissa Dodge had a double and two RBIs, and Crista Spizowski added three hits and three runs scored in the win. For Coxsackie-Athens, Riley Siger had a home run and three RBIs as part of a two-hit day.

In a Section II Class C first-round game, Hoosick Falls’ Kennedy Boisvert pitched a no-hitter as part of a 6-1 win against Rensselaer. Boisvert struck out 19 batters in seven innings, and walked two batters. Eighth-seeded Hoosick Falls committed one error. Bella Stefanovich and MacKenna Roberson each had a hit and an RBI in the win.

In a Section II Class C play-in round game, Galway was a 6-0 winner against Waterford-Halfmoon. Amber Kolpakas struck out 13 batters and allowed two hits in the complete-game shutout, plus added a double. Galway scored five of its runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, which saw Eliza Eagan, Abby Gullett, Trishelle Oliver, Kolpakas and Jillian Neahr each drive in a run. No. 11 Galway advanced to play No. 6 Warrensburg.

Mayfield received two singles and two RBIs from Aubrey Byrns in its 3-0 win against Hartford/Fort Edward. Marissa Wille had a double and struck out seven batters in seven scoreless innings, and teammate Kelsey Meca had a double, single and run scored. Natalie Durkee led Hartford/Fort Edward with two singles. No. 14 Mayfield advanced to play No. 3 Greenwich.

With an 8-3 win against Cambridge, No. 16 Berlin/New Lebanon advanced to play top-seeded Chatham. For Berlin/New Lebanon, Bailey Catlin struck out 18 batters in the complete-game win.

No. 21 Duanesburg advanced with a 10-6 upset win against Hoosic Valley to match up next with No. 5 Berne-Knox-Westerlo. In the victory, Allison Mienaltowski struck out nine batters in the complete-game effort, and had three hits, an RBI and three runs scored. Also for Duanesburg, Victoria Silva hit a home run, had two singles, registered three RBIs and scored three runs. Hanna Wirhouski and Evelyn Kosier both had two hits.

Saratoga Springs earned a 5-0 win against Niskayuna in the first round of the Section II Class AA tournament. Jackie Cutting struck out 15 batters and allowed five hits in the shutout, and had three hits, two RBIs and a run scored. Also for Saratoga Springs, Mackenzie Waghorn hit a two-run home run, and Ellie Ripchik had a double, single, RBI and run scored.

No. 7 Saratoga Springs advanced to play No. 2 Bethlehem in the quarterfinals, while No. 8 Shaker defeated Albany 2-1 to advance to play top-seeded Shenendehowa.

SHENENDEHOWA TOPS BALLSTON SPA

In a Suburban Council baseball game played Tuesday, Shenendehowa topped Ballston Spa 8-5 after scoring four runs in the sixth inning. With the game tied 5-5, Giuseppe D’Elia hit a three-run home run to lift the Plainsmen. Colin Maloney also hit a home run for Shenendehowa, Jack Griffin added two hits and two RBIs, and Nino Salati pitched 3 1-3 innings of scoreless relief. For Ballston Spa, Matthew Arnold had two hits.

Columbia won 8-4 against Shaker. Kyle Blake had three hits and an RBI in the win, while teammate Andrew Gabriel had two hits and two RBIs. For Shaker, Joe Trombley and Ethan McGarry each had a hit and an RBI.

In a non-league matchup, Saratoga Catholic defeated Mayfield 9-4. Hunter Fales, Ben Dalto and Aidan Crowther each had two hits and an RBI in the win. For Mayfield, Aiden Martuscello had two RBIs and Brody Page contributed two hits.

Guilderland collected an 8-6 win against Amsterdam after scoring seven runs in the sixth inning. In the win, Christian Walsh struck out nine batters and allowed one run in 5 2-3 relief innings, while Colin Lynch had a home run, single and three RBIs. For Amsterdam, Kai Brennan had three hits, Manny Santos and Spencer Cotugno each had two hits and two RBIs, Noah Marshall produced two hits and one RBI, and Jake Nasadowski added two hits.

After Mohonasen scored two runs in the top of the sixth inning, CBA answered with three runs in the bottom half to move ahead for good in its 5-4 win. Michael O’Shaughnessy had a two-RBI single in the sixth inning for CBA. For Mohonasen, Dillon DePiero had two singles.

CONNOLLY LEADS COLONIE

Avery Connolly led Colonie with six goals in its 13-8 Suburban Council win against Niskayuna. Kate Boardman produced two goals and one assist in the win, and Bella Boardman contributed two scores. For Niskayuna, Mary Kate Cestaro and Natalie Zhu each had two goals and an assist, and Ashlyn McPartlon scored two goals.

SARATOGA SPRINGS RALLIES

Down 4-0 after one quarter, Saratoga Springs earned an 8-6 Suburban Council boys’ lacrosse comeback win against Columbia. Huck Patton had five goals in the win, Graham Allison scored two goals, and Kyle Griskowitz added one goal and an assist. John Leuchten made eight saves in the win and Owen Leary made one. Saratoga Springs trailed 5-3 at halftime and led 7-5 heading into the fourth quarter. For Columbia, Buck DeLaMater and Anthony McLaughlin each had two goals and an assist, and John Marra made eight saves.

Niskayuna surged to a 9-3 halftime lead on its way to a 13-9 win against Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake. Greyson Vorgang led Niskayuna with four goals and four assists, Dillon Licht added three goals and four assists, and Lucas Klokiw scored three goals. Also for Niskayuna, Davey Carroll had two goals, Saif Chowdhrey scored one and Tyler Carroll made 15 saves. For Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, Colden Swisher had three goals, Shane McClernan produced one goal and three assists, and Jack Scalise scored two goals.

Tommy Tyksinski had six goals and an assist in Guilderland’s 14-12 win against Bethlehem. Mitchell MacKissock produced two goals and three assists in the win, Danny Macchiarella registered two goals and two assists, Cooper McConaghy added two goals, and Quinn Orsini had one goal and one assist. Bethlehem led 8-7 at halftime and Guilderland entered the fourth quarter up 12-10. For Bethlehem, Dane Jones starred with seven goals and one assist, and Atticus Garcia, Evan Diligent and Henry Lane each had one goal and one assist.

TENNIS FINALS SET

Singles victories by Wyatt deLalla, Jackson Varno and Ben Rodriguez, plus a doubles win by Declan Nerney and Harrison Keena helped Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake to a 4-3 Section II boys’ tennis Class A semifinal win over Scotia-Glenville. Shane McKone and Remy Maynard won at singles for Scotia-Glenville, and Xavier Deluca and Brett Colucciello won their doubles match.

BH-BL will face Queensbury in Wednesday’s final. Queensbury downed Averill Park 6-1. Queensbury singles winners were Skyler Allen, Will Lamy, Dylan Stehle and Liam Jones.

Bethlehem cruised into Wednesday’s Class AA final with a 9-0 victory over Saratoga Springs. Ashrith Rao, Will Bievenue, Aadi Ojha, Hayden Brown, Aden Haas and Ian Jin won singles matches for Bethlehem, which will take on Shaker.

Doubles victories by Tim Motsiff and Ronan Westfall and Peyton Catarelli and Tucker Sokol helped Glens Falls beat La Salle 4-3 in the Class B semifinals. Heath Borgos and Vincent Westfall won singles matches for Glens Falls. Austin Olson, Geoffrey Olson and Kevin Fritz captured singles matches for La Salle.

Glens Falls will take on Ichabod Crane in the final. Ichabod Crane beat Greenville 5-2.

Doubles wins by Shane McGarvey and Colin Cartwright and Adam Cogliandro and Hayden Landry lifted Maple Hill to a 4-3 victory over Mekeel Christian Academy in the Class C/D semifinals. Maple Hill will face Lake George, 4-3 winners over Hadley-Luzerne, in Wednesday’s final.

FONDA-FULTONVILLE SWEEPS WESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS 

The Fonda-Fultonville boys’ and girls’ track teams won their respective Western Athletic Conference track and field meets on Tuesday.

The boys won with 236 points, topping runner-up Mayfield/Northville with 165.33. The Fonda-Fultonville girls had 143 points to Mayfield/Northville’s 126.

Two meet records were set by Fonda-Fultonville’s Carter Petersen in the pole vault, with a height of 14 feet, 1 inch, and Fonda-Fultonville’s Alessandro Saltsman in the discus with a toss of 190 feet, 1 inch.

Petersen also won the 110 hurdles in 15.05. Saltsman also won the shot put (55-7.25).

Middleburgh’s Kaurice Bell won the 100 (11.51), 200 (23.45) and triple jump (43-2).

For the girls, Schoharie’s Scarlett Rose won the 1,500 (5:22.31), 800 (2:38.58) and 2,000 steeplechase (8:16.75).

SECTION II BOYS’ TENNIS SEMIFINALS

CLASS AA

BETHLEHEM 9, SARATOGA SPRINGS 0

Singles: Rao (B) def. Devito 6-3, 6-4; W. Bievenue (B) def. Chartrand 6-2, 7-5; Ojha (B) def. Hill 6-3, 6-4; Brown (B) def. Clancy 6-0, 6-0; Haas (B) def. Ladd 6-0, 6-2; Jin (B) def. Rosas 6-1, 1-6, 7-6 (4). Doubles: Torlasco-Clark (B) def. Webber-Detrick 6-2, 6-1; D. Bievenue-Dennin (B) def. Snyder-Friedman 6-4, 7-6 (2); Darcy-Koplik (B) def. Ragan-Ostergren 6-0, 6-0.

CLASS A

BURNT HILLS-BALLSTON LAKE 4,

SCOTIA-GLENVILLE 3

Singles: McKone (S-G) def. Mongan 6-1, 7-6 (4); deLalla (BH-BL) def. Snyder 6-4, 6-2; Varno (BH-BL) def. Ogden 6-0, 2-6, 6-1; Maynard (S-G) def. Bechtel 6-4, 6-4; Rodriguez (BH-BL) def. Jansen 6-2, 7-5. Doubles: Nerney-Keena (BH-BL) def. Feinberg-Fluman 6-2, 6-3; Deluca-Colucciello (S-G) def. Brannigan-Kotkoskie 6-2, 6-0.

QUEENSBURY 6, AVERILL PARK 1

Singles: Allen (Q) def. Ryan 6-0, 6-1; Romer (AP) def. Young 6-4, 6-0; Lamy (Q) def. Hicks 6-3, 6-3; Stehle (Q) def. Effman 4-6, 7-5, 10-6; Jones (Q) def. Nero 6-3, 6-1. Doubles: Greenstein-Crandall (Q) def. Richter-Strickland 6-2, 6-3; Murray-Johnston (Q) def. Millington-Perala 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.

CLASS B

GLENS FALLS 4, LA SALLE 3

Singles: A. Olson (L) def. N. Westfall 6-1, 6-0; G. Olson (L) def. Oswald 6-2, 6-2; Borgos (GF) def. Lovely 6-4, 2-6, 6-4; V. Westfall (GF) def. Granich 6-2, 6-4; Fritz (L) def. DiFirore 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. Doubles: Motsiff-R. Westfall (GF) def. Furier-Wang 6-4, 6-4; Catarelli-Sokol (GF) def. Hourigan-Beaulieu 6-4, 6-4.

ICHABOD CRANE 5, GREENVILLE 2

Singles: Lantzy (IC) def. Weiss 6-0, 6-1; Richards (IC) def. Grupe 6-0, 6-1; Curry (IC) def. Bowden 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5); Papas (IC) def. John Gergen 6-4, 6-1; Reynolds (IC) def. Snyder 6-3, 6-2. Doubles: Trostle-Augustein (G) def. Doria-Meyer 4-6, 6-2, 6-1; Rhodes-Goodman/Stouffer (G) def. Rapport-Schieren 4-6, 6-2, 10-8.

CLASS C/D

MAPLE HILL 4, MEKEEL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 3

Singles: Flach (MH) def. Bennett 6-1, 6-3; Pachucki (MCA) def. DelFavero 6-1, 6-1; McCleneghen (MCA) def. Hoffman 6-1, 7-5; Niedzielski (MCA) d. Flach 6-2, 6-4; Sober (MH) def. Jahnel 6-3, 6-1. Doubles: McGarvey-Colin (MH) def. Davidson-Seredensky 6-3, 6-3; Cogliandro-Landry (MH) def. Hadders-Twardy 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (2).

LAKE GEORGE 4, HADLEY-LUZERNE 3

Singles: Moulton (H-L) def. Siletti 6-1, 6-1; Bruno (LG) def. Wilson 5-7, 6-4, 6-0; Frasier (H-L) def. Nichols 6-3, 6-2; Knauf (LG) def. Schreiner 6-2, 4-6, 7-5; McLarty (LG) def. Lott-Diamond 6-1, 6-4. Doubles: Murphy-Tutu (LG) def. Kader-Starzec 6-1, 6-0; Harder-Waterhouse (H-L) def. Chiaravalle-Calderoni 7-5, 2-6, 6-2.

WESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE TRACK & FIELD MEET

BOYS

TEAM STANDINGS

Fonda-Fultonville 236, Mayfield/Northville 165.33, Galway 59, Middleburgh 33.50, Fort Plain 25.50, Canajoharie 22.33, Duanesburg 19.33, Berne-Knox-Westerlo 18, Schoharie 2.

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

3,200 – 1. Melita (F-F), 11:06.22. 2. Dettenrieder (F-F), 11:44.03. 3. Schneider (G), 12:03.49. 110 hurdles – 1.Petersen (F-F), 15.05. 2. Deal (M/N), 16.16. 3. Wright (B-K-W), 17.15. 100 – 1. Bell (M), 11.51. 2. Rose (F-F), 11.83. 3. Leach (M/N), 12.08. 1,600 – 1. Melita (F-F), 4:52.54. 2. Jourden (M/N), 4:53.65. 3. Sanges (F-F), 4:53.70. 200 – 1. Bell (M), 23.45. 2. Petersen (F-F), 23.64. 3. Sargent (G), 24.58. 3,200 relay – 1. Fonda-Fultonville (Bluvan, Booth, Sanges, Melita), 9:13.06. 2. Galway, 9:56.14. 3. Mayfield/Northville, 10:17.71. 400 relay – 1. Mayfield/Northville (Goodemote, Valachovic, Deal, Leach), 46.53. 2. Fonda-Fultonville, 47.45. 3. Fort Plain, 49.84. 400 – 1. Welch (FP), 53.16. 2. Booth (F-F), 53.93. 3. Smidgen (M/N), 55.61. 400 hurdles – 1. Wright (B-K-W), 1:02.67. 2. Carpenter (F-F), 1:04.11. 3. Deal (M/N), 1:05.53. 800 – 1. Sanges (F-F), 2:08.83. 2. Booth (F-F), 2:09.10. 3. Jourden (M/N), 2:16.82. 3,000 steeplechase – 1. Dettenrieder (F-F), 10:49.69. 2. Jourden (M/N), 11:44.74. 3. Ruberti (M/N), 12:25.43. 1,600 relay – 1. Fonda-Fultonville (Cranker, Booth, Sanges, Melious), 3:43.12. 2. Mayfield/Northville, 3:43.72. 3. Duanesburg, 4:06.97. High jump – 1. Smidgen (M/N), 5-8. 2. Merk (M/N), 5-6, Melious (F-F), 5-4. Pole vault – 1. Petersen (F-F), 14-1. 2. Merk (M/N), 9-6. 3. Carpenter (F-F), 9-0. Long jump – 1. Rose (F-F), 19-2. 2. Smidgen (M/N), 19-2. 3. Goodemote (M/N), 19-0.25. Triple jump – 1. Bell (M), 43-2. 2. Goodemote (M/N), 41-8.25. 3. Deal (M/N), 40-7. Discus – 1. Saltsman (F-F), 190-1. 2. Glasser (F-F), 122-3. 3. Villano (G), 113-5. Shot put – 1. Saltsman (F-F), 55-7.25. 2. Villano (G), 41-9. 3. Glasser (F-F), 40-11.50. Pentathlon 110 hurdles – 1. Harding (F-F), 19.17. 2. Saltsman (F-F), 19.77. 3. Clapper (M/N), 21.58. Pentathlon shot put – 1. Clapper (M/N), 7.63m. 2. Saltsman (F-F), 7.28. 3. Williams (M/N), 6.19. Pentathlon long jump – 1. Clapper (M/N), 5.05m. 2. Williams (M/N), 4.62. 3. Harding (F-F), 4.56. Pentathlon high jump – 1. Williams (M/N), 1.50m. 2. Clapper (M/N), 1.45. 2. Saltsman (F-F), 1.45. Pentathlon 1,500 – 1. Williams (M/N), 4:59.63. 2. Harding (F-F), 5:18.37. 3. Saltsman (F-F), 5:41.94.

GIRLS

TEAM STANDINGS

Fonda-Fultonville 143, Mayfield/Northville 126, Fort Plain 73, Canajoharie 72, Galway 51, Duanesburg 50, Berne-Knox-Westerlo 32, Schoharie 31, Middleburgh 6.

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

3,000 – 1. Jordan (G), 12:51.53. 2. Miller (F-F), 12:55.91. 3. Thibodeau (FP), 13:21.35. 100 hurdles – 1. Petersen (F-F), 18.35. 2. Reedy (G), 18.66. 3. Wojcik (F-F), 18.78. 100 – 1. Stevens (B-K-W), 13.18. 2. Hoffman (M/N), 13.36. 3. Dabrowski (G), 13.90. 1,500 – 1. Rose (S), 5:22.31. 2. Hyde (D), 5:26.05. 3. Xiao (Can), 5:41.41. 200 – 1. Hoffman (M/N), 28.01. 2. Schwab (FP), 28.75. 3. Archambeault (D), 29.47. 3,200 relay – 1. Fonda-Fultonville (McRedmond, Miller, Young, Slezak), 11:22.98. 2. Canajoharie, 12:04.06. 3. Galway, 12:25.41. 400 relay – 1. Mayfield/Northville (Clapper, Hoffman, Klippel, Wilbur), 56.57. 2. Fonda-Fultonville, 56.69. 3. Duanesburg, 57.23. 400 – 1. Schwab (FP), 1:04.89. 2. Macdougall (F-F), 1:07.99. 3. Veit-Scott (Can), 1:08.65. 400 hurdles – 1. DeNinno (FP), 1:14.06. 2. Sandel (F-F), 1:15.20. 3. Horvath (G), 1:20.59. 800 – 1. Rose (S), 2:38.58. 2. Hyde (D), 2:41.83. 3. Young (F-F), 2:43.99. 2,000 steeplechase – 1. Rose (S), 8:16.75. 2. Charboneau (F-F), 9:02.39. 3. Halloran (M/N), 9:32.79. 1,600 relay – 1. Fonda-Fultonville (Young, Anderson, Slezak, Sandel), 4:42.25. 2. Canajoharie, 4:42.27. 3. Mayfield/Northville, 4:56.47. High jump – 1. Hill (M/N), 4-8. 2. DeNinno (FP), 4-6. 3. Anderson (F-F), 4-6. Pole vault – 1. Miller (M/N), 9-0. 2. Scram (B-K-W), 7-6. 3. Johnson (D), 7-0. Long jump – 1. Wilbur (M/N), 15-6. 2. Archambeault (D), 15-5.75. 3. Hoffman (M/N), 15-5. Triple jump – 1. Wilbur (M/N), 30-9. 2. DeNinno (FP), 30-3.50. 3. Van Slyke (Can), 30-3. Discus – 1. Florian (FP), 108-3. 2. Christmas (F-F), 86-0. 3. Argersinger (F-F), 75-11. Shot put – 1. Florian (FP), 31-6.25. 2. Lawrence (B-K-W), 29-7.75. 3. Fowler (Can), 28-5.50. Pentathlon 100 hurdles – 1. Snell (F-F), 19.86. 2. Williams (M/N), 20.02. Cranker (F-F), 21.06. Pentathlon shot put – 1. Jankowski (FG), 7.30m. 2. Williams (M/N), 5.93. 3. Gracie (D), 5.56. Pentathlon long jump – 1. Snell (F-F), 4.21m. 2. Williams (M/N), 3.95. 3. Ginter (M/N), 3.73. Pentathlon high jump – 1. Ginter (M/N), 1.35m. 1. Cranker (F-F), 1.35. 3. Williams (M/N), 1.30. Pentathlon 800 –  1. Cranker (F-F), 3:08.88. 2. Williams (M/N), 3:11.48. 3. Snell (F-F), 3:15.88.

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