Amateur baseball: Bluehawks one win from title
ALBANY — The Blue Slate Bluehawks rattled off six unanswered runs to beat the Albany Athletics, 6-4, Thursday night and take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-three Albany Twilight League’s championship series.
Fred Estes had an RBI double in the fourth that put the Bluehawks ahead for good. He also singled. Max Keado had a single, a double and earned the save on the mound.
The Athletics got a two-run home run and a single from Jason Sullivan.
The series will resume after the state tournament.
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Lawton, Potter (5), Mastroianni and Horn; Selby, DeCelle (7), Keado (7) and Cole.
ALBANY — Dylan Collett tossed a complete-game five hitter in the nightcap, helping the Albany Dutchmen to a 4-0 victory over the Utica Brewers to earn a split of their Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League double-header.
Collett allowed five hits, struck out six and walked one.
Brian Ruhm had a two-run single in the second inning for the Dutchmen (23-18).
The Brewers (14-23) won the opener, 5-2.
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Smetana and Livingston; Spicer, Parslow (6) and Bianchi.
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Hackett, Norman (5), Miller (6) and McClellan; Collett and Nethaway.
Charlton lifts Mohawks
ELMIRA — Ed Charlton hit a three-run homer to snap a 1-1 tie in the fourth inning, and the Amsterdam Mohawks went on to a 10-1 Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League win over the Elmira Pioneers.
Trey Wingenter combined with three relievers on a three-hitter for the East Division-leading Mohawks (25-16).
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SARATOGA SPRINGS — David
Hickey stuck out nine in seven
innings, leading the Vermont Mountaineers to a 5-2 New England Collegiate Baseball League victory over the Saratoga Brigade.
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Hickey, Graziano (8) and Krause; Williams, Hayward (8), Delaney (9) and Green.
DUANESBURG — Evan Ottman had a double, two singles and an RBI, and the Schenectady/Schoharie Volunteers scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to rally for an 8-5 victory over the Waterford Fordians in the Eastern New York Travel 18U tournament at Duanesburg High School.
Craig Stalker had a double, single and an RBI for the Volunteers. Kelan Meers added two singles and an RBI, and Josh Tusang had a double and an RBI.
Tom Gardiner and Mike Mastropietro had two singles each for the Fordians.
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Higgins and Burris; Himme and Billington, Cramer (5).
TROY — After losing its first game of the tournament, Colonie bounced back to defeat a team from Massachusetts, 10-1, in the Connie Mack North Atlantic Regionals.
Colonie was held to four hits in an 8-2 loss to the Long Island Titans in the first game, but Tim Smith and Rich Dessureau combined on a one-hitter to defeat Massachusetts. Mitch Forshey led the offense with two doubles and a single, and Phil DiNovo and Mike McKay both finished with two RBI.
Colonie will face the Connecticut Bombers in an elimination game at noon today.