Baseball: Sabres rally to oust Cats in Class B
Jimmy Hamilton didn’t allow a hit after the first inning, and Schalmont rallied for two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning Thursday to beat Catskill, 2-1, in the quarterfinal round of the Class B baseball tournament.
Catskill took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on its only two hits, a two-out single by Tyler Bulich and Pat Sullivan’s RBI double.
Hamilton kept it a one-run game by getting out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam with a forceout at home and a strikeout.
His teammates got him the lead in the home sixth. as Don Toma drew a one-out walk and Greg Musk followed with a single, both moving up a base on a throwing error,
John Pascarella beat out a two-out infield hit to score Toma, and Musk came all the way home when Catskill pitcher Hans Schmidt fell covering first base.
The 17-4 Sabres, the fourth seed, won’t know their opponent in Saturday’s semifinals until later today. The game between top-seeded Chatham and defending champion Albany Academy was suspended with one out in the fourth inning, with Chatham leading, 5-3.
Mitch Forshey fired a one-hitter with 13 strikeouts as fourth-seeded Scotia-Glenville beat Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, 3-0, in a Class A quarterfinal.
Anthony Musto tripled home Tom Militano as the Tartans took a 1-0 lead in the third. Nick Schaub homered in the fourth inning, and Marty McCollum added an RBI single later in the inning.
Musto finished 3-for-3 with a walk. Ryan McDonald had the only hit for Burnt Hills.
Scotia will play Troy, a 1-0 winner over South Glens Falls, in a Saturday 1 p.m. semi at the Plumeri Sports Complex.
Charlie Peltz didn’t throw a fourth consecutive no-hitter, but his one-hitter was a big part of Queensbury’s 11-0 win over Amsterdam in another Class A quarterfinal.
Julian Gallup’s single in the third inning ended Peltz’s no-hit run.
Eric Wettersten, Reed Farrier and Brett Rodriguez all had RBI doubles for the 16-5 Spartans, the No. 2 seed.
Amsterdam finished 10-9.
Top-seeded Lansingburgh and Catholic Central had their game suspended, to be picked up today.
Stillwater pulled off its second upset in as many days in Class C, as the 14th-seeded Warriors bounced No. 6 Duanesburg, 6-5.
One day after beating No. 3 seed Lake George, Stillwater broke a 4-4 tie with single runs in the fourth and sixth innings to get to Saturday’s 4 p.m. semifinal at Shuttleworth Park in Amsterdam.
Liam King hit a two-run home run, Eric Stewart went 3-for-3 and Jon Brewster had two hits and drove in two runs for 11-8 Stillwater.
The Warriors won’t know their semifinal foe until today, when Voorheesville and Mechanicville play.
Ryan Lovasio sparked a three-run sixth-inning rally, then hit a two-run homer in the seventh as 15th-seeded Mechanicville stunned second-seeded Rensselaer, 3-2, in a Class C first-round game that had been postponed by weather the previous two days.
Nico Dumas, winning pitcher Nate Popiel and Sal Cimino all hit RBI singles in Mechanicville’s sixth inning to tie the game at 3-3. Kyle Miano singled in a run in the home sixth to put the Rams ahead, before Lovasio belted his home run.
Popiel struck out 13. Losing pitcher Will Brooking had 16 strikeouts.
Top-seeded Fort Plain barely escaped the spate of upsets, pulling out a 5-4 win over Hoosick Falls on Chris Hanifin’s RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Hanifin led the 18-2 Hilltoppers with three singles. Winning pitcher Marcus Failing went to 8-0, and also singled in a run.
Joe Heroth and Drew Fureno also had RBI singles in a four-run Fort Plain fourth inning.
Cody Gaines tied the game with an RBI single in the fifth for the 15-7 Panthers, who also got RBI doubles from Billy Pine and Logan Brogue.
The Hilltoppers will get the winner of today’s Hoosic Valley at Greenwich game in Saturday’s semi, set for 1 at Shuttleworth Park.
Matt Drum homered, and Shenendehowa scored three late runs to get past CBA, 4-3, in the only Class AA quarterfinal that was completed.
Matt Buckley added two hits and drove in a run for Shenendehowa, the No. 3 seed.
The other three quarterfinals — Guilderland at Columbia, Schenectady at Shaker, and Bethlehem at LaSalle — were all suspended and will be resumed today.
Nolan Maltbie singled home winning pitcher Justin Baird with the go-ahead run in the sixth inning, and Baird got the side in order in the seventh as Warrensburg edged Mekeel Christian Academy, 3-2, in a Class D quarterfinal.
Baird, who threw a five-hitter, had an RBI single and scored in Warrensburg’s two-run first inning. In the seventh, he was hit by a pitch with one out, stole second and scored on Maltbie’s two-out hit.
The Lions had tied the game, 2-2, in the top of the sixth on an outfield error and two fly balls. Courtney Penson went 2-for-3 and scored a run for Mekeel.
Top-seeded Fort Ann took out St. Johnsville, 13-1, as Tyler Mattison and Devon Heydrick both had two-run doubles.
Germantown, the No. 2 seed, beat Argyle, 8-0, in the other “D” game. The Salem at Loudonville Christian School game was suspened, and is scheduled to be picked up today.
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Nuzzi, Slingerland (6) and Moore; Forshey and Schaub.
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Angelo, Dufel (4) and Robertshaw; Peltz and Farrier.
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Schmidt and Bulich; Hamilton and Yezzo.
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Nadeau, McNeil (5), Kane (7) and McCumber; McGarry and Largeteau.
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J. Brogue and L. Brogue; Failing and Sweet.
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Popiel and McCadden; Brooking and Oliver.
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Fort Ann 052 042 x — 13 6 1
Klock, Vicciarelli (3), K.Smith (7) and Johnson; Heydrick and Lehoisky, Gleason (6).
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Warrensburg 200 001 x — 3 4 0
King and Zeronda; Baird and Perrone.