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Cadets hold off Raiders, 5-4

Mechanicville's Nico Dumos (1) is checked at first base against Albany Academy's Brooks Knapek (18) during a baseball game at Mechanicville High School on Monday, May 5, 2014.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Mechanicville's Nico Dumos (1) is checked at first base against Albany Academy's Brooks Knapek (18) during a baseball game at Mechanicville High School on Monday, May 5, 2014.
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Dave Rider was willing to take a gamble. One day removed from a tough, 10-inning 1-0 loss to Lansingburgh, the Albany Academy baseball coach wasn’t going to let a potential win against Mechanicville get away on Monday. His solution: Give a pitcher coming back from arm trouble the ball to get the final two outs with his team clinging to a 5-3 lead. And it just happened to be said pitcher’s first time on the ...


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