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High schools: Sir Bills advance to Class BB semis

Friday, May 23, 2014
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The Johnstown High School baseball team is back in the final four after putting up four runs in the fifth inning to beat Hudson, 8-5, in a Section II Class BB quarterfinal game Thursday.

Matt Szurek and Connor Rodecker sandwiched RBI singles around a two-run single by Jon Heroth in the fifth as the Sir Bills erased a 5-2 deficit.

Bob Brown had a triple, single and two RBI for Johnstown (No. 6 seed, 13-7), which reached the 2013 Class B title game before losing to Schalmont.

The Sir Bills will play Saratoga Central Catholic in the semifinals Saturday at Bleecker Stadium at a time to be determined.

Jake Moline fired a three-hitter, struck out 11 and had two singles and an RBI in Saratoga Catholic’s 11-0 Class BB win over Catskill.

Connor Morgan fired a three-hitter, and Kyle Lancto went 3-for-4 with two doubles and the game-winning RBI as Albany Academy clipped Schuylerville, 2-1, in a Class BB quarterfinal.

Zack Shippee scattered three hits and doubled a run home to lift top-seeded Corinth past Class B foe Tamarac, 3-0.

Zak Shaw struck out 11 in a six-hitter, and Brandon Baker had two singles and an RBI as Fonda-Fultonville beat Stillwater, 6-0, in Class B.

Kody Skype and Steve Munson homered to back Caleb Gregg’s one-hit, 14 strikeout pitching as Chatham (No. 2, 15-6) beat Mechanicville, 7-0, in Class B. Nico Dumas had a third-inning hit for the Red Raiders.

Joey Butler gave up six hits and fanned nine in Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake’s 4-1 Class A quarterfinal win at Troy. Josh Quesada had two doubles and an RBI for the Spartans.

Tommy Miller gave up one hit — a sixth-inning single to Drew Fureno — and fanned 12 as Maple Hill eliminated Fort Plain in Class C, 2-0.

CLASS A

BURNT HILLS-BALLSTON LAKE 4, TROY 1

BH-BL 110 110 0 — 4 6 1

Troy 001 000 0 — 1 6 4

Butler and Maynard; Yamin, Seabury (6) and Julian.

LANSINGBURGH 10, GLENS FALLS 0

Glens Falls 000 000 0 —  0  4 4

Lansingburgh 020 521 x — 10 12 0

CLASS BB

JOHNSTOWN 8, HUDSON 5

Johnstown 110 041 1 — 8 11 2

Hudson 111 200 0 — 5  8 1

Gyldenband, Auty (5) and Caputo; Conte, Bowes (5) and Gardner.

ALBANY ACADEMY 2,

SCHUYLERVILLE 1

AA 000 020 0 — 2 6 1

Schuylerville 010 000 0 — 1 3 2

Morgan and Dempsey; Petralia and Patrick.

SARATOGA CENTRAL CATHOLIC 11,

CATSKILL 0

Catskill 000 000 0 —  0 3 3

Spa Catholic 300 206 x — 11 6 1

DuPont, Macholdt (5) and Gabel; Moline and Czarnecki.

CLASS B

CORINTH 3, TAMARAC 0

Tamarac 000 000 0 — 0 3 1

Corinth 012 000 x — 3 5 1

Zotto and Sullivan; Shippee and Jenkins.

FONDA-FULTONVILLE 7,

STILLWATER 0

F-F 001 000 6 — 7 7 1

Stillwater 000 000 0 — 0 6 1

Shaw and Sinicropi; Hill, Ververo (6), Ferlazzo (7) and Evans.

CHATHAM 7, MECHANICVILLE 0

Mechanicville 000 000 0 — 0  1 1

Chatham 200 113 x — 7 10 1

CLASS C

MAPLE HILL 2, FORT PLAIN 0

Maple Hill 000 200 0 — 2 7 0

Fort Plain 000 000 0 — 0 1 2

Miller and Butler; Heroth and Fureno.

CLASS D

OE-ST. JOHNSVILLE 14,

GERMANTOWN 10

Germantown 202 303 0 — 10  8 5

OESJ 430 403 x — 14 11 3

Wyant, Fuchs (2) and Black; Trumble, Vicciarelli (4), Smith (6) and Johnson.

Boys’ lacrosse

queensbury wins

Tyler Raymond and Braden Kietzman scored fourth-quarter goals to lift Queensbury over Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, 7-6, in a Class B semifinal game.

BH-BL 1 0 2 3 — 6

Queensbury 4 0 1 2 — 7

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake scoring: Alec Lind 2-0, Austin Clark 2-0, Will Clark 2-0. Queensbury scoring: Ben Willows 3-0, Tyler Raymond 2-0, Braden Kietzman 2-0, Mike Carpenter 0-2, Shay Benedetto 0-1, Rob Pollaro 0-1.

Goalkeepers: Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, Jake Henk, 7 saves. Queensbury, Ted Nolan, 16 saves.

 
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