Athletics hosting 14th annual Baseball Fest
SCHENECTADY — The Albany Athletics, the defending AABC national champion, will host its 14th annual Baseball Fest today through Sunday at Central Park and Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons High School.
The event is the longest-running Stan Musial (18 years and older) summer baseball invitational tournament in the Northeast, and this year it will be an official Coaches vs. Cancer benefit, with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.
This year’s participating teams include the Athletics (Albany Twilight League), Albany Thunder (Albany Twilight League), Brothers Oven Pizza (Newport Sunset League, Warwick, R.I.), Greenville Spartans (Eastern New York Travel League), New York City Titans (Tri-County League, New York City), Northeast Pride (Hudson Valley Collegiate League) and the Philly Bandits (Startzel Collegiate League, Philadelphia, Pa.).
Games will begin at 3:45 this afternoon, with the championship game scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday at the “C” Diamond in Central Park.
Albany Athletics vs. Northeast Pride, 3:45, “C” Diamond; Phlly Bandits vs. New York City, 3:45, “B” Diamond; Greenville Spartans vs. Albany Thunder, 6, “B” Diamond; Albany Athletics vs. Brothers Oven Pizza, 6, “C” Diamond.
Albany Athletics vs. Phliiy Bandits, 10 a.m., “C” Diamond; Brothers Oven Pizza vs. New York City, 10, “B” Diamond; Northeast Pride vs, Albany Thunder, 10, Bishop Gibbons; Albany Athletics vs. New York City, 1 p.m., “C” Diamond; Philly Bandits vs. Greenville Spartans, 1, Bishop Gibbons; Albany Thunder vs. Brothers Oven Pizza, 1, “B” Diamond; Northeast Pride vs. Greenville, Spartans, 4, “C” Diamond.
Semifinals, 10 a.m., “B” and “C” Diamonds. Championship, 1 p.m., “C” Diamond.
Indians on the road
The Schenectady County Indians U19 American Legion will be competing in the South County Baseball Classic in Rhode Island this weekend.
The Indians begin competition in the seven-team field by taking on Gordon Green Post of Rhode Island at 3:45 this afternoon.
SCHENECTADY — The Schenectady Cyclones took a 5-1 lead after three innings and went on to defeat the Greenville Spartans, 9-3, in an Eastern New York Travel League game at the Central Park “B” Diamond on Thursday.
Nick Madcharo had a double, and Greg Dobies and Justin Vachon each hit two singles for the Cyclones (8-5).
Isaiah Earing had 10 strikeouts for Schenectady.
David Grimes hit a double for Greenville.
Greenville 010 002 0 — 3 6 3
Schenectady 113 013 x — 9 10 2
Gorman, Hunt (4) and Rigos; Earing, Dangerfield (6) and Randazzo, Whelan (6).
BLUE SLATE ROLLS
ALBANY — Matt Coleman and Sam DeCelle combined on a three-hitter as Blue Slate shut out Capital City, 5-0, in the Albany Twilight League at Bleecker Stadium
Nick Papas had a double, single and two RBI for Blue Slate (8-6), which scored all of its runs in the fifth inning, and Fred Estes had an RBI single.
Bill Creighton had all of the hits for Capital City, a double and two singles.
Capital City 000 000 0 — 0 3 2
Blue Slate 000 050 x — 5 8 2
Kelly, Cardona (6) and Crawford; Coleman, DeCelle (7) and Stanton.
AMSTERDAM — The Amsterdam Mohawks scored six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to pull out a 9-6 victory over the Elmira Pioneers in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League at Shuttleworth Park.
The game was shortened to six innings because of rain.
The Mohawks, who improved to 11-9, committed seven error to help the Pioneers take leads of 3-0 and 6-3.
Elmira took a 3-0 lead in the top of the second inning, then Amsterdam’s Jordan Ebert (Auburn) and Josh Gardinier (Radford) hit back-to-back home runs in the bottom half of the inning.
John Sansone (Florida) had a double and singled twice in the sixth, scoring the first run of the rally to make it 6-4 and driving in the two runs that made it 9-6.
Sansone’s first single was followed by singles by John Nogowski (Florida State) and Ebert.
Gardinier’s sacrifice fly cut it to 6-5.
Ebert came home to tie it on a double by Dylan Smith (Auburn), and the Mohawks took a 7-6 lead when Ed Charlton was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.
Amsterdam won its sixth straight.
Elmira fell to 7-10.
The Mohawks are scheduled to play Glens Falls at Shuttleworth at 7:05 tonight, although there is more rain in the forecast.
Elmira 211 002 — 6 5 2
Amsterdam 020 016 — 9 8 7
BURNT HILLS WINS
GLENVILLE — Derek Haughey cracked a grand slam, and Evan Bowers hit a single, double and two-run homer as Burnt Hills beat Carman, 14-4, in the District 12 Little League tournament at Indians Meadows.
Lorenzo Gannon hit a two-run home run and single for Carman.
Jack Szymowski and Nick Myers combined on a four-hitter and struck out 10 as Broadalbin beat Cobleskill, 8-6.
Joe DeChristopher and Donavan Pacatte both had two hits for Cobleskil.
Cobleskill 010 122 — 6 4
Broadalbin 017 00x — 8 4
Hotaling, Manscalow (3) and DeChristopher; Szymowski, Myers (3) and Galarenau.
Carman 040 0 — 4 5
Burnt Hills 451 4 — 14 7
Dunleavey, Gannon (3) and Coelho; Wyatt, Valley (4) and Haughey, Farnum (4).