H.S. Softball Roundup: Lady Rams surge past Johnstown

JOHNSTOWN – When the Johnstown and Amsterdam softball teams last met April 8, the Lady Bills posted a 6-5 nine-inning win over the Lady Rams.

In the rematch Tuesday, Amsterdam gained a measure of revenge, posting an 8-6 non-league win over Johnstown at Johnstown High School.

The Lady Rams scored five of their runs in the fourth inning to open up an 8-2 lead.

“[Amsterdam] hit the ball hard,” Johnstown coach Ron Savoie said. “We just made mistakes at the wrong time.”

The Lady Rams led 3-0 after the top of the third before Johnstown closed gap to 3-2 on a two-run home run by Jordyn Hale in the bottom of the third.

However, Amsterdam answered with five runs of its own in the top of the fourth to regain control.

“We can’t seem to sustain our momentum once we get it,” Savoie said. “It’s been frustrating for us.”

The Lady Bills scored once in the fourth and sixth innings to cut the lead to 8-4.

In their final at-bat, Johnstown scored twice on a two-run home run by Alexis Swatt, but the Lady Rams held on for the win.

Michaela Puglisi picked up the win in the circle for Amsterdam, allowing six hits and striking out nine in her way to the complete-game victory. Puglisi also had a two-run home run for the Lady Rams, while Meagan Little had a double and an RBI. Tessa Filiberto had two doubles and three RBIs for Amsterdam, while Ashley Pryzbylowicz had two singles and two RBIs. Stephanie DeLorenzo had two singles for the Lady Rams, while Hannah Cronk and Amber Richardson each had singles.

Swatt had a home run and a single for Johnstown, while Briana Esposito finished with a single and a double. Hale added a home run for the Lady Bills, while Abby Ovitt had a single.

Amsterdam (9-9 overall) is scheduled to travel to Troy today to resume a rain-delayed game from last week at 4:30 p.m.

Johnstown (6-12 overall) is scheduled to host Queensbury on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

Amsterdam 8, Johnstown 6

Amsterdam021 500 0 – 8 9 3

Johnstown002 101 2 – 6 6 2

Puglisi and Przybylowicz; Palmateer and Esposito.

Center State Conference

Mount Markham sweeps Dolgeville

WEST WINFIELD – Mount Markham won both ends of its doubleheader with Dolgeville on Tuesday.

The Mustangs won the first game 8-7 and the second game 15-9.

In the first game, Mount Markham scored four times in the bottom of the sixth on its way to a win.

In the second contest, the Mustangs scored 10 times in the top of the seventh to answer an eight-run sixth inning by the Blue Devils.

Angela Bartlett had a home run for Mount Markham, while Michaela Aney picked up both wins in the circle.

Courtney Rochon had a triple for Dolgeville (3-14 overall).

First Game

Mount Markham 8, Dolgeville 7

Dolgeville010 015 0 – 7 6 4

Mount Markham130 004 x – 8 7 3

WP – Aney; LP – Sullivan.

Second Game

Mount Markham 15, Dolgeville 9

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Dolgeville000 018 0 – 9 5 2

WP – Aney; LP – Sullivan.

Foothills Council

Scotia-Glenville 3, Glens Falls 1

SCOTIA – Jen Mayette threw a three-hitter, leading Scotia-Glenville to a win over Glens Falls.

Hannah Angelo had a two-run single for the Tartans (8-5 Foothills), while Laila Day had two singles.

Zoe Purvis added a double for Scotia-Glenville.

On Friday, Kayleigh Miles had a double, leading Scotia-Glenville to a win over Johnstown on Friday.

Ashley O’Neil added two singles for the Tartans.

Alyssa Palmateer and Morgan Colasanti each had two hits for Johnstown.

Tuesday’s Game

Scotia-Glenville 3, Glens Falls 1

Glens Falls000 001 0 – 1 3 0

Scotia-Glenville000 030 x – 3 6 1

Lashway and Battease; Mayette and Miles.

Friday’s Game

Scotia-Glenville 4, Johnstown 1

Johnstown001 000 0 – 1 6 3

Scotia-Glenville001 102 x – 4 9 1

Palmateer and Esposito; Mayotte and Miles.

Colonial Council

Voorheesville 9, Fonda-Fultonville 1

VOORHEESVILLE – Amanda Gatt hit a bases-loaded triple, leading Voorheesville to a win over Fonda-Fultonville on Friday.

Gatt also had a single and three RBIs for the Blackbirds. She also earned the win in the circle, allowing five hits, striking out 14 and walking two.

Jen Brousseau had two singles and two RBIs for Voorheesville, while Bryn Davies added two singles.

Cassandra Egelston had a double and a single for the Lady Braves.

Voorheesville 9. Fonda-Fultonville 1

Fonda-Fultonville100 000 0 – 1 5 4

Voorheesville300 402 x – 9 10 3

Hart, Egelston (5) and Egelston, Parslow (5); Gatt and Davies.

Big 10

Bishop Gibbons 7, Amsterdam 0

AMSTERDAM – Joelle Salisbury threw a four-hitter, leading Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons to a shutout win over Amsterdam on Friday.

Salisbury struck out 15 to earn the complete-game win for Bishop Gibbons.

Salisbury also had two doubles and a single for Bishop Gibbons, while Anna-grace Maggs and Lilly Maggs each had two hits.

Amber Richardson had a double and a single for Amsterdam.

Bishop Gibbons 7, Amsterdam 0

Bishop Gibbons320 200 0 – 7 13 1

Amsterdam000 000 0 – 0 4 2

J. Salisbury and A. Salisbury; Puglisi and Przybylowicz.