H.S. Baseball Roundup: Braves beat Johnstown in season opener

FONDA – Fonda-Fultonville’s baseball team began its 2014 campaign on a winning note, dealing Section II Class B runner-up Johnstown a 4-1 loss to start the season Saturday.

The Sir Bills (0-1) outhit the Braves (1-0) by a 6-5 margin, but Fonda-Fultonville scored two runs in the first inning and two more in the fifth. Johnstown’s lone run came in the sixth inning.

Fonda-Fultonville got an RBI?single from Anthony Sinicropi, a double from Lucas Calkins and two singles by Kevin Myers. Pat Hart also had a single for the Braves. Pitcher Zak Shaw recorded the win.

Six batters reached first for Johnstown: Dan Nellis, Ryan Auty, Matt Szurek, Steve Forker, Adam Caputo and Bobby Brown. Grant Gyldervand recorded the loss for Johnstown before being pulled in the third inning.

Fonda-Fultonville 4, Johnstown 1

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Gyldervand, Askew (3) and Caputo; Shaw, Hall (6) and Sinicropi

Chatham 5, Gloversville 4

CHATHAM – Gloversville took a 2-0 lead over Chatham in the third inning and held a 4-2 advantage into the fifth, but surrendered one run in the bottom of the fifth and two more in the sixth before falling, 5-4.

Justin Putnam powered Gloversville (0-1) with a pair of singles. Zak Funk, Austin Luci, Nick Herrlet and Zack Frazier also had singles for the Huskies.

The Panthers outhit Gloversville, 10-6, behind two singles and a double by Kody Skype.

Chatham 5, Gloversville 4

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Putnam, Salvagni (2), Chase (5), Oathout (6) and Luci; Kelly, Gregg (7) and Skype

Dolgeville 11, OESJ 8

OESJ 11, West Canada Valley 9

ST. JOHNSVILLE – Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville came away with a win and a loss at Saturday’s Ben Conte Memorial Tournament, named for the district’s school board member who died last summer.

Dolgeville scored three runs in the sixth inning of its game against OESJ, pulling away with the 11-8 win behind a double and single each by Kasey Foster, Danny Fox and Josh Gross. Dylan Klock had a single and double for the Wolves.

The Wolves scored seven unanswered runs in their 11-9 win over West Canada Valley of Newport. John Vicciarelli led the Wolves with three doubles, and Klock pitched four scoreless innings to pick up the win.

Ben Conte Memorial Tournament

Dolgeville 11, Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville 8

Dolgeville013 123 1 – 11 9 4

OESJ302 200 1 – 8 8 8

Doerrer, Fox (7) and Walrath; Vicciarelli, Klock (6) and Johnson

Ben Conte Memorial Tournament

Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville 11,West Canada Valley 9

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West Canada Valley513 000 0 – 9 9 6

Swank, Trumble (2), Klock (3) and Johnson; Chapin, Gorinshek (4) and Pierson

Little Falls 5, Dolgeville 0

LITTLE FALLS – Dolgeville’s Darin Darling pitched five innings of shutout ball, but the Blue Devils surrendered five runs in the third inning and couldn’t recover, falling to Little Falls, 5-0, on Friday.

Alex Johnson and Kasey Foster singled for Dolgeville. Darling struck out five batters in six innings while giving up six hits and two walks.

Mitchell Baumiester pitched the two-hit shutout for Little Falls, recording 11 strikeouts and giving up two walks.

Little Falls 5, Dolgeville 0

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Darling and Walrath; Baumiester and Willman.