Tartans get past Patriots
BROADALBIN – The Broadalbin-Perth Patriots managed just three hits off Scotia-Glenville starter Dan Zeglen as the Tartans cruised to a 9-2 victory in a Foothills baseball matchup Monday at Broadalbin-Perth High School.
The teams were meeting for the second time in four days. Scotia-Glenville (8-2 Foothills) slipped past the Patriots 4-3 on Friday but got to Broadalbin-Perth (2-11 overall, 2-8 Foothills) starting pitcher Phil Hemstreet early on Monday to set the tone.
Marty McCollum slashed a single to centerfield to lead off the ballgame and, after Zeglen reached on an error, Luke Mancini singled in a pair of runs. Brett Sarwowski picked up Scotia-Glenville’s third base hit to drive in Mancini later in the inning.
The Patriots took advantage of some sloppiness on the part of the Tartans in the home half to cut into the deficit. Zeglen hit the first batter he faced and then surrendered a single to Brett Getman. An overthrow on a stolen base attempt and an error on the shortstop forced in two runs, but Zeglen and the Scotia-Glenville defense would recover nicely after the multi-error inning.
Zeglen plunked Tyler Schmidt in the second, but faced the minimum 12 batters in the subsequent four frames. Joe Zarecki beat out a grounder in the fourth and Luigi Magliocca singled to center in the sixth, but double plays erased both base runners as Broadalbin-Perth failed to push across another run in the contest. Zeglen wasn’t overpowering in seven innings of work, striking out just five, but induced a trio of twin killings to halt any rallies before they began.
The Tartans built on their lead as Zeglen sailed through the Patriots’ lineup. A lead-off walk came around to score on an RBI single by Matt D’Agostino in the third to make the score 4-2. McCollum notched his third hit of the game, a double to right, to kick off the fourth, and Zeglen knocked him in with a single one batter later. A pair of groundouts led to runs in the inning to push the Tartans’ lead to 7-2.
Scotia-Glenville manufactured a run in the sixth when Nick Schaub bunted Mancini over from first to third. Sarwowski knocked him in a batter later and McCollum hit a sac fly in the seventh to cap off the scoring.
D’Agostino joined McCollum and Sarwowski with multi-hit days for the Tartans. Scotia-Glenville made contact all afternoon as Hemstreet and reliever Jeremiah Horton combined for just two punch-outs.
Broadalbin-Perth will be in action again Wednesday when they host the Johnstown Sir Bills.
Scotia-Glenville 9, Broadalbin-Perth 2
Scotia-Glenville 301 301 1 – 9 10 2
Broadalbin-Perth 200 000 0 – 2 3 3
Zeglen and Schaub; Hemstreet, Horton (7) and DeNeuville