Huskies steal win from Patriots

GLOVERSVILLE – With just two victories in their first 15 games, the Gloversville baseball team has struggled to find a way into the win column.

So Wednesday, the Huskies stole one.

Gloversville scored twice in the bottom of the seventh to notch a 5-4 win over Broadalbin-Perth in a Foothills Council game at Husky Field.

Trailing 4-3 heading into the bottom of the seventh, Gloversville’s Zak Funk opened the inning by drawing a leadoff walk against Tyler Graham, who came on in relief of Logan DeNeuville to start the inning.

“Logan [DeNeuville] was getting hit over his last couple of innings. He had thrown a lot of pitches, so we decided to bring in Tyler [Graham],” Simonds said. “He’s our No. 1 pitcher, but it didn’t work out for us.”

DeNeuville gave up five hits, struck out eight and walked one in six innings of work for the Patriots.

Funk advanced to second on a single to left by Justin Putnam and both moved up to second and third, respectively, on a sacrifice bunt by Zack Frazier.

Funk tied the game at 4-4 when Brad Mulligan reached on an error.

B-P opted to intentionally walk Austin Luci, who was 2-for-3 with a double for Gloversville.

With the bases loaded, Sam Salvagni came to the plate for Gloversville. Putnam was sent breaking for home and beat the throw, stealing home for the game-winning run.

“That was a creative way to win the game,” Simonds said. “It was a great game.”

Putnam finished 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored for Gloversville.

“We decided to go with the suicide squeeze and we were able to steal home and win the game,” DeMagistris said.

Broadalbin-Perth opened the scoring in the first inning, getting singles from Getman and Connor Pingitore. Joe Zarecki plated Getman with an RBI double to deep left center field.

Gloversville answered in the bottom of the first inning, getting an RBI sacrifice fly to plate Putnam to tie the game at 1-1.

The Huskies took the lead in the second inning when Salvagni led off the inning with a double and scored on a double by Jordan Himpsl to make it 2-1.

B-P responded with a pair of runs in the top of the third when Noah Martin rapped an RBI double down the left field line and Zarecki scored on a passed ball to make it 3-2.

The Patriots tacked on a run to their lead in the top of the sixth when Luigi Magliocca scored on a wild pitch after reaching on an error to make it 4-2.

Gloversville got one run back in the bottom of the sixth when Luci led off with a double down the line to left field. He scored when Himpsl reached on an error. The Patriots got out of the jam when Salvagni was tagged out at the plate after trying to score on a passed ball.

B-P took a 4-3 lead into the final inning, only to have the Huskies score twice in their final at-bat to earn the walkoff victory.

“We haven’t quit in any game this year,” DeMagistris said.

Broadalbin-Perth got hits from eight different players, including doubles from Zarecki, Noah Martin and Tyler Schmidt.

“We certainly had our chances, but we didn’t cash enough of them in,” Simonds said. “We’ve been hitting the ball well.”

Broadalbin-Perth (6-13 overall, 4-10 Foothills) now awaits the pairing for the Section II Class BB Tournament, which will be announced Monday.

“We’ve won four of our last six games, so we’ve played well down the stretch,” Simonds said. “We’ve got a long layoff, but we’re going to try to take the momentum into the postseason. We’ve got to forget about this one real quick.”

Gloversville (3-13 overall, 2-12 Foothills) will travel to Amsterdam on Saturday for a 6:30 p.m. game at Shuttleworth Park.

“We’re only losing two seniors, so pretty much everyone is coming back for us next year,” DeMagistris said. “I like this group we have coming back. They play hard and don’t quit.”

Gloversville 5, Broadalbin-Perth 4

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Gloversville110 001 2 – 5 6 2

Oathout, Putnam (4) and Luci; DeNeuville, Graham (7) and Morreale.


Saratoga Catholic 6, Canajoharie 5, first game

Saratoga Catholic 12, Canajoharie 1, second game

SARATOGA SPRINGS – Jake Moline picked up two victories for Saratoga Central Catholic against Canajoharie.

Moline earned the first win in relief and his second as a starter to help the Saints clinch the Western Athletic Conference North Division championship.

In the first game, Saratoga Catholic posted a 6-5 win over Canajoharie in nine innings in the completion of a game that was suspended earlier this season.

Tim Brizzell singled and scored on a single by Michael Naughton to lift the Saints to the win.

In the second game, Moline struck out nine and allowed two hits over five innings for the Saints in a 12-1 win.

Kyle Bailey had a three-run triple and a double for Saratoga Catholic (15-2 overall, 14-1 WAC), while Naughton had two doubles. Zac Cronk added three hits for the Saints.

Canajoharie slipped to 7-9 overall and 6-9 in Western Athletic Conference play with the losses.

First game

Saratoga Catholic 6, Canajoharie 5

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Saratoga Catholic000 020 301 – 6 12 4

Winsman, Ouderkirk (8) and Ruzkowski; Moline, Schmitt (3), Moline (8) and Czarnecki.

Second game

Saratoga Catholic 12, Canajoharie 1

Saratoga Catholic404 001 3 – 12 18 0

Canajoharie000 001 0 – 1 4 3

Moline, Clare (6) and Czarnecki; Ouderkirk, Sossa (3), Russell (6), Winsman (7) and Ruzkowski.

Galway 7, Fort Plain 6

GALWAY – Galway scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth to rally from a 5-2 deficit to post a win over Fort Plain in a WAC North Division contest.

Sam Uline had three hits for Galway (9-5 WAC), while Ben Manna and Zach Hartman each had two hits.

Tyler Goergen struck out seven and allowed five hits to earn the complete-game win for the Golden Eagles.

Drew Fureno and Kiernan Briggs each had two hits for the Hilltoppers, who slipped to 13-2 overall and 12-2 in WAC play.

Galway 7, Fort Plain 6

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Galway101 005 x – 7 11 6

May, Heroth (6) and Fureno; Georgen and Uline.

OESJ 12, Mayfield 2

MAYFIELD – Nate Trumble had a double and two singles to lead Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville to a WAC win over Mayfield.

Trumble also earned the win on the mound, allowing six hits in seven innings of work.

Brad Smith had three singles for Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville (10-6 overall, 9-5 WAC), while John Vicciarelli, Nick D’Antonio and Devan Battisti each had two singles for the Wolves.

Alex Colby had a triple and a single for Mayfield (3-14 overall, 3-12 WAC), while Jordan VanNostrand had a double. Dylan Lanza, Matt Messina and Alex Charbonneau had singles for the Panthers.

Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville 12, Mayfield 2

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Mayfield 001 000 1 – 2 6 2

Trumble and Johnson; J. VanNostrand, L. VanNostrand (6), Messina (7) and Charbonneau, Yager (5).

Schoharie 9, Middleburgh 0

SCHOHARIE – Braden Guernsey and Steve Alescio each had two hits and three RBIs to lead Schoharie to a WAC South Division win over Middleburgh.

Schoharie 9, Middleburgh 0

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Schoharie 111 132 x – 9 9 1

Bender and France; Brown and Barton.

Mekeel Christian 2, Duanesburg 1

DUANESBURG – Tyler Guido and Rhein Zeronda each had two-out RBI singles in the sixth inning to lead Mekeel Christian Academy to a WAC South Division win over Duanesburg.

Mekeel Christian 2, Duanesburg 1

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Duanesburg000 010 0 – 1 8 1

Guido and Zeronda; Gentile and Largeteau.

Colonial Council

Albany Academy 4, Fonda-Fultonville 0

ALBANY – Albany Academy scored all four of its runs in the first inning on its way to a win over Fonda-Fultonville.

Brooks Knapek pitched a one-hitter for the Cadets, striking out seven in seven innings of work.

Sean Dempsey had a double, single and an RBI for Albany Academy (13-3 overall, 11-3 Colonial).

Fonda-Fultonville slipped to 10-7 overall and 7-7 in Colonial Council play with the loss.

Albany Academy 4, Fonda-Fultonville 0

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Hall, Hart (5) and Sinicropi; Knapek and Dempsey.

Big 10

Schenectady 6, Amsterdam 0

AMSTERDAM – Jordan Bernacet pitched a two-hitter to lead Schenectady to a win over Amsterdam at Shuttleworth Park.

Bernacet struck out six and walked two on his way to the complete-game win.

Bernacet also went 4-for-4 with a double for the Patriots, while Nick Schmid had a double and a single. Zach Schellenger added a triple for Schenectady.

Andrew Rouse had both hits for Amsterdam (10-6 overall, 8-6 Big 10).

Schenectady 6, Amsterdam 0

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Amsterdam000 000 0 – 0 2 4

Foothills Council

South Glens Falls 14, Hudson Falls 5

HUDSON FALLS – South Glens Falls scored nine times in the first inning on its way to a win over Hudson Falls.

Wes Hills hit three singles and scored four times for South Glens Falls (7-11 overall, 5-9 Foothills), while Dave Stark had two singles, a double, three runs scored and three RBIs.

Christian Henkel had two singles, three stolen bases and three RBIs for Hudson Falls (3-13 overall, 2-12 Foothills).

South Glens Falls 14, Hudson Falls 5

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Hudson Falls000 012 2 – 5 9 2

WP – Hutchins; LP – Lynch.

Center State Conference

Frankfort-Schuyler 6, Dolgeville 2

DOLGEVILLE – Parker Goldsmith was 2-for-3 with a double, run scored and an RBI to lead Frankfort-Schuyler to a win over Dolgeville.

Joe DeSarro had a triple for the Maroon Knights, while Gianni DiSanno was 2-for-3.

Shawn Welch was 2-for-2 with two RBIs for Frankfort-Schuyler, while Zach Perri had a single and scored three runs.

Reid Johnson was 2-for-4 with a double for Dolgeville (7-8 overall, 4-6 CSC), while Johann Doerrer was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.

Danny Fox had two hits for the Blue Devils, and Kacey Foster added a double.

Frankfort-Schuyler 6, Dolgeville 2

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Dolgeville000 010 1 – 2 7 2

WP – Goldsmith; LP – Doerrer