Sir Bills host Cohoes today in Class BB preliminary game

Six area teams will take part in this year’s Section II Baseball Tournament, which begins today.

Amsterdam, Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville, Fort Plain, Fonda-Fultonville, Broadalbin-Perth and Johnstown will all take part in this year’s tourney.

Johnstown (11-7 overall) and Broadalbin-Perth (6-13 overall) will both be in action today in the first round of the Class BB tournament.

The Sir Bills, who reached the Class B title game last year, earned the sixth seed and will host 11th-seeded Cohoes (8-11 overall) today at 4 p.m. The winner will travel to third-seeded Hudson on Thursday for a 4 p.m. quarterfinal contest.

Broadalbin-Perth was seeded 10th and will travel to seventh-seeded Catskill (10-7 overall) today for a 4 p.m. first-round contest. The winner will travel to second-seeded Saratoga Central Catholic (16-3 overall) for a 4 p.m. quarterfinal contest Thursday.

Defending Class B champion Schalmont earned the No. 1 seed in Class BB.

Fonda-Fultonville (10-8 overall) was seeded fifth in Class B. The Braves will travel to fourth-seeded Stillwater on Thursday for a 4 p.m. quarterfinal contest.

The winner will face either No. 1 Corinth or No. 8 Tamarac in Saturday’s semifinals at Veterans Park in Saratoga Springs at 1 or 4 p.m.

Fort Plain (14-2 overall) reached the Class C title game last season before losing to Voorheesville. The Hilltoppers earned the third seed for this year’s tournament.

Fort Plain will host either No. 11 Hadley-Luzerne or No. 6 Maple Hill in Thursday’s quarterfinals at 4 p.m.

Rensselaer earned the top seed in Class C, while Whitehall was seeded second.

In Class A, Amsterdam (12-8 overall) was seeded fifth and will travel to fourth-seeded Scotia-Glenville on Thursday for a 4 p.m. game. The Rams posted a 7-3 win over the Tartans in the first round of the Bouck Tournament at Schalmont on April 26.

The winner will face either No. 1 Queensbury or No. 8 Averill Park in the semifinals Saturday at the College of Saint Rose at 1 or 4 p.m.

Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville (12-7 overall) was seeded third in Class D. The Wolves will host sixth-seeded Germantown on Thursday at 4 p.m. The winner will face either No. 2 Loudonville Christian or No. 2 Warrensburg in Saturday’s semifinals at East Field in Glens Falls at 1 p.m.

Fort Ann was seeded first in Class D.

Shenendehowa (19-1 overall) was seeded first in Class AA.

Gloversville, Canajoharie and Mayfield opted not to take part in this year’s tournament. Gloversville finished the season 3-15 overall, Mayfield went 3-15 and Canajoharie was 7-9.

SECTION II BASEBALL

Class AA

First Round

Tuesday, May 20, 4 p.m.

Game 1: No. 9 Guilderland at No. 8 Saratoga Springs

Quarterfinals

Thursday, May 22, 4 p.m.

Game 2: Game 1 winner at No. 1 Shenendehowa

Game 3: No. 5 Niskayuna at No. 4 Schenectady

Game 4: No. 6 La Salle at No. 3 Columbia

Game 5: No. 7 Shaker at No. 2 CBA

Semifinals

Saturday, May 24

at Bruno Stadium, Troy, 1 and 4 p.m.

Game 6: Game 2 winner vs. Game 3 winner

Game 7: Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner

Championship

Friday, May 30, 7 p.m.

at Bruno Stadium, Troy

Game 8: Game 6 winner vs. Game 7 winner

Class A

Quarterfinals

Thursday, May 22, 4 p.m.

Game 1: No. 8 Averill Park at No. 1 Queensbury

Game 2: No. 5 Amsterdam at No. 4 Scotia-Glenville

Game 3: No. 6 Glens Falls at No. 3 Lansingburgh

Game 4: No. 7 Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake at No. 2 Troy

Semifinals

Saturday, May 24

at Saint Rose, 1 and 4 p.m.

Game 5: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner

Game 6: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner

Championship

Friday, May 30

at Bruno Stadium, Troy

Game 7: Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner

Class BB

First Round

Tuesday, May 20, 4 p.m.

Game 1: No. 9 Cairo-Durham at No. 8 Ravena

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Game 2: No. 11 Cohoes at No. 6 Johnstown

Game 3: No. 10 Broadalbin-Perth at No. 7 Catskill

Quarterfinals

Thursday, May 22

Game 4: Game 1 winner at No. 1 Schalmont

Game 5: No. 5 Schuylerville at No. 4 Albany Academy

Game 6: Game 2 winner at No. 3 Hudson

Game 7: Game 3 winner at No. 2 Saratoga Central Catholic

Semifinals

Saturday, May 24

at Bleecker Stadium, Albany, 1 and 4 p.m.

Game 8: Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner

Game 9: Game 6 winner vs. Game 7 winner

Championship

Wednesday, May 28, 7 p.m.

at Bruno Stadium, Troy

Game 10: Game 8 winner vs. Game 9 winner

Class B

Quarterfinals

Thursday, May 22, 4 p.m.

Game 1: No. 8 Tamarac at No. 1 Corinth

Game 2: No. 5 Fonda-Fultonville at No. 4 Stillwater

Game 3: No. 6 Voorheesville at No. 3 Hoosick Falls

Game 4: No. 7 Mechanicville at No. 2 Chatham

Semifinals

Saturday, May 24

at Veterans Park, Saratoga Springs, 1 and 4 p.m.

Game 5: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner

Game 6: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner

Championship

Wednesday, May 28, 4 p.m.

at Bruno Stadium, Troy

Game 7: Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner

Class B-BB Playoff

Saturday, May 31, 1 p.m.

At Saint Rose

Class B champion vs. Class BB champion

Class C

First Round

Tuesday, May 20, 4 p.m.

Game 1: No. 9 Schoharie at No. 8 Waterford

Game 2: No. 11 Hadley-Luzerne at No. 6 Maple Hill

Game 3: No. 10 Greenwich at No. 7 Galway

Quarterfinals

Thursday, May 22, 4 p.m.

Game 4: Game 1 winner at No. 1 Rensselaer

Game 5: No. 5 Hoosic Valley at No. 4 Lake George

Game 6: Game 2 winner at No. 3 Fort Plain

Game 7: Game 3 winner at No. 2 Whitehall

Semifinals

Saturday, May 24

at Shuttleworth Park, 1 and 4 p.m.

Game 8: Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner

Game 9: Game 6 winner vs. Game 7 winner

Championship

Thursday, May 29, 7 p.m.

at Bruno Stadium, Troy

Game 10: Game 8 winner vs. Game 9 winner

Class D

Quarterfinals

Thursday, May 22, 4 p.m.

Game 1: No. 5 Salem at No. 4 Mekeel Christian Academy

Game 2: No. 6 Germantown at No. 3 Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville

Game 3: No. 7 Warrensburg at No. 2 Loudonville Christian

Semifinals

Saturday, May 24

At East Field, Glens Falls

Game 4: Game 2 winner vs. Game 3 winner, 4 p.m.

Game 5: Game 1 winner vs. No. 1 Fort Ann, 1 p.m.

Championship

Thursday, May 29, 4 p.m.

at Bruno Stadium, Troy

Game 6: Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner