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H.S. Baseball Roundup: B-P, Gloversville split doubleheader

Broadalbin-Perth's Jake Galarneau dives back to first as Gloversville first baseman Trevor Mee watch for the throw on a pick-off attempt during the first game of Monday's Foothills Council doubleheader at Husky Field. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

GLOVERSVILLE — After being halted by a severe thunderstorm on Friday, the Broadalbin-Perth Patriots and Gloversville Huskies squared off in a Foothills Council doubleheader Monday at Husky Field.

The Patriots picked up where they left off in the opener, building on their 5-0 lead when the game was called in the bottom of the second inning Friday, to romp to a 10-1 victory.

In the nightcap, with Broadalbin-Perth being the home team, the Huskies opened with a five-run first inning and pulled away to a 13-3 victory.

“I told the guys between games that they have got to get up for every game,” Gloversville coach Mike DeMagistris said. “In game one, we were not prepared and I can take the blame for that. I kind of got on them between games and called the seniors aside and told them how important this was being two wins away from qualifying for sectionals.”

On Friday, Broadalbin-Perth came out swinging and got to Gloversville’s ace Aaron Dona early, putting up five runs on five hits before the game was called because of heavy rains and high winds.

The decision was made to continue the game on Monday as part of a doubleheader, with the Patriots being the home team in the second game at Husky Field.

When play resumed Monday, Anthony Tomek took over on the mound for Gloversville and the Broadalbin-Perth bats continued to deliver runs as they pulled away for a 10-1 victory.

“We went up with a really good plan,” Broadalbin-Perth coach R.J. Pingitore said. “I can’t say enough about the kind of competitor he [Aaron Dona] is. He is a gamer, always around the zone and doesn’t walk a lot of guys. Our guys went up with an aggressive approach and we got to his early on a couple of mistakes.”

Justin Hertik picked up three hits, including a double, in the opening game, driving in one and scoring three times, while Alex Gardner had a double and a single and two runs scored and Brodryk Benton and Jack Szumowski added doubles for the Patriots.

Gloversville’s lone run came in the bottom of the fifth when Raymond Strauser led off with a double, moved to third on Julien Deumaga’s ground out and scored on Broderick Royal’s sacrifice fly.

The Huskies threatened to put more runs on the board with Tomek reaching on an error and Dona singling, but Matt Hinderliter came up with a pair of run-saving catches in left field to end the rally.

Tomek and Dona had two singles apiece in the opener, while Strauser doubled and Nate Thompson singled to account for Gloversville’s hits.

The Huskies came out swinging in the first inning of the second game.

Tomek got the Huskies going with a one-out single and Dona followed with a double before Trevor Mee was intentionally walked to load the bases. Brandon Becker delivered a three-run double down the left line and Thompson singled to score Becker. Kyle Lanphere walked and Strauser singled to drive in Thompson for a 5-0 lead before Broadalbin-Perth starter Matt Hinderliter closed out the inning with a pair of strike outs.

The Patriots got a run back in the bottom of the first when Hinderliter led off with a single but was forced out on Alex Gardner’s fielder’s choice. Nick Myers and Benton followed with back-to-back singles to load the bases with one out. Szumowski picked up the RBI with his fielder’s choice before Gloversville starter Dylan Rockefeller got a strike out and a ground out to get out of the inning.

The Huskies added another run in the top of the third before breaking the game open with a seven-run, 11-batter fourth inning. Mee, Becker, Thompson, Lanphere and Royal all had RBI singles in the inning to push the Gloversville lead to 13-1.

The Patriots got two runs back in the bottom of the fourth when Hertik and Jared Eipp singled and Hinderliter doubled to score Hertik and Gardner scored Eipp with his ground out to close out the scoring at 13-3.

“I am really proud of my guys. There was a point in the game where they stopped having fun and as the game went on they slowly found it again,” Pingitore said. “This game is really easy when you are having fun. But a lot of the game is mental and when you don’t have it going mentally, it becomes very, very hard and it is works against you in a lot of ways.”

Hinderliter led the Patriots at the plate with a double, single and run scored, while Gardner had a single, RBI and a run scored. Hertik and Eipp both singled and scored a run, while Benton had a hit.

For Gloversville, Dona had three doubles and a single and scored twice, while Becker had a double, two singles, drove in four runs and scored twice. Strauser added a pair of hits and a pair of RBIs to the Huskies attack.

Dylan Rockefeller picked up the win on the mound for Gloversville, allowing eight hits and striking out 10.

“Dylan Rockefeller went out there and pitched a great game,” DeMagistris said. “This is probably as proud as I can be of one of my teams because after laying an egg in Game 1, we came back and responded right away by scoring five runs in the first inning. I am proud of their effort. That gets us back above .500 in the league and we have a tough week with Scotia on Wednesday and Friday. They are a very good baseball team but I think we are back where we want to be.”

The victory moves the Huskies within one game of qualifying for postseason play with four league games remaining on their schedule – two with Scotia-Glenville and one apiece with South Glens Falls and Amsterdam.

The Patriots have already qualified for postseason play but are heading into a big division series with Amsterdam on Wednesday and Thursday.

“It is always one that I hold near and dear to my heart,” Pingitore said. “Especially now with Robbie [Robbie Hisert] coaching them. He was my coach at Southern Vermont. My guys will be ready to go.”

Game 1

Broadalbin-Perth 10, Gloversville 1

Broadalbin-Perth 232 021 0 — 10 10 4

Gloversville 000 010 0 — 1 6 2

Myers, Eipp (7) and Galarneau; Dona, Tomek (3) and Becker

Game 2

Gloversville 13, Broadalbin-Perth 3

Gloversville 501 700 0 — 13 15 0

Broadalbin-Perth 100 200 0 — 3 8 1

Rockefeller, Lanphere (7) and Becker; Hinderliter, Eipp, (4), Szumowski (5), Benton (7) and Benton, Galarneau (7).

Amsterdam 11, Johnstown 2

JOHNSTOWN — Amsterdam pitcher Michael Rocas and Nic Carbone combined for a two-hitter in the Rams’ Foothills Council victory Monday at Johnstown High School.

Trevor Porter connected for a solo home run for the Sir Bills, while Noah Massey doubled to account for the Johnstown hits.

Jeff Brennan had two doubles and a single with two RBIs for Amsterdam (9-3 overall, 8-2 Foothills), while Ryan Bradt had a double and a single.

Amsterdam 11, Johnstown 2

Amsterdam 240 230 0 — 11 9 0

Johnstown 100 100 0 — 2 2 2

Rocas, Agresta (6), and Krakow; VanDeusen, Brown(2), Miller(5), and Sanges.

South Glens Falls 4, Glens Falls 3

SOUTH GLENS FALLS –With Justin Nesbitt delivering a game-tying triple in the bottom of the seventh, the Bulldogs (6-10 overall, 4-7 Foothills) rallied for two runs to grab the Foothills Council victory away from Glens Falls.

Rece McClements was 2-for-3 for Glens Falls with a triple and three RBIs, while Will Florio went 2-for-4 on the day.

South Glens Falls 4, Glens Falls 3

Glens Falls 000 010 2 — 3 4 3

South Glens Falls 110 000 2 — 4 6 1

Shufelt and Vachon; Anderson and Bovair.

Queensbury 8, Hudson Falls 0

QUEENSBURY — Ben Sphur and Jack Sylvia both struck out four in their combined one-hitter to lead Queensbury to the win over Hudson Falls Monday at Queensbury High School.

Noah Edwards and Pat Conway both had doubles in their 3-for-4 performances at the plate for Queensbury (12-3 overall, 9-2 Foothills).

Ryan Melucci collected the lone hit for Hudson Falls (0-10 Foothills).

Queensbury 8, Hudson Falls 0

Hudson Falls 000 000 0 — 0 1 3

Queensbury 100 016 x — 8 10 1

McKeown and Carlisle; Sphur, Sylvia (4) and Angell.

WAC

Berne-Knox-Westerlo 11, Mayfield 5

BERNE — Pat Meehan finished with three singles and three RBIs to lead Berne-Knox-Westerlo to a Western Athletic Conference victory over Mayfield.

John Fancher was 4-for-4 with three runs scored for Mayfield (3-9 overall, 2-7 WAC), which is scheduled to travel to Fonda-Fultonville on Friday for a 4:30 p.m. contest.

Berne-Knox-Westerlo 11, Mayfield 5

Mayfield 112 000 1 — 5 9 5

Berne-Knox-Westerlo 109 001 x — 11 8 6

Fancher, Insogna (3), Hime (6) and Graf, Hennessey (5); Larsen, Toomey (5) and Audino.

Canajoharie 4, Fort Plain 2

CANAJOHARIE — Griffin Collins earned the complete-game victory as Canajoharie topped Fort Plain in a WAC contest.

Collins struck out four and allowed eight hits in seven innings for the Cougars, who improved to 6-4 overall and 5-2 in WAC play.

Fort Plain slipped to 9-2 overall and 7-1 in WAC play with the loss.

Canajoharie is scheduled to travel to Berne-Knox-Westerlo today for a 4:30 p.m. game, while Fort Plain is slated to host Mekeel Christian Academy on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

Canajoharie 4, Fort Plain 2

Fort Plain 000 110 0 — 2 8 2

Canajoharie 130 000 x — 4 7 1

Cortese and Fureno; Collins and Suits.

Center State Conference

Dolgeville 8, Waterville 7

DOLGEVILLE — Jimmy Baisley finished 3-for-5 with a doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored to lead Dolgeville to a victory over Waterville.

Riley Nagle finished 2-for-2 with a home run, double and four RBIs for the Blue Devils, while Brenden Fahd had a single and an RBI. Devin Gorinshek, Shane Perkins and Brady Wilcox all had singles for Dolgeville.

Connor Marriott and Garrett Bramer each had two hits for Waterville.

Dolgeville is scheduled to host West Canada Valley on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

Dolgeville 8, Waterville 7

Waterville 000 200 5 — 7 7 2

Dolgeville 511 000 1 — 8 9 2

WP — Wilcox; LP — Bramer.

MVAC

Wells 15, Indian Lake-Long Lake 8

WELLS — The Wells baseball team notched its first victory of the season, posting a win over Indian Lake-Long Lake.

Non-league

Fonda-Fultonville 8, Duanesburg 0

FONDA — Matt Zumbolo pitched a complete-game two-hitter to lead Fonda-Fultonville to a non-league victory over Duanesburg.

Cade Kearns had a double and two RBIs for the Braves, while Max Shirley had a single and an RBI. Myles Andersen and Kyle Lawyer each had singles for FFCS (8-6 overall) and Zumbolo added an RBI.

Porter Wilsey and Matt Coons each had hits for Duanesburg.

Fonda-Fultonville 8, Duanesburg 0

Duanesburg 000 000 0 — 0 2 5

Fonda-Fultonville 203 030 0 — 8 5 3

Gamache, Coons (5) and Enders; Zumbolo and Kearns.

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