Glens Falls shuts out Huskies, 11-0

Glens Falls' Rece McClements races down the first-base line as Gloversville second baseman Luca DeMaio looks to throw to first in an attempt for a double play after getting the force out of Caleb Poag at second during Monday's Foothills Council game at Johnstown High School. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

JOHNSTOWN — When they got a break in the first inning, the Glens Falls Indians made the most of it.

A fielding error on a ground ball to the left side of the infield allowed Rece McClements to reach base. The Indians sent 10 batters to the plate in the opening innings, with the big blow coming from a bases-loaded double by Benjamin DiFiore to put the Indians up 5-0.

John Lapham, Benjamin Palmer and McClements combined for a 2-hit performance on the mound as Glens Falls romped to an 11-0 victory over Gloversville in Foothills Council action Monday at Johnstown High School.

“It was the only error we made all game and unfortunately it came in a spot where we opened the door and they took advantage of it,” Gloversville coach John Lott said. “Credit Glens Falls, they hit the ball extremely well today.”

John Lapham got the starting assignment on the mound for the Indians, allowing two hits, striking out five and walking none. He helped his cause at the plate with an RBI double and a two-run home run.

Griffin Woodell also had a big day at the plate for Glens Falls, belting two doubles and a home run.

Zach Rocas and Nicholas Nellis accounted for Gloversville’s two hits.

Nellis delivered the Huskies first hit of the game, a second-inning single up the middle, while Rocas doubled with one out in the third and advanced to third on Raymond Strauser’s ground out, where he was stranded.

“The kids are working hard. It is not an issue of the kids not giving me all they have, it is just developing the baseball IQ,” Lott said. “It will come with time. We will stay positive and keep working hard and things will start going well.”

The Huskies will return to the Johnstown High School diamond today for a Foothills Council game against Hudson Falls before traveling to take on Queensbury on Thursday.

“We have Hudson Falls here at noon tomorrow,” Lott said. “We just told the kids to shake it off and go out and get the next one. That’s all we can do.”

Gloversville has been playing its early-season home games at Johnstown High School as the Husky Field diamond has been unplayable. The Huskies are looking to be on their home diamond this weekend for their portion of the Glove Cities Baseball Classic.

Gloversville is scheduled to host Unatego at 3:30 p.m. at the Park Terrace facility before hosting Canajoharie at 7 p.m.

Johnstown will host Canajoharie at 3:30 p.m. at Johnstown High School before welcoming Unatego at 7 p.m.

Glens Falls 11, Gloversville 0

Glens Falls 520 100 3 — 11 14 1

Gloversville 000 000 0 — 0 2 1

Lapham, Palmer (4), McClements (6) and DiFiore; Tomek-Russell, Rocas (5) and Rocas, Dooling (5).

Western Athletic Conference

Fort Plain 6,

Note Dame-Bishop Gibbons 3

FORT PLAIN — Troy Butler struck out 13, doubled, singled, scored twice and picked up an RBI to lead Fort Plain to victory Monday at Phillips Field at the Fort Plain Sports Complex.

John Cortese added a double, single and two RBIs for the Hilltoppers, while Josh Nellis added a double, single and an RBI.

Matt Kordziel paced Bishop Gibbons (7-3 overall, 5-2 WAC) with a two RBI double in the sixth inning, and Jacob Trombley connected for an RBI double in the first inning.

The undefeated Hilltoppers (6-0 overall, 5-0 WAC) will host Fonda-Fultonville (4-3 overall, 3-1 WAC) at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Fort Plain 6, Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons 3

NDBG 100 002 0 — 3 4 0

Fort Plain 110 031 x — 6 10 0

Matala and Baaki; Butler, Cortese (7) and Fureno.

Fonda-Fultonville 5,

Schoharie 0

SCHOHARIE — Fonda-Fultonville’s Kyle Lawyer struck out 12 and limited Schoharie to three hits to lead the Braves to victory Monday at Schoharie High School.

The Braves took advantage of four Schoharie errors as they got four hits, all singles, from Cade Kearns, Dylan Hamlen, Giovanni DiCaprio and Dylan Thomson.

Thomson finished with two RBIS, while Kearns, Hamlen and DiCaprio had an RBI apiece.

Quin Barton, Shane Helmstadt and Gabriel Borthwick all singled for Schoharie (4-3 overall, 4-2 WAC).

Fonda-Fultonville improves to 4-3 overall and 3-1 in the league and will travel to play Fort Plain at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Fort Plain Sports Complex.

Fonda-Fultonville 5, Schoharie 0

Fonda-Fultonville 001 000 4 — 5 4 1

Schoharie 000 000 0 — 0 3 4

Lawyer and Myles; Helmstadt, MacDonald (7) and Scheuer.

Non-league

OESJ15, New York Mills 5

NEW YORK MILLS — Tyler Leon struck out 10, allowed three runs on five hits in five innings of work to lead Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville to the non-league victory Monday at New York Mills High School.

Von Baker and Travis LaFountain had three hits apiece including home runs for the Wolfpack (7-1 overall, 6-1 WAC)

OESJ will host Dolgeville in a non-league game today at 4:30 p.m.

Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville 15, New York Mills 5

Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville 024 060 3 — 15 11 4

New York Mills 021 000 2 — 5 6 3

Leon, Brundage (5) and Snell, LaFountain (7); Copperwheat, Bauer (2), Schorback (5) and Baur, Siriano (2).

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