Gloversville tops Hudson Falls for first win

Gloversvlle shortstop Anthony Tomek-Russell fires across the diamond to get the out during the seventh inning of Tuesday's Foothills Council game against Hudson Falls at Johnstown High School. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

JOHNSTOWN — Less than 24 hours after being shut out by the Glens Falls Indians, the Gloversville Huskies returned to the diamond at Johnstown High School to face the Hudson Falls Tigers.

This time, the outcome was a positive one.

Led by senior Raymond Strauser and freshman Dane Dillenback, the Huskies picked up their first win of the season and the first victory for Coach John Lott as they defeated Hudson Falls 5-3 in the Foothills Council matinee.

“In less than 24 hours they got on the bus, again, for a home game,” Lott said. “We got here, took a quick batting practice and they were focused from the very beginning. I am very happy with their effort. It is good to see them enjoy success for their effort.”

The Tigers put Gloversville in a hole early, using a pair of doubles to put a run on the board in the top of the first.

Gloversville's Julien Deumaga crosses the plate to score on Garrett Dooling's RBI single in the sixth inning of Tuesday's Foothills Council game against Hudson Falls at Johnstown High School. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

The Huskies got the run back quickly when Strauser walked, stole second, advanced to third on a passed ball before scoring on a ground out by Dillenback.

Gloversville took the lead in the bottom of the fourth when Strauser and Dillenback led off with back-to-back singles. Anthony Tomek-Russell drove in Strauser with his one-out single and Dillenback scored on a passed ball to give the Huskies a 3-1 advantage.

The Tigers answered with a run in the top of the fifth when Stephen Currier was hit by a pitch and came around to score on James Plakelt’s fielder’s choice to cut the lead to 3-2.

Again, the Huskies answered with Strauser reaching base on an error and stealing second before racing home on Dillenback’s double to center field to up the score to 4-2.

The Tigers again got a run back in the top of the sixth when Andrew Hogan reached on an error, stole second, advanced to third on a ground out by Aiden Hogan before scoring on a passed ball to again make it a one-run game, 4-3.

Hudson Falls' Stephen Currier (13) covers the home plate as Gloversville's Dane Dillenback scores on a passed ball during Foothills Council action Tuesday at Johnstown High School. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Gloversville put its lead back up to two when Julien Deumaga walked with one out, stole second and scored on Garrett Dooling’s single to build a 5-3 lead.

With Dillenback’s pitch count getting high, Strauser came on to pitch in the top of the seventh.

He got strong defensive plays behind him as Tomek-Russell and Deumaga came up with tough plays before Strauser struck out Plakelt to secure the victory.

“It was a nice job by Tomek on that slow grounder to short. He charged it and made the play,” Lott said. “Then Julien knocking that ball down and Ray getting over there to cover the base was big.”

Dillenback finished with a double and a single to go with two RBIs and a run scored, while allowing five hits, striking out four and walking three.

Gloversville’s Dane Dillenback delivers a pitch to the plate during a Foothills Council game against Hudson Falls Tuesday at Johnstown High School. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

“Dane is a freshman and did an outstanding job on the mound,” Lott said. “He was commanding the zone. He was throwing strikes, not giving a lot of free passes and was letting the defense work. Ray did a really good job coming in and closing out the seventh inning. It is tough coming in after six innings and not throwing a lot of warmup pitches to come in and shut them down like that.”

Gloversville will again get on the bus Thursday, only this time to head to Queensbury for a Foothills Council game with first pitch scheduled for noon.

Gloversville 5, Hudson Falls 3

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Dillenback, Strauser (7) and Rocas.

Foothills Council

Queensbury 7,

Johnstown 1

QUEENSBURY — Matt Chase struck out 14 and drove in four runs to lead Queensbury to victory Tuesday at Queensbury High School.

Jack Sylvia and Nate Angell collected three RBIs apiece for the Spartans (4-3 overall, 3-1 Foothills)

Charlie Brown had an RBI double for Johnstown (0-5 overall, 0-4 Foothills)

Queensbury 7, Johnstown 1

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WP — Chase; LP — Miller.

Broadalbin-Perth 3, Glens Falls 1

BROADALBIN — Sam Vainauskas hit a go-ahead RBI double in the bottom of the sixth inning to lift Broadalbin-Perth to a Foothills Council victory over Glens Falls.

The Patriots scored all three of their runs in the sixth to earn the win.

Brodryk Benton struck out nine and allowed three hits in 6 1/3 innings, while Ryan Visco earned the save for B-P.

Ryan Visco, Jack Marsden and Dante Calderone all had singles for the Patriots, who improved to 5-2 overall and 2-2 in Foothills play.

Kyle Vachon had a double and a single for Glens Falls.

Broadalbin-Perth 3, Glens Falls 1

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WP — Benton; LP — Weils.

Amsterdam 5, Schuylerville 1

AMSTERDAM — Peyton Ausfield had a triple and a single to help Amsterdam post a Foothills Council victory over Schuylerville at Shuttleworth Park.

Jeffrey Brennan had an RBI double for the Rams, while Francisco Rodriguez-Santana, Matt Murphy and Andrew Giaimo all had two hits. Michael Rocas added double for Amsterdam.

Tyler Safran earned the win on the mound for the Rams, striking out seven, walking two and allowing four hits in 6 1/3 innings.

Paul Harshbarger had an RBI triple for Schuylerville.

Amsterdam (5-1 overall, 4-0 Foothills) is scheduled to host Scotia-Glenville on Thursday at noon at Shuttleworth Park.

Amsterdam 5, Schuylerville 1

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WP — Safran; LP — McCarthy.

WAC

Galway 11, Mayfield 1

GALWAY — Erik Malanowski had a single, double, triple, two runs scored and an RBI to lead Galway to a Western Athletic Conference victory over Mayfield.

The game was played at Galway, but the Panthers were the home team.

Mike Zelezniak, Christian Hines, Joe Herbst and Josh Jankowski all had two hits for the Golden Eagles, who had 13 hits in the game.

Zelezniak also earned the win on the mound, allowing one hit, striking out seven and walking three.

Kendrick Jackson had the lone hit for Mayfield.

Galway 11, Mayfield 1

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Zelezniak and Malanoski; Williamson, Insognia (3), Hines (5) and Hennessey.

Non-league

OESJ 8, Dolgeville 0

ST. JOHNSVILLE — Ben Littrell pitched a no-hitter to lead Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville to a non-league victory over Dolgeville at Soldiers and Sailors FIeld.

Nick Grant had a single, double, three RBIs and two runs scored for OESJ (8-1 overall), while Tyler Leon and Mason Snell each had a single, double, RBI and scored two runs. Travis LaFountain had two hits for the Wolves, while Jack Brundage, Dylan Corapi and Littrell all had singles.

The Blue Devils slipped to 1-3 overall with the loss.

OESJ 8, Dolgeville 0

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Fahd, Wilcox (4) and Weber; Littrell and Snell.

Cooperstown 11, Canajoharie 0

COOPERSTOWN — Kendal Haney had three hits and five RBIs to lead Cooperstown to a non-league victory over Canajoharie in a game played at Doubleday Field.

Ben Tafuro and Chris Ubner each added two hits for the Hawkeyes.

Derek Hyney, Nick Shariff and Keegan Myers all had singles for Canajoharie (4-4 overall).

Cooperstown 11, Canajoharie 0

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WP – Haney; LP — Hyney.

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