Lady Bills blank Gloversville, 10-0

Johnstown's Zoe Petrie (7) leaps for the throw as Scotia-Glenville's Cerenity Sedgwick slides safely into third base during Monday's Foothills Council game at Johnstown High School. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

JOHNSTOWN — After dropping a 5-1 decision to Scotia-Glenville in the first game of a Foothills Council doubleheader, Johnstown rebounded to defeat inter-city rival Gloversville 10-0 on Senior Night at Johnstown High School.

“We played a good game against Scotia first,” Johnstown coach Jamie Kohout said. “We lost 5-1 after being shut out in five innings the first time we played them at their place. Then we came back and hit the ball tonight and played defense well. We were able to get everybody in and got my seniors a lot of playing time. I am happy with the way we played today.”

Johnstown got off to a fast start in its first at-bat against the Huskies.

Megan O’Connell led off with a single and Grace Giarrizzo followed with a double. Joelle Bump picked up an RBI with a ground out before Giarrizzo scored on Sydney Darling’s double and Zoe Petrie drove in Darling to stake the Lady Bills to a 3-0 lead.

Gloversville threatened in the top of the third with Miranda Brown leading off with a single and Maddie Avery a two-out single and stole second to put runners at second and third. Michaela Ponticello drove a shot to center field that Giarrizzo gathered in to end the threat.

Johnstown's Haylee Webbslides safely into second as Scotia-Glenville's Brenna Jahn (2) applies the tag during Monday's Foothills Council game at Johnstown High School. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

Johnstown built off the momentum to put four runs on the board in the bottom of the third, with the big hit a triple off the bat of Sarah Pratt to help build a 7-0 advantage.

The Lady Bills defense stepped up again in the top of the fourth with Giarrizzo again running down a well-hit ball by Celia Meher and Pratt, scrambling to chase down a foul ball behind the plate before O’Connell picked up the final out with a diving catch on the infield.

With the top of its order up, Johnstown took its lead to 10-0 in the bottom of the inning with Giarrizzo, Bump and Darling all singling and Giarrizzo and Bump stealing bases.

Brown connected for a one-out double for Gloversville in the top of the fifth, but Bump responded by getting the final two out in the inning on strike outs. Bump continued her strong outing in the circle for the Lady Bills, allowing one hit, a single by Ponticello, over the final two innings to lock up the league victory.

“I thought in the third inning when we had second and third and Michaela was up, down 3-0, we had a shot,” Gloversville coach Mark LeFever said. “She had a shot to center that, if it goes two feet right or left, it is 3-3. Then they came up in the bottom of the third and got four more to make it seven. At that point it kind of took the wind out of us.”

Gloversville catcher Miranda Brown waits for the throw as Johnstown's Sydney Darling slides into home plate during Foothills Council action Monday at Johnstown High School. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Brown, a late-season call up from the junior varsity, finished with a double and a single, while Ponticello and Avery both singled for the Huskies.

Giarrizzo led the Lady Bills at the plate with a double and two singles, while Darling had a double and a single and Pratt tripled. O’Connell, Bump, Petrie and Alexa Savage round out the Johnstown hitting attack with singles.

Johnstown (6-8 overall, 3-7 Foothills) will close out its season today on the road against Glens Falls.

“We are 6-8 right now overall, but we are not going to sectionals.” Kohout said. “But that is alright. We made a huge improvement over last year and won a lot more games.”

Gloversville closed out its season with a 1-16 overall record, while posting a 0-11 mark in the league.

Gloversville's Maddie Avery (4) races down the first baseline as Johnstown pitcher Joelle Bump fields the bunt in the top of the sixth inning during Foothills Council action Monday at Johnstown High School. Also covering for the Lady Bills is first baseman Sophie Frenyea (4). (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

“Early in the year, we lost a couple of players that we thought would be key players and that caused us to move people around, putting people in new positions,” LeFever said. “Then we lost Kendra [senior catcher Kendra Lavery] about halfway through and had to move people around again. But on the bright side we brought up a couple of players who contributed. Our catcher Miranda Brown and pitcher Gretta Atty threw well for us. We have some young players in the program that will be able to step up. I am proud of the girls. We didn’t have a lot of good breaks and good fortune but that is all part of the game.”

Johnstown 10, Gloversville 0

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Ponticello, Atty (5) and Brown; Bump and Pratt, Bermus (5)

Gloversville second baseman Alyssa Christman (3) reacts as Johnstown's Megan O'Connell (9) slides in for a stolen base as shortstop Nature Conyne receives the throw during Monday's Foothills Council game at Johnstown High School. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Scotia-Glenville 5, Johnstown 1

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WP – Schaub; LP — Vuskalns

South Glens Falls 8, Amsterdam 2

AMSTERDAM — Leah VanDerwarker connected for a home run and a double, while driving in a run and scoring twice to back up Hannah Breen’s three-hit, seven strikeout performance in the circle for Foothills Council North champion South Glens Falls.

Nicole DeRose drove in two runs with a home run, while Mackenzie Farina doubled and Sydney Szczepanik singled for Amsterdam (9-6 overall, 6-4 Foothills).

Breen added a double for South Glens Falls (14-0, 12-0).

Amsterdam will close out its regular season today at Scotia-Glenville (11-3, 8-2).

South Glens Falls 8, Amsterdam 2

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Breen and Kellogg; Szczepanik and Alecia.

Schuylerville 4, Queensbury 2

SCHUYLERVILLE — Teagan Andrews struck out six and scattered seven hits to pick up the victory in the circle for the Black Horses.

Hannah Klingbiel doubled for Schuylerville (10-6, 7-5), while Taylor Berrigan drove in two runs and Sydney Warmt and Molly Vianese had two singles apiece.

Payton Jones connected for a home run for Queensbury (5-10, 5-7), while Emma Sponzo doubled and singled and Kaileigh and Fiona Hunt both singled.

Schuylerville 4, Queensbury 2

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WP — Andrews; LP — Rogers.

WAC

Mayfield 4, Galway 1

GLOVERSVILLE — Jillian Botch struck out 10 batters and singled to help lead Mayfield to victory Monday night at Gloversville High School.

Lindsey Hampton had two singles and two RBIs for the Lady Panthers (11-5 overall, 8-1 WAC), while Emily Senese singled and drove in two and Taryn LaFontaine singled.

Hannah Hoffman had an RBI double for Galway, while Emma Smith and Michaela Neahr singled.

Mayfield will close out its regular season today at Berne-Knox-Westerlo.

Mayfield 4, Galway 1

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Botch and LaFontaine; Smith and Bagdan.

FP-OESJ 8, Fonda-Fultonville 5

FORT PLAIN — Michaela Stockwell connected for a home run, three singles and drove in two to lead Fort Plain-Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville to victory and lock up the Western Athletic Conference Mohawk Division championship Monday.

Bella Page added two singles and two RBIs for Fort Plain-Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville, while Alexis Mumford had a double and a single and Abby Johnson and Jenna Reese had two singles apiece to go with singles from Fontana LaCoppola and Meadow Arduini.

Marilyn Whitcavich had a double and a single to drive in three runs for Fonda-Fultonville, while Sierra Rose added three singles and Bri Egleston had two singles and Haley Williams added a single.

With the victory, Fort Plain/Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville improves to 9-3 overall and 8-2 in the WAC.

Fonda-Fultonville (7-10 overall, 4-5 WAC) is slated to host Schoharie today at 4:30 p.m.

FP-OESJ 8, Fonda-Fultonville 5

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Williams, Egelston (5) and Rose; Stockwell and LaCoppola

Center State Conference

Oriskany 14, Dolgeville 3

HERKIMER — Angelina Hays went 5-for-5 with two doubles, three singles, four RBIs and four runs scored to lead Oriskany to the Center State Conference victory over Dolgeville Monday at the Mudville Softball Complex in Herkimer.

Maddelyn Hoehn had two doubles and a single with four runs scored for Oriskany and Aeron Hamm added a triple and a single.

Audrey Williams doubled for Dolgeville (4-8 overall), while Sam Webber had two singles and Brianna Potts and Sandra Gonyea both singled.

The Blue Devils are scheduled to host Waterville tday in a doubleheader. The first game is set to begin at 4 p.m.

Oriskany 14, Dolgeville 3

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