Matt Hinderliter laid down a bunt single to plate the tying run and Nick Myers hit a sacrifice fly to bring home the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth inning, and Hinderliter threw a complete game six-hitter as the Patriots locked up a berth in the Section II Class B playoffs by beating Gloversville on Monday.
Hinderliter struck out five and didn’t walk a batter in going the distance. He also had two of B-P’s seven hits. Brodryk Benton and Mike Dygon each singled twice for the Patriots.
Korey Cotugno doubled and Tyler Quinones drove in a run for Gloversville. Anthony Ponticello struck out four, walked one and scattered seven hits over six innings in a hard-luck loss.
Brendan McGillin turned in a dominant performance on the mound, striking out 13 in a complete game three-hitter as the Amsterdam High School baseball team wrapped up its Foothills Council regular season schedule on May 3 with a 7-1 win over Gloversville at Husky Field.
McGillin didn’t walk a batter and retired the first 11 hitters he faced until Anthony Ponticello’s two-out single in the fourth inning. After hitting the next batter, McGillin escaped the inning and retired seven more in a row. Ponticello doubled to lead off the bottom of the seventh and broke up the shutout when he scored on Broderick Royal’s two-out RBI single.
Foothills South Division champion Amsterdam (11-4, 11-2 Foothills) scored three runs in the second inning to take control and added some insurance with a four-run seventh.
Ponticello scattered six hits over six-plus innings for Gloversville, striking out three and walking three.
Alex VanDeusen walked with the bases loaded to force home the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Sir Bills the win over B-P on May 3.
After the two teams were scoreless through 6 1/2 innings, Trevor Porter led off the seventh for Johnstown with a double. Charlie Brown was intentionally walked, and after a Dan Jarabek groundout moved the runners to second and third, Ben Wager was intentionally walked to load the bases.
Brodryk Benton then came on to relieve B-P starter Mike Dygon and retired Mike Brown on a pop-up to first, but VanDeusen worked a five-pitch walk to bring home the game’s only run.
Dygon took the hard-luck loss for B-P, scattering three hits, striking out six and walking two over 6 1/3 innings before hitting his pitch limit. Ryan Zajaceskowski and Jack Szumowski both hit singles for B-P.
Ben Wager had the only other hits besides Porter’s seventh-inning double for Johnstown. He also struck out eight and walked four over 6 2/3 innings on the mound, but took a no decision. VanDeusen recorded the final out in the top of the seventh to earn the win.
Kaitlyn Serpa scored seven goals, and the Lady Bills outscored Amsterdam 10-2 in the second half to pull away for the win.
Allie Queeney scored a hat trick and Abbie Hollister finished with two goals and two assists for Johnstown, while Maddie Etherton contributed a goal and two assists. Nine different Lady Bills players scored at least one goal.
Lucia Liverio pumped in four goals to lead the Amsterdam offense.
SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Mayfield High School softball team lost a pair of games Saturday in a tournament at Saratoga High School, falling 5-1 to Schuylerville and 12-0 to Greenwich.
In the first game, Lauren Kelleher had a double, two singles and a run batted in while also pitching a four-hitter to lead Schuylerville to victory. Grace Pelletier-Hoblock and Hunter VanArnum added two-hits apiece for Schuylerville.
Sydney Sheldon singled and drove in a run to lead Mayfield, while Kyle Cotugno singled and scored. Sydney Benton and Karleigh VanNostrand both contributed base hits.
In Greenwich’s 12-0 triumph over Mayfield, Taryn LaFontaine doubled and Sydney Benton singled for Mayfield, which fell to 6-6 overall on the season.
TRACK AND FIELD
Canajoharie took second in the boys team race and Fonda-Fultonville was third in a close girls competition Friday at a rainy Knox Field.
Kevin Mazzarella starred for Canajoharie, which finished 11 points behind champion Scotia-Glenville in the 16-team field.
Broadalbin-Perth’s Joey Vitalis was third in the 1,600-meter run.
In the girls competition, Fonda-Fultonville finished third behind Averill Park and Scotia-Glenville.
Broadalbin-Perth got a couple of scoring efforts from Gabrielle Larsen, who was second in the 2,000-meter steeplechase and fifth in the 1,500-meter run.
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