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Broadalbin-Perth 2,
Gloversville 1
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.
Amsterdam 7
Gloversville 1
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.
Johnstown 1,
Broadalbin-Perth 0
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.
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Johnstown 18,
Amsterdam 8
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.
Johnstown Invitational
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.