Thursday, 13 May 2021 15:13

Varsity Baseball and Softball Teams Take the Field

Varsity Baseball and Softball Teams Take the Field

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Local high school varsity baseball and softball seasons get underway. 

SCC v. Waterford Varsity Baseball 

Saratoga Central Catholic Varsity Baseball picked up their second win of the season in their first Wasaren League game, beating Waterford 8-5 on Saturday, May 8 at home. For Saratoga Central Catholic, Anthony Barile went 2 for 5 with a triple and a run scored. Chris Gill went 2 for 3 with a run scored and a sac fly for an RBI. Ben Hajos went 3 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI. Waterford’s Gavin Bodah went 1 for 4 with a double and 2 RBIs. Winning pitcher Tyler Weygand threw four innings and gave up 2 hits and 1 earned run. He walked 5 and struck out 8.  Saratoga Central Catholic’s overall record improves to 2-0. Waterford’s record falls to 1-1. 

SCC v. Berlin/New Lebanon Varsity Baseball 

Saratoga Central Catholic Varsity Baseball blanked Berlin/New Lebanon, 10-0, in an away non-league game on Monday, May 10. Pitchers Pierce Byrne and Charlie Greiner combined on a two-hitter. Byrne, a 7th grader, gave up one hit over 4 innings, with 9 strikeouts, 1 walk, and 1 hit by pitch. Ryan McCarroll went 1 for 3 with a triple, 1 RBI, and a run scored. Aidan Crowther went 1 for 2 with 2 RBIs and 3 runs scored. Anthony Barile went 1 for 4 with 2 RBIs. Dylan Mulholland went 2 for 4 with a run scored. Berlin/New Lebanon’s Matt Corsey went 2 for 2, both singles. Saratoga Central Catholic’s overall record improves to 3-0. Berlin/New Lebanon’s record is 0-2.

SCC v. Berlin/New Lebanon Varsity Softball 

Saratoga Central Catholic Varsity Softball beat Berlin/New Lebanon in a close game, 3-1, away on Monday, May 10. Molly O’Reilly played outstanding on the mound, pitching seven innings with 13 strikeouts and one earned run. Freshman Calliegh Sisk was behind the plate for all seven innings. First baseman Ryleigh Dempsey had the go ahead single in the bottom of the fifth inning to put the Saints ahead. The game ended with a great catch by freshman Rylee Cornell who came off the bench in the fourth inning. The Saints league record is 2-0, and their overall record is now 2-1. 

Saratoga Springs v. Ballston Spa Varsity Baseball

Saratoga Springs Varsity Baseball had a 3-1 win over Ballston Spa on Monday, May 10. Saratoga Springs’s P. Deschaine went 2 for 2 with 1 run scored. A. Teator went 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI. N. Joly went 1 for 3 with 1 run scored and an RBI. S. Hudson went 1 for 3 with an RBI. Ballston Spa’s C. Checca went 2 for 4, E. Hodnett went 1 for 3, and A. SantaBarbara also went 1 for 3. Winning pitcher A. Teator pitched 4 innings, giving up 2 hits and 1 earned run. He struck out 5 and walked 5. E. Hodnett was the losing pitcher of record. 

Saratoga Springs v. Ballston Spa Varsity Baseball

Saratoga Springs Varsity Softball lost 20-7 against Ballston Spa on Monday, May 10. For the Scotties, J. Russell went 4 for 6 with 4 runs scored and 4 RBIs. P. Witalec went 2 for 4 with 1 run scored and 3 RBIs. T. Russell went 4 for 4 with 2 runs scored and 3 RBIs. A. Piscitelli went 2 for 4 with 2 runs scored and 1 RBI. For the Blue Streaks, M. Vaughn went 1 for 2 with 2 runs scored and 2 walks, G. Cornell went 1 for 2 with 1 run scored and 2 walks, and B. Labate went 1 for 2 with 2 RBIs. Winning pitcher L. Wiltsie pitched 6 innings, gave up 5 hits and 1 earned run. She struck out 6 and walked 1 batter. Saratoga’s pitcher B. Labate got the loss, giving up seven earned runs in three innings, striking out 3 and walking 3. 

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