COXSACKIE — The ENY Blackhawks 14U plated five runs in the second inning and went on to defeat the Greene County Outlaws 14U, 7-2, in Friday’s travel baseball game at McQuade Park.
The Blackhawks trailed 2-1 after one inning, but their second-inning rally put them on top to stay. Gabe Carpenter started the inning off with a single, followed by a walk to Jacob Macfarlane. Carpenter went to third on Devin Scali’s fly out to center and Macfarlane moved up to second on a stolen base.
A walk to Dom Pelizza loaded the bases for Gavin Hartka, who came through with an RBI single. Brandon Rossano and Kyle Danforth drew bases-loaded walks to force in two runs and Tyler Peck unloaded a two-run double to make it 6-2.
The Blackhawks maintained a four-run lead until the top of the seventh when they added an insurance tally on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Hartka.
Peck finished with a double, single and two RBI for the Blackhawks. Rossano doubled and drove in a run, Danforth colected tow singles and drove in a run, Macfarlane had two singles, Hartka singled and drove in two and Pelizza and Carpenter both singled.
Riley Street singled and drove in two runs for the Outlaws. Zach Russell, Alex Slater and Jaesen Hoop all singled.
Rossano pitched the first two innings for the Blackhawks, striking out five, walking three and allowing two runs and two hits. Hartka threw the next two innings, allowing two hits with two strikeouts and four walks. Danforth pitched the last three innings, striking out five and not allowing a run, hit or a walk.
Ty Van Valkenbrg, Mark Costanzo and Hoop all pitched for the Outlaws, combining for four strikeouts and seven walks while allowing seven runs and eight hits.
Ballston Spa overcame a one-run deficit with five runs in the fourth inning and three more in the fifth and went on to post an 11-7 victory over the ENY Blackhawks 14U in Sunday’s travel baseball game.
Dom Pelizza singled and had three RBI for the Blackhawks (12-2). Gavin Hartka doubled, Tyler Peck singled and drove in a run, Gabe Carpenter and Jacob Macfarlane singled and Devin Scali drove in a run.
Sam Buquet (3k,4bb,8r,7h) and Pelizza (1k,1bb,3r,2h) shared pitching duties for the Blackhawks.
Ty Van Valkenburg went 3 for 5 with a pair of doubles and five RBI to power the Greene County Outlaws 14U to a 17-2 victory over the Albany Senators 14+ in Sunday’s travel baseball game.
The game was stopped in the fifth inning because of the 10-run rule.
Sam Launer added a double to the Outlaws’ attack. Riley Street contributed two singles, Andrew Sager singled and drove in two runs, Mark Costanzo singled and drove in a run and Jaesen Hoop and Zane Devries-Lepson each drove in a run.
Sager (5k,6bb,2r,3h) pitched four innings and Zak Wagor (1k) threw one inning for the Outlaws.
Brady Holzhauer came within one out of throwing a no-hitter to lead the Columbia Clippers 15U to a 2-0 victory over the Lansingburgh Royals in Saturday’s travel baseball game.
Holzhauer finished with 10 strikeouts and no walks. Along with the two-out bunt single in the seventh, only one other Royals batter reached base, that coming in the fifth inning on an infield error.
Matt Buono had two singles and drove in both Clippers runs. Zach Rowe added two singles and Holzhauer, Jack Mullins and Mitchell Keegan all singled.
The Greene County Outlaws 15U suffered a 7-1 setback at the hands of the Schuylerville Stallions 15+ in Saturday’s travel baseball game.
Nate Shook-Timot led the Outlaws with three singles. Zach Russell had a single and an RBI and Christian Tedford singled.
Shook-Timot (4bb,4r,2h), Tedford (14k,3bb,3r,4h) and Jake Miller (1k,1h) shared mound duties for the Outlaws.
Nolan Space and Kiah Pinto combined for nine RBI to power the ENY Blackhawks 13U+ to a 19-3 victory over the Glove City Gladiators in Sunday’s travel baseball game.
Space ripped a double and two singles with five RBI and Pinto had a triple and two singles with four RBI for the Blackhawks (5-2).
Mike Clark added two doubles to the Blackhawks’ 16-hit attack. Connor Brignull tripled and drove in two runs, Austin Roberts doubled and drove in two, Alan Hamilton doubled, Patrick Graziano collected three singles and Sam Stead had two singles and an RBI.
Zach Ellis, Stead and Graziano combined to throw a one-hitter with eight strikeouts and eight walks.
Trent Keller, Thomas Pierro and Cameron Newkirk all homered to lead the Columbia Clippers 12U+ Blue to a 14-4 victory over the TC Bombers White 12ML in Saturday’s travel baseball game.
Keller and Newkirk hit two-run bombs, while Pierro launched a solo jack. Brody Adickes contributed two singles and drove in four runs, Hunter Nielsen had two singles and an RBI, Colton Hutson singled and Xavier Castle drove in a run.
Keller and Castle combined for the win, striking out nine, walking three and allowing four runs and six hits.
11+ Outlaws sweep twinbill
The Greene County Outlaws 11+ picked up two more wins on Sunday, defeating the NE Hurricanes White, 8-3, and the NE Hurricanes Blue, 11-3, in travel baseball action.
Against the Hurricanes White, Caden Boomhower had two singles and two RBI for the Outlaws (16-1). Nico Galante added two singles, Camden Bradt singled and drove in a run and Logan Weinstein singled.
Boomhower and Chris Hughes combined for the win, striking out 10, walking six and allowing three runs and six hits.
Against the Hurricanes Blue, Camden Bradt and Chris Hughes each had a single and two RBI for the Outlaws. Caden Boomhower and Kaleb Slater both singled and Kyle Scott drove in a run.
Scott, Sawyer Sitcer and Nico Galante teamed up for 14 strikeouts and three walks while allowing three runs and six hits.
Tanner Kelly belted two doubles and a single with two RBI to help the Columbia Clippers 10U defeat the Greene County Bombers 10U, 23-15, in the first game of Sunday’s travel baseball doubleheader.
Gavin Frederick had a double and single with an RBI for the Clippers. Amarion Perry and Braeden Barnes both doubled, Jayden Brantley and Evan Conte both collected two singles and two RBI, Logan Burleigh singled and drove in two, Mason Briscoe singled and drove in a run, Ethan Brennan and Ryan Link singled and Otto Semp drove in a run.
Keegan Mullins, Conte and Burleigh handled the pitching duties for the Clippers, striking out 13, walking nine and allowing 15 runs and 10 hits.
Evan Conte drilled two doubles and drove in two runs as the Columbia Clippers 10U completed a doubleheader sweep with a 15-4 victory over the Greene County Bombers 10U on Sunday.
The game was stopped in the fourth inning because of the 10-run rule.
Mason Briscoe and Gavin Frederick both doubled and drove in a run for the Clippers (13-6). Jayden Brantley doubled, Tanner Kelly singled and drove in a run and Keegan Mullins and Otto Semp both singled.
Amarion Perry pitched 3 1/3 innings for the Clippers, striking out five, walking three and allowing four runs and two hits. Briscoe pitched 2/3 of an inning, striking out the only two batters he faced.