Smith Outduels Gatt in Colonial Council Softball
When two outstanding softball pitchers get together, you can expect a low-scoring game.
It happened on Wednesday when Rebecca Smith threw a one-hitter and struck out 25 as Albany Academy beat Voorheesville, 2-1, in 11 innings on the Colonial Council agenda.
Amanda Gatt yielded just five hits and fanned 22 to star for Voorheesville. The game was scoreless through nine innings.
Duanesburg's Dani Hennel had a one-hitter for six innings of work in a 10-1 win over Canajoharie in the Western Athletic Conference semifinals.
Sidney Foland collected five RBI to power Schoharie past Sharon Springs, 16-5, in the WAC.
Kristen Connors had a big day with five goals and two assists to lead Shenendehowa past Burnt Hills, 15-7, in a Suburban Council girls lacrosse game on Wednesday.
Abbey Seymour put together three goals and four assists as Bethlehem downed Columbia, 16-9.
In non-league play, Catie Vivian scored six goals and three assists to power Holy Names over Scotia-Glenville, 21-13.
Jayne Ryan helped the cause with three goals and eight assists.
The Big 10 boys saw LaSalle whip Amsterdam, 14-3, behind Brian Schneider's three goals and seven assists.
Schalmont used the long ball to beat Cobleskill-Richmondville, 9-1, in Colonial Council play. Tyler Mattick slammed a three-run shot and Caleb Ward added a two-run homer.
Sam DeCelle was outstanding on the mound and at the plate. He pitched a three-hitter and belted two homers, two singles and three RBI as Mechanicville defeated Cohoes, 6-1.
Schoharie got the best of Fort Plain, 4-3, in a Western Athletic Conference cross over game. Tanner Stone unleashed two doubles, two singles and two RBI.
Evan Ottman delivered a two-run double to help the Indians prevail.
Shane Marshall smashed two doubles, two singles and four RBI to spearhead Galway past Mekeel Christian Academy, 11-5, in the WAC.
Will Aldam hurled a one-hitter as Bethlehem won over Mohonasen, 5-0, in the Suburban Council.
Kyle Sacks' homer was the difference as LaSalle stopped Amsterdam, 6-5, in Big 10 play.
Joe Nellis spun a two-hitter with 10 strikeouts while Derek Barnholt hit a double, single and two RBI to star in Johnstown's 10-0 Foothills Council win over South Glens Falls.
Track and field
It was a day of championship meets in Section II.
Using another balanced effort, the Shaker girls won the Suburban Council event with 136 points to outdistance Saratoga Springs, 102.
Maryanna Lansing of Shaker prevailed in the 1,500 and 3,000.
In the Colonial Council, Fonda-Fultonville took the boys title compiling 146 points while Holy Names emerged victorious on the girls side, 146 1/2 points.
Isabella Borini of Schalmont starred in the 100 hurdles, high jump and long jump.
Mark Hoffman of Fonda-Fultonville beat the field in 1,600, 3,200 and 3,000 steeplechase.
The Western Athletic Conference held its meet with Courtney Tedeschi of Berne-Knox-Westerlo winning the 1,500, 3,000 and 2,000 steeplechase.
State rankings as of May 13.
Girls lacrosse: A-4. Guilderland, 10. Shaker, 20. Niskayuna; B-24. Queensbury; C-23. Glens Falls.
Boys lacrosse: A-8. Niskayuna; B-no Section II schools; C-no Section II schools.
Baseball: AA-16. Columbia, 19. Shenendehowa, 20. CBA; A-10. Glens Falls; B-6. Saratoga Catholic, 17. Schalmont, 20. Albany Academy; C-2. Hoosic Valley, 5. Fort Plain, 9. Voorheesville; D-5. Fort Ann, 6. Salem.
Softball: AA-4. Shenendehowa, 16. Columbia, 25. Colonie, 29. Bethlehem; A-1. South Glens Falls, 13. Hudson Falls, 25. Averill Park; B-3. Chatham, 4. Cohoes, 19. Greenville, 21. Granville; C-2. Mechanicville, 4. Duanesburg, 11. Hoosick Falls, 20. Greenwich; D-4. Loudonville Christian, 8. Argyle, 15. Fort Ann, 23. Hartford.