Wow. What another great weekend for Capital Region sports.


First off, Shenendehowa graduate and University of Virginia second baseman Branden Cogswell helped lead the Cavs to an opening-game win at the College World Series in Omaha, Neb.

Branden Cogswell helped UVA to a win in the College World Series on Sunday (Getty Images).

The 'Hoos walked-off Ole Miss in the bottom of the ninth to earn a 2-1 win on Sunday. Cogswell was 1-1 with three walks as the first-team all-ACC selection continues to get on base at a nearly .400 clip.

He was drafted in the seventh round of the MLB draft last weekend by the Oakland A's.

UVA will play Tuesday against TCU at 8 p.m. The Horned Frogs beat Siena earlier in the NCAA tournament.

High School:

An unreal high school season for Section II continued this weekend, as three teams captured state championships in baseball and softball.

Hoosic Valley won the baseball championship by beating Pierson/Bridgehampton, 7-2, in the Class C final. The Indians also won the Class C basketball championship in March.

Schalmont used a gutty performance to advance to the Class B state final before beating Rye Neck 3-1 in the championship and Fort Ann captured the Class D softball title with a 9-2 win.

Tri-City ValleyCats

The 'Gatos took two of three from the Connecticut Tigers in the season's opening weekend. Tri-City walked-off the Tigers on Father's Day, getting a game-winning double from Ariel Ovando.

Third-round pick in this years' draft, J.D. Davis, hit a game-tying two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh.

The ValleyCats will open up a two-game set with the Lowell Spinners (Red Sox) tonight at Joe Bruno Stadium.