School softball: a first run of five points allows Amsterdam to win 8-4

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The Amsterdam softball team opened the Class A quarterfinal on Tuesday with five runs early in the first inning en route to an 8-4 win over Mohonasen.

Fifth-seeded Amsterdam received a home run and three RBIs from Shelby LaMont, while Sydney Szczepanik joined LaMont with two hits. Szczepanik also scored three points and took the pitching victory with two strikeouts in a full play effort.

For Mohonasen, Mattison Muller had two RBIs and Amanda O’Connor had three hits.

Amsterdam will face the winner of Burnt Hills and Averill Park, which has been postponed until Wednesday. Averill Park is the seed of the tournament.

OR, LYON LIFT BALLSTON SPA

Ana Gold and Maggie Lyon each hit a home run in Ballston Spa’s 9-1 win over Saratoga Springs in the Class AA quarterfinals. Gold had four RBIs in the game, which saw Lyon strike out three batters in five innings pitched without allowing an earned run. Also for Ballston Spa, third seed,

Paige Witalec had four hits and three RBIs, and Halle Wright contributed three hits. For Saratoga Springs, Karley Austin had two hits.

Seeded Shenendehowa won 10-0 over Albany. McKenna Barry and Kelsey Higgins each hit a home run for the Plainsmen, and Mariana Abate struck out 15 batters with a one-hit shutout. Becca Zawistowski had a game-high three RBIs.

Ballston Spa will face the winner of Bethlehem and Colony, while Shenendehowa will face the winner of Columbia and Guilderland in the semi-finals.

Clashes between Bethlehem and Colony, and Columbia and Guilderland have been postponed until Wednesday.

O’REILLY STARS FOR CATHOLIC SARATOGA

In a Class C first-round match, Molly O’Reilly pitched a full game and hit a home run in Saratoga Catholic’s 4-2 win over Voorheesville. O’Reilly struck out a dozen batters in the victory for fifth-seeded Saratoga Catholic.

CLASS AA FOUR-FINALS
BALLSTON SPA 9, SOURCES SARATOGA 1
Saratoga Sources 100,000 0 – 1 5 1
Spa Ballston 102 402 x – 9 14 1

SHENENDEHOWA 10, ALBANY 0
Albania 000 000 0 – 0 1 4
Shenendehowa 304 300 x – 10 9 0

CLASS A QUARTER-FINAL
AMSTERDAM 8, MOHONASEN 4
Amsterdam 510 200 0 – 8 8 1
Mohonasen 102 100 0 – 4 8 1

CLASS C FIRST ROUND
CATHOLIC SARATOGA 4, VOORHEESVILLE 2
Voorheesville 000 020 0 – 2 6 1
Saratoga Catholic 012 010 x – 4 8 0

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