LITTLE FALLS 3, HERKIMER 0
The Little Falls Mounties got another strong pitching performance from a senior Monday and defeated Herkimer 4-0 at Veterans Memorial Park.
Tyler Baumeister threw his second shutout of the season, a three-hitter with one walk, and struck out eight Magicians. The Mounties (4-2, 3-1 CSC-II), ranked 12th in Class C by the New York State Sportswriters Association, have allowed one unearned run in their four victories.
The win keeps Little Falls in a tie with West Canada Valley at the top of the Center State Conference’s Division II standings. The co-leaders meet Wednesday in Newport to complete their first pass through the league.
Stephen Scialdo countered Baumeister with a three-hitter of his own for Herkimer (3-4, 2-2 CSC-II). Scialdo, whose double was the game’s only extra-base hit, walked four batters and hit two while striking out four.
Little Falls took advantage of a third-inning error to put the game’s first run on the board. Mitchell Baumeister reached base on the error and stole second base before scoring on a hit by Nick Luppino.
Another error helped the Mounties pad their lead in the bottom of the sixth inning. Tyler Baumeister had walked and scored on an overthrow on a ball hit by Jason Vespi. Sean Ward followed with a single and drove Vespi home with the final run.
Herkimer plays at Frankfort-Schuyler Thursday.
LITTLE FALLS MOUNTIES 3, HERKIMER MAGICIANS 0
Herkimer 000 000 0 — 0 3 2
Little Falls 001 002 X — 3 3 2
Stephen Scialdo and Mike Dobek. Tyler Baumeister and Jason Vespi. W — T.Baumeister. L — Scialdo. 2B — Herkimer, Scialdo. Records — Herkimer 3-4, 2-2 CSC-II; Little Falls 4-2, 3-1 CSC-II.
FORT PLAIN 7, SCHOHARIE 0
SCHOHARIE, N.Y. — Chris Hanifin pitched a one-hit shutout Monday in the Fort Plain Hilltoppers’ 7-0 win at Schoharie.
Hanifin struck out 10 batters, walked three and allowed an infield hit to Tanner Stone in the fourth inning. He has won both of his starts for the Hilltoppers (6-0) who are 15th in the New York State Sportswriters Association’s season-opening Class C poll.
Marcus Failing singled, doubled, drove in a run and scored twice for Fort Plain. Hanifin added an RBI-single and scored a run. Dakota Nemecek had a hit, a run and an RBI, Trent Douglas had a hit and an RBI and Drew Fureno had a hit and scored a run.
The Hilltoppers take on St. Johnsville at home Wednesday.
FORT PLAIN HILLTOPPERS 7, SCHOHARIE INDIANS 0
Fort Plain 102 013 0 — 7 6 1
Schoharie 000 000 0 — 0 1 3
Chris Hanifin and Zach Sweet. Brown, Henry (7) and Ottman. W — Hanifin. L — Brown. 2B — Fort Plain, Marcus Failing. Records — Fort Plain 6-0; Schoharie 2-3.
MEKEEL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 17, ST. JOHNSVILLE 10
Page 2 of 3 - ST. JOHNSVILLE, N.Y. — Mekeel Christian Academy scored nine times in the top of the first inning at Soldiers and Sailors Park Monday and defeated St. Johnsville’s Saints 17-10.
The Lions (4-2) took advantage of five walks, a hit batter and three St. Johnsville errors to score their nine runs on just two hits.
The Saints (3-3) scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning, two in the second and one in the third to cut their deficit to 9-6 before the Lions put up three more runs in the fifth and four in the sixth.
Rhein Zaronda doubled twice for Mekeel Christian and Tyler Guido had two hits.
Devan Battisti had a single and a double for St. Johnsville, ranked 16th in Class D by the New York State Sportswriters Association, which next plays Wednesday at Fort Plain.
MEKEEL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY LIONS 17, ST. JOHNSVILLE SAINTS 10
Mekeel Christian 900 034 1 — 17 11 7
St. Johnsville 321 001 3 — 10 7 7
Nick Kelly to Rhein Zeronda. Brad Smith, Brandon Campione (1), Kyle Smith (5) and Peyton Johnson. W — Kelly. L — B.Smith. 2B — Mekeel Christian, Zaronda 2, Tyler Guido; St. Johnsville, Devan Battisti. Records — Mekeel Christian 4-2; St. Johnsville 3-3.
WEST CANADA VALLEY 15, DOLGEVILLE 2
DOLGEVILLE, N.Y. — West Canada Valley’s Alex Williams pitched a two-hitter with 10 strikeouts Monday in the Indians’ 15-2 win over Dolgeville’s Blue Devils.
The Indians (3-2, 3-1 CSC-II) scored five runs in the top of the first inning and three more in the second to give Williams an 8-0 lead. Josh Sudakow had two hits and four runs batted in while Brandon Roberts went 3-for-4 and scored four runs.
Dolgeville (1-3, 1-3 CSC-II) scored is two runs in the sixth inning. Josh Gross broke up Williams’ bid for a no-hitter with his single to left field in the sixth.
The Indians host Little Falls Wednesday for a showdown between the Center State Conference’s Division II co-leaders. Dolgeville played Tuesday against Mohawk.
WEST CANADA VALLEY INDIANS 15, DOLGEVILLE BLUE DEVILS 2
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Dolgeville 000 002 0 — 2 2 2
Alex Williams and Mike Sternberg. Johann Doerrer, Alex Johnson (5), Daniel Fox (7) and Dakota Walrath. W — Williams. L — Doerrer. 2B — West Canada Valley, Brandon Roberts, Josh Sudakow. Records — West Canada Valley 3-2, 3-1 CSC-II; Dolgeville 1-3, 1-3 CSC-II.
FRANKFORT-SCHUYLER 4, MOHAWK 3
MOHAWK, N.Y. — Parker Goldsmith earned his first varsity pitching victory Monday in the Frankfort-Schuyler Maroon Knights’ 4-3 win over Mohawk’s Mohicans.
The Maroon Knights (3-2, 2-2 CSC-II) outhit Mohawk (3-4, 1-3 CSC-II) 11-6 and broke a 2-2 tie with two runs in the top of the fifth inning.
Frankfort-Schuyler is home Wednesday for a game with Herkimer.
FRANKFORT-SCHUYLER MAROON KNIGHTS 4, MOHAWK MOHICANS 3
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Mohawk 002 000 0 — 3 6 2
W — Parker Goldsmith. L — Eric Bowes. 2B — Frankfort-Schuyler, Joe DeSarro, Justin Kiesow; Mohawk, Jared Marquissee, Mitch Werenczak. Records — Frankfort-Schuyler 3-2, 2-2 CSC-II; Mohawk 3-4, 1-3 CSC-II.
CLINTON 23, ILION 0
ILION, N.Y. — The Clinton Warriors pounded 22 hits Monday and defeated Ilion 23-0.
Alex Dobrzenski allowed three Ilion hits in six scoreless innings and struck out six batters to earn the win. Austin Bouse had four hits and drove in four runs for the Warriors.
Ilion travels to Canastota Wednesday.
CLINTON WARRIORS 23, ILION GOLDEN BOMBERS 0
Clinton 411 20(15) 0 — 23 22 0
Ilion 000 000 0 — 0 3 4
W — Alex Dobrzenski. L — James Fedor. 2B — Clinton, Bouse, Hobaika, Ford. 3B — Clinton, Taft. Records — Clinton 5-4, 4-0 CSC-I; Ilion 0-4, 0-3 CSC-I.
POLAND 16, OLD FORGE 4
POLAND, N.Y. — Tornadoes Mark Hennings, Bryant Barrows and Jason Stevens combined for 10 runs batted in Monday in Poland’s 16-4 win against OId Forge.
Cameron Tabor struck out seven Eskimos in six innings and Bryce Wenzel hit his first home run of the spring. Wenzel drove in three runs.
Old Forge pitcher Griffin Kelps struck out six batters in four innings
Poland is home Wednesday for a game against Oriskany, Section III’s defending Class D champion.
POLAND TORNADOES 16, OLD FORGE ESKIMOS 4
Old Forge 110 020 0 — 4
Poland 2(10)1 003 X — 16
W — Cameron Tabor. L — Griffin Kelps. 2B — Old Forge, Glasser; Poland, Mark Hennings, Finn Morrissey. HR — Poland, Bryce Wenzel. Records — Old Forge 0-3, 0-2 CSC-IV; Poland 3-2, 2-1 CSC-IV.
Compiled From Times Staff Reports