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Ramirez throws another gem as Hudson remains undefeated

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    Hudson’s Jeremy Ramirez throws against Greenville in Patroon Conference varsity baseball Friday.
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    Greenville’s Dalton Pruiksma delivers a pitch against Hudson on Friday.
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    Hudson’s Matt Sweet leads off first as Greenville’s Liam Krasney holds him close Friday.
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    Greenville’s Keenan Mulholland connects with a pitch as Hudson catcher Jackson Moon looks on Friday.
April 13, 2018 09:30 pm Updated: April 13, 2018 10:33 pm

HUDSON — The Greenville baseball team is glad it's seen the last of Hudson's Jeremy Ramirez.

Ten days after pitching a no-hitter against the Spartans, the senior right-hander fired a two-hitter with 10 strikeouts to help the Bluehawks sweep the season series and remain unbeaten with a 5-2 victory in Friday's Patroon Conference game.

In 14 innings against Greenville this season, Ramirez has surrendered just two hits with 25 strikeouts.

“I just wanted to throw strikes and pitch my game and my defense made plays for me,” Ramirez said. “Most of the game my curve ball was pretty off, I was releasing a little high and it didn’t have as much break as it did last time we played them, but I had a week off and I felt good.”

Hudson coach Kevin Bowes had high praise for Ramirez's effort.

“Jeremy pitched another outstanding game today, he was incredible,”  Bowes said. “I also have to give credit to his brother Josh. He had a big clutch hit in the fifth inning and made a couple of great plays in right field today. I can’t say enough about both of them.”

The Bluehawks jumped out to a 1-0 edge in the first when Jeremy Ramirez walked, stole second, went to third on a ground out and scored on a wild pitch. 

Hudson looked ready to pad its lead in the second when it loaded the bases with no outs, but Greenville starter Dalton Pruiksma induced two ground outs, one resulting in a force out at home and the other in an inning ending double play to keep it a one-run game.

Greenville finally broke its scoreless streak against Ramirez in the third on a walk to Milton Edmonds, a single by Cole Ackerman and two consecutive infield errors to take a 2-1 lead.

That would be the last runs the Spartans would score, though, as Ramirez retired the side in order in each of the final four innings of the game.

Greenville held on to its 2-1 edge until the fifth when Hudson plated four runs, all coming after two were out. Mark Tomaso got the rally started with a bloop single, just over the head of second baseman Isaiah Edmonds. After Jeremy Cramer was hit by a pitch, Matt Sweet reached on an infield error, scoring Tomaso with the tying run. Steve Bowes followed with a walk and Josh Ramirez came through with a clutch two-run single. Bowes eventually came in with the fourth run of the uprising on a wild pitch.

"Sometimes it takes us a while to get going," Bowes said. "We have to get down before we start playing. They never quit. I'm baffled by them. At times we look like we can't play with anybody and other times they just step up and can play with just about any team around."

Offensively, Josh Ramirez led the way with two singles and two RBI. He also turned in several outstanding defensive plays in right field.

“He’s a really good outfielder and makes all the plays that come to him,” Jeremy Ramirez said. “He also stepped up at the plate today and had some really clutch hits.”

Nick Bernockie and Mark Tomaso each added a single to Hudson’s cause.

For Greenville, Ackerman and Liam Krasney notched singles to account for their team’s only hits.

Pruiksma and Seamus Kappel shared time on the mound, combining to allow five unearned runs on four hits with seven walks with three strikeouts.

Greenville (2-2) hosts Berne-Knox-Westerlo on Saturday at 11 a.m., while Hudson (6-0) entertains Catskill on Monday at 4:15 p.m. at Greenport Town Park.


Chatham 13, Taconic Hills 3

CRARYVILLE — A 15-hit day at the dish helped the Chatham Panthers grab a 13-3 victory over the Taconic Hills Titans on Friday afternoon in Patroon Conference baseball action.

The Panthers led 2-0 entering the fourth before breaking the game open with a six-run inning. Thomas VanTassel started the scoring with an RBI single to right field that drove in Curtis Buchan. Aidan Jackson extended the lead to 7-0 with a two RBI single to left field and Dylan Madsen finished the scoring with an single to right field and Jackson was able to score on the throw home.

The Panthers tallied one run in the fifth, and four in the sixth, before taking home the 13-3 victory.

Caleb Doyle earned the win on the hill for Chatham going six innings and allowing three runs—one earned—on six hits while punching out four batters. 

At the dish for Chatham, Jackson led the way going 3-for-4 with a single, two doubles and two RBI. Ryan Doyle, Kaleb Taylor, Buchan and Madsen each added two hits.

For Taconic Hills, Jacob West started the game and went five innings allowing nine runs—one earned—off nine hits while striking out three.

Dan Dwy led the Titans, going 1-for-3 with a single and two RBI.

Chatham (4-0) hosts Tamarac today at 11 p.m. Meanwhile, Taconic Hills (1-6) travels to Cairo-Durham on Monday at 4:15 p.m.



Ichabod Crane 5, Catholic Central 4

TROY — Reece Webster’s RBI single in the sixth inning pushed the Ichabod Crane Riders past the Catholic Central Crusders Friday afternoon in Colonial Council baseball action.

The Riders held a 3-0 lead after the first inning and the offensive charge was led by Webster, with an RBI single that knocked in Rama Culver.

The Crusaders battled back in the second and third inning, tallying two runs in each inning, to take a 4-3 lead entering the fifth.

Crane got the equalizer in the fifth after Josh Nooney grounded into a fielder’s choice, allowing Webster to score.
With the game tied at four apiece, Webster’s single to to center field, driving in Chad Salazar proved to be the difference maker, giving Ichabod Crane their third win of the year.

Tanner Mulica started for the Riders and tossed three innings alowing four runs off three hits while walking seven batters. Webster went four innings in relief, punched out seven batters while walking four batters and allowed two hits. Webster also was able to work his way out of a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the sixth.

Webster went 2-for-3 with two singles and two RBI for the Riders, while Josh Hall was 1-for-4 with a single and an RBI.

Ichabod Crane (3-1) hosts Lansingburgh on Monday at 4:15 p.m.



Greenville 2, Hudson 0

GREENVILLE — Ava Fitzmaurice tossed a one-hitter and struck out 16 to lead Greenville to a 2-0 victory over Hudson on Friday in Patroon Conference varsity softball.

Fitzmaurice went the distance without giving up a walk.

At the plate, Callie Pfleging hit a double while Jazzmin Gibson, Kasey Pfleging, Olivia Gorneau and Caila Benning each singled.

Gabby Cozzolino took the loss on the mound for the Lady Bluehawks, surrendering two runs — one earned — on five hits and one walk with two Ks.

Emily Fredericks picked up her team’s lone hit of the afternoon.

Greenville improves to 6-0 on the season as Hudson falls to 0-4.


Taconic Hills 2, Chatham 1

CRARYVILLE — Freshman pitcher Emily Mottoshiski had her big game moment against Chatham Friday afternoon, tossing a two-hitter against the defending Patroon Champions to capture a 2-1 victory in Patroon Conference softball action.

The Lady Titans took a 1-0 lead after an Ali Shumsky triple to right field that drove in Macayla Sparacino, and Taconic Hills held onto the lead until the seventh inning. 

Chatham was able to tie the game after Jenna Skype reached on an error to start the inning and Mckay drove her home with a ground out to second base.

The Lady Titans led the bottom of the seventh off with a Morgan Hoose one-out double and Chatham elected to intentionally walk Brooke McComb, giving Taconic Hills two-men on with two outs.

 With Mackenzie Sparacino at the dish, Morgan Hoose stole home to capture the walk-off 2-1 victory for the Lady Titans.
“Hats off to Taconic Hills today, Mottoshiski threw very well today,” said Chatham coach JB Brantley. “They also swung the bat very well as we were put in many situations with runners on base and got out of some jams.”

Mottoshiski struckout six batters with no walks over seven innings and Skype allowed two runs off six hits while striking out two and walking four.

Shumsky led the Titans with a triple and an RBI and Hoose added a double and an RBI.

For Chatham, Alyssa Rippel and Hannah Taylor had the team's lone hits.

Taconic Hills (4-2) travels to Cairo-Durham on Monday at 4:15 p.m. Meanwhile, Chatham falls to 1-1.


Ichabod Crane 8, Catholic Central 0

ALBANY — Calista Phippen threw a no-hitter to lift Ichabod Crane to an 8-0 victory over Catholic Central on Friday in Colonial Council varsity softball.

The senior Rider struck out 13 and walked one in the complete game outing.

Ashley DeKraii had a day at the plate with two doubles and two runs scored. Gabbie Cox picked up three singles, Alex McKearin a double and four RBI, Phippen two singles and Brittany Futia a single.

ICC (3-0) hosts Lansingburgh on Monday at 4:15 p.m.



Maple Hill 6, Hudson 1

CASTLETON — The Maple Hill Wildcats captured a 6-1 victory over the Hudson Bluehawks Friday afternoon in Patroon Conference tennis action.

Maple Hill improves to 5-1 on the season while Hudson falls to 0-4.

RESULTS (MH listed first): Tim Wochinger def. Tanzil Sami 6-1, 6-2; Evan Fink def. Osman Gofran 6-1, 6-0; Seth Roberts def. Kyle Ublacker 6-0, 6-1; Dominic Hirschoff def. Connor McCagg 6-0, 6-1; Landon Flach def. Rifa Hoq 6-1, 7-6 (7-4); Doubles: Logan McGarvey/Jack Utter def by. Jahid Hassan/Rukon Hussain 6-7 (5-7), 1-6; Davin Sherwood/Adam Salerno def. Jarrett Crast/Patrick O’Connell.

Chatham 5, Waterford 2

CHATHAM —The Chatham Panthers kept their unbeaten season intact Friday afternoon defeating Waterford 5-2 in Patroon Conference tennis action.

Chatham improves to 3-0 on the season.

RESULTS (CH listed first): Keon Armstrong def. David Bell 6-0, 6-0; Oliver Allen def. Nate Hathaway 6-0, 6-0; Tom Cozzolino def. Jared Kinney 6-2, 6-1; Brandon Baccaro def. Adam O'Connell 6-1, 6-2; John Miles def by. Zach Leavitt 6-4, 6-4; Doubles: Liam Powers/Ray Lippman def. Jaycen Janusz/Chris Dehler 7-5, 6-0; Baker Michael/Owen Bills (WAT) win via forfeit.