CLAVERACK -- Brayden Jause and Aidan Buchinsky combined on a five-hitter as Taconic Hills posted an 8-3 victory over Hudson Valley Little League in Thursday's Section 2 South AAA baseball game at Claverack Town Park.
Jause started and pitched four innings, striking out nine, walking four and allowing two runs and three hits. Buchinsky threw the final two frames and finished with two strikeouts and two walks while allowing one run and two hits
Hudson Valley Little League of Ravena gained the early advantage with two runs in the first inning. With one out, Haydn Sorenson walked and came around to score on Myles Irvis' double. Irvis was driven home by a Liam Borcsok single.
Taconic Hills cut the deficit in half in the second as Rylee Ryan walked and advanced around bases on wild pitches.
The score remained 2-1 until the bottom of the third when TH plated three runs to take the lead for good. Tristan Super reached on an infield error and ended up scoring on a Jause infield single. Hunter Nielsen belted a double to put runners on second and third, with Jause coming in to score on a wild pitch. Later in the inning, Tay Morrison walked with the bases loaded to force in the third run of the inning.
Taconic Hills tacked on four more runs in the fifth. Super had an RBI triple in the inning. Buchinsky singled in a run, Xavier Castle drove in a run with an infield ground out and Ryan came home on a wild pitch.
Hudson Valley scored a run in the sixth when Colton Calvery walked, Connor Howe doubled and Ryan Harris grounded out, but Buchinsky retired the side without any further damage and TH earned its second victory in the tournament.
Super's RBI triple highlighted Taconic Hills' seven-hit attack. Buchinsky had two singles and an RBI, Morrison a double and an RBI, Nielsen a double and single, Jause a single and an RBI and Castle an RBI.
Irvis led Hudson Valley with a double and single. Caden Boomhower and Howe doubled, Borcsok singled and drove in a run and Harris had an RBI.
Boomhower Devin Cameron and Sorenson all pitched for Hudson Valley. combined for eight strikeouts and seven walks while allowing eight runs and seven hits.
Taconic Hills plays at Berne-Knox-Westerlo on Monday at 5:45 p.m.