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Thorsen, Van Alstyne spark Chatham 10-12s

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    Chatham’s Matthew Thorsen hits a home run in the sixth inning against Catskill in District 15 10-12-year-old All-Star action Wednesday.
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    Catskill’s Marco Dodig slides safely into third base as Chatham’s Vinny Marasco tries to lay down a tag.
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    Chatham pitcher Tyler Kneller delivers a pitch during the first inning of District 15 10-12-year-old All-Stars on Wednesday.
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    Catskill’s Josh Buffa throws during the first inning versus Chatham in District 15 10-12-year-old All-Star action Wednesday.
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    Catskill’s Azar Brantley prepares to rip a pitch during the fifth inning of action versus Chatham on Wednesday.
June 29, 2017 01:22 pm Updated: June 29, 2017 01:25 pm


CHATHAM — Matt Thorsen went 4 for 4 with a two-run home run and three doubles and Tate Van Alstyne added a two-run homer to lead Chatham to an 11-3 victory over Catskill in the District 15 10-12-year-old Little League All-Star Baseball Tournament on Wednesday.

Chatham jumped out to an early lead in the first inning when Tyler Kneller walked and Thorsen and Cam Horton drilled back-to-back doubles for a 2-0 lead.

Chatham padded its lead in the second when Vinny Marasco walked and Van Alstyne lined a Josh Buffa offering over the fence in center field to make it a 4-0 game.

Thorsen made it 5-0 in the third when he doubled and came around to score on an outfield throwing error.

Chatham scored twice in the fourth. Kneller reached on a dropped third strike and Thorsen followed with a double. Both came in to score on wild pitches.

Catskill got on the board in the fifth with three runs after two were out. Azar Brantley, Buffa and Cullen Fulling all walked to load the bases and John Shook came through with a two-run single. Another run scored when Marco Dodig reached on an infield error.

Chatham dashed any hopes Catskill had of a comeback with four insurance runs in the sixth. With one out, Kneller walked and Thorsen unloaded a two-run bomb that traveled an estimated 275 feet. After Horton walked and Gavin Tanner reached on an error, Jay Balich cracked a two-run double to cap the scoring,

Kneller (5k,3bb,0r,1h), Balich (5k,3bb,3r,1h) and Thorsen (2k,1bb,0r,0h) shared mound duties for Chatham.

Buffa 6k,4bb,7r,5h), Brantley (2k,3bb,3r,1h) and Dodig (1bb,1r,1h) all had a turn on the mound for Catskill.

Both teams return to action on Saturday. Chatham travels to Hudson, while Catskill goes to Saugerties.

— Tim Martin



Kim Baker and Barbara Budelman from Columbia Golf & Country Club claimed the Ladies Fourball Championship with a 2-over score of 73 on the par 71 ladies layout during the Ladies Open Championship this week.

The duo beat out the team of Flo Liberatore and Jan Vincent from Meadowview Golf Club in Coral Gables Florida who shot a score of 77.

Champions were crowned in six different flights.

Ladies Championship Flight

Barbara Budelman & Kim Baker Columbia Golf Club score 73

2nd place Gross Jan DiIorio and Heather Morrison Burden Lake Golf Club score 78

Net Champions First Flight Beth Gavin Columbia Golf Club and Elaine Crawford Green Valley CC score 65

Ladies Second Flight

Champions Flo Liberatore & Jan Vincent Meadow View Golf Club Fla score 77

2nd place Gross Donna Heskett & Bonnoe St Dennis Burden Lake CC score 85

Net Champions 2nd Flight Betsy Hamel & Celene McManus Colonie CC score 64

Ladies Third Flight

Champions Holly Taylor Winding Brook CC and Marilyn TRuskowski Capital Hills at Albany score 84

2nd Gross Judith Finley Columbia GC & Leiona DeLOng Burden Lake CC score 89

Net Champions Third Flight Barb Dietrick & Vicki Williams Daytona Beach CC score 64

Ladies Fourth Flight

Champions Cricket Coleman & Hallie Davidsen Columbia Golf Club score 85

Net Champions Pat Joseph and Jan Federice Ballston Spa CC score 62

2nd place Net Joan Pettrone and Deb Jewell Buden lake score 66

Ladies Fifth Flight

Champions Myra Johnson Winding Brook GC & Liz Paone Capital Hills @ Albany score 91

Net Champions Fran Reiter & Laura Perlman Columbia Golf Club score 66

2nd place Net Barb Hanson & Laurie Furlong Burden Lake CC score 66 * lost playoff

Ladies 6th Flight Champions

Champions Mary Jean Hamm & Joan Stone Columbia Golf Club score 100

Net Champions Sara Nolan & Mary Daly Columbia Golf Club score 69

2nd Place net Jane Arkin & Rachel Silverstein Columbia Golf Club score 66 * lost playoff

Long Drive Winners

12th Hole Kim Baker Columbia Golf Club

15th Hole Carol Preusser Winding Brook CC

Closest to Pin Winners

4th hole Penny Rossi Egremont CC 4’6”

7th hole Caroline Merritt Columbia GC 6’10”

13th hole Linda Kolnick Canajoharie CC 32’

17th hole Franni Rothman Wyantenuck CC 10’11


KINDERHOOK — The Women’s Golf Association of Winding Brook held a Low Net Tournament on Wednesday at Winding Brook. With a net 63, Paula Sancomb took top honors. Tied for second place with a net 70 was Pat Farrell and Trudy Sorell.