HUDSON — Behind a strong pitching performance by Jordan Moon, Hudson defeated Chatham, 5-2, to win the 2021 Patroon Conference baseball championship on Tuesday.
Moon pitched six innings, limiting Chatham to two hits and one run with five strikeouts and four walks. Isaiah Maines pitched the seventh, allowing one run and three hits with three strikeouts to earn the save.
“Great win, great team, Jordan Moon pitched a very good game,” Hudson coach Ken Ward said. “Extremely proud how our defense played.”
Chatham pitcher Tyler Kneller also threw well, striking out six, walking tow and allowing five runs and nine hits in going the distance.
Hudson got on the board first in the first inning when Isaiah Maines singled and eventually scored on an error.
The score remained 1-0 until the Bluehawks tacked on two more in the fourth. Matt Bowes singled and came around to score on Zack Bernockie’s double. After Tanner Race walked, Bernockie and Race moved up a base on a double steal. A fielder’s choice off the bat of Jon Bernockie, score Zack Bernockie to make it 3-0.
Chatham got one back in the top of the fifth when Jacob Rippel walked, went to third on Jameson Balich’s single and scored on Tate van Alstyne’s sacrifice fly.
Hudson answered with two in the home half of the fifth. Maines doubled and Kasey Moore singled, putting runners on the corners. Vic Gorman’s ground out plated Maines and Matt Bowes’ single scored Moore.
The Panthers added one more in the seventh on singles by Kneller, Vinnie Marasco and Van Alstyne (RBI).
Maines finished with a double and single and Bowes had two singles and an RBI for Hudson (8-1). Zack Bernockie doubled and drove in a run, Jon Bernockie singled and drove in a run and Moore, Anthony Taylor and Caleb Romano all singled.
C-A 5, Maple Hill 4
COXSACKIE — Patrick McManus scattered six hits over 6 2/3 innings, striking out 11, to lead Coxsackie-Athens to a 5-4 victory over Maple Hill in Tuesday’s Patroon Conference baseball game.
C-A built a 5-0 lead after six innings, but Maple Hill made things interesting with four runs in the top of the seventh, only to fall short.
Eighth-grader Andrew Sager came in with two outs in the seventh and struck out the only batter he faced to preserve the victory for C-A.
Josh Kiefer doubled for C-A. Michael O’Connor had two singles and an RBI, Andrew Sager a single and two RBI, Sean Scott a single and an RBI and Christian Tedford and Sam Mozzillo a single each.
Sam Gamello doubled, singled and drove in three runs for Maple Hill. Gavin Van Kempen had two singles and an RBI and Matt Jung and Jerry Stalker both singled.
Van Kempen (8k,5bb,3r,2h) and Colby Frazier (1k,1bb,2r,5h) shared pitching duties for the Wildcats.