HUDSON — The Hudson 10-12 year-old Little League All-Stars’ run in the state tournament came to an end on Thursday as Colonie completed a sweep of their best of three Section 2 series with a 12-1 victory at Galvan Field.
The game was stopped after four innings because of the 10-run rule
Colonie, which is 10-0 since the All-Star Tournament began and has outscored its opponents 109-17, took a 4-0 lead in the first inning.
Carter Epting led off with the first of his three doubles and Cam Fruscio walked. Epting scored on a double steal, with Fruscio coming in on an error. Owen Mendrick singled, Steven Thomas was hit by a pitch and Cameron Frazier ripped an RBI single. The final run of the inning came in on Ryder Mackenzie’s sacrifice fly.
Hudson got one back in the bottom of the first when Evan Conte walked, advanced two bases on wild pitches and scored on Trent Keller’s single.
Colonie tacked on four more runs in the second. Epting doubled, Fruscio was hit by a pitch and Tyler Bilka stroked an RBI single. Mendrick followed with a two-run double and Frazier added an RBI double to make it 8-1.
The District 14 champs plated two in the third on an RBI double by Epting and an infield single off the bat of Mike Carlin, then wrapped up the scoring with two more in the fourth on an RBI ground out by Epting and Bilka’s run-scoring single.
Epting’s three doubles and two RBI led Colonie. Mendrick and Frazier both added a double and single with two RBI, Bilka contributed two singles and two RBI, Colin Dannehy doubled, Carlin had two singles and an RBI, Blake Defilippi singled and Mackenzie drove in two runs.
Hudson managed just two singles off of four Colonie pitchers, a single each by Keller and Tyler Sheldon.
Bilka, Epting, Fruscio and Frazier all threw one inning for Colonie, striking out seven and walking three.
Mason Briscoe pitched the first three innings for District 15 champion Hudson, striking out two, walking one and allowing 10 runs and 10 hits. Keller pitched one inning, striking out one, walking one and surrendering two runs and three hits.