LOCAL ROUNDUP: Chatham 12U All-Stars earn trip to state tournament

Photo contributed The Chatham Little League Softball 12U All-Stars won the New York State Section 2 title on Wednesday with an 11-1 victory over Poughkeepsie. Chatham advances to the state tournament in the Rochester area, July 12-16. Pictured are (from left): Back rwo — Assistant Coach Greg Mountain, Head Coach Brent Rowe, Assistant Coach Larry Domkoski. Middle row — Meta Mountain, Alexis Nehmens, Aubrey Rowe, Lyndsey Livingston, Madison Domkoski, Sophie Middleton. Front row — Skylar Groom, Marianna Chudy, Lauren Elcox, Lylah Rowe, Samantha Silver. Missing from photo — Emma McGuirk.

WAPPINGER — Chatham Little League Majors Girls 12U All-Stars secured the New York Section 2 championship with an 11-1 victory over Poughkeepsie on Wednesday.

Chatham played New Paltz at Rondout Valley on Monday and defeated New Paltz, 17-6.

After a rain out on Tuesday, Chatham returned to McPeck Park to secure the championship by defeating Poughkeepsie.

Chatham now travels to the New York State Little League Tournament hosted by Brighton Little League in the Rochester area, July 12-16.

BASEBALL

District 15 10-12s

Saugerties 4,

Northern Columbia 0

SAUGERTIES — Saugerties and Hudson will meet for the District 15 10-12 year-old Little League Tournament championship.

Saugerties punched its ticket to the championship game by beating Northern Columbia, 4-0, in Wednesday’s elimination game at the Cantine Sports Complex. Friday’s game against Hudson will be played in Hudson at 5:45 p.m. If Saugerties wins, it would play Hudson again at a later date in a winner-take-all game for the District championship.

Reid Myers pitched five innings of no-hit ball with eight strikeouts to lead Saugerties in Wednesday’s victory.

Saugerties got on the board in the first inning with two runs. Michael Gramoglia started things off with a one-out single and came around to score on Myers’ base hit. Myers took second on the throw in from the outfield and eventually scored on Cameron Burch’s ground out.

Saugerties added a run in the fourth. Burch singled and Max Morris walked, with both moving up a base on a double steal. Liam Ienuso’s ground out plated Burch.

Saugerties tacked on an insurance run in the fifth when Gramoglia doubled, took third on an error and scored on a wild pitch.

Northern Columbia put two runners on in the sixth when Brady Kelly and Sam Berlin stroked two-out singles off of reliever Ty Monroe, but Monroe ended the threat with a strikeout.

Myers finished with a double and single and an RBI for Saugerties. Gramoglia added a double and single, Burch singled and drove in a run, Tommy Murphy singled and Ienuso drove in a run.

Kelly pitched four innings for Northern Columbia, striking out three, walking one and allowing three runs and five hits. Andrew Knightes finished up, walking one and allowing a run and two hits.

SOFTBALL

16U

Lady Reds Rage 10

Saratoga Black 2

Michaela Masten went 3 for 3 with a home run, double and three RBI to power the Chatham Lady Reds Rage 16U to a 10-2 victory over Saratoga Black on Wednesday.

Anna Friedman added a double, single and an RBI to Chatham’s attack. Aliyah Camacho had two singles and two RBI, Grace Brennan and Courtney Danforth both singled and had two RBI and Lindsey Martin, Grace Alvarez, Olive Mountain and Lily Kritzman all singled.

Friedman pitched five innings for Chatham, striking out two, walking one and allowing two runs and six hits. Kritzman pitched one inning, striking out all three batters she faced.

Lady Reds Rage 9

Adirondack 1

Michaela Masten blasted a two-run homer and Olive Mountain went 3 for 3 with two RBI to back the three-hit pitching of Lily Kritzman as the Chatham Lady Reds Rage 16U defeated the Adirondack Rampage, 9-1, in Tuesday’s Hudson-Mohawk League softball game.

Mountain had a double and two singles for the Rage. Grace Alvarez doubled and drove in a run, Kritzman singled and had an RBI, Grace Brennan, Anna Friedman and Addi Perry all singled and Aliyah Camacho drove in a run.

Kritzman turned in a complete game performance on the mound, striking out 10, walking two and allowing one run.

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