LOCAL ROUNDUP: Newkirk has big weekend for Clipers 12U+ Blue

Tim Martin/Columbia-Greene Media Cameron Newkirk of the Columbia Clippers 12U+ Blue travel baseball team belted five home runs and drove in 12 runs over two games this past weekend.

Cameron Newkirk had a weekend he won’t soon forget.

In two games this weekend, Newkirk slammed five home runs and drove in 12 runs for the Columbia Clippers 12U+ Blue travel baseball team.

Newkirk went 4 for 4 with three home runs and seven RBI in the Clippers’ come-from-behind 10-8 win over the Schuylerville Stallions on Saturday.

Schuylerville led 8-4 after four innings, but the Clippers rallied for two in the fifth and four in the seventh to pull out the victory.

Trent Keller added a home run and two RBI to the Clippers’ attack. Henry Semp had three singles, Maky Kirby had two singles, Tyler Sheldon singled and drove in a run and Colton Hutson, Hunter Nielsen, Xavier Castle and Aidan Buchinsky all singled.

Nielsen pitched 2 2/3 innings, striking out two, walking one and allowing six runs and eight hits. Buchinsky threw the final 4 1/3 innings, striking out one, walking one and allowing two runs and six hits.

On Sunday, Newkirk hit two more bombs and drove in five in the Clippers’ 13-5 loss to East Greenbush-Castleton.

Colton Hutson, Hunter Nielsen and Xavier Castle all singled for the Clippers.

Tyler Sheldon, Trent Keller and Brody Adickes all pitched for the Clippers, striking out three, walking seven and allowing 13 runs and 13 hits.

Clippers 10U

The Columbia Clippers 10U won one of three games over the weekend, defeating the Devil Cats 10U, 15-11, before falling to Upper Deck 10+, 11-4, and the South Troy Dodgers 10U, 3-2.

Against the Devil Cats, Amarion Perry and Otto Semp both tripled and single and drove in a run. Logan Burleigh doubled, Mason Briscoe singled and drove in two, Evan Conte, Ryan Link and Tanner Kelly all singled and drove in a run and Ty Garson singled.

Conte, Garson, Keegan Mullins, Perry and Briscoe all pitched for the clippers, striking out seven, walking eight and allowing 11 runs and seven hits.

Amarion Perry had a double and single in Saturday’s loss to Upper Deck. Ty Garson doubled and had an RBI. Mason Briscoe singled and drove in a run and Tanner Kelly and Keegan Mullins singled.

Perry, Braeden Barnes, Ethan Brennan and Logan Burleigh combined for two strikeouts and seven walks while allowing 11 runs and 12 hits.

On Sunday, the Clippers outhit South Troy, 5-3, but came out on the short end of the final score.

Amarion Perry singled and had an RBI for the Clippers. Evan Conte, Mason Briscoe, Jayden Brantley and Ty Garson all singled.

Briscoe pitched four innings, striking out six, walking five and allowing three runs and two hits. Garson threw two innings, allowing one run with one strikeout and two walks.

Outlaws 15U

Sean Scott singled in Christian Tedford with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Greene County Outlaws 15U a 6-5 victory over the Upper Deck Titans on Saturday.

The Titans had tied the score at 5-5 with two runs in the top of the seventh, before Scott’s clutch hit gave the Outlaws the victory.

Scott finished with three singles to lead the Outlaws’ seven-hit attack. Nathan Van Alphen doubled, Brodie Montgomery collected two singles and an RBI, Marion Kohler singled and drove in a run and Tedford and Miguel Madera each had an RBI.

Tedford threw six innings for the Outlaws, striking out eight, walking three and allowing three runs and two hits. Kohler pitched one inning, giving up two runs and two hits with a strikeout and a walk.

Clippers 15U

Guilderland overcame an early two-run deficit to defeat the Columbia Clippers 15U in Friday’s travel baseball game.

After falling behind 2-0 in the first inning, the Bulldogs went on to score six unanswered runs to earn the victory.

Brady Holzhauer paced the Clippers with a double and single. Jack Mullins doubled, Mason Ferrer singled and drove in two runs and Troy Super and Tyler Van Allen singled.

Holzhauer (3k,2bb,6r,10h) and Super (1bb,1h) shared mound duties for the Clippers.

Blackhawks 14U 6

Outlaws 14U 4

The ENY Blackhawks broke open a close game with four runs in the fourth inning en route to a 6-4 victory over the Greene County Outlaws 14U on Friday at McQuade Park.

Gavin Hartka’s double was the only extra base hit for the Blackhawks. Sam Buquet and Gabe Carpenter singled, Jacob Macfarlane drove in two runs and Tyler Peck drove in one.

Ty Van Valkenburg ripped a double and single for the Outlaws. Alex Slater singled and drove in a run and Zach Russell singled.

Kyle Danforth (9k,7bb,4r,4h) pitched six innings and Brandon Rossano pitched one (3k,2bb) for the Blackhawks.

Andrew Sager struck out eight, walked three and allowed five runs and three hits in six innings for the Outlaws. Riley Street pitched a scoreless seventh.


Lady Reds Rage 16U

The Chatham Lady Reds Rage 16U travel softball team went 1-3 in game played at the Harry J. Betar Recreational Park on Saturday.

In Saturday’s first game, the Lady Reds fell to the Red Storm, 9-2.

Anna Friedman led the Lady Reds with three singles. Olive Mountain and Michaela Masten each had a single and an RBI and Addi Perry and Aliyah Camacho singled.

Friedman (2k,2bb,6r,8h) and Lily Kritzman 2k,1bb,3r,4h) combined for the loss.

The Lady Reds went on to edge the Bethlehem Blackout, 7-6.

Addi Perry had a double and single for Chatham. Aliyah Camacho added two singles and two RBI Lily Kritzman had two singles and an RBI, Lindsay Martin singled and drove in two runs, Olive Mountain singled and drove in a run and Michaela Masten and Grace Alvarez singled.

Kritzman was the winning pitcher, striking out three, walking three and allowing six runs and eight hits.

In their third game of the day, the Lady Reds dropped a 17-8 decision to the Mid-Hudson Rebels.

Ashley Ames doubled and drove in two runs for the Lady Reds. Michaela Masten had two singles and an RBI, Addi Perry singled and Courtney Danforth, Lindsay Martin, Aliyah Camacho and Grace Alvarez all drove in a run.

Riley Sitcer homered and doubled for the Rebels. Maddy Dodig added a home run and single with two RBI and Gabby Logue had two singles and drove

in a run.

Friedman and Kritzman both had a turn on the mound for Chatham.

In their final game of the day, the Lady Reds lost to the Adirondack Extreme Elite, 5-0.

Courtney Danforth, Lindsay Martin, Addi Perry and Anna Friedman all singled to account for Chatham’s four hits.

Friedman went the distance for the Lady Reds, striking out one, walking one and allowing five runs and eight hits.

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