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Baseball: Saratoga beats Schuylerville on senior day to close out regular season

By: Aidan Joly   On Saturday morning, Saratoga baseball finished up regular season play with their senior day with an event in conjunction with cancer research followed by a game against Schuylerville. The event was held for Tracy Hogben, a Saratoga resident and supporter of Saratoga athletics who was diagnosed with a brain tumor last … Continue reading »

Baseball: Saratoga’s pitching shuts out Shen

By: Aidan Joly   Behind a gem of a pitching performance by Alex Henderson, Saratoga varsity baseball beat Shenendehowa on Friday afternoon at Shenendehowa High School by a final score of 2-0. Henderson had no trouble getting through Shen’s order throughout the game as he allowed just three hits, walked only two and struck out … Continue reading »

Baseball: Saratoga struggles early, falls to Shaker

By: Aidan Joly   Strong pitching and offense coming up big in the late innings propelled Shaker varsity baseball to victory on Wednesday afternoon at East Side Rec over Saratoga by a final score of 7-2. Heading into the fifth inning of a game that was already a pitchers’ duel, it was known that someone … Continue reading »

Baseball: Saratoga loses lead to CBA to lose third game of the year

By: Aidan Joly   “It ain’t over ‘til it’s over.” That could be the motto of Thursday’s (May 4) game between Saratoga and CBA varsity baseball at East Side Rec, as CBA came out on top 6-5 in a thriller. CBA trailed 5-4 entering the top of the seventh inning, three outs away from heading … Continue reading »

Baseball: Saratoga edges Guilderland to keep hot season going

By: Aidan Joly   Behind a strong bullpen performance and key hits, Saratoga varsity baseball led themselves to a 3-2 victory over Guilderland on Monday afternoon (May 1) at East Side Rec. The game remained close throughout, with Guilderland grabbing the first lead in the third inning on an RBI double from Christian Italiano, the … Continue reading »

Baseball: Saratoga beats Averill Park to continue strong season

By: Aidan Joly Behind two big innings, Saratoga varsity baseball was able to continue their hot start on Wednesday afternoon at East Side Rec as they beat Averill Park by a final score of 10-4. Heading into the bottom of the third inning with the game trailing 2-1, the Blue Streaks kicked their offense into … Continue reading »

Baseball: Saratoga takes down Burnt Hills

By: Aidan Joly   Strong hitting, pitching and defense, the keys of baseball, all went Saratoga’s way on Saturday afternoon against BH-BL as the Blue Streaks cruised to a victory by a final score of 9-1. After Saratoga wasn’t able to bring runners home in the first two innings, the Blue Streak bats came alive … Continue reading »

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