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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 »

Baseball: Another walk-off win for Saratoga, improves to 7-1

By: Aidan Joly   As is the seemingly increasing theme with this year’s Saratoga varsity baseball team, another game, another walk-off. It happened again on Thursday as the Blue Streaks beat the Falcons of Albany at East Side Rec by a final score of 6-5, the team’s third walk-off win in the past five games. … Continue reading »

Baseball: Saratoga walks-off against Shenendehowa in thriller

  By: Aidan Joly Games between Saratoga and Shenendehowa tend to bring out the best in both teams, no matter the sport. It was no exception on Friday at Amsterdam’s Shuttleworth Park when the Blue Streaks and Plainsmen varsity baseball teams faced off in the first ever Battle of I-87. Trailing 4-1 heading into the … Continue reading »

Baseball: Saratoga beats Columbia, falls to Ballston Spa

By: Aidan Joly   Saratoga varsity baseball played two games for their midweek slate this week, taking on Columbia on Wednesday and Ballston Spa on Thursday. The Blue Streaks went 1-1 in those two games.   Saratoga vs Columbia: Wednesday It took until the bottom of the seventh, but Saratoga was able to pull off … Continue reading »

Baseball: Saratoga scores early to take down Queensbury

By: Aidan Joly An early onslaught of runs was more than enough for Saratoga to win their second game of the season on Saturday afternoon against Queensbury at East Side Rec by a final score of 11-6. Saratoga jumped out to an early 6-0 lead after a first inning that featured key hits from Kyle … Continue reading »

Baseball: Saratoga beats La Salle to kick off 2017 season

By: Aidan Joly A strong, all-lefty pitching performance gave Saratoga their first win of the 2017 season on Monday at the East Side Rec as they beat La Salle by a final score of 5-0. After a shaky first inning, Saratoga starting pitcher Keegan Leffler settled down and got into a great groove from the … Continue reading »

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