TROY -- A six-run bottom of the sixth inning turned out to be the undoing of the Amsterdam High School baseball team's seven-game winning streak, as the Catholic Central Crusaders used that rally to blow a tight game wide open and score a 7-2 win over the Rams in Big 10 play at Knickerbacker Field.
Kolbie Glionna had a double and a single for the Rams (9-5, 7-5 Big 10), while Julian Gallup knocked in a run to tie the game on a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning, but Amsterdam's pitchers combined to issue eight walks and two hit batters.
Jack Engster had a two-run single for the Crusaders and came in to record the game's final out after the Rams had loaded the bases in the seventh against CCHS starter Jeremy Glazer, who allowed two runs and struck out five over 6 2/3 innings. Dylan Pollock added a single, a double and two RBIs.
The two teams will meet again Monday at Shuttleworth Park.
Fonda-Fultonville 3, Cobleskill-Richmondville 2
The Braves guaranteed themselves a spot in the Section II playoffs in dramatic fashion as Baylee Hall relieved Kevin Myers in the fifth inning and went the rest of the way before the Braves scored the winning run in the bottom of the 10th.
Hall also singled for F-F (10-4, 7-4 Colonial), while Pat Hart singled and drove in a run. Anthony Sinicropi, Rob O'Kosky, Brandon Baker and Tony Angioli also contributed base hits for the Braves.
Western Athletic Conference
Fort Plain 8, OESJ 4
Jesse Heroth went 2-for-3 with two runs batted in, and the Hilltoppers remained undefeated heading into Monday's showdown with Spa Catholic by charging past Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville.
Drew Fureno add a double, knocked in a run, scored twice and stole two bases for the Hilltoppers (12-0, 11-0 WAC), who picked up 12 stolen bases -- included a steal of home by Andrew Hanifin on a delayed double steal in the sixth inning. Eric Orologio tossed 2 2/3 innings in relief of James May Jr. to pick up the win, while Alex Bleicher earned the save with two shutout innings.
Brad Smith drove in three runs for OESJ (8-6, 7-5), while Devan Battisti contributed an RBI single for the Wolves.
The win was the 708th for Fort Plain coach Craig Phillips, temporarily moving him into the all-time state lead ahead of Dom Cecere, whose Eastchester team was idle Thursday.
Galway 5, Middleburgh 1
Tyler Goergen struck out 10 in a three-hitter as the Golden Eagles picked up the win in a game played at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown.
Zach Hartman and Taylor Hartman each had two hits for Galway (6-4, 6-4 WAC).
Asa Snyder singled and scattered five hits over six innings on the mound for Middleburgh.
Zach Ouderkirk went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs to lead Canajoharie to a win over Duanesburg.
Zach Ruzkowski and Joe Winsman each went 3-for-4 for the winners and Jace Fox had two singles and three RBIs.
Luigi Magliocca went 2-for-3 and scored the winning run on an error in the seventh inning, and Logan DeNeuville allowed just one hit in a complete game win as the Patriots rallied to edge Mayfield.
DeNeuville was dominant in picking up the win, racking up 16 strikeouts over seven innings while not surrendering an earned run. He did allow seven walks, and two B-P errors came back to haunt him in Mayfield's three-run first inning, but the Panthers couldn't put a run across the rest of the way.
Noah Martin also went 2-for-3 for the Patriots, while Brett Getman and Jeremiah Horton contributed singles. Connor Pingitore drove in the tying run in the seventh before Magliocca scored the winner on a walk-off error.
Jordan VanNostrand had the lone hit for Mayfield, while Austin Lair scattered six hits over six-plus innings.
Bishop Gibbons 1, Amsterdam 0
Joelle Salisbury racked up 17 strikeouts as part of a five-hit shutout and added a single as the Lady Knights edged Amsterdam.
Perrie Megyeri scored the game's lone run in the third inning and Julia Maddalone doubled for ND-BG, which had just two hits against Amsterdam starter Michela Puglisi.
Puglisi struck out 10 in her two-hitter to take the hard-luck loss for the Lady Rams. Ashley Przybylowicz had a single and a double for Amsterdam, which also got hits from Tessa Filiberto, Natalie Vogel, Ella Dybas and Amber Richardson-Iannotti.
Western Athletic Conference
Saratoga Catholic 12,
Fort Plain 9
After a wild first inning that saw each team score nine runs, Lady Saints pitcher Emily McCarty settled down and shut out Fort Plain the rest of the way, striking out 11 to pick up the win.
McCarty also knocked in two runs for Spa Catholic, as did Liza Orsini.
Abby Boyer and Kendra Trembley each doubled and drove in three runs for the Lady Hilltoppers.
Fulton-Montgomery CC 6, Herkimer County CC 1
Herkimer County CC 13, Fulton-Montgomery CC 6
Christian Maldonado tossed a two-hitter with 11 strikeouts in the opener as the split earned F-MCC one of four Region III playoff berths.
The Raiders are the No. 3 seed from eastern upstate New York and will travel to west region No. 2 seed Niagara County Community College for a best-of-three series starting Saturday.