Anyone can post their ESG baseball updates here.
I’m in Buffalo along with Josh Thomson, but we’re trying to cover every sport. So I’ll only get to one, maybe two baseball games. Any info you guys provide is welcome.
UPDATE, Sunday: For the second straight Games, rain has killed the baseball medal games. The weather this morning was fine, but the fields were not. The baseball committee instead used head-to-head results from pool play to determine the medal winners. Western beat Hudson Valley in pool play, which gave Western the bronze.
UPDATE, Saturday: Rain has postponed the bronze medal game with Hudson Valley trailing Western 2-0 in the top of the fourth. It will be continued tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. if the field is playable.
UPDATE, Friday: The offense finally got in gear in a 9-2 win over Adirondack. Seth Lamando went 3 for 4 to lead the 12-hit attack. Mahopac’s Alec Petrone had two RBI and two runs. Cole Doucette pitched a two-hitter. The bats banged out another nine hits in the second game against Western, but this time the pitching failed in a 10-7 loss to Western. Lamando went 2 for 4, making him 7 for 15 in the four games. Wardy Polanco scored three times.
Hudson Valley is 2-2 after four games. That puts them on the outside looking in at a gold medal game. Long Island is 4-0 and has locked up one of the two spots. The second spot will come down to Western (3-1), Central (2-2), and Hudson Valley. Hudson Valley needs to beat New York City Saturday morning, which it probably will. But it needs Central to beat Western, which would put all three teams at 3-2. The second gold-medal spot would then come down to a tiebreaker. As long as HV wins Saturday morning it will at least play for a bronze medal.
UPDATE, Thursday: Hudson Valley split in its first day of action. They beat Central in the first game behind a one-hitter by Seth Lamando. The Ketcham junior also drove in a run. New Rochelle’s Matt Duran went 2 for 3 with two RBI. They lost the second game to Long Island in 10 innings, 7-6. North Rockland’s James Wargo started and went five innings. He was relieved by Matt Horton, who took the loss. Scott Hagan, Lamando, and Wardy Polanco each had a pair of hits.