Shenendehowa athletics rundown: April 24

Joe Fraser defends first base during a March 24 Shenendehowa baseball practice inside the high school's main gymnasium. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)Joe Fraser defends first base during a March 24 Shenendehowa baseball practice inside the high school's main gymnasium. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

BY MICHAEL KELLY
Gazette Reporter

CLIFTON PARK — Five things to know for today about Shenendehowa athletics:

1: A no-hitter! Nik Malachowski had a day to remember for the Shenendehowa baseball team in its 4-0 win Thursday against Mohonasen. Malachowski struck out 11 and walked one in his near-perfect outing for the Plainsmen, throwing 61 of his 87 pitches for strikes. Brad Pearson provided the offense for Shenendehowa, going 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

2: The matchup today for the Shenendehowa baseball squad is a major one, too. Junior pitcher Ian Anderson will get the start against Niskayuna and the Silver Warriors’ Garrett Whitley in a matchup expected to draw major attention from professional scouts.

3: Both the Shenendehowa boys lacrosse and the Shenendehowa girls lacrosse teams suffered defeats against Niskayuna Thursday. The boys lost 13-6 and the girls lost 13-7. Both games featured teams previously unbeaten in the Suburban Council.

4: After a few days off from game action, the Shenendehowa softball team will head to Cicero Saturday for a pair of non-league games. The Plainsmen recently debuted at No. 11 in this year’s first state rankings.

5: The Shenendehowa boys basketball team had three players receive recognition Thursday from the New York State Sportswriters Association. Junior guard Kevin Huerter was a second-team selection, senior guard Thomas Huerter made the seventh team, and senior forward Brandon Fischer was an honorable mention. The Plainsmen won the state championship this season and posted a 25-1 record.


 

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
(Home games at high school, unless otherwise noted)

PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER Michael Gillooley jumps on Kevin Huerter of Shenendehowa after the Plainsmen defeated Brentwood in the State Finals at Glens Falls Civic Center to win their first State Title since 1987 Sunday, March 22, 2015.

PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER Michael Gillooley jumps on Kevin Huerter of Shenendehowa after the Plainsmen defeated Brentwood in the State Finals at Glens Falls Civic Center to win their first State Title since 1987 Sunday, March 22, 2015.

Today
9 a.m.: Girls track and field at Penn Relays
4:15 p.m.: Baseball hosts Niskayuna
4:15 p.m.: Softball at Niskayuna
4:15 p.m.: Boys tennis at Niskayuna
Saturday
8 a.m.: Crew at Saratoga Invitational Regatta
9 a.m.: Boys track and field at Hudson Falls invitational
9 a.m.: Girls track and field at Hudson Falls invitational
10 a.m.: Softball at Cicero-North Syracuse tournament
11 a.m.: Boys lacrosse hosts Shaker
11 a.m.: Girls lacrosse at Shaker
2 p.m.: Baseball at CBA
Sunday
8 a.m.: Crew at Saratoga Invitational Regatta
Monday
4:15 p.m.: Baseball at Shaker
4:15 p.m.: Softball at Shaker
4:15 p.m.: Boys tennis hosts Shaker
Tuesday
4:15 p.m.: Boys tennis hosts Mohonasen
4:15 p.m.: Softball at Mohonasen
4:15 p.m.: Girls lacrosse at Averill Park
Wednesday
4:15 p.m.: Baseball at Averill Park
4:15 p.m.: Softball at Averill Park
4:15 p.m.: Boys tennis hosts Averill Park
4:15 p.m.: Girls track and field at Colonie

For updates about today’s  and this weekend’s action, follow Michael Kelly on Twitter: @ByMichaelKelly

About the Author

Michael Kelly
Michael Kelly is a sports reporter for Your Clifton Park and Your Niskayuna, weekly print publications of The Daily Gazette. Kelly grew up in Clifton Park and graduated from Shenendehowa High School in 2006. He is also a 2010 graduate of the Stony Brook University School of Journalism. Kelly's work has been honored by the New York News Publishers Association, the New York State Associated Press Association, and the Associated Press Sports Editors. His work has previously been featured in The (Amsterdam) Recorder, The Saratogian, and Albany Times Union.