Shenendehowa athletics rundown: May 8

Shenendehowa baseball's Connor Douglas (15) is cogratulated after scoring a run during May 7 game against Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake in Clifton Park. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)Shenendehowa baseball's Connor Douglas (15) is cogratulated after scoring a run during May 7 game against Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake in Clifton Park. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

BY MICHAEL KELLY
Gazette Reporter

CLIFTON PARK — Here are five things to know for today about Shenendehowa athletics:

1: With a 9-8 win Thursday against Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, the Shenendehowa girls lacrosse squad should be the No. 1 seed in the Section II Class A postseason draw. In the victory, Rachael Picchi scored five goals, Katie Kerner had a goal and four assists, and goalie Lexi Keen made 12 saves.

2: The Shenendehowa baseball squad was tested Thursday — and it passed. Against a plucky Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake team, the Plainsmen scored the game’s final four runs to pull away for a 6-2 win. In the victory, Richard Drum blasted a two-run home run, Andrew Pedone went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, and Nik Malachowski pitched three scoreless innings of relief.

3: In a game shortened to five innings, the Shenendehowa softball squad collected a 22-1 victory against Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake. Kelly Barkevich and Nicole McCarvill each homered in the win, while Barkevich added two doubles and McCarvill had two singles. Taryn Marra and Sadie Evans each added multiple hits and scored three runs apiece.

4: Liam Cannon, Dakota Rainville, Peter Russo, and Matt Stucchi all scored twice in the Shenendehowa boys lacrosse team’s 9-6 win Thursday against Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake. Anthony Tebbano made 14 saves in the win.

5: The first-ever Shen Invitational is today. More than 20 teams will compete at the event, which the Shenendehowa track and field teams are playing host to starting at 4 p.m.


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

Assemblyman Jim Tedisco honors the Shenendehowa Class AA state championship basketball team at the New York State Capitol in Albany on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. (PATRICK DODSON/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Assemblyman Jim Tedisco honors the Shenendehowa Class AA state championship basketball team at the New York State Capitol in Albany on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. (PATRICK DODSON/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Today
4 p.m.: Boys track and field hosts invitational
4 p.m.: Girls track and field hosts invitational
4 p.m.: Boys tennis hosts Doane Stuart
7 p.m.: Baseball hosts Troy, at Joe Bruno Stadium
Saturday
11 a.m.: Boys lacrosse at Saratoga Springs
Monday
4:15 p.m.: Baseball at Saratoga Springs
4:15 p.m.: Softball hosts Saratoga Springs
4:15 p.m.: Unified basketball at Schenectady
Tuesday
4:15 p.m.: Boys track and field hosts Guilderland
7:30 p.m.: Girls lacrosse at Niskayuna
8 p.m.: Boys lacrosse hosts Niskayuna
Wednesday
4:15 p.m.: Baseball at Niskayuna
4:15 p.m.: Girls track at Bethlehem
7 p.m.: Softball hosts Niskayuna, at Clifton Common
Thursday
4:15 p.m.: Baseball hosts Shaker
4:15 p.m.: Softball hosts Shaker
4:15 p.m.: Unified basketball hosts Bethlehem
7:30 p.m.: Girls lacrosse hosts Shaker

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.