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Fort Plain stays perfect; Phillips ties wins mark

Thursday, May 08, 2014 - Updated: 2:59 AM

MIDDLEBURGH -- Aiden VanLoan singled twice, drove in five runs and scored four runs as the Fort Plain High School baseball team powered to a 28-4 win over Middleburgh in Western Athletic Conference play Tuesday.

The win gave Fort Plain (10-0, 9-0 WAC) coach Craig Phillips 706 wins for his career, putting him into a temporary tie with Eastchester's Dom Cecere as New York's all-time leader in high school baseball coaching wins.

Kiernan Briggs went 3-for-5 with a triple, four RBIs and three runs scored for Fort Plain while also combining with Jacob Kennedy to scatter three hits and pick up the win on the mound. Alex Bleichner added three singles, three RBIs and five runs scored, while Eric Orologio ripped a double and a triple, drove in a run and scored twice.

The Hilltoppers took advantage of eight Middleburgh errors and drew 11 walks in addition to pounding out 15 hits, allowing them to score at least four runs in all five innings before the game was called.

-- SOFTBALL

Western Athletic Conference

-- Galway 7, OESJ 4

Emily Zawisa led the way with a double and a run batted in as part of a three-hit day for the Lady Eagles, who scored their seven runs over the first three innings to top Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville.

Jessi Freebern tripled, singled and drove in a run for Galway (6-7, 5-6 WAC), while Sabrina Williams singled twice.

Kyleigh Hayner doubled, singled and drove in a run for OESJ, which also got two hits from Leann Clark.

-- B-K-W 2, Fort Plain 1

Jess Rue scattered four hits in a complete game win as the Lady Bulldogs edged Fort Plain.

Caitlyn Philby's two-run single in the second inning gave B-K-W all the runs in would need.

Haley Kilmartin doubled and scored a run for Fort Plain, which also got a double from Alexis Hagadorn.

-- BOYS TRACK AND FIELD

Western Athletic Conference

-- Fort Plain 78, Galway 60

Jordan Ahrens swept the 1,600 and 3,200-meter runs, and the Hilltoppers won 11 of 17 events en route to topping Galway.

Fort Plain also got wins from Zach Florian in the shot put, Gene Ryan in the discus throw, Edward Rolle in the 110-meter hurdles, Jon Payack in the 800-meter run, Evan Searles in the long jump and Austin Filmer in the triple jump while also capturing the 4x400 and 4x800-meter relays.

Galway was led by sprinter Noah Wicks, who swept the 100, 200 and 400-meter dashes while combining with Tony Commissoing, Chris Kenyon and Luke Huxhold to win the 4x100-meter relay. Huxhold added a win in the 400-meter hurdles for the Eagles.

-- GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD

Colonial Council

-- Fort Plain 90, Galway 55

Gabbie Bridgewater won the 100-meter hurdles, the 800-meter run, the high jump and the shot put as the Lady Hilltoppers took down Galway.

Cheyann Walters added wins in the pole vault and long jump for Fort Plain, while also taking part in the Lady Hilltoppers' victories in the 4x100 and 4x800 meter relays. Fort Plain added a win in the 4x400-meter relay to complete a clean sweep. Also picking up wins for Fort Plain were Cheyenne Munson in the 400-meter hurdles and Brianna Swartz in the discus throw.

Galway got wins in the 100 and 200-meter dashes from Laura Gardner and in the 1,500 and 3,000-meter runs from Lindsey Carlsen, while Morgan Ritter won the 400-meter dash and Erica Culbert captured the triple jump.

     

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