Whitehall sports round-up, April 21, 2022

Whitehall splits tennis matches

By Keith Harrington

Whitehall split a pair of Adirondack League tennis matches last week, falling to Hadley-Luzerne and defeating Warrensburg.

The Railroaders dropped a close match to Hadley-Luzerne on Tuesday with the Eagles nipped the Railroaders, 4-3. Whitehall won both doubles matches but Hadley-Luzerne’s dominance in singles was the difference.

In singles, Connor Moulton, Sean Frasier, Katrin Schreiner and Carolina Lott-Diamond earned wins for the Eagles. Troy Austin won the only singles match for the Railroaders.

Moulton defeated Aiden MacLeod, 10-0, in the number one singles match. At the number two spot Austin brought Whitehall even with a 10-3 victory over Caeden Wilson.

Hadley-Luzerne’s Frasier edged Tristan Foote 10-10 (9-7), Schreiner topped Allen Beaulieu 10-3 and Lott-Diamond rounded out the singles matched by taking down Dory Gosselin 10-4.

In doubles, Whitehall’s Cash Burgey and Spencer Houghtby defeated Hayden Kader and Hayden Winslow 10-6. The Railroaders’ Anthony Jones and Gavin Kramer rolled over Mathew Harder and Wyatt Moore 10-1 in the other doubles match.

Whitehall bounced back on Wednesday at home with a 6-1 win over Warrensburg. The Railroaders won four out of five singles matches and the only contested doubles match.

In the number one singles match, the Burghers got their only win when AJ Moore defeated Aidan MacLeod, 10-3.

At number two, Austin topped Jack Putney 10-4. Foote slipped past Ben Terrell 10-2. Dory Gosselin easily handled Andrez Krzypkowski 10-1. Gavin Kramer blanked Ashlyn Brewster 10-0.

In doubles the Railroaders’ Alyssa Carter and Zeanna defeated Nathanial Robinson and Matt Sharron, 10-1.

John Dzieniszewski and Charlie McClure won by forfeit for Whitehall.

Whitehall is now 4-1. Warrensburg is 1-3.

Whitehall moves to 3-0, 5-1 in softball

By Keith Harrington

The Whitehall softball team headed into spring break by splitting a pair of games last week, suffering their first loss of the season in a non-league contest but remaining undefeated in Adirondack League play.

On Monday Addy Hill of Glens Falls and Madi Gould of Whitehall hooked up in a classic pitching matchup as the Indians handed the Railroaders a 2-1 loss. Hill and her Glens Falls squad grabbed an early lead and held off Whitehall the remainder of the game.

Glens Falls put up a two-spot in the bottom of the first and it turned out to be all the Indians needed.

Whitehall cut the lead to 2-1 in the top of the seventh and was threatening for more when a Glens Falls 2-5-3 double play ended the game.

Hill kept the Whitehall bats silenced as she fired a five-hitter and struck out six to earn the win in the circle.

Gould was also outstanding, spinning a two-hitter with 14 Ks.

Kiersten Stevens and Gina Endieveri had the hits for the Indians.

Gould was 2 for 4 at the plate for the Railroaders. Olivia Whiting doubled.

Glens Falls was1-2 after the win. Whitehall dropped to 4-1.

On Wednesday against North Warren, Gould’s pitching arm got a day off but she still had a huge impact on the game as the Railroaders bounced back to beat North Warren, 18-2, in a league game shortened to five innings by the run rule.

Gould was 3 for 4 at the plate with two home runs, a single and eight RBIs.

Vinna Jensen got the start in the circle for Whitehall. Jensen spun a two-hitter and struck out eight to earn the pitching win. She also was 2 for 2 with a pair of singles at the plate.

Nicole Buckman doubled and drove in a run for the Cougars.

Whitehall is now 3-0, 5-1 on the season. North Warren is 0-5, 0-6.

Whitehall wins, unbeaten in baseball

By Keith Harrington

Whitehall jumped out early to a big lead and cruised past North Warren in their home opener, 13-3, in Adirondack League baseball action. The win keeps the Railroaders unbeaten on the young season.

Whitehall took charge right from the beginning by scoring three runs in the bottom of the first. The Railroaders added eight more runs in the third to increase their lead to 11-2 and never looked back.

Brandon Bakerian was 1 for 3 at the plate with a triple and two RBIs and claimed the win on the mound. Bakerian struck out five in three innings of work.

CJ Monty, Landon Rozell and Preston Bakemeier all had a pair of hits for Whitehall.

Patrick Egan pitched 2 1/3 innings of relief, giving up just one hit and striking out four. Tyler Brooks also contributed to the work on the bump for the Railroaders.

Tyler Hitchcock and Wes Bolton had the lone two North Warren hits.

Whitehall is 3-0, 4-0. North Warren is 0-3, 0-3.