9/10 All Stars Win Opener over Coxsackie
The tone was set early in the top half of the 1st tonight as Ethan Conrad crushed a long homer over the center field wall. It was all downhill from there as Saugerties pitchers Jace Van Valkenburg and Ryan Curran combined on a no hitter and a 13-1 victory over visiting Coxsackie.
Curran had an infield single to set the stage for Conrad’s two run jack on the first pitch he saw from Coxsackie’s Lance Hoover.
Van Valkenburg walked the leadoff batter in the top half of the first and then settled in to strike out the side. He followed suit in the second with 3Ks and walk. Curran threw 9 pitches in a scoreless 3rd with 2Ks. Coxsackie got its only run in the 4th after a Ryan Low walk and Saugerties error off the bat of Hoover to bring home Low.
Saugerties exploded for 9 runs in the third featuring two doubles by leadoff batter Ben Fox and two runs apiece scored by Fox and Curran.
Saugerties hitting combined for 12 hits while the pitching staff combined for 11Ks. The 9/10 squad plays at Catskill on Friday night 6/26.