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Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk clinches Colonial Council title

R-C-S will warm up for Sectionals with some non-league games. After playing Big 10 leader LaSalle Tuesday, the Indians meet Watervliet Wednesday.

"We're going to try to pick up another game later this week," said Dorrance.

While R-C-S is in line for a top-two seed, Bethlehem has to win its final two Suburban Council Gold Division games or have Guilderland lose once to lock up at least a No. 2 seed for the class AA Sectionals. The Eagles (9-3, 14-5) entered Tuesday's game against Ballston Spa with 14 standings points, one point ahead of the Dutchmen. The two teams meet in Thursday's regular season finale.

"Right now, I think my team is ready to go," said Bethlehem coach Rob Helm. "We're playing good baseball."

The Eagles flexed their muscles Saturday with an 18-6 non-league win against Amsterdam. Bethlehem hit three home runs including a shot by Craig Wilcox, who finished a triple shy of the cycle.

"That's really great because he hasn't played a lot this season," Helm said of Wilcox, who also hit a double and a single. "I root for guys like that."

Will DeRuve and Matt Branigan also homered for Bethlehem, which possesses one of the top offenses in the Suburban Council with a team batting average of .350.

"When you have a team batting average of .350, you know you're scoring some runs," said Helm.""

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