Shenendehowa, Loudonville Christian among No. 1 seeds for baseball Sectionals

Pairings for the Section II baseball playoffs were announced Wednesday at the Boght Baseball Complex in Latham, with Shenendehowa and Loudonville Christian among the seven teams receiving No. 1 seeds.

Shen earned the No. 1 seed out of the Suburban Council and a first-round bye in Class AA. The Plainsmen host the winner of Thursday's Niskayuna-Amsterdam game Saturday at 11 a.m.

Bethlehem earned the No. 2 seed out of the Suburban Council after winning the Gold Division title. The Eagles host either Christian Brothers Academy or Shaker in Saturday's quarterfinal round. CBA and Shaker play at 4 p.m. Thursday at CBA's Colonie campus.

Undefeated LaSalle is the top seed out of the Big 10. The Cadets -- New York's top ranked Class AA team -- will host either Guilderland or Schenectady at 11 a.m. Saturday at Geer Field in south Troy. Guilderland and Schenectady meet in Thursday's opening round at Guilderland High School.

Albany -- coached by Shaker High School graduate Joey DiPiazza -- makes its return to Sectional play Thursday when it hosts Colonie at Bleecker Stadium. The Falcons are the No. 2 seed out of the Big 10, while Colonie is the No. 7 seed from the Suburban Council.

Queensbury and Columbia meet in the other first-round game Thursday, with the winner advancing to meet either Albany or Colonie Saturday.

In Class A, South Glens Falls received the No. 1 seed after winning the Foothills Council. The Bulldogs host No. 8 Bishop Maginn in Saturday's quarterfinal round.

Suburban Council White Division champion Mohonasen is the No. 2 seed. The Mighty Warriors will play No. 7 Glens Falls Saturday at Rotterdam's Memorial Park.

Scotia-Glenville earned the No. 3 seed and a quarterfinal home game against No. 6 Lansingburgh Saturday at 11 a.m. No. 4 Ichabod Crane and No. 5 Gloversville meet in the other quarterfinal game.

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