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Schalmont stays in Colonial Council title hunt

"I think he's one of the best players in the area right now," Anderson said of McKelvey. "Every offensive category, he's right in the top five except for triples."

Schalmont will need continued production from McKelvey, Amorosi and the rest of its offense over the remainder of this week. After playing Voorheesville Wednesday, the Sabres meet Duanesburg in a non-league game Thursday before traveling to Lansingburgh Friday for a game that could decide the Colonial Council title.

In other baseball action Monday, Niskayuna moved back over the .500 mark in the Suburban Council with a 9-8 victory over Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake.

The Spartans took an 8-7 lead in the top of the ninth inning, but the Silver Warriors (5-4, 8-4) responded on Jake Syed's two-run single in the bottom of the ninth.

"This is the first tight game where we've scored enough runs to win," said Niskayuna coach John Furey. "That's what we've got to do to turn the corner this year. We've got to start winning the close ones."

Pete Furey drove in four runs with four hits for Niskayuna, including a pair of doubles. Shawn Callahan and Nick Valletta each contributed a pair of hits to the Silver Warriors' 13-hit attack.

The win kept Niskayuna in a tie with Shaker for third place in the Suburban Council North Division. Saratoga Springs leads the way with a 7-3 record, followed by Shenendehowa in second place with a 6-3 mark.

"There's a lot of teams that are tightly packed," said coach Furey. "It's hard to figure out who's going to win on any given day."

Elsewhere Monday, Mohona-sen (2-7, 5-8) fell to Columbia 10-1, Scotia-Glenville (2-7, 3-10) lost to Glens Falls 11-3 in a Foothills Council game and Saratoga Catholic shut out Schenectady Christian 5-0 in a WAC contest.""

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