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Monday round-up: Ballston Spa rallies past Saratoga

Mueller scores winning run in eighth inning

Jon Mueller scored the winning run on a fielder's choice in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift Ballston Spa past Saratoga Springs 3-2 in Monday's Suburban Council baseball game.

Mueller, who was also the winning pitcher, doubled to lead off the bottom of the eighth and came around to score two batters later to move the Scotties (4-5 league, 6-6 overall) into a fourth-place tie with the Blue Streaks (4-5, 7-6) in the Suburban Council North Division standings.

Eddie Canty drove in the tying run for Ballston Spa in the bottom of the seventh inning, and starting pitcher Franklin Miller allowed two runs in six innings of work. Mueller pitched two scoreless innings of relief to pick up the victory.

Zach Forbes had three hits for Saratoga.

In Suburban Council South Division baseball action, Columbia scored seven times in the top of the third inning and cruised to a 12-6 win over Bethlehem in Delmar.

Ian Castle had three hits including a double, and Ryan Henchey added a double and a single for the Blue Devils (7-2, 7-4). Jasper Marynczak tripled for the Eagles (2-7, 3-9).

Softball

Guilderland moved into a tie with Colonie for first place in the Suburban Council South Division softball standings with Monday's 6-3 victory over Colonie.

The Lady Dutch (7-2 league, 9-3 overall) scored three runs in the top of the ninth inning to break a 3-3 tie. Kiley DeCastro had the big hit with a two-run double and scored the other run of the inning.

Pitcher Mallory Harrigan struck out eight Colonie batters and helped her own cause by driving in two runs on a double and a single for Guilderland. Jenna Cubello tripled, singled and scored two runs, and Tori Greco contributed two hits and two runs.

Kassidy Ogren had a two-run double in a three-run third inning for Colonie (7-2, 7-2), and Mandy Marchesini singled three times.

Boys tennis

Bethlehem remained undefeated in Suburban Council boys tennis matches with Monday's 8-1 victory over Columbia.

Rohin Bose had a straight-sets victory at No. 1 singles for the Eagles (8-0 league, 9-0 overall). Nick Mashuta contributed a three-set victory at No. 3 singles that included two tiebreakers.

Bethlehem swept all six singles matches and won two of the three doubles matches to beat Columbia.

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