Baseball: Colonie earns key league win at Ballston Spa

Ciccone strikes out 8 for victory

— The Colonie baseball team picked up a key Suburban Council victory in its quest for a Section II Class AA playoff berth by beating Ballston Spa 5-2 Friday.

The Garnet Raiders scored once in the top of the sixth inning to break a 2-2 tie, and they added two insurance runs in the seventh to seal their victory.

Nick Ciccone pitched 6 2/3 strong innings for the Garnet Raiders, allowing two runs and striking out eight batters. Eric Downey contributed a solo home run, and Kyle Ruth added a pair of hits.

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