Bethlehem’s Dylan Rodriguez, top, rips a shot down the line. — Photo by Rob Jonas/Spotlight
BETHLEHEM – The Bethlehem baseball team used a five-run seventh inning to defeat Troy 7-4 in a Suburban Council game Friday, May 6, in Troy.
Ned Engelbride tied the score at 4-4 with an RBI double in the top of the seventh inning. Jake Smith then drove home the go-ahead run with an RBI single, and Jon Hogg added insurance for the Eagles with a two-run triple.
Smith picked up the victory by hurling two innings of scoreless baseball in relief. Mike Cubello contributed an RBI single to get Bethlehem on the scoreboard in the top of the second inning.
Bethlehem entered Friday’s game off a 2-1 home victory against Mohonasen Thursday, May 5. The Eagles scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Bethlehem jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first quarter and cruised to a 19-10 victory over Schenectady in a Suburban Council boys lacrosse game Thursday, May 5, in Delmar.
Jake Szelest led a balanced Bethlehem attack with six goals and an assist, while Devon Halliday chipped in with six assists. Ethan Sheraw tallied four times, and Ryan Starr added a hat trick and an assist.
Alex Rodriguez paced Schenectady with a four-goal, two-assist effort.
Bethlehem began the week with a 17-6 loss to Ballston Spa Tuesday, May 3. Zac Schuette led the Scotties with five goals and an assist, while Szelest paced the Eagles with a hat trick.
Bethlehem increased its winning streak to four games with a 17-1 victory over Schenectady in a Suburban Council girls lacrosse game Thursday, May 5.
Tessa Hughes recorded a hat trick to lead the Lady Eagles. Morgan Gillies, Sophie Powers and Kayla Radzyminski all contributed a pair of goals.
Bethlehem used a balanced attack to handle Ballston Spa 13-2 Tuesday, May 3. Hughes struck for three goals, while Natalie Cook, Sydney Klugman and Kathryn Sancilio all tallied twice.
Track and field
Malick Diamonde led the Bethlehem boys track and field team at the Colonie Relays Saturday, May 7.
Diamonde won the high jump in a tie-breaker over Guilderland’s Zaviir Berry. Both athletes cleared the bar at 6 feet, 3 inches, but Diamonde needed fewer attempts to do so than Berry.
Bethlehem also finished first in the boys sprint medley, distance medley and 1,600-meter relays. The Eagles placed second in the boys 6,400-meter relay.
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