BETHLEHEM – The Eagles got by Ballston Spa 5-3 on Thursday, May 4, and are have earned a spot in the Class AA sectionals.
Bethlehem’s Thomas Salamida and Matt Wise teamed up for a three hitter while walking two and striking out eight.
The bottom of the order came through big for the Eagles. Andrew Hicks, Sean Turner, Nick Mosier and David Garcia – who batted in the 7, 8 and 9 slots – went a combined 4 for 8 with a walk and scored three runs.
The leadoff hitter, center fielder Steve Mendleson, went 2 for 4 with a double, a stolen base and a run scored. Dylan Rodriguez also went 2 for 3 with a run scored. Colby Nash added a hit to round out the offense for Bethlehem.
Wise, who came in in the third inning, gave up a single to Joshua Hipwell in the top of the sixth and then a two run shot over the wall in left center to Luke Gold, who also had a single.
The Scotties other run was scored by Jared Winkle, who reached base on an error to start the game.
Ballston Spa will at home against Mohonasen and Bethlehem will host Guilderland on Monday, May 8.