The Beacon High School baseball team overcame a three-run deficit against Pelham in its Section 1 Class A quarterfinal game, scoring five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning on the way to a 7-4 victory on Wednesday.
The fourth-seeded Bulldogs (15-7) will travel to face No. 1 Tappan Zee today.
Bobby Winkelmann, Nick DiNapoli, Patrick Schetter, Andrew Grella and Nick Golembiewski each drove in runs during the decisive rally, with Schetter hitting a double.
“The guys were talking about it: Our hitting’s been contagious,” Beacon coach Bob Atwell said.
“We’ve hit in clusters the whole year. ‘It’s time to put a string together.’ That’s exactly what we did.”
Tony Romanelli (6-0) earned the complete-game victory, striking out 11 and allowing three hits and one earned run. He also had a solo home run in the bottom of the first inning to tie the score at 1.
Pelham would make it 4-1 before the fourth-inning comeback.
“We battled back,” Atwell said. “It didn’t surprise me we were able to do it again.”
Roy C. Ketcham 4, White Plains 1 — The seventh-seeded Indians scored two runs apiece in the first and third innings, providing winning pitcher Jesse Hayes more than enough offense to win on the road.
Hayes threw 62⁄3 innings, fanning 10 Tigers and walking three, allowing just an unearned run in the third.
He raised his record to 3-1 and sent the Indians into today’s Section 1 Class AA semifinal.
“He got himself out of a lot of jams,” said head coach Pat Mealy, whose team improved to 16-6. “He really rose to the occasion when adversity was in front of him.”
Ketcham travels to face third-seeded Fox Lane for a 4 p.m. start today.
Mark Joao (two runs) and Tyler Cinelli each contributed 2-for-3 efforts for Ketcham. Gabe Felix hit an RBI double, the team’s lone extra-base hit.
“Our kids came out like champions,” Mealy said after Ketcham’s sixth straight win. “We played a well-rounded game. We followed Jesse’s lead.
“Our kids are playing great baseball, and we can’t wait for the opportunity to play again (today).”
The second-seeded Tigers ended the season with a 17-5 record.
Red Hook 3, Port Jervis 0 — Nate Tomlinson tossed a four-hitter to lead the sixth-seeded Raiders to a road win in the Section 9 Class A quarterfinals.
Red Hook will take on No. 2 New Paltz today.
Red Hook took a 1-0 lead in the second, then tacked on two more runs in the seventh.
A.J. Coolbaugh had an RBI single and an RBI triple and Jon Edwards added an RBI single. Tomlinson hit a double, and Matt Jordan went 3 for 3 with a run scored.
Ardsley 5, Our Lady of Lourdes 4 — The Warriors lost at home in the Section 1 Class B quarterfinals, scoring twice in the bottom of the seventh but unable to tie the game.
Ardsley scored four runs in the top of the first to take a lead from which Lourdes could not recover.
Jimmy Papineau had a triple, a double and a run scored, and Andrew Kelleher drove in two runs on two hits. Connor Connaughton also doubled for Lourdes, which ended the season 15-6.
“Today wasn’t our day,” Lourdes coach Derrick Damiano said, “but I was proud of the boys the way we played, not just today but the whole year.”
Onteora 5, Highland 2 — Ryan Merget singled, doubled and drove in two runs for host and top seed Highland in the Section 9 Class B semifinal.
For Onteora, winning pitcher Ryan McDowell struck out eight and Bernie Smith went 3 for 4 with a run scored.
Minisink Valley 12, Franklin D. Roosevelt 5 – Hyde Park’s third-seeded Presidents (14-8) trailed, 6-0 after an inning-and-a-half and were never able to take the lead in the semifinals of the Section 9 Class AA tournament at Fishkill’s Dutchess Stadium.
“We were trailing the whole game,” head coach Kory VanZandt said. “We dug ourselves a hole early.”
Cody Perotti and Chris Osterman each gave the Presidents three hits, while teammate Jon Bixby added a two-run double.
The Arlington Admirals advanced to the Section 1 team championships by virtue of their victory at the Section 1 Conference 1 team championships at The Links at Union Vale.
Arlington (20-1) combined for 203 strokes, with John Jay-Cross River (220) taking second and Yorktown (232) third. The Admirals’ average score during the regular season was 207.
Arlington senior Matt Mahlke turned in the day’s lowest score with his 2-over-par 38, just ahead of fellow Admiral Cullen Spang’s 39.
Ryan Mackey and Jared Shan each contributed a 41, while teammate Nick Turenchalk (44) rounded out Arlington’s scoring.
The victory was Arlington’s fourth in the team championship event, which was first played in 2008, and it avenged the Admirals’ lone loss of the year, a setback to John Jay-Cross River.
Playing what she called the best game of her career, Red Hook’s Caitlin Swanson scored eight goals to lead the Raiders to a 14-8 victory over John S. Burke Catholic and a third consecutive Section 9 Class C championship at Kingston’s Dietz Stadium late Tuesday.
“I’m glad that it was able to come at this point,” Swanson said.
“It was a team effort. I wouldn’t have been able to score the goals without great passes. So I’m just glad that we were able to work together, and come together as a team tonight and execute really well.”
Swanson scored five goals in the second half. Lindsay Hobson added four goals.
Red Hook (15-2) advanced to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class C regional finals at Dietz Stadium on Saturday, and will face Section 1 champion Putnam Valley.