The Franklin D. Roosevelt High School baseball team shut out Kingston 10-0 in the the Section 9 Class AA quarterfinals Tuesday in Hyde Park.
The top-seeded Presidents scored early on the eighth-seeded Tigers, receiving a two-run home run off the bat of Nick Rand in the first inning. Cory Simmons finished 3 for 3 with two RBI, and Tyler Myers collected three hits, including a double.
Isiah Nugent tossed five innings, giving up three hits and striking out nine.
“I was just proud of my guys,” said Roosevelt coach Kory VanZandt, whose Presidents improved to 17-3. “It was the most complete game we’ve played defensively all year. We jumped right on Kingston, didn’t give them any hope. All around it was just a really solid, fundamental game.”
Roosevelt will host No. 5 Valley Central on Thursday.
Saugerties 5, Red Hook 2 — Curtis Jorgensen was 2 for 3 with two RBI and Nick Teitter allowed six hits and struck out 15 in a complete game to lead No. 2 and host Saugerties over No. 7 Red Hook in a Section 9 Class A quarterfinal.
Nick Carlson was 2 for 4 and Greg Karpinski went 1 for 4 with a triple and a run for Red Hook (9-9). Saugerties faces New Paltz at 4 p.m. Thursday.
“We had a good run and a lot of memorable moments this season,” Red Hook coach Mike McCrudden said. “The kids played hard for each other so I’m proud of them.”
Highland 3, Liberty 2 — Cory Garcia came up with a triple in the bottom of the eighth to score the winning run to improve the host Huskies to 10-8. Mike Doxey was 2 for 4 and recorded a single, double and two RBI.
Vinny Valentino tossed 7 2/3 innings, giving up two runs with 11 strikeouts and no walks. Paul Hansut picked up the win.
Spackenkill 10, James I. O’Neill 3 — Mike Hovermill twirled five innings and gave up three hits to lead the second-seeded Spartans to a win over the seventh-seeded and visiting Raiders in the Section 9 Class B quarterfinals. Hovermill added a double and an RBI at the plate.
Ryan Espinoza (1 for 2, three RBI), Jason Stevens (2 for 3, RBI), and Justin Etts (triple, two RBI) each contributed to the win.
“We got quality at-bats,” said Spackenkill coach Don Neise, whose Spartans improved to 15-6. “We left guys on base early but we were able to get them later in the game. We made a nice adjustment.”
Spackenkill hosts third-seeded Onteora on Thursday.
Tri-Valley 2, Pine Plains 1 — The No. 4 and host Bombers dropped their Section 9 Class C quarterfinal game to the No. 5 Bears in nine innings. John Wheeler tossed all nine frames for Pine Plains, fanning 16 batters while giving up just two walks. Tim Hennessy had the lone hit for the Bombers, who finished 8-10.
New Paltz 10, Port Jervis 9 – Matt Barbieri’s two-out single scored Stevie Branch in the top of the ninth inning to lift sixth-seeded New Paltz over host No. 3 Port Jervis in a Class A baseball quarterfinal.
With two outs, Branch was hit by a pitch, Chris Baker walked and Barbieri hit a line drive up the middle to win it for New Paltz (7-8). The Huguenots face Saugerties at 4 p.m. Thursday.
New Paltz rallied from down 9-5, scoring two runs each in the sixth and seventh. They tied it at 9 with two outs in the seventh when Baker, with a 1-and-2 count, was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. Chris Massaro allowed two hits in four scoreless innings of relief to earn the win. “This was one of the best games I’ve seen in my nine years coaching,” Huguenots coach Sam Phelps said.
Last season, Port Jervis rallied to beat New Paltz in this round in a game, like Tuesday’s contest, that was delayed by lightning. “It was amazing,” Phelps said. “It was almost like going back and rewriting history.”