Tim Zehnbauer gave up three hits without issuing a walk in six innings to lead his Roy C. Ketcham High School baseball team to 4-1 a season-opening win over John Jay-Cross River on Monday in Orlando, Florida.
“He was very effective,” Ketcham coach Pat Mealy said. “Typical Tim.”
Dylan D’Anna closed the game in the seventh.
Ketcham scored twice in the first, with an RBI hit from Nick Simmons and an RBI walk from Stephen Merrill, and twice in the fourth, off singles from Jon Cepeda and Justin Squarzini.
Ketcham will host Fox Lane on April 9.
Ardsley 14, Spackenkill 6 — Justin Etts went 3 for 3 with two triples and three runs scored, but the Spartans lost their season-opener in the Beacon Spring Bash tournament at Dutchess Stadium.
Beacon, which also received two runs and an RBI from Josh Rosario, will play Pelham on Tuesday.
Kyra-Lee Scianna collected three hits, four RBI and four runs in leading Ketcham to a 15-2 rout over host Mamaroneck.
“Overall, I was pretty pleased,” Ketcham coach Scott Satterlee said. “It was our first time on a field, let alone our first game.”
Danielle Kauffman added three hits, two RBI and two runs. Carissa Dellavecchia started in the circle, striking out six in three innings, allowing two hits and two walks, and junior Jessica Roe picked up her first varsity win by striking out seven and walking one in four hitless innings.
Ketcham visits Walter Panas Saturday.
Millbrook began its season with a 6-5 victory at Middletown, with Ian Olson providing three goals and an assist.
Christian Williams scored twice, while Marcus Garnot had a goal and two assists and Alex Censi had one assist for the Blazers.
Conor O’Donnell made 17 saves in Millbrook’s goal.
Playing its first varsity match, Pawling lost an 18-0 decision at Putnam Valley.
“We got things to work on,” said Pawling coach Robert Walters, noting Monday was Pawling’s first time playing outside this year after practicing indoors. “This was one of the best teams we’re going to play.
“We have a lot of young players, new players. We learned some things to motivate the girls.”
Pawling hosts Beacon on April 7.