Baseball roundup: Merrill, Santiago shine as Ketcham wins big

Baseball roundup: Merrill, Santiago shine as Ketcham wins big

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Baseball roundup: Merrill, Santiago shine as Ketcham wins big

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Brian Santiago allowed one hit and an unearned run in five innings to lead host Roy C. Ketcham over Horace Greeley High School, 12-1, in baseball Saturday.

Stephen Merrill was 2 for 3 including a three-run homer in the first inning. Jon Cepeda had three RBI and Brandon Chavarria had a three-run triple.

After committing 10 errors in their first two games, the Indians were flawless defensively on Saturday, coach Pat Mealy said.

“The defense played to the level it can play at,” said Mealy, whose team improved to 3-0. “We played great, which I’m most excited about.”

Ketcham visits John Jay-Cross River at 4:30 p.m. Monday.

Middletown 5, Red Hook 4 — Jimmy Mulvey finished 2 for 3 with a double and a run scored for the visiting Raiders. Kevin Jordan (2 for 3, double, run) and Nick Hunziker (single, two RBI) chipped in.

Red Hook (0-2) hosts Highland on Wednesday.

Tappan Zee 6, John Jay 2 — Nick Stanton was 2 for 3 with two doubles for the host Patriots. Pete Dimeglio had one RBI.

“We need to put together some clutch hitting with runners in scoring position,” said Patriots coach Eric Frink, whose team fell to 0-2. “We’re struggling right now, but the season’s young. We’ll get back to work Monday in practice and figure it out.”

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Host Horace Greeley beat Arlington B 8-7 in extra innings, despite a two-run double from Kerry O’Shea.

Liz Hogan also doubled.

The Admirals (0-2) host Pawling on Monday.

Spackenkill 4, Poughkeepsie 3 — Gabby Mastrantuono struck out nine in a complete game to lead host Spackenkill on Friday.

Maddie McCall went 2 for 4 for the Spartans (2-0). Jenna Salmonese was 1 for 2 for Poughkeepsie.

Marlboro 15, Red Hook 0 — Amber Mianti went 3 for 3 with three doubles, three runs and a walk to lead Marlboro. Cassie LaPointe went 2 for 3 with a walk on Friday.

Franklin D. Roosevelt 8, Wallkill 0 — Alyssa Pfitscher tossed a one-hit shutout for the visiting Presidents on Friday.

Madchen Knauss drove in two runs. Roosevelt (3-1) visits Poughkeepsie on Monday.

Middletown 7, Arlington 4 — Middletown rallied four runs in the top of the 11th inning late Friday.

Middletown led 3-0 in the sixth inning, but Nicole Lemp hit a two-out three-run homer in the seventh inning to tie the score for Arlington (0-1).

Rachel Brideau pitched five innings of relief and held Middletown scoreless until the 11th.

Middletown’s Allie Marcano struck out 23 in a complete game, going all 11 innings, to earn the win.

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