Kevin Besko struck out eight and walked two in his first varsity start as host the Arlington High School baseball team bested Spackenkill High School, 7-1, on Wednesday in Freedom Plains.
“He was just in a groove and just throwing strikes,” Arlington coach Darrell Flynn said. “He had a lot of command out there. I was impressed with his composure.”
Simon Alvarez was 2 for 3 with a triple and two RBI for Arlington. Matt Chipkin had a hit, a sacrifice fly and two RBI. Mike Pascoe had two hits, including a double, an RBI and three runs scored.
Mike Hovermill was 2 for 2 with a double, a walk and a run scored for Spackenkill.
Arlington hosts Fox Lane at 11 a.m. Saturday. Spackenkill faces Red Hook at 4:15 p.m. Friday at Dutchess Stadium in Fishkill.
Marlboro 3, Onteora 0 — Nick Mongelli struck out 10 and walked one over five innings to earn the win as the host Iron Dukes shut out the Indians in their opener.
Austin Casey and Andrew Connors each tossed a scoreless inning for Marlboro.
John Mooradian singled, scored twice and stole three bases for Marlboro. Xavier Oliver had two hits, and Tristan Ceriello, Mongelli and Sam Mongelli each had an RBI.
Olivia Zoeller struck out 11 and walked three over five innings as Pawling defeated Horace Greeley in a game shortened due to the mercy rule.
Zoeller was 1 for 2 with three runs scored. Lily Prinz was 3 for 4 with a double and two RBI. Kayla Chavarri was 2 for 4 with two RBI and three runs scored. Mikayla Ward had a bases-clearing double.
“It was dominating pitching by Olivia, for sure,” Pawling coach John Hodge said. “We were swinging the bats pretty well for the first game of the year.”
Pawling visits Walter Panas at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
Danielle DiLorenzo had five goals and two assists to lead visiting Arlington over Kingston, 14-2, on Wednesday.
Rosie Debellis added three goals and Danielle Heady had two goals and an assist. Rebecca Campos had a goal and three assists, Abby Carlin had a goal and an assist, Jordan Smith scored a goal and Cassie Prine dished an assist. Maryn Lowell made 11 saves for the Admirals (1-1).
Defender Emily Klausz held All-American midfielder Logan Brennan to one goal, leading the Admirals’ defensive effort. Carlin and DiLorenzo combined to win 12 of 17 draw controls.
“It’s a huge win,” Admirals coach Dan Schmitt said. “Kingston is a powerhouse in Section 9 and we’ve lost to them the last two years. To come out and beat them convincingly is big for us. We’re a young team building confidence, so this is definitely a positive step.”
Arlington hosts Somers at 4:30 p.m. Monday.
Horace Greeley 14, Our Lady of Lourdes 13 — Horace Greeley scored the winning goal on a free-position shot with 1.5 seconds left as the Warriors fell at home.
Cat Gallery had tied it at 13 four Lourdes with 15 seconds remaining. Gallery scored four goals to lead the Warriors. Bella Clark added three goals and an assist, Grace Rappleyea had two goals and two assists, and Allison Brady and Lu Clark each scored twice. Gab Breault made nine saves for Lourdes (0-1).
Megan Graham had four goals to lead Horace Greeley.
Lourdes hosts Cornwall at 4:30 p.m. Friday.
Beacon swept the four doubles matches en route to a 5-2 win over Our Lady of Lourdes at Cross Court Tennis Club in Wappingers Falls in the opener for both teams.
Victorious duos for Beacon were: Dustin O’Connell and Ryan Strong, Kellen Sela and Mason Burch, David Demetros and Mark Padoleski, and Jorge Campos and James Cordero. Second singles player Matt Wyant also won in straight sets.
Albert Chu and Josh Jacobs won singles matches for Lourdes.
“Especially for the opener, I thought we played really well,” said Beacon coach Dave Ryley, who said his team worked well on doubles strategy, positioning and communications. “It’s good when you have a practice and go to the match the next day and do the things you talk about. We’re getting off to a good start and everybody’s buying into what we’re doing.”
Beacon visits Somers at 4 p.m. Thursday at Cross Court.
John Jay-Cross River 7, John Jay 0 — The visiting Patriots had two doubles teams reach a third-set tiebreak, but John Jay lost its opener. The second doubles team was Sri Kumar and Jaymin Bhatt, and John Aiken and Pavankumar Ramadass.
Arlington lost its season opener to Cornwall 241-251 at The Links at Union Vale in LaGrangeville.
Matt Tofte led Arlington with a 6-over-par 42. Arlington faces Lakeland/Walter Panas at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Hollow Brook Golf Club in Cortlandt.
Boys track and field
Beacon 103, Ossining 17 — David Adams won the 110-meter high hurdles (14.8) and the 200 (22.9) to lead host Beacon late Tuesday. Dominic Reid took first in the discus (113-08) and the shot put (42.5) for Beacon (2-0).
Girls track and field
Ossining 47, Beacon 45 — Dera Boone won the long jump (13 feet, six inches) and the triple jump (32 feet) and took second in the 200-meter dash, finishing in 29 seconds for host Beacon late Tuesday. Beacon is 1-1.