The Poughkeepsie High School girls second varsity four boat was the only local crew squad to advance to Sunday’s A final where it placed eighth overall at the Saratoga Invitational.
According to Pioneers coach Mike Smith, the girls (second varsity four boat) bested all high schools in the final, and only “top clubs in the U.S. and Canada” did better.
The Poughkeepsie girls varsity eight boat finished fifth in the C final. “These girls are normally not in this race,” Smith said. “And they came in fifth without practicing, so that’s pretty good. …We medaled in 3 of 4 events (Saturday), so we’re very happy with our performance.”
The Poughkeepsie boys varsity quad took third place in the B final, while the boys varsity four came in eighth place in the B final.
Poughkeepsie races in the Dutchess Cup on the Hudson River Wednesday.
Trent Valentine threw for six innings, let up a run and struck out 10 to lift John Jay to a 7-1 win over Susan Wagner (Staten Island) and to a third-place finish in the Northeast Invitational at Clarkstown South High School in West Nyack.
Jack Matero was 2 for 3 with an RBI and a double to be named to the All-Tournament team along with Valentine.
J.D. Lent was 3 for 3 with an RBI, while David Deberardinis was 2 for 2 including two RBI, two runs and two walks.
John Jay fell in the first round 5-0 to Fox Lane.
The Patriots (4-6) host Roy C. Ketcham at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday.
Pawling 7, Dover 0 — David Bellucci fanned eight batters over six innings and went 2 for 4 at the plate, including a double and two runs to lift the Tigers at Dutchess Stadium late Saturday.
Reece Bijou was 1 for 1 with a triple and two RBI, while Mike Mondaruli was 1 for 1 scoring a run and “stole home on a straight steal,” according to Pawling coach Travis Light. Kyle Bradshaw was 1 for 3 with a double.
Pawling (5-3) hosts Lourdes at 4:30 p.m. Monday.