Eagles are too much

T he Whitehall baseball and softball teams each faced Duanesburg in the opening round of the Section II tournaments, and in both cases, the Eagles sent the Railroaders home.

Whitehall’s softball, who snuck into the tournament as the sixteenth seed, were beaten by an undefeated Duanesburg team 6-0.

Duanesburg pitcher Dani Hennel held the Railroaders in check throughout the game, throwing a no-hitter.

Brittney Putorti pitched a strong game for Whitehall allowing only five hits but was undone by four errors.

After a scoreless inning in the first, Duanesburg pushed ahead a run and held a 1-0 lead after two innings. They tacked on another run in the third inning, but the game was still within reach for Whitehall.

Putorti shut down Duanesburg in the fourth but the Eagles offense came alive in the fifth inning as they scored four runs to take a commanding 6-0 lead, more than enough for Hennel who cruised through the last two innings to complete the no hitter.

With the loss Whitehall falls to 5-7 on the season, but with Putorti and several other players returning next season, the team should be able to qualify for Sectionals again next year.

Baseball falls, 5-1

Whitehall’s quest for its first sectional win in a long time will have to wait until next season.

After qualifying for postseason play for the first time since 2005, the boy’s baseball team lost in the opening round of the Section II Tournament to Duanesburg 5-1.

The Railroaders ran into Canisius bound Aaron Casper, who held the Railroaders to two hits while striking out 15.

Duanesburg jumped to an early lead with a run in the first inning and added another tree in the third inning for a 4-0 lead.

Whitehall scored its lone run of the game in the top of the fourth inning on a homerun by Josh Hoagland, but that was all they were able to muster off a red hot Casper.

Brett Christian pitched a strong game for Whitehall surrendering only six hits.

Whitehall falls to 7-7 with the loss, a dramatic improvement from the last two years when they averaged two wins a season. And with several key player returning next season, the team will look to build on this years success.

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