Railroaders claims ADK league title

DSC_0435Sometimes the toughest games to win are the ones you’re expected to win.
Whitehall came into Sunday’s game against Hadley Luzerne with a 9-1 league record and a shot to win the league championships. Hadley-Luzerne was 5-5 and fighting for its postseason lives. On paper, it shouldn’t have been close, but games aren’t played on paper.
Tyler Thomas held Hadley-Luzerne to a single run in six strong innings and Whitehall scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to beat a pesky Hadley-Luzerne team 4-1 and earn the Adirondack League title.
“They (Hadley-Luzerne) always give us trouble. They had some great pitching but we had just enough. We stayed patient at the plate and got a few hits,” head Coach Jason Hoagland said. “They gave it to us more than we took it to them.”
Thomas was brilliant on the mound, allowing one hit and an unearned run and his twin brother, Derek, pitched a perfect seventh inning to preserve the win for Whitehall.
Derek Thomas also went 2 for 3 at the plate with an RBI and Justin Hoagland went 2 for 3 with an RBI double.
The game was scoreless through the first two innings. Derek Thomas led off the third inning with a single to shallow centerfield and Justin Hoagland followed that up with a towering double to left field to plate the game’s first run.
Hadley Luzerne took advantage of a pair of miscues to tie the game at 1-1 in the top of the fifth. After a leadoff single, the Hadley base runner reached second on a passed ball and advanced to third on a wild pitch. The runner eventually scored two hitters later on a fielder’s choice to first base before Thomas induced an infield fly ball to end the inning.
Whitehall, however, answered right back in the bottom half of the frame.
Danny St. Clair singled to center and Brandon Steves reached on a bunt single. After Chad Amerio was hit by a pitch, St. Clair scored on a wild pitch and Steves came around on a pass ball. Derek Thomas then hit a single through the left side of the infield to make it 4-1.
The win came several days after Whitehall won a 7-6 thriller versus previously unbeaten Lake George.
Whitehall jumped on the board with a pair of first inning runs and Christian Poczobut held the Warriors scoreless through the first two innings. Lake George score a single run in the third, fourth and fifth innings to take a 3-2. But Whitehall responded with four runs in the sixth inning and added an insurance run in the seventh inning.
Lake George answered back with three runs in the bottom of the seventh to chase Poczobut from the game. Derek Thomas came in with one out and induced a fly ball and struck out the next batter to preserve the win for Whitehall.
Julian Barber went 4 for 4 with two RBIS and Justin Hoagland was 3 for 4 with a double and two runs scored.
Based on their virtue of its record, Whitehall was seeded second in the Section II, Class C tournament and will host the winner of Greenwich-Galway today (May 22) at 4:15 p.m.

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