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Sports Archives — The Altamont Enterprise, April 15, 2010

Voorheesville baseball team wins Maple Hill tournament

By Jordan J. Michael

VOORHEESVILLE –– The Blackbirds’ baseball team took down defending Class CC state champion Maple Hill on Saturday to win the Maple Hill Tournament.

Voorheesville’s season last year came to an end after being no-hit by the Wildcats in the first round of sectionals. Was revenge a motivating factor for the 15-to-5 win on Saturday?

“Winning is winning,” said Head Coach Kyle Turski. “There really doesn’t need to be any other motivating factor than that. However, I did say this to my team before the game, ‘Different year, different team, different players.’ And, before I could say it, someone yelled out, ‘Different results.’ They knew exactly what was going on.”

Maple Hill jumped out to a 4-to-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning after a few walks, mixed in with an error, and a hit. Voorheesville went on to score five runs in the third inning, three in the fourth, three in the fifth, two in the sixth, and two in the seventh.

Anthony Scaccia and Elliot Stryker each had huge doubles in the third inning that drove in runs. Ryan Duncan, Jake Nussbaum, and Mickey McDonald also batted well in the game.

“Our kids really got into a deep mindset after getting down early,” Turski said. “We wanted to prove to ourselves that we could go toe-to-toe with a high caliber team.”

The Blackbirds beat Cambridge, 11 to 7, in the first game on Saturday. Turski said that beating two quality teams in the same day is “definitely a confidence booster.”

“The team is very excited right now,” said Turski. “They really are a good bunch of kids and they all love the game.”

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