Photos: In the Swing

The weather mangled schedules for the Guilderland varsity baseball and softball teams this spring season. The Guilderland baseball team has played only two games, both wins, so the Dutchmen are 2-0 overall. The softball team has played three games and is 1-2 overall.

The Enterprise — Michael Koff

On Good Friday, the softball team took on the Tartans of Scotia-Glenville at home, losing, 5 to 2. The day before the bats woke up, which led the Dutch to a 16-to-0 win over Schenectady. The Tartans on Friday quieted the Dutch, holding the team to five hits. With a runner in scoring position, Dutch’s Amanda Smith whips a pitch toward the plate in the first inning. Smith went four-and-a-third innings with seven walks, eight strikeouts on four hits and allowing four runs — two of them earned.

The Enterprise — Michael Koff

Guilderland’s Nicole Fyvie, in the center, is surrounded by her teammates after she hit a solo home run in the sixth inning. Fyvie went one hit on three at bats with the home run and two strikeouts. Dutch’s Sarah Mahar had the other run-batted-in in the loss.

The Enterprise — Michael Koff

Last Thursday, which was a cold and windy day for baseball, the Guilderland team took on Schenectady. The Dutch fell behind, 1 to 0, after the top of the first inning but, after that, Guilderland never looked back, winning 16 to 6, scoring eight in the bottom of the first. Dominant in relief, Guilderland’s Luke Walters looks at his target during the fourth inning. Walters pitched three innings, giving up two runs, both earned, on two hits with five strikeouts and four walks. He also helped himself at the plate going two for two with two runs batted in.

The Enterprise — Michael Koff

Big gun: Guilderland’s Christian Italiano hits a two-run double in the bottom of the first inning, which helped the Dutch cruise. Italiano had four hits in five at bats with two doubles and four runs batted in.

The Enterprise — Michael Koff

Attempting to throw out his man: Guilderland’s Max Gebauer gets ready to throw to second base as a Patriot base runner attempts a steal. Gebauer had two RBIs in the win.

The Enterprise — Michael Koff

Getting dirty: Guilderland’s Nick Grabek dives back safely to first base from a throw over from Schenectady’s starting pitcher in the first inning of the Dutch’s 16-to-6 win at home last Thursday.

The Enterprise — Michael Koff

Positional hitting: Guilderland’s Alexa Watts squares around to bunt the ball to move her teammates up a base for the next hitter in Guilderland’s 5-to-2 loss to Scotia-Glenville Friday afternoon at home. Watts went hitless in two at bats.

The Enterprise — Michael Koff

Masked warrior: Guilderland’s Kaitlyn Paul frames a pitch from her starting pitcher, Amanda Smith, during the second inning of Friday afternoon’s game against Scotia-Glenville at home. The ump called it a ball. Paul went hitless with two strikeouts in three at bats in the 5-to-2 loss against Scotia-Glenville at home.

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