Senior John Craig Winds up at home plate. Craig along with Senior Branden Cogswell hit a home run (Cogswell in the 3rd inning, Craig at the bottom of the 5th)
Michael Orabona | Sports Editor
Shenendehowa had their annual senior night game in the Clifton Park Commons May 10th. The final score was 4 Burnt Hills, 3 Shen.
Shenendehowa honored their seniors with a special ceremony including the seniors and their parents. The seniors graduating are Pitcher Tyler Clifford, Short Stop Branden Cogswell, Pitcher Chris Cox, First Basemen John Craig, Pitcher Matt Dempsey, pitcher Adam Kalish and Pitcher John Prendergast.
The Plainsmen had an early start; the first run was scored by Shen’s Chris Miller. The other 2 points were home runs by Branden Cogswell and John Craig. The Pitcher for the whole game was Tyler Clifford. Despite this, they had two rough innings, with Burnt hills scoring 1 run in the 6th inning, and 3 runs in the 7th.
Shen is currently 10-4 and 10-3 in the league.
by Meghan Pheonix
The Shenendehowa Plainsmen remain undefeated in the Suburban Council after Friday night’s overtime win against the Burnt Hills Spartans.
The game started out going at a fast pace with aggressive plays underneath the hoop on both ends of the court. The first quarter was closely tied at 11 to 11 with one minute left after an assist from Shen’s Brandon Miller to Ted McCarthy. The quarter ended with the Spartans ahead of the Plainsmen 13 to 11.
The second quarter had a lot of quick plays by the Plainsmen but it was Burnt Hill’s Keaton Flint who ended the half with a buzzer beating deep three pointer that tied the game at 28.
The Plainsmen gained the lead after a strong start in the second half. The third quarter came to an end with Shenendehowa up 44 to 40.
An exciting fourth quarter went back and forth between both teams. Burnt Hills led the Plainsmen 50 to 48 with three minutes left. Clutch free throws by Farshad Sarrafi-Nour tied the game with exactly two minutes left. Jayson Sullivan answered for the Spartans with a crucial three pointer putting Burnt Hills up by three. Shen’s team leader Jose Reyes answered right back with a deep three pointer to tie the game with just over a minute left and got the crowd on their feet. The game ended with 53 point tie sending the game to overtime.
The score stayed tied for the majority of overtime. The Plainsmen started to separate from Burnt Hills after an assist from Jackson Shea to Sarrafi-Nour. Reyes thencarried the Plainsmen with key fastbreaks and clutch three pointers. The game ended with the Plainsmen defeating the Spartans 64 to 56.
Sophomore Robert Knightes of Burnt Hills led all scorers with 21 points. Keaton Flint added 10 for the Spartans.
Shenedehowa had four players that scored in double figures, led by Jose Reyes’s 16 points followed by Jackson Shea and Farshad Sarrafi-Nour with 11. Brandon Miller also contributed 10 points for the Plainsmen.