NEWS FLASH: Haldane Falls in Final 5-3
SATURDAY EVENING UPDATE:
Haldane's dream of a baseball state title came up agonizingly short, as the Blue Devils lost to Lansing 5-3 in the Class C championship game.
The Bobcats scored all of their runs in the first two frames, but Haldane's offense went quiet after pulling within 5-3 in the third.
Haldane advanced to the title game with a 6-0 rout of Vorheesville in the semi finals.
The Blue Devils finish the season at 20-4.
Earlier story, midday Saturday:
NEWS FLASH: The Haldane Blue Devils have advanced to the New York State Class C championship game thanks to a 6-0 thumping of Vorheesville.
Starting pitcher Dan Kinnaird went the distance, striking out seven to extend his post season scoreless inning streak to 14. Kinnaird got some help from second baseman Kenny Doxey, who snared a first inning
line drive and turned it into a double play after Vorheesville had put the first two batters of the game on base.
The Blue Devils used their patented "small ball" to score a pair of runs in the bottom of the first on hits by John Rotando and Stephen Zalys.
Kinnaird cruised from there, only running into trouble in the sixth
inning when Vorheesville loaded the bases. Kinnaird escaped the jam
by inducing a fly out to Dima Spinelli in right field.
The Blue Devils now play at 4pm against the winner of the Lansing and
Frewsburg game, which is underway.
-- Stephen Schweikhart
Earlier story, from Friday: The entire Haldane school community and beyond turned out Friday morning for a rousing sendoff as the Haldane Varsity Baseball team headed north to Johnson City, outside Binghamton, for the NY State Final Four tournament Saturday.
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