Patrons take on Connecticut in regular season home finale – The Daily Gazette

The Albany Patroons play their regular-season home finale on Friday against the Connecticut Cobras.

The Patroons are 19-3 this season, sit first in the Basketball League’s Northeast Division and have already clinched a playoff spot. In June, the Patroons will face either the Atlantic City Gambits or the Syracuse Stallions in a three-game Eastern Conference Northeast Division title series to begin their postseason run.

Friday’s game at 7 p.m. will be played at the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany. General admission tickets are $10 for the game, $8 for military/veterans, and kids 12 and under can attend for free.


Five members of the RPI baseball team earned All-Liberty League honors, with Chris Grome and Martin Marinchev on the first team, Hudson Livesey on the second team, and Jake Defayette and Joey Saia receiving honorable mention.

Grome, a graduate student left-handed pitcher, went 5-2 with a 3.96 ERA in 10 appearances for RPI this season, including eight starts. In 52 1-3 innings, he allowed 44 hits, struck out a team-record 59 batters, and walked 16.

Marinchev, a junior designated hitter, hit .355 with a team-high 11 doubles, two triples, three home runs, 27 runs scored, and a team-leading 31 RBI.

Livesey, a fifth-year catcher, hit a game-high .365 with four home runs and 30 RBIs. Defayette, a graduate student outfielder and Schalmont High graduate, hit .294 with seven home runs and 29 RBIs.

Saia, a junior outfielder and Voorheesville High product, hit .337 with four home runs and 22 RBIs.


Four RPI softball players have been named to National Fast Pitch Coaches Association All-Region III teams, with Gabby Comeau and Erin Askins on the first team, Jessica Torch on the second team and Erika Holowka on the third team.

Comeau, a junior catcher, led the RPI with a .434 batting average and tied the single-season program records with 62 hits and 16 doubles. She added a home run, 16 runs scored and 43 RBIs.

Askins, a senior first baseman, hit .379 with 15 doubles, three triples, two home runs and 37 RBIs.

A senior outfielder, Torch hit .375 with 39 runs scored and 27 stolen bases.

Holowka, a senior pitcher, went 11-6 this season with a 2.90 ERA and one save while striking out 110 batters and walking 31 in 106 1-3 innings.


Russell Sage College will host a Boys Basketball Camp from June 27 to July 1 at the school.

The camp is for boys ages 8-16 and costs $225 for the week. The camp includes offensive and defensive skills training, competitive 5-on-5 play, shooting contests, character training and one-on-one instruction.

Registrations can be made at For more information, contact Brian Barnes at 518-292-1969 or [email protected]


Skidmore College senior Megan White has been named the National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s Division III All-American Third Team.

The shortstop is just the second Skidmore player to win the honor. Dani DeGregory was the first in 2016. White was the only Liberty League player and the only college player from New York State selected. There were 54 players voted to the 2022 NFCA Division III All-America teams. This year’s three teams are made up of student-athletes from 36 different programs representing 10 regions.

White was the Liberty League Player of the Year after averaging a league-leading .460. She finished the season as one of three players nationally not to be struck off, successfully navigating 108 plate appearances. She had 17 doubles, three triples, two homers, 23 RBIs and 36 runs scored.

Skidmore finished the season with a school record 24 wins (24-14) and entered the Liberty League Tournament.


Greg Sulz had three hits to help the Albany Athletics to an 8-5 Albany Twilight League victory over the Troy Haymakers on Wednesday at Edsall E. Walker Field in Bleecker Stadium.

The victory extended the Athletics’ ATL winning streak to 28 consecutive games.


The Union football team starts its 2022 season on September 3 in Allegheny.

The Dutch opener at home is on September 10 against Worcester State.

Union opens Liberty League play on October 1 when it hosts Buffalo State. The Dutch close the season on November 12 with the Dutchman Shoes game at RPI.

LL-denotes Liberty League game

September 3 — at Allergheny; September 10 – against Worcester State; September 17 – at Springfield; September 24 – against Utica; LL-Oct. 1 – against Buffalo State; LL-Oct. 8 — in St. Laurent; LL-Oct. 22 – against Rochester; LL-Oct. 29 – in Hobart; LL-Nov. 5 – against Ithaca; LL-Nov. 12 — at RPI.


WASHINGTON, Pa. — Scott Dubrule hit a double on his three hits, and Nick Ward homered to lead the Washington Wild Things to an 8-2 Frontier League win over the Tri-City ValleyCats on Thursday.

The ValleyCats were down 3-2 in the bottom of the eighth inning when the Wild Things scored five runs to put the game away. Ward’s two-run homer capped the inning.

Jonah Girand hit a solo homer for the ValleyCats.

Tri-City meets defending Frontier League champion Schaumburg Boomers starting Friday.

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