Hamilton sports teams hit hot streak

In three different locales, Hamilton High School spirng sports teams put together strong efforts, nearly winning them all.

All the baseball Emerald Knights did was shut out West Canada Valley 17-0, a game where Jordan Doroshenko allowed a hit to the Indians' opening batter, then got the next 20 outs on his way to a one-hit shutout.

Hamilton scored in each of the first four innings, then used a nine-run sixth inning to seal the matter as it improved to 4-1 on the season.

Meanwhile, the softball Emerlad Knights outscored West Canada 20-10 behind the work of Jenna Whyatt, who tripled and had a home run. Katie Weeks also tripled.

This only began a big weekend for the Emerald Knights, who went home to its own tournament and would roll to first place.

In the opening round, Hamilton bashed Brookfield 11-0 in five innings as Samantha Martin pitched a two-hit shutout. Whyatt doubled and tripled as part of the Emerald Knights' 10-hit attack.

Later in the day, Hamilton got past Remsen 9-1 by scoring runs in five of the first six innings as Martin tripled at the plate in support of her own three-hit masterpiece.

Hamilton also played boys tennis against rival Morrisville-Eaton, where the Warriors would prevail 3-2

M-E swept the doubles, where Jim Martin and Rick Widger beat Tom Bodnar and Kaleb Warner 7-5, 6-0. Henry Bataille and Ty Banker got past David Schutt and Andrew Powrie 6-4, 7-5.

Over in singles, Hamilton got points when Gennady Julien beat Alex Meyers 6-1, 6-2, with Josh Valencia beating Ryan LeBlanc 6-2, 6-4. Sean Harrigan would take the decisive match, needing three sets to beat John Valencia 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 6-2.

Meanwhile, M-E lost 7-0 to Westmoreland on the baseball side and a 9-2 defeat on the softball side.

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