WARRENSBURG - The Warrensburg High School varsity baseball team both won and lost by wide margins as they experienced a week packed with contests against league rivals.
The games in the Adirondack League this year have included unpredictable, wild scoring blitzes against each other, Burgher Coach Rex Reynolds said Monday.
"This season, different teams in the league have blasted other teams, depending who's pitching," he said.
On May 4, Warrensburg defeated the tough and talented Corinth Central team in a 6-3 game. WCS pitcher Josh Baird recorded nine strikeouts and allowed three hits in the contest, played on the WCS home field.
Timely hitting and base-stealing secured the win for Warrensburg, Coach Rex Reynolds said Monday.
The next night, May 5, was a night best not remembered, Reynolds said. Warrensburg played Argyle, and the results were ugly, he said.
"Brendan Frye was doing a nice job pitching into the fifth inning, but then Argyle got to him, and the wheels came off," Reynolds said.
Argyle scored seven runs in the fifth inning, then Mike Perrone was called to relieve Frye, and lightning struck twice, the coach said. The team gave up 11 runs in the top of the seventh inning, and the game ended up 5-18. Warrensburg scored four runs in the sixth inning and one in the seventh.
"Offense or defense, we just weren't playing well," Reynolds said. "We weren't happy."
The next game for the Burghers was May 6 against North Warren in Chestertown.
In this matchup, sophomore John Joseph had his varsity start on the mound, recording a successful outcome for the Burghers as he tallied a 12-3, win, with eight strikeouts against the Cougars. Burgher Mike Perrone went 4-for-4 and scored four times, and North Warren star John Remington slammed a home run in the game.