Shen over Nisky, 5-0, in Class AA baseball

From Bill Palmer at The Daily Gazette: Niskayuna starter Tommy Favata worked out of bases-loaded spots in the first and third innings before 21-1 Shen finally broke through in beating Niskayuna for the third time this season.

“I was hoping that because they weren’t scoring that many runs recently, maybe we’d get a 1-0, 2-0 game and pull it off,” said Niskayuna coach John Furey.

Favata escaped trouble in the first inning when he got John Novenche to fly out to right with two outs and the bases loaded. Center fielder Garrett Whitley unleashed a one-hop throw to the plate on Josh Hayner’s single, Shen’s third base hit of the inning, to hold Justin Yurchak at third base.