Silver Warriors athletics rundown: May 13

Niskayuna softball's Lauren Litz tosses a pitch before a May 5 game against Schenectady in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)Niskayuna softball's Lauren Litz tosses a pitch before a May 5 game against Schenectady in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

BY MICHAEL KELLY
Gazette Reporter

NISKAYUNA — Here are five things to know for today about Niskayuna High School athletics:

1: Earlier this week, Baseball Prospectus released its first mock draft for the 2015 MLB draft — and Niskayuna baseball’s Garrett Whitley was listed as the No. 1 selection. Whitley has long been considered a lock to be drafted within the first two rounds of this year’s draft, but Monday’s mock draft was the first to project Whitley as the No. 1 pick.

2: Whitley and the Niskayuna baseball team plays its final scheduled home game today against Shenendehowa. The Silver Warriors will look to upset the Plainsmen, which are coming off a loss Monday to Saratoga Springs.

3: With a televised games increasing the stakes, the Niskayuna boys lacrosse team stayed perfect with a 17-8 victory Tuesday against Shenendehowa. James Sexton scored six goals to lead the Silver Warriors, which also received two goals apiece from Aidan O’Brien, John Prendergast, and Lucas Quinn.

4: In another Suburban Council showdown, the Niskayuna girls lacrosse squad improved to 15-0 Tuesday with a 14-6 win against Shenendehowa. In the victory, Alissa Franze led the way with six goals.

5: The Niskayuna softball team looks to improve its standing for the Section II Class AA postseason tournament today when it travels to Shenendehowa. The Silver Warriors are coming off a 15-0 loss Monday.


UPCOMING SCHEDULE
(Home games at school, unless otherwise noted)

Today
4:15 p.m.: Baseball hosts Shenendehowa
4:15 p.m.: Girls track and field hosts Colonie
7 p.m.: Softball at Shenendehowa
Thursday
4:15 p.m.: Girls lacrosse at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake
7:30 p.m.: Boys lacrosse hosts Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake
Friday
4:15 p.m.: Softball at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake
7 p.m.: Baseball at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake
Saturday
9 a.m.: Boys track and field at Eddy Meet in Schenectady
9 a.m.: Girls track and field at Eddy Meet in Schenectady

For updates about today’s action, follow Michael Kelly on Twitter: @ByMichaelKelly

About the Author

Michael Kelly
Michael Kelly is a sports reporter for Your Clifton Park and Your Niskayuna, weekly print publications of The Daily Gazette. Kelly grew up in Clifton Park and graduated from Shenendehowa High School in 2006. He is also a 2010 graduate of the Stony Brook University School of Journalism. Kelly's work has been honored by the New York News Publishers Association, the New York State Associated Press Association, and the Associated Press Sports Editors. His work has previously been featured in The (Amsterdam) Recorder, The Saratogian, and Albany Times Union.