BY MICHAEL KELLY
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.
(Home games at school, unless otherwise noted)
4:15 p.m.: Baseball hosts Shenendehowa
4:15 p.m.: Girls track and field hosts Colonie
7 p.m.: Softball at Shenendehowa
4:15 p.m.: Girls lacrosse at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake
7:30 p.m.: Boys lacrosse hosts Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake
4:15 p.m.: Softball at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake
7 p.m.: Baseball at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake
9 a.m.: Boys track and field at Eddy Meet in Schenectady
9 a.m.: Girls track and field at Eddy Meet in Schenectady
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