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A few lucky Niskayuna little league players and the parents got to sit in the Judge's Chambers during a trip to the city for a Yankees game.

Guilty! . . . of having a good time

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter Coach Joe DiCaprio wanted to take them out to the ball game, and on May 28, Niskayuna Baseball League players got more than peanuts and cracker jack. Players and parents enjoyed an afternoon of America’s…


ERIC JENKS/For The Daily Gazette Niskayuna celebrates after beating Shenendehowa 4-0 for its first-ever Section II Class AA baseball title.

Niskayuna gets its diamond crown

BY BOB WEINER For The Daily Gazette TROY — Niskayuna’s confident effort started on the mound, but it continued with gloves and bats throughout its lineup during Saturday’s historic victory. The second-seeded Silver Warriors won their first Section II Class AA baseball…


FILE PHOTO Coach Chris Bianchi talks to his 13U team during Niskayuna Babe Ruth Baseball practice at Blatnick Park on Aug. 12, 2013.

Success not a surprise for Niskayuna baseball

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — The history of the Niskayuna baseball program suggests it’s a surprise the Silver Warriors are playing this late into spring. But the history of this group of Niskayuna players? Looking at that, it’s…


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Insognia’s gem lifts Niskayuna

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter TROY — First baseman Tyler Senecal best summed up Niskayuna pitcher Nick Insognia’s performance in the Silver Warriors’ 5-1 win over LaSalle in the Section II Class AA baseball tournament semifinals Saturday at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium….



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HS baseball roundup: Niskayuna storms back for win

Staff report Niskayuna scored eight unanswered runs to come back and beat Saratoga Springs 8-3 in Suburban Council baseball on Monday. The Silver Warriors held the Blue Streaks to three hits, but trailed 3-0 in the top of the fourth before…


MICHAEL KELLY/Gazette Sportswriter Tyler Senecal of Niskayuna is one of the area's top sluggers.

Powerful Senecal helping to lead Niskayuna

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Instinctively, Matt Toy took a couple of steps back toward first base. Maybe on this long flyball off the bat of Niskayuna baseball teammate Tyler Senecal, there was a chance to tag up…


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HS baseball: Phillips wins it for Nisky

Staff report Tyler Senecal homered, and Jake Phillips hit a two-out, run scoring single in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift Niskayuna over Bethlehem 4-3 in a Suburban Council baseball game Monday. Senecal, Phillips and Conor Graham had…


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Insognia gets three hits to spark Niskayuna win

Staff report Niskayuna received three hits from Nick Insognia in a 5-3 Suburban Council baseball win against Guilderland on Thursday. Insognia doubled and had an RBI, while both Angelo Spataro and Ben Funyak had two hits and two RBIs. Nick…


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HS baseball roundup: Nisky goes deep

Staff report Ben Funyak and Nick Insognia hit home runs to back the pitching of Alec Ritzenthaler as Niskayuna dealt Ballston Spa its first Suburban Council baseball defeat Monday 6-0. Funtak hit a three-run home run and Insogna hit a…


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Niskayuna's Jimmy Joyce is safe at home plate while Troy catcher John Germinerio defends on the play Thursday.

Niskayuna’s hitting is extremely efficient

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Tyler Senecal’s first-inning home run Thursday landed well beyond the fence in left field, the type of blast that usually draws the entirety of a high school baseball team’s roster out to celebrate…