The Saratoga Springs boys’ baseball team is still two games behind Shenendehowa in the Suburban Council North Division despite a 5-1 victory over the Plainsmen on May 11.
Just a few days earlier, the Blue Streaks (14-3, 11-3 conference) dropped a 6-4 decision to Shaker. If Saratoga had been able to pull that game off, the Streaks would be sitting just one game behind Shen with three games to go before the postseason begins.
In the win over the Plainsmen, who were ranked No. 6 in the state heading into the showdown with Saratoga (ranked No. 15 in the state), the Streaks got a complete game gem out of starting pitcher Danny Hobbs. Hobbs allowed just four hits, stymieing a Shen offense that had been rolling through the season.
Nick Kondo, Marshall Kiesow and Zack Stacey each had a double for Saratoga. The victory was payback of sorts, as the Plainsmen had defeated Saratoga 3-0 in the first game of the season for both teams.
Saratoga plays Ballston Spa, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake and Schuylerville to close out the regular season.