Indians swept in doubleheader

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CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. — In a stretch of nine games in 13 days to end the regular season, the Cambridge baseball team had to play a unique doubleheader on Saturday.

In the first game, Hoosic Valley came in and scored a bunch of runs late in a 14-2 win. Then, shortly after, Waterford made its way to Cambridge, and had a pair of big innings in a 10-0 win over the Indians.

Against the Fordians, the game remained scoreless until the third. Waterford started the inning with a swinging bunt, then a regular bunt to get two on with no out. The next hitter, Michael Talavera, flied to center field, but the ball went off the fielder's glove, loading the bases. Jake Houle grounded into a fielder's choice, Evan Kexel executed a perfect suicide squeeze and Gavin Bodah reached on an error by the shortshop and when all was said and done, Waterford led 5-0.

"Things snowballed on us," said Cambridge coach Jason Waite.

Waterford got another run in the third on an RBI double by Talavera, then added four more in the sixth off of reliever Kaedin Ogilvie.

Nethanel Woodcock started for Cambridge and gave up six runs in five innings, striking out eight. Waite pulled him at 94 pitches so the senior is available for the Indians senior day game on Tuesday.

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"I want him to come back, he's pitched great this season," Waite said. "He threw well, got his breaking ball over for strikes and was around the zone all day."

On the other side, Waterford pitcher Michael Castracani went all six innings, allowing no runs and four hits, while striking out 10.

The closest Cambridge came to scoring was in the bottom of the third inning. Dakota Green got a base hit with one out, moved up to second on a wild pitch and reached third. But the next two hitters in the lineup struck out to end the threat.

Other guys to get hits were Oglivie, Brian Hall and Parker Robertson.

"We hit the ball hard but we hit it right at them," Waite said. "Their second baseman had two or three right to him. But that's baseball."

"I told them to relax and get ready for Monday against [Hoosick Falls], kind of forget about this game," Waite said. "We're not making sectionals this year, so I'm going to let the seniors play it out, have some fun."

Cambridge is 1-13 on the year.


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