The Braves were never really out of it, but they never quite got into it, either.
And as coach Dale Werth points out, it’s not always the number of hits that matter in a baseball game. It’s the timing of them.
In Friday evening’s Class A state semifinal game, the Queensbury Spartans had more timely hits and as a result, more runs in a 3-1 victory over Canandaigua Academy at the Binghamton University baseball diamond.
“I’m proud of these kids, this team,” said Werth. “For us, with three seniors, to get to this point … they can hold their heads up high.”
It’s not that the Spartans (18-4) of Section II outhit the Braves (20-5), although they did lace a couple of impressive drives to the outfield gaps. CA had its own share of equally impressive cuts.
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It's quite the mix of emotions for @cabravebaseball. It's bitter & disappointing, yet there's an immense amount of pride in being a team that's gone farther than any team in CA history. Here's the story on CA's Friday loss in the Class A state semifinals. https://t.co/ZYXZ1NQ2fb
— Bob Chavez (@MPN_bchavez) June 9, 2018
— canandaigua baseball (@cabravebaseball) June 9, 2018
Queensbury 3, Canandaigua 1. It was a great run. The team would like to thank everyone for all the support this season! #CanandaiguaProud
— canandaigua baseball (@cabravebaseball) June 8, 2018