Sabers and Spartans Compete for State Baseball Championships
For the 16th season the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) is holding their baseball championships in Broome County. All five classifications will compete for their respective crowns. The tournament has moved to a two-day event from a single day and gets underway Friday with semifinal contests at five Broome County venues.
Two Section 4 teams will look to earn championships. Maine-Endwell defeated Roosevelt High School in dramatic fashion on Saturday in a state Class A quarterfinal game as Josh Chandler blasted a walk-off three-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to power the Spartans to an 8-5 victory at NYSEG Stadium. Earlier in the day at NYSEG Stadium Dominic Chesna fired a one-hitter to earn Susquehanna Valley a 4-1 win over Skaneateles in another quarterfinal round game.
Maine-Endwell will continue its quest for a state championship at 1:00 P.M. on Friday at Union-Endicott's Pete Sylvester Field as the Spartans meet Canandaigua from Section 5 in a Class A semifinal.
Susquehanna Valley meets defending state champion Center Moriches in a Class B semifinal at 5:00 P.M. at SUNY Broome. Victories Friday would propel the Spartans and Sabers into the state championship round on Saturday. If so both would play at Binghamton University.