Guilderland baseball knocks off defending state champions

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Guilderland baseball knocks off defending state champions (WRGB)

GUILDERLAND, NY (WRGB)--Guilderland has had this afternoon circled on the calendar since last May.

Not only was it a shot at the defending champs, but Shen ended the Dutchmen's season in sectionals a year ago..

The Plainsmen got themselves into an early hole, but in the fourth, they tried to dig their way out.

Joe Palko with a hard hit ball to third, the fielder can't hang on and Shen cuts the deficit, 4-1.

Same score in the sixth and the Plainsmen were threatening, but Nick Grabek with a beautiful play at third diving to beat the runner, and Shen leaves a pair of runners stranded.

In the bottom half, Guilderland adds some insurance.

Max Gebauer cranks one over the center fielder's head, and Grabek comes into score all the way from first, extending the Dutchmen lead to 5-1.

Hunter Harris left the Plainsmen batter's heads spinning.

He pitched the complete game -- allowing hits with six strikeouts for the win as Guilderland wins, 5-1.