McQuaid’s 2019 state title has more longevity than expected amid a lost spring for the new faces of the Knights.
Former McQuaid standouts Ben Beauchamp (MCC) and Tyler Griggs (Central Arizona) both have chose Junior Colleges to jumpstart their baseball careers.
On June 15, 2019, Hunter Walsh threw a state final no-hitter. A year later, this is a look at how he dealt with an arm injury that week to make history for McQuaid.
Walsh didn’t reach a three-ball count until there was an out in the sixth inning. Facing the Shenendehowa eight-hitter, Walsh missed up, then in the dirt to fall behind 2-0. A strike followed by another ball made it 3-1. A borderline outside corner pitch was fouled off, 3-2…
McQuaid baseball won its first-ever state title on Saturday at Union-Endicott High School, 5-0, over Section II’s Shenendehowa. The Knights were led by a no-hit, one-walk, 70-pitch outing from Hunter Walsh, the first no-hitter of his life.
By BILLY HEYEN VESTAL, N.Y. – There’s basically one way to get out of a runner on third, no outs situation, McQuaid catcher Ben Beauchamp said. With a one run lead in the top of the seventh Friday, that’s what Knights’ righty Ryan O’Mara faced. On a day when many wouldn’t have expected O’Mara to […]
By BILLY HEYEN In fourth grade, Tyler Griggs had a decision to make. He was playing both lacrosse and baseball, shuttling from one to the other. It was time to pick one summer sport. One day, Griggs had his last at bat before he had to leave and go to lacrosse practice. The lefty batter […]
Walsh’s senior season isn’t the first time he’s showed up in the playoffs. As a sophomore, in the sectional semis, Walsh allowed six runs after having faced just seven batters and was pulled. Fuller re-entered Walsh to get two outs in the second inning, and for the last five innings, Walsh didn’t allow a run…
By BILLY HEYEN LOCKPORT, N.Y. – McQuaid baseball is known for aggression on the base paths and timely bunting. The Knights don’t always have to use it during the regular season, when games aren’t necessarily as tight and the bats create plenty of cushion. But on Saturday, as the Far West Regional moved into the […]
For the second time in three years, McQuaid claimed the Section V Class AA championship. After two years in a row of walk-offs — one in their favor, one not — the Knights handled Penfield, 7-1, on Saturday at Frontier Field…