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May 3, 2013

Eagles hand Indians first CVAC baseball loss

BEEKMANTOWN — Austin Bradish was a standout on the mound Thursday as Beekmantown recorded a 5-0 victory over Peru in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference baseball, handing the Indians their first league loss.

The outcome left both teams at 7-1 in CVAC play.



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Bradish pitched six innings, striking out seven and walking one. Quenton Barber pitched the seventh.

Losing pitcher Andy Kneussle went the distance, allowing four hits and striking out four.

“It was a big win for us, and Bradish was outstanding,” Beekmantown coach Eric Bell said. “He really picked us up on the mound and threw strikes.

“Kneussle did a good job shutting us down after the second inning. It was important for us to get the early lead because I didn’t think there was going to be a lot of runs scored.”

Bradish gave the Eagles the lead for good with a run-scoring double in the first inning.

Beekmantown then added four more in the second for a 5-0 lead, with Devin Fessette’s two-run single the key blow.

“The bottom of the order got us going in the second inning,” Bell said. “Our team was ready to play from the start and was focused and prepared.”

In addition to the hits by Bradish and Fessette, Barber chipped in a double and Brennan Pelkey a single for the Eagles.

Nick Demarais accounted for two of Peru’s four hits. Kneussle and Conor Casey added a single each.

Beekmantown 5, Peru 0

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Kneussle and Altizer. Bradish, Barber (7) and Manney. WP- Bradish. LP- Kneussle. 2B- Bradish (Beek), Barber (Beek).

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Saranac 7, Northeastern Clinton 6

CHAMPLAIN — The Chiefs won another close game as Jeremy Barber played a key role. Barber struck out eight in going the distance for the pitching victory and rapped a bases-loaded double in the third inning that cleared the bases.

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