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
Peru 000 000 0 — 0 4 4
Beekmantown 140 000 x — 5 4 3
Kneussle and Altizer. Bradish, Barber (7) and Manney. WP- Bradish. LP- Kneussle. 2B- Bradish (Beek), Barber (Beek).
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.
Zach Lareau, Kyle Erickson and Caleb Keysor accounted for two hits each for Saranac, with Keysor getting a triple and Erickson a double.
Josh Rabideau paced Northeastern Clinton with three hits, while Kevin Sousa, Kyle McCarthy and Garrett Begore added two each. Sousa and losing pitcher Marcus Lefebvre rapped doubles.
Lefebvre and reliever Mason Letourneau combined for nine strikeouts.
Saranac held a 7-2 lead before Northeastern Clinton scored one in the fifth and two in the bottom of the seventh on Begore’s two-run single to pull to within one.
Begore then stole second but Barber struck out the game’s final batter to preserve the win.
Saranac 7, Northeastern Clinton 6
Saranac 203 020 0 — 7 9 2
N. Clinton 111 010 2 — 6 11 2
Barber and Goslin. Lefebvre, Letourneau (5) and Rabideau. WP- Barber. LP- Lefebvre. 2B- Erickson (Sar), Barber (Sar), Sousa (NCCS), Lefebvre (NCCS). 3B- Keysor (Sar).
PLATTSBURGH 14, SARANAC LAKE 7
PLATTSBURGH — A high-scoring game at South Acres Field featured 10 extra-base hits, including four home runs.
Nate Emery led the Hornets with three hits, while Rob Hartman, Dan Hartman and Robby Knowles added two each in a 14-hit attack.
Knowles, Emery and Shawn Courson hit home runs, while Rob Hartman added a triple. Four other Plattsburgh players had doubles.
Nicholas Bayruns, Bradley Shumway, Logan Wood, Connor Trim and Derek Thurber all rapped out two hits for the Red Storm. Bayruns’ two hits were a home run and double.
Jack Tolosky was the winning pitcher, and Trent Fitzgerald took the loss.
Plattsburgh held a 7-5 lead when it broke the game open with seven runs in the sixth.
Plattsburgh 14, Saranac Lake 7
S. Lake 201 020 2 — 7 10 3
PHS 204 107 x — 14 14 4
Fitzgerald, Rice (6), Shumway (6), N. McCabe (6) and Gunther. Tolosky, Whalen (5) and Maston. WP- Tolosky. LP- Fitzgerald. Sv- Whalen. 2B- Bayruns (SL), Manchester (PHS), Maston (PHS), D. Hartman (PHS), Emery (PHS). 3B- R. Hartman (PHS). HR- Knowles (PHS), Emery (PHS), Courson (PHS).
TICONDEROGA 11, AUSABLE VALLEY 2
TICONDEROGA — The Sentinels (5-4, 5-2) jumped in front with six runs in the bottom of the first inning and never looked back.
Ty Denno went the first six innings for the pitching win, striking out nine and walking four. Kodie Simpson was the losing hurler.
Mark Donohue was the leading hitter for Ticonderoga with two hits and two RBI. Five other Sentinels added a hit each.
Shane Douglas accounted for two of AuSable Valley’s five hits and scored both of the Patriots’ runs. Dillon Savage added a double.
Ticonderoga 11, AuSable Valley 2
AuSable Valley 100 010 0 — 2 5 4
Ticonderoga 610 040 x — 11 7 0
Simpson, Miller (5) and Savage, Nolan (5). Denno, Graney (7) and Bush. WP- Denno. LP- Simpson. 2B- Savage (AVC).
LAKE PLACID 4, MORIAH 3
PORT HENRY — The Blue Bombers were able to hold off the Vikings.
Ryan Meyer earned a complete-game victory for Lake Placid. He had 13 strikeouts and also helped himself out offensively by going 2-for-3 with a triple.
Moriah coach Casey Nephew said that Meyer was on his game the whole time.
“He really kept us off balance,” Nephew said. “When you get 13 strikeouts and good defense, it helps you.”
Losing pitcher Jordan Greenough went four innings for the Vikings. Christopher Clarke took over in the fifth, and seven of the nine outs he recorded were by strikeout.
“Clarke just came in for us and pitched lights out,” Nephew said.
The Blue Bombers held 3-0 and 4-1 leads before Moriah made it interesting with two runs in the sixth to cut its deficit to one.
C.J. Raymond homered for the Vikings, and Jarred MacDougal added a triple.
Lake Placid 4, Moriah 3
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Moriah 000 012 0 — 3 6 2
Meyer and Kane, Preston (6). Greenough, Clarke (5) and Raymond. WP- Meyer. LP- Greenough. 3B- Meyer (LP), Brandes (LP), MacDougal (Mor). HR- Raymond (Mor).
Franklin Academy 16, Massena 2 (5)
MASSENA — Austin Lamay went 2-for-3 with four RBI and also earned the pitching win as the Huskies picked up a Northern Athletic Conference win.
Lamay struck out seven and walked two in five innings.
Alex Johnson hit a double and a single for Franklin Academy, and Tanner Studlack also doubled. Shawn Mulverhill and Jordan Yando both had two hits.
Franklin Academy 16, Massena 2
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Massena 011 00 — 2 24
Lamay and Welch. Corcoran, Dillabaugh (1), Rusaw (2), Reagan (4) and Paquin. WP- Lamay. LP- Corcoran. 2B- Johnson (FA), Studlack (FA).