Press-Republican

May 8, 2013

Newcomer Price hits game-winner for Eagles


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BEEKMANTOWN — Alex Price didn’t take long to make an impact on the Beekmantown varsity baseball team.

One day after being called up from the JV team, the sophomore hit the game-winning RBI single as the Eagles edged Plattsburgh High 8-7 in eight innings in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference play Tuesday.



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With the game tied at 7-7 in the extra inning, Devin Fessette hit a single and stole second base, and Price brought him home to end it.

“I talked to my coaching staff (Monday), and we agreed to bring (Price) up from JV,” Beekmantown coach Eric Bell said. “He had done a great job on JV, and we thought he could help on varsity. Alex proved it (Tuesday).”

Quenton Barber pitched the eighth inning for the Eagles and earned the win.

Despite struggling in the field, Beekmantown took a 3-2 lead into the seventh inning.

“Our defense was shaky (Tuesday),” Bell said, adding that starter Austin Bradish “did a phenomenal job throughout the game limiting their runs. We had five errors in the first six innings, and they only scored two runs. He did a great job of focusing and worrying about what he had to do, not the defense behind him.”

Bradish was relieved in the seventh, and the Eagles’ errors continued to add up. They committed four in that inning, and the Hornets scored five runs to take a 7-3 lead.

The Eagles rallied in the bottom half. They scored on a fielder’s choice, and then with two outs, Justin Stevens drove in a run with a triple and Adam Goldfarb added an RBI single to put them within one. Bradish fell behind in the count 0-2 but eventually singled in the tying run.

Stevens, Goldfarb, Bradish and Fessette each had two hits.

Robby Knowles had three hits for Plattsburgh and also pitched seven innings. Jack Tolosky took the loss.

“Knowles, in the first inning through the fifth inning, got 13 out in a row,” Bell said. “He did a great job pitching for them. He was really on his game. We weren’t really able to crack him until the seventh inning. He carried his team on his back (Tuesday) with his hitting and pitching.”

Beekmantown 8, Plattsburgh 7

Plattsburgh 100 100 50 — 7 9 1

Beekmantown 200 001 41 — 8 10 9

Knowles, Tolosky (8) and Hartman. Bradish, Myers (7), Barber (8) and Barber, Manney (8). WP- Barber. LP- Tolosky. 2B- Knowles (PHS), Emery (PHS), Goldfarb (Beek), Bradish (Beek). 3B- Stevens (Beek).

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Peru 9, Saranac 2

PERU — Blake Altizer and Andy Kneussle each belted two singles and had an RBI apiece, helping the Indians to a seven-run win over their division rivals.

Peru jumped out to an early 5-0 lead through two innings of play.

“We were swinging the bat, getting the ball in play and putting some pressure on their defense,” Indians coach Brian Marino said. “They committed four errors in the first three innings, and we were able to capitalize.”

Dom Delello recorded the win on the mound, while finishing with eight strikeouts and surrendering just one earned run.

“There were two innings in the game (Tuesday) where he did an outstanding job,” Marino said. “He tossed 15 pitches during that two-inning span. Our defense played well behind him. The boys were up for this one.”

Nick Uliva added a two-RBI single for Peru.

The Chiefs accounted for three hits in the ballgame with all three occurring in the third inning.

Michael Conway, Andrew Tedford and Kyle Erickson tallied hits for Saranac.

Peru 9, Saranac 2

Saranac 002 000 0 — 2 3 4

Peru 143 001 x — 9 8 2

Barber, Keysor (6) and McCasland. Delello, Altizer (7) and Altizer, Archambault (7). WP- Delello. LP- Barber.

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Northeastern Clinton 10, Saranac Lake 6

CHAMPLAIN — The Cougars, trailing 6-2 after the third inning, rallied for a come-from-behind win.

“Our bats came alive, but they had some costly fielding errors,” Northeastern Clinton coach Jerry Davison said. “In the fifth inning, we were able to put four runs on the board after they totaled four errors.”

After getting tagged for six runs through three frames, Marcus Lefebvre surrendered just one hit in the final four innings in a complete-game performance.

“I was surprised at his ability to bounce back,” Davison said. “When we were down four runs, I didn’t really know what to expect. They jumped on us pretty good, but we settled down.”

Lefebvre finished with nine strikeouts and two walks.

Junior first baseman Garrett Begore registered three hits and four RBI to pace the Cougars. Alex Lamberton and Lefebvre each added two hits a piece.

Logan Wood and Jonathan McCabe slapped two hits each for the Red Storm.

NCCS10, Saranac LAke 6

Saranac Lake 204 000 0 — 6 6 6

N’eastern Clinton 200 341 x — 10 13 2

Fitzgerald, McCabe (6) and Gunther. Lefebvre, Sousa (7) and Letourneau. WP- Lefebvre. LP- Fitzgerald. 2B- Rabideau (N).

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Ticonderoga 9, Lake Placid 0

LAKE PLACID — Ryan Trudeau fired nine strikeouts in five innings of work as he and Michael Graney shared a shutout on the mound for the Sentinels.

“We walked them nine times and committed four fielding errors,” Blue Bombers coach Brian Brandes said. “They hit the ball well when they needed to. We helped them get on base, and they hit themselves around.”

Trudeau helped his own cause at the plate, slugging three RBI.

Mark Donahue and Miles Austin each added two hits for Ticonderoga.

Ticonderoga 9, Lake Placid 0

Ticonderoga 206 000 1 — 9 9 0

Lake Placid 000 000 0 — 0 2 4

Trudeau, Graney (6) and Bush. Damp, Williams (3), Mohr (7) and Kane, Preston (3). WP- Trudeau. LP- Damp.

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AuSable Valley 13, NAC 4

LYON MOUNTAIN — John Ladieu cracked two hits, including a triple, and had two RBI as the Patriots took advantage of eight Bobcat errors in the victory.

Dillon Savage and Shane Douglas each had two hits and an RBI for AuSable Valley. Savage and Kodie Simpson both delivered doubles.

Douglas captured the win on the mound, striking out four in going the distance.

Ethan King led the way for Northern Adirondack with three hits and an RBI. Evan Nichols, John Schiraldi, Doran Sorrell and Colby Garrand all finished with hits.

Jared Nichols suffered the loss, striking out four.

AuSable Valley 13, NAC 4

AuSable Valley 110 271 1 — 13 8 1

NAC 100 001 2 — 4 9 8

Douglas and Savage. J. Nichols, King (5) and Garrand. WP- Douglas. LP- J. Nichols. 2B- Savage (AVC), Simpson (AVC).

 

MVAC

Wells 13, Westport 1

WELLS — Caleb Hayes tossed 13 strikeouts for the Indians, while pitching a complete game in the process.

Wells (7-2) managed to score all 13 runs in the first three innings.

“We hit the ball real well,” Indians coach Bob Stoddard said. “We run the bases extremely well and typically take advantage of our opponents on the base paths. We were certainly aggressive (Tuesday).”

Adrian Collado paced Wells at the plate with one hit, three runs scored and five RBI. Teammate Jake Earley added two hits before scoring on two occasions.

Hayes helped his own cause at the plate, hitting a double and scoring two runs.

Wells 13, Westport 1

Westport 001 000 0 — 1 2 5

Wells 445 000 x — 13 11 2

Napper, Tryon (4) and Christian. Hayes and Brenan. WP- Hayes. LP- Napper. 2B- Hayes (Wells), Hoffman (Wells), Earley (Wells).

SOFTBALL

CVAC

AUSABLE VALLEY 5, PLATTSBURGH 3

AUSABLE FORKS — Facing a two-run deficit in the fourth inning, AuSable Valley softball coach Marty Snow was hopeful for one of his players to step up and make a play.

Enter Logan Snow.

The junior first baseman hammered a three-RBI triple to put the Patriots up for keeps in a 5-3 come-from-behind win over Plattsburgh High in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference softball Tuesday.

“In the first three innings, we kind of struggled mentally,” Marty Snow said. “We committed three fielding errors in the first three innings and had some runners in scoring position called out on the base paths. We settled down in the fourth, and we shut them down the rest of the way.”

After Logan Snow’s bases-loaded triple, Kendra Niemann was credited with an RBI single, extending the differential to two runs.

Kolbi Lyon led the Hornets with three hits, while Karlie Neale totaled two hits, respectively.

Madison Rondeau went the distance for AuSable Valley, throwing 10 strikeouts in the process.

Jamie Bedard was tagged with the loss, surrendering 11 hits and five runs.

“It was a hard-fought win, for sure,” Marty Snow said. “Fortunately for us, we hit (Bedard) well.”

AuSable Valley 5, Plattsburgh High 3

Plattsburgh High 201 000 0 — 3 6 1

AuSable Valley 010 400 x — 5 11 3

Bedard and Neale. Rondeau and Niemann. WP- Rondeau. LP- Bedard. 2B- Neenan (A), Baughn (A). 3B- Snow (A).

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Saranac 7, Saranac Lake 0

SARANAC — Kourtnie Campbell went the distance, tossing 14 strikeouts in a shutout performance for the Chiefs.

Saranac scored six of its seven runs through the first three innings.

“We got some hits early and ran the bases fairly well,” Chiefs coach Sam Campbell said. “I was very happy with Kournie’s performance on the mound. I thought she located the ball well. She was a little off (Monday), but was able to bounce back.”

Ashley Terry slapped three hits, including a double, while sophomore teammate Summer Gillespie added two hits, including a double.

Saranac travels to Ticonderoga today for its third game in as many days.

“At this level, it’s a tough thing to do, especially with the bus ride,” Campbell said. “I’m hoping we’ll be ready.”

The Red Storm registered four hits, but no player accounted for multiple hits in the contest.

Brittany Tschirhart was tagged with the loss.

Saranac 7, Saranac Lake 0

Saranac Lake 000 000 0 — 0 4 1

Saranac 114 010 x — 7 9 0

Tschirhart, Viscardo (5), and McGuoirk. K. Campbell and B. Campbell. WP- K. Campbell. LP- Tschirhart. 2B- Gillespie (S), Terry (S).

MVAC

Westport 22, Wells 8

WELLS — Ellie Schwoebel went 5-for-6 with a single and a grand slam on her 16th birthday as the Eagles pulled away for a 14-run win.

Brendee Russell went 3-for-5 at the plate and was also credited with the win on the mound.

Megan Wilson paced the Indians with their lone extra-base hit, a triple.

Westport 22, Wells 8

Westport 025 (12)01 0 — 22 13 3

Wells 011 2 11 2 — 8 2 4

Russell, Schwoebel (5) and Sudduth. Brennan, Woodward (4) and Page. WP- Russell. LP- Brennan. 3B-Wilson (Wells). HR- Schwoebel (Westport).