Press-Republican

May 18, 2013

Fletcher's HR sends Peru past NCCS


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PERU — Sam Fletcher had been waiting for the moment, and when it arrived, the Peru junior delivered.



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Fletcher’s seventh inning, walk-off home run helped the Indians to a 5-4 defeat of Northeastern Clinton on Senior Day in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference softball Friday.

“She crushed the second pitch she saw over the left fielder’s head,” Peru coach Jason Brown said. “It was a deep shot.”

The Indians, though, down 3-1 after the top of the fifth inning, were forced to rally.

“We finally got girls on base,” Brown said. “We had some timely hits, and we were able to move runners around.”

Fletcher registered two hits and two RBI, while Peru seniors Brianna Padron and Shannon Bombard each accounted for two hits.

Emily Boyer led the Cougars with four hits. Stephanie LaValley and Katie Matott added three and two hits, respectively.

Kelly Neenan was credited with the win on the mound, striking out seven batters in a complete-game performance. LaValley was tagged with the loss.

Peru 5, Northeastern Clinton 4

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LaValley and Tucker. Neenan and Bombard. WP- Neenan. LP- LaValley. 2B- Tucker (NCCS). 3B- Matott (NCCS), LaValley (NCCS). HR- Fletcher (P).

LAKE PLACID 10NORTHERN ADIRONDACK 6

LAKE PLACID — The Blue Bombers rallied for nine runs in the fifth and sixth inning to comeback to knock off the Bobcats.

Lake Placid, trailing 6-1 after four innings, pulled within on in the fifth inning and pulled ahead with six runs in the sixth.

Brooke Reid, Taylor Maiorca, Lizzie Bimonte and Alexis Megliore each cracked two hits in the game. Bimonte, Kelsey Taylor and Serina Hayes all added a double.

Hayes captured the pitching victory for the Blue Bombers, allowing just four hits.

Amanda Campbell paced Northern Adirondack with a triple. Alexis Boulerice took the loss.

Lake Placid 10, NAC 6

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Boulerice and Durnin. Hayes and Taylor. WP- Hayes. LP- Boulerice. 2B- Hayes (LP), Bimonte (LP), Taylor (LP). 3B- Campbell (NAC).

Saranac Lake 23Beekmantown 4

SARANAC LAKE — Nicole Viscardo went 5-for-5 and drove in four runs to power the Red Storm in a five-inning game.

Sydney Battistoni was 4-for-5 with three RBI, and Jen McGuoirk had three hits and three RBI. Megan Moody, Megan Kilroy, and Sierra Nye also had three hits.

Brittany Tschirhart struck out five as she earned the win.

Beekmantown’s Maggie Chauvin hit two singles and drove in a run, and Asia Harris-Relation added a hit and two RBI.

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Marsh and Chauvin. Tschirhart and McGuoirk. WP- Tschirhart. LP- Marsh.

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OLMSTEDVILLE — Gabby McNally went 4-for-4 with three RBI, while Mary LaBar was 2-for-4 with four RBI in the Mountaineers’ 15-run win.

Shelby Hogan accounted for over four innings of work on the mound, picking up her eighth win on the year. Hogan and Cheyenne Williams combined for a two-hitter.

Alyson Arnold and Rachel Burt belted the Warriors’ two hits of the contest.

Minerva/Newcomb 16, Willsboro 1

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Sloper and Blanchard. Hogan, Williams (5) and Winslow. WP- Hogan. LP- Sloper. 2B- Labar (M/N), G. McNally (M/N), Hogan (M/N), D. McNally (M/N), Miller (M/N).

Indian Lake/Long Lake 16Schroon Lake 6

INDIAN LAKE — Meg Smith’s three-run home run in the fourth inning powered the Orange past the Wildcats.

Indian Lake/Long Lake totaled a combined 12 runs in the fourth and sixth frame.

“We started to get patient rather than jumping on the first pitch,” Orange coach Gary Gray said. “We made their pitcher work. Once we took the lead, Emma Gray came in to close out the game. We played a very good defensive.”

Prudence Dechene smacked a three-run triple in the sixth to extend the lead, and Shannon Farrell also went 3-for-5.

Brooke Wheeler paced Schroon Lake with its lone extra-base hit, a triple.

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Botterbush and M. Wisser. Miller, Gray (5) and Hamdan. WP- Miller. LP- Botterbush. 2B- Miller (IL/LL), Gray (IL/LL), Smith (IL/LL). 3B- Dechene (IL/LL), Wheeler (SL). HR- Smith (IL/LL).

Keene 16, Chazy 5

KEENE — Alex Dumas, Taylor Geiger and Tucker Geiger all registered two hits in the Beavers’ 11-run win.

Dumas went the distance on the mound, striking out four batters and walking three.

Amber Polomsky led the Eagles with two singles.

Dumas was credited with the win, while Michaela Cahoon was tagged with the loss.

Keene 16, Chazy 5

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Cahoon and Thomas. Dumas and McCabe. WP- Dumas. LP- Cahoon.

NACChateaugay 9Colton-Pierrepont 1

CHATEAUGAY — Felicity Niles hit two triples and a single to power Chateaugay to a Northern Athletic Conference softball win.

“Felicity Niles came up really big for us offensively,” Chateaugay coach Kate Dwyer said. “This is a really good win; it puts us in better position in the standings. Colton-Pierrepont’s a good team.”

Courtney Boyea went the distance for the pitching win, striking out 10 and walking one. Abby Barnes hit a two-run single for the Bulldogs (10-4).

Sabrina Johnson was the losing pitcher.

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Johnson and Gilbert. Boyea and D. Cook. WP- Boyea. LP- Johnson. 3B- Niles (2).