LYON MOUNTAIN — The first-place Lyon Mountain Miners are pulling away from the competition in the Champlain Valley Baseball League.
The Miners improved their record to 8-2 on Sunday with a 4-2, 7-6 twinbill sweep of the Meron’s Expos at the Big Ball Diamond.
Lyon Mountain jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning of the opener and held on the rest of the way.
David Waldron went the distance for the pitching win. Billy Davis ended up taking the loss in both contests.
Luke Weaver led the Miners with two hits and a RBI, while Jerry Kowalowski added a double and RBI.
Cliff Conners and Paul Bruno paced the Expos with two hits each.
There was more offense in the second game as the Miners were led by Tory Bouyea with a double and triple, Kris Chase a double and two singles, Kyle Kowalowski a three-run homer and Derek Juntunen two hits.
Chris VanHouten allowed two runs over the first five innings to get the win.
Glenn Engstrom was the hitting star for Meron’s with three hits, including a double and a grand slam. His grand slam came in the seventh inning and cut the Expos’ deficit to one run. Bruno chipped in with two singles.
Miners 4, Expos 2
Expos 001 1 — 2 6 2
Miners 300 001 x — 4 7 1
Davis and Conners. Waldron and J. Kowalowski. WP- Waldron. LP- Davis. 2B- J. Kowalowski (M). 3B- Woods (E).
Miners 7, Expos 6
Expos 110 000 4 — 6 9 2
Miners 104 011 x — 7 11 0
Davis, Bergman (6) and Conners. VanHouten, Besaw (6) and K. Kowalowski. WP- VanHouten. LP- Davis. 2B- Engstrom (E), Woods (E), Bergman (E), Weaver (M), Bouyea (M), Chase (M). 3B- Bouyea (M
HR- Engstrom (E), K. Kowalowski (M).
PADRES 1, CARDINALS 0CARDINALS 10, PADRES 6
SARANAC — The Fourth Ward Cardinals split a doubleheader for the fifth week in a row.
Matt Rivers bested Alex LaFountain in the first game as the Peabody’s Padres eked out a win.