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May 25, 2013

Johnsburg rallies past Willsboro in Class D softball

WILLSBORO — Facing a 10-run deficit in the first inning, the Johnsburg softball team proved no lead is safe Friday.

The Jaguars (7-7) tallied eight runs in the fifth inning before adding another eight in the eighth frame, registering a 25-23 come-from-behind defeat of Willsboro in Section VII Class D quarterfinal action.



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“After the first inning, we couldn’t hit the ball,” Warriors (8-6) coach David Lee said. “We couldn’t get it out of the infield. It was certainly cold, but that’s not an excuse.”

Willsboro finished with 10 errors in the ballgame.

“We totaled four errors in the fifth inning,” Lee said. “Every other batter, the next girl got on via error. I give Johnsburg all the credit in the world. They battled.”

Meghan Pierson was 4-for-5 at the plate with four RBI, while Courtney Allard was 2-for-6 with a triple and four RBI.

Astasia Myler and Valerie Gereau combined for two doubles and four RBI in the win.

Alyson Arnold paced Willsboro, going 5-for-7 with a double, triple and five RBI.

Teammate Renee Marcotte was 3-for-6 with two triples and three RBI.

Johnsburg 25, Willsboro 23

Johnsburg 1 01 080 78 — 25 14 4

Willsboro (11)00 015 06 — 23 13 10

Ordway and Denno. Sloper and Burt. WP- Ordway. LP- Sloper. 2B- Myler (J), Gereau (J), Arnold (W), Burt (W). 3B- Allard (J), Marcotte (W) 2, Arnold (W).

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Minerva/Newcomb 22, Schroon Lake 3

OLMSTEDVILLE — Shelby Hogan belted out a pair of hits in knocking in five runs as the Mountaineers rolled past the Wildcats in the quarterfinals.

Gabby McNally added three hits for No. 2 seed Minerva/Newcomb, which will host Johnsburg at 4:30 pm. Tuesday.

Makenzie Winslow and Danielle McNally each finished with a double for the Mountaineers.

Cheyenne Williams captured the pitching victory for Minerva/Newcomb, allowing just four hits.

Miranda DeZalia paced Schroon Lake with a double. Katie Botterbush suffered the loss.

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