Press-Republican

May 25, 2013

Johnsburg rallies past Willsboro in Class D softball


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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.

Minerva/Newcomb 22, Schroon Lake 3

Schroon Lake 100 00 1 1 — 3 4 7

Minerva/Newcomb 401 01(16) x — 22 12 4

Botterbush and M. Wisser. Williams, Hogan (5) and McCall. WP- Williams. LP- Botterbush. 2B- M. DeZalia (SL), Winslow (M/N), D. McNally (M/N).

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Crown Point 23, Moriah 1

CROWN POINT — Alex Macey fired 11 strikeouts and tossed a two-hitter as the undefeated Panthers (16-0) knocked off the Vikings (1-12).

Crown Point took a commanding 19-0 lead through five innings.

“It was nice to get out to a good start,” Panthers coach Tony Macey said. “It gives the pitcher a lot less to worry about. You can kind of cruise at that point.

“Alex was in command. It was a tough game with the cold weather, but we were able to do a lot of great things. Our defense was awesome.”

Brittany Foote paced Crown Point with three hits, while Ellen Kiely, Alex Macey, Morgan Macey, Hunter Spaulding and Taylor Booth each added two hits.

Catcher Lauren Brace led Moriah with each of its two hits, a single and a home run.

Crown Point 23, Moriah 1

Moriah 000 001 0 — 1 2 10

Crown Point 624 425 x — 23 15 1

Sprague, Cross (6) and Brace. A. Macey and Booth. WP- A. Macey. LP- Sprague. 2B- Malone (CP), Booth (CP). HR- Brace (M).

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Chazy moves on after forfeit

CHAZY — Friday’s Section VII quarterfinal game featuring Indian Lake/Long Lake and Chazy was canceled due to inclement weather and poor field conditions.

Section VII policy states that postponed games are to be rescheduled for the next day.

Due to various scheduling conflicts, Indian Lake/Long Lake was unable to field a team for today or Monday.

Therefore, Indian Lake/Long Lake decided to forfeit its game against Chazy.

CLASS C

Lake Placid 23, AuSable Valley 4

LAKE PLACID — Serina Hayes went the distance, striking out seven batters and surrendering six hits in the Blue Bombers’ (10-5) 19-run win over the Patriots (9-6).

“I was very pleased with our performance,” Lake Placid coach Donna Moody said. “I thought the kids played well and executed. We played smart defensively.”

Taylor Maiorca, Hayes, Hanna Potter, Adele Jesmer and Haley Brandes paced the Blue Bombers from the plate with two hits each.

“We had some kids come through with hits, who were struggling early,” Moody said. “They came through in the second half of the game. Everybody contributed. It was a very good team effort.”

Logan Snow led AuSable Valley with two hits.

Madison Rondeau was tagged with the loss, but struck out seven on the afternoon.

Lake Placid plays Ticonderoga at Plattsburgh State at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Class C championship game.

Lake Placid 23, AuSable Valley 4

AuSabl 000 310 0 — 4 6 6

Lake Placid 390 605 x — 23 12 2

Rondeau, Evens (6) and Niemann. Hayes and Taylor. WP- Hayes. LP- Rondeau. 2B- Bimonte (LP), Godin (LP). 3B- Snow (AV).