Shumway finished 3-for-3 at the plate, while Nicholas Bayruns belted a home run and a double. Dylan Gunther added two hits.
Caleb Keysor accounted for all three of the Chiefs’ hits in the contest.
One year removed from a Section VII Class B championship and a New York State Public High School Athletic Association quarterfinal trip, Saranac returned an inexperienced lineup for 2013.
“A lot of these upperclassman replaced seniors,” Trudeau said. “I’m proud of the job we did. We had to replace seven starters with four gone that were all-stars. An 11-8 season is not bad with guys on our roster that didn’t have experience in starting roles on the varsity level.
“I wish Saranac Lake the best of luck. It’s tough to beat a team three times, and they came ready to go.”
Saranac Lake is scheduled to challenge Peru in the semifinal round Monday at 4:30 p.m. in Peru.
Saranac Lake 7, Saranac 2
Saranac Lake 300 021 1 — 7 10 1
Saranac 000 101 0 — 2 3 2
Strack and Thurber. Medeiros, Stanton (7) and McCasland. WP- Strack. LP- Medeiros. 2B- Strack (SL), Bayruns (SL). 3B- Keysor. HR- Bayruns.
CROWN POINT 15. MINERVA/NEWCOMB 0
CROWN POINT — Joe Foote and Dan Groshans combined to allow just two hits and didn’t walk a batter in the Panthers’ victory over the Mountaineers.
With the win, Crown Point will play the winner of Monday’s Elizabethtown-Lewis/Lake Placid game in the semifinals.
The Panthers jumped ahead early, scoring six runs in the first inning and taking a 10-0 lead after three.
“We got ahead early,” Crown Point coach Randy Pertak said. “Joe led off with a home run and Luke Finamore had a two-RBI single, and the game just blew open from there.”
Foote finished with three hits to go with his home run. Jaice Spring belted four hits, including a triple, and added three RBI. Finamore and Jon Spaulding each had two hits and three RBI.