MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — The Ticonderoga baseball team was able to push runs across when it mattered most Monday.
Managing a 2-0 lead going into the fifth inning, the Sentinels added four runs over their final three frames at the plate to defeat Oak Glen of West Virginia, 6-3, at the Mingo Bay Baseball Classic in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Ryan Trudeau tossed a complete game for Ticonderoga in the three-run win, while Dom Banish smashed a double. Ty Denno added two singles.
The Sentinels registered seven hits on one error in the seven-inning game.
Ticonderoga 6, Oak Glen 3
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Oak Glen 000 020 1 —3 6 3
Trudeau and Bush. Maddox to Reardon. WP- Trudeau. LP- Maddox. 2B- Banish (TCS).
Horseheads 9, Beekmantown 7
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — The Eagles squandered away a six-run lead, falling to the Class AA Blue Raiders of Section IV, 9-7.
Horseheads scored seven runs in the sixth inning to take its first lead of the ballgame.
Beekmantown loaded the bases with one out in the seventh frame, but only managed to push one run across.
Brandon Buksa, a bright spot for the Eagles in the loss, got the start on the mound. He received a no decision in four innings of work, tossing six strikeouts on two hits and no runs.
“Buksa pitched really well through heavy rain at times,” Beekmantown coach Eric Bell said. “The senior captain led the team (Monday) and gave us a great chance to win.
“Our team responded well to our first time being outside this year, fighting through rainy weather.”
There was a 30-minute delay before first pitch for rain, and then one hour after the second inning’s conclusion.
Mickey Pepper had the Eagles’ lone extra-base hit, a double. Beekmantown totaled five hits on two errors in the seven-inning contest.
Zach Bingel was tagged with the loss.