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April 11, 2013

Indians, Hornets pickup non-league baseball wins

TICONDEROGA — Mitchell Cunningham’s long three-run homer in the top of the fifth sealed the deal in Peru’s 7-1 victory over Ticonderoga in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference non-league play on Wednesday.

The Indians held a 2-1 lead when Cunningham, who had two hits in the contest, rapped his shot to make it 5-1.



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“It was a fairly close game until the three-run homer,” Ticonderoga coach Dan Dorsett said.

Blake Altizer also homered for Peru, which finished with five hits. Andy Kneussle pitched the first five innings to get the victory.

Jordan Woods, who just missed a three-run homer in the first inning on a ball that ended up foul, homered for one of the Sentinels’ four hits. Ty Denno was the starting and losing pitcher.

The game was called after six innings due to heavy rain.

“It started getting wet in the fourth inning and came down in the sixth when we had to call it ,” Dorsett said.

Peru 7, Ticonderoga 1

Peru 100 132 — 7 5 0

Ticonderoga 000 100 — 1 4 0

Kneussle, Pepen Matos (6) and Altizer. Denno, Graney (6) and Bush, Bevins (5). WP- Kneussle. LP- Denno. HR- Cunningham (P), Altizer (P), Woods (Ti).

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Plattsburgh 14Crown Point 3

PLATTSBURGH — Robby Knowles accounted for three hits, including two doubles, and drove in three runs to help lead the Hornets (1-4) past the Panthers in a non-league contest.

Jack Tolosky added three hits and a RBI for Plattsburgh, while Nate Emery and Dan Hartman each contributed two hits and two RBI. Rob Hartman didn’t get any hits, but drove in three runs.

Gerrit Rietsema, the first of three PHS pitchers, picked up the win.

The Hornets scored seven runs in the second inning to take a 7-1 lead and then broke it open with six in the fifth for a 14-3 advantage.

Jon Spaulding led defending Section VII Class D champion Crown Point with a double, single and RBI. The losing pitcher was Rob Macey.

Plattsburgh 14, Crown Point 3

Crown Point 100 200 0 — 3 5 7

Plattsburgh 070 160 x — 14 12 1

R. Macey, Groshans (4), Foote (5), Spring (6) and Dushane. Rietsema, D. Hartman (4), Knowles (6) and D. Hartman, Maston (4). WP- Rietsema. LP- R. Macey. 2B- Spaulding (CP), Pertak (CP), Knowles (PHS) 2, Emery (PHS), D. Hartman (PHS).

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