April 25, 2013

Beekmantown holds off Blue Bombers

BEEKMANTOWN — It was a back-and-forth matchup between Lake Placid and Beekmantown in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference baseball Wednesday.

The Eagles, though, held off a late comeback from the Blue Bombers to take a 7-5 victory.

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Beekmantown jumped to an early 5-0 lead heading into the top of the fourth.

Lake Placid was able to come back and put up two runs in the fourth and three in the sixth to make the game 6-5 heading to the bottom of the sixth inning.

Ultimately, Eagles pitcher Greg Manney was able to hold off the Blue Bombers in the final inning to earn the save for his team.

Beekmantown hit the ball well, recording four extra-base hits.

Austin Bradish hit a home run for the Eagles. Justin Stevens recorded a triple, while Casey Leclair and Devin Fessette each hit a double on the day.

Though Beekmantown had 10 hits in the game, it also stranded 10 runners on base.

“We left a lot of guys on base,” Beekmantown coach Eric Bell said. “We couldn’t come up with those clutch hits.”

However Bell did credit Lake Placid for its tight defense.

“They played great defensively,” Bell said. “When we had guys on base they didn’t crack or crumble; they played really well defensively once we got guys on base.”

Ryan Damp led the Blue Bombers in hitting, going a perfect 3-for-3.

“Damp did a good job offensively hitting the ball,” Bell said. “But we just did a good job battling and were able to come up with the win (Wednesday).”

Beekmantown 7,

Lake Placid 5

Lake Placid 000 203 0 — 5 5 3

Beekmantown 302 011 x — 7 10 2

Reid, Damp (5) and Kane. Buska, Manney (6) and Rabideau. WP-Buska. LP- Reid. SV-Manney. 2B- Leclair (B), Fessette (B). 3B- Stevens. HR- Bradish.



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