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.



CHAMPLAIN — The Cougars broke open a scoreless game with nine runs in the fourth inning to overtake the Vikings.

Northeastern Clinton, who had 10 hits in the game, finished with nine hits in the inning. Marcus Lefebvre had two doubles in the inning, while Kyle McCarthy delivered two hits, including a double, and Josh Rabideau added two hits.

Rabideau finished with three hits in the game to lead the way for the Cougars. Garrett Begore and Jacob Jennett each finished with a pair of hits in the game.

Mason Letourneau captured the win on the mound for Northeastern Clinton. He combined with Kevin Sousa and Brent Stein for nine strikeouts.

C.J. Raymond paced Moriah with three hits. Jordan Greenough added two hits.

Greenough suffered the loss for the Vikings.

NCCS 10, Moriah 2

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NCCS 000 901 x — 10 13 1

Greenough, Marcotte (4) and Raymond. Letourneau, Sousa (5), Stein (7) and McCarthy. WP- Letourneau. LP- Greenough. 2B- Lefebvre (NCCS) 2, McCarthy (NCCS).



SARANAC LAKE — Grant Strack and Bradley Shumway were the standouts in the Red Storm’s blanking of the Sentinels.

Strack struck out eight and scattered nine hits in going the distance for the pitching win.

Shumway, meanwhile, was the offensive star of the game with three hits, including a long three-run homer and five RBI in all.

Dylan Gunther added three singles and Logan Wood two for Saranac Lake (2-3), which scored four runs in the third inning for a 4-0 lead and never looked back.

Mark Donohue paced Ticonderoga with three hits, while Aaron Bush and Blake Gaudreau each chipped in with two. Ty Denno was the losing pitcher.

Saranac Lake 10, Ticonderoga 0

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Saranac Lake 004 204 x — 10 10 1

Denno, Wright (5) and Bush. Strack and Gunther. WP- Strack. LP- Denno. HR- Shumway (SL).



ELLENBURG — The Hornets pounded out 22 hits and matched that with 22 runs as they overpowered the Bobcats.

Northern Adirondack actually took an early 1-0 lead through the first half inning, but Plattsburgh quickly took the lead for good with six runs in the bottom of the first.

Doran Sorrell went 1-for-1 with an RBI to lead the Bobcats.

As for the Hornets, it was a nice bounce-back win after Monday’s loss to Lake Placid.

Jack Tolosky led the Hornets offensively, going 5-for-6 with two doubles, while teammate Nate Emery hit two doubles and finished with three hits on the day. Dan Hartman also finished with three hits for Plattsburgh.

“We bounced back from Monday’s game and now we got a really tough matchup ahead with Saranac on Friday,” Plattsburgh coach Jim Manchester said.

Manchester is hoping his team’s hot hitting will carry over into Friday’s matchup, and knows his defense must be up for the challenge as well.

“We’d like to get a good pitching performance and play good defense,” Manchester said. “We got to make the routine plays and hopefully our bats will continue to stay hot.”

Plattsburgh 22, NAC 1

NAC 100 000 0 — 1 4 9

Plattsburgh 694 102 x — 22 22 1

E. Nichols, Kerr (2) and Garrand, E. Nochols (3). Rietsema, Manchester (5), and Maston. WP- Rietsema. LP- E. Nichols. 2B- Tolosky 2 (P), Emery 2 (P).



NORTH CREEK — A high scoring ball game, which featured combined total of 23 hits, ultimately favored the visiting Orange against the Jaguars.

Offensively both teams were able to get on base, but the game came down to defense and Indian Lake/Long Lake had only three errors, compared to the Jaguars’ five.

“Both teams hit the ball very well,” Johnsburg coach Ryan Carpenter said. “It pretty much came down to who made fewer mistakes in the field.”

Although the Orange was able to gather more runs, Johnsburg led the game in extra-base hits.

Nate Prouty, Aiden Connelly, Nick Porter and Mark Cleveland all recorded doubles for the Jaguars. Connelly, Prouty and Cleveland each went 2-for-4 in the game.

Matt Moore led Indian Lake/Long Lake offensively with a 2-for-4 performance that included a double and four RBI. Curtis Seaman also hit well for the Orange, going 3-for-6 with a RBI.

“We gave up a lot of walks and gave up more errors,” Carpenter said. “They took advantage of our mistakes.

“Hitting has been our strong point since the beginning of the season,” Carpenter said. “We look to continue that for the rest of the season.”

Indian Lake/Long Lake 21, Johnsburg 14

Indian Lake/

Long Lake 541 335 0 — 21 13 3

Johnsburg 432 050 0 — 14 10 5

Moore, Sandiford (2), and Douglas. Prouty, Porter (3) and Cleveland. WP- Sandiford. LP- Prouty. 2B- Farrell (IL/LL), Moore (IL/LL), Prouty (J), Connelly (J), Porter (J), Cleveland (J)



WESTPORT — Winning pitcher Cody Gowdy rapped out three singles and a double to lead the Lions past the Eagles.

Gowdy, who pitched the first four innings, and Zac Noka-Bailey, who went the final three, combined for 18 strikeouts.

E’town-Lewis scored seven runs in the second inning to take an early 10-2 lead.

Hugh Harwood, Tyler Hart, Colden Blades and Noah Farrell all added two hits each for the Lions.

Ryan Davis paced Westport with a single and double, while Dylan Limlaw chipped in with a double. The losing pitcher was John Doyle.

E’town-Lewis 20, Westport 8

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Westport 211 200 2 — 8 6 8

Gowdy, Noka-Bailey (5) and LaPier. Doyle, Davis (3), Westercamp (6) and Christian. WP- Gowdy. LP- Doyle. 2B- Gowdy (E-L), Hart (E-L), Mitchell (E-L), Limlaw (West), Davis (West).