SARANAC — Tanner Rascoe’s three-run double was the key blow in a five-run fifth inning as Saranac defeated Northern Adirondack in Wednesday’s Champlain Valley Athletic Conference baseball game.
The Bobcats (0-2) held an early 2-0 lead before the Chiefs (1-1) scored three times in the bottom of the fourth. Northern Adirondack tied it with a run in the top of the fifth, only to have Saranac answer with five in the home half.
Nate Stanton doubled, Mason Utzler walked, Cody Plumadore hit a sacrifice fly, Austin Staley singled in a run, Morgan Earp and Ethan Goslin both walked and Rascoe followed with his bases-clearing double.
Plumadore went 2-for-2, including a double and two RBI, while Stanton was 2-for-3, with a double and triple.
Caleb Keysor pitched five innings for the victory and Josh Juntunen took the loss in relief. Stephen Peryea, Juntunen and Brandon Honan accounted for the three Northern Adirondack hits.
Saranac 8, Northern Adirondack 3
NAC 200 010 0 — 3 3 0
Saranac 000 350 x — 8 8 2
Kerr, Juntunen (4), Peryea (6) and Honan. Keysor, Staley (6) and Goslin. WP- Keysor. LP- Juntunen. 2B- Plumadore (Sar), Stanton (Sar), Rascoe (Sar). 3B- Stanton (Sar).
TICONDEROGA 25, MORIAH 0
TICONDEROGA — The Sentinels scored nine runs in the first inning and added 15 more in the second on the way to a six-inning win.
Quentin Austin got Ticonderoga going with a grand slam in the first. Ty Denno added three hits, including a double and three RBI and Michael Graney three hits, including a double.
Austin and Dom Banish finished with two hits apiece.
Jarryn Granger went the six innings for the shutout, allowing two hits while striking out nine and walking one.
“The boys dedicated the game to a teacher at Ticonderoga, Deb Breitenbach, who passed away suddenly last night,” Ticonderoga coach Dan Dorsett said. “She was a great supporter of baseball and the boys. We wanted to honor her with our best game of the year.”