TICONDEROGA — No lead was safe for the Ticonderoga softball team Monday.
After managing a 5-1 lead throughout the ballgame, the Sentinels were forced to fend off Beekmantown’s late-game surge, winning 5-4 in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference play.
“Beekmantown held tough and scored three in the sixth,” Sentinels coach Shelly Young. “The inning ended on a nice 6-4-3 double play. I was pleased with the way we played (Monday). We struggled some at the plate and left 15 runners on base. We’ll need to improve on that aspect.”
The Eagles came out strong in the first inning. As the leadoff batter, Elisabeth Plympton slugged a triple.
Ticonderoga answered in the second when Logan Mars walked and Taylor Dorsett and Lexi Moore had back-to-back singles. In the third, Logan Mars got things going with a triple and two RBI for the Sentinels.
Ticonderoga’s Savannah Bezon belted a double, while Logan Mars hit a triple. Dorsett and Nicole Fuller each added two hits.
Plympton had Beekmantown’s only extra-base hit, a double.
Kylie Austin was credited with the win on the mound in a complete-game performance.
Ticonderoga 5, Beekmantown 4
Beekmantown 100 003 0 — 4 6 3
Ticonderoga 013 100 x — 5 11 3
Barcomb and LaFountain. Austin and Campney. WP- Austin. LP- Barcomb. 2B- Bezon (TCS). 3B- Mars (TCS), Plympton (BCS).
Northeastern Clinton 4, Northern Adirondack 1
CHAMPLAIN — Cougars pitcher Myranda Miller tossed six strikeouts, while only allowing three hits in the Cougars in over the Bobcats.
Alexis Boulrice was on the mound for Northern Adirondack and was able to strike out four batters, while allowing five walks on the day.
The Cougars’ Paige Dominic finished with two RBI on a third inning double, while teammate Tiana Mangine knocked in another run in the third that gave the Cougars an early 3-0 lead. Krista White was also able to record an RBI for Northeastern Clinton with a fifth inning single.