CHAMPLAIN — Caleb Keysor, a senior second baseman for Saranac, came through when his team needed him most Tuesday.
Keysor’s game-winning RBI with two outs in the top of the seventh inning helped the Chiefs to a 5-4 win over Northeastern Clinton in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference baseball.
With two outs, Ethan Goslin walked and stole second base before scoring on Keysor’s base hit.
Saranac, however, coughed up a two-run lead in the sixth frame.
Cameron Hurlburt’s sacrifice fly scored Austin Durham, and then Calan Deuso’s RBI single tied the game at 4-all before Keysor’s late-game heroics.
Keysor, Nate Stanton and Morgan Earp each recorded two hits for the Chiefs in the victory.
Alex Houghton and David Sousa accounted for two of the Cougars’ five hits in the ballgame.
Earp, who came in to relieve Stanton in the sixth, was credited with the win on the mound. Reece Tucker suffered the loss.
Saranac 5, Northeastern Clinton 4
Saranac 120 100 1 — 5 8 3
NE Clinton 002 002 0 — 4 5 1
Stanton, Earp (6) and Goslin. Hurlbert, Tucker (6) and Herzog and Houghton (7). WP- Earp. LP- Tucker. 2B- Mather (SCS), Stanton (SCS), Tucker (NCCS).
Beekmantown 10, AuSable Valley 3
CLINTONVILLE — Justin Stevens slugged two hits and scored three times as the Eagles pulled away for a seven-run win.
Devin Fessette tagged a double and two RBI, while Brantley Marion added two hits, an RBI and three runs. Greg Manney accounted for two hits, including a double.
Marion was credited with the win on the mound, tossing eight strikeouts.
“Marion pitched a good game,” Patriots coach Randy Douglas said. “He had very good control and only walked one batter. Beekmantown also had a solid team effort with eight different players contributing with hits.
“As for us, we are improving even though our record is 0-3. We’re cutting down on our strikeouts by being more selective at the plate.”