KEENE VALLEY — Westport used its speed to pull out a 5-4 victory in eight innings against Keene in Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference baseball Friday night.
Trailing entering the bottom of the seventh, John Doyle reached base for the Eagles (2-0, 2-0) after being hit by a pitch. After stealing both second and third base, Doyle came across on a wild pitch to tie the game at 4.
After the Beavers (1-3, 1-3) couldn’t push any runs across in the top of the eighth, Westport got some more of the same after James Moricette singled, stole second and third and scored the winning run on yet another wild pitch from Colton Venner, who took the loss.
The Eagles got some solid pitching in the victory. Starter Dylan Limlaw struck out eight in his three innings of work, and Sam Staats came on in the seventh and tossed a pair of hitless innings in relief to earn the win.
Westport 5, Keene 4
Westport 021 100 00 — 5 8 1
Keene 200 100 11 — 4 7 2
Sumo, Venner (7) and Dumas. Limlaw, Doyle (4), Statts (7) and Napper. WP- Staats. LP- Venner. 2B- Riggins 2 (K), Doyle (W). 3B- Napper.
Indian/Long Lake 10, Crown Point 7
CROWN POINT — The Orange (1-3, 1-3) capitalized on nine walks, scoring nine times in the top of the second inning.
“Hats off to them for being patient and taking advantage of the lack of control by (Gabe) Macey and (Kolby) Pertak,” Panthers (2-1, 2-1) coach Randy Pertak said. “Both pitchers could not find the strike zone. (Jaice) Spring came in and threw strikes, but the offense could not get that one big inning to come back.”
Indian Lake/Long Lake managed just two hits, but Macey and Brendan Crowningshield each had two singles for Crown Point.
Henry Sandiford grabbed the win on the mound for the Orange, tossing 10 strikeouts.
Indian Lake/Long Lake 10,Crown Point 7
Indian/Long 090 000 1 — 10 2 2
Crown Point 030 002 2 — 7 6 5
Saniford and Short. Macey, Pertak (2), Spring (3) and DeBrobander. WP- Sandiford. LP- Macey. 2B- Millington (CP). 3B- Short (IL/LL).