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May 8, 2014

Cross leads NAC over Saranac in CVAC baseball

ELLENBURG — Bailey Cross went 3-for-4 at the plate to help lead Northern Adirondack over Saranac, 7-4, in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference baseball Wednesday.

The Chiefs took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first, but the Bobcats tied it in the bottom half, scored two more in the second and never trailed again. The Chiefs pulled within a run in the top of the sixth, but the Bobcats plated two in the home half to regain a cushion.

“Ethan King pitched a nice game, battled through some adversity and had a good game at the plate with two hits,” Northern Adirondack coach Jeph Doorey said. “I am pleased with how the boys bounced back from a tough loss at AuSable and how well they battled for an entire game.”

King struck out nine in a seven-inning effort. Offensively, he hit a triple and a single. Ryan Manion added a double and a single for the Bobcats, and Josh Juntunen singled twice.

Saranac’s Austin Staley gave a solid performance on the mound, and Ethan Goslin had two hits and scored two runs. Cody Plumadore chipped in a pair of hits.

Northern Adirondack 7, Saranac 4

Saranac 201 001 0 — 4 8 2

N.Adirondack 220 012 x — 7 12 2

Stoley, Rascoe (5) and Goslin. King and Labarge. WP- King. LP- Stoley. 2B- Lebeau (Sar), Manion (NAC). 3B- King (NAC).

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N’eastern Clinton 8, AuSable Valley 4

CHAMPLAIN — Mason Letourneau had three hits, including a two-run single, in the Cougars’ first victory of the season.

Letourneau drove in Austin Forkey and David Sousa, who both walked, in the fourth inning to give Northeastern Clinton a 5-2 lead. The Cougars pushed three more runs across in the fifth.

Forkey struck out nine and walked two to earn the win, and Sousa relieved him in the seventh.

Dillon Savage and Nick McDonald both hit doubles for AuSable Valley. Jimmy Provost started and took the loss.

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