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May 17, 2014

Beekmantown captures CVAC Div. I baseball title

BEEKMANTOWN — Friday’s Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Division I baseball showdown between Beekmantown and Plattsburgh High figured to be a good game.

It was.

Alex Price went 4-for-4, including a double and home run, to help lead the Eagles to a 6-5 win.

With the victory, the Eagles locked up the Division I championship and top seed in the upcoming Section VII Class B playoffs.

“The boys fought hard (Friday) to reach two of our goals,” Beekmantown coach Eric Bell said. “Alex Price was huge for us.”

The Hornets grabbed a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning, only to have Beekmantown answer with three in the home half, with Quenton Barber’s two-run homer the key blow.

Plattsburgh eventually took a 5-4 lead into the bottom of the fifth when Price connected for a two-run shot to put the Eagles back on top.

The Hornets tied it with a run in the sixth, but Price drove in the game-winning run in the home half, singling in Devin Fessette with two out.

Brandon Buksa went the first six innings for the pitching victory, and Barber pitched the seventh for the save.

“Brandon was outstanding on the mound,” Bell said. “He faced adversity multiple times throughout the game and battled through it. Brandon did a great job of maintaining his focus on every pitch, and nothing rattled him today.”

Jack Tolosky went the distance in taking the pitching loss and hit a double for one of the Hornets’ four hits.

Beekmantown 6, Plattsburgh 5

Plattsburgh 210 011 0 — 5 4 1

Beekmantown 300 021 x — 6 10 2

Tolosky and D. Hartman. Buksa, Barber (7) and Pepper. WP- Buksa. LP- Tolosky, Sv- Barber. 2B- Tolosky (PHS), Price (Beek), Provost (Beek), VanNatten (Beek). HR- Price (Beek), Barber (Beek).

MVAC

Crown Point 13, Johnsburg 7

CROWN POINT — The Panthers scored early and often, accumulating 12 of their 13 runs after three innings.

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