April 18, 2013

Beekmantown captures walk-off victory

BEEKMANTOWN — Justin Stevens drove in Greg Manney to give Beekmantown an 8-7 walk-off win over Saranac in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference baseball Wednesday.

Quenton Barber pitched the seventh inning and picked up the win.

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The Eagles trailed 3-2 after the third inning and plated two runs in the sixth to pull ahead. But in the top of the seventh, the Chiefs’ first four batters scored — two of them on a double by Ethan Goslin — and Saranac took a 7-4 lead.

Austin Bradish led off the bottom of the seventh with a single and later scored when the Chiefs tried to pick off a runner at second. Then Manney singled in two runs before scoring the go-ahead himself.

“We played much better defensively, and our pitchers did a good job of not giving any free passes,” Beekmantown coach Eric Bell said. “We did a great job putting pressure on their defense, weather it was bunting or putting it in play.”

Brandon Burksa led the Eagles with three hits, and Stevens had two. They each had a double.

Kyle Erickson took the pitching mound in the fourth inning and suffered the loss. He led Saranac at the plate with two hits.

Beekmantown 8, Saranac 7

Saranac 300 000 4 — 7 9 5

Beekmantown 101 002 4 — 8 11 2

J. Barber, Erickson (4) and McCasland, Goslin (3). Buksa, Leclair (5), Q. Barber (7) and Manney. WP- Q. Barber. LP- Erickson. 2B- McCasland (Sar), Goslin (Sar), Stevens (Sar), Buksa (Sar).


Peru 9, Saranac Lake 2

PERU — The Indians took advantage of the visiting Red Storm’s errors and were able to seal the victory.

Dom Delello had a solid game for Peru, pitching into the seventh inning, only allowing two runs and recording five strikeouts.

“Dom pitched well for us,” Peru coach Brian Marino said. “He did a good job hitting his locations. He threw strikes and we made the plays behind him.”

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