Press-Republican

April 18, 2013

Beekmantown captures walk-off victory


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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).

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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.”

No player for the Indians had more than two hits in the game, but junior Mitchell Cunningham did record two RBI for his team. Nick Demarais also drove in a run for Peru.

As for the Red Storm, it seemed as though they beat themselves, committing eight errors in the game.

“We took advantage of their errors and were able to put some runs on the board,” Marino said.

Grant Strack and Derek Thurber had a double each for Saranac Lake.

Peru 9, Saranac Lake 2

Saranac Lake 100 100 0 — 2 4 8

Peru 500 121 x — 9 4 1

McCabe, Fitzgerald (3), Gunther (5), Shumway (5) and Thurber. Delello, Robinson (7) and Altizer, Archambault (7). WP-Delello. LP- McCabe. 2B- Strack (SL), Thurber (SL).

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NCCS 7PLATTSBURGH 3

CHAMPLAIN — Marcus Lefebvre scattered nine hits, struck out six and walked four in going the distance for the pitching win as Northeastern Clinton improved to 2-0 in league play.

Plattsburgh High scored a run in the top of the first inning, but the Cougars came back with four in the home half, with a two-run single by Reece Tucker being the big blow in the inning.

Kyle McCarthy and Garrett Begore led NCCS with three hits each, while Kevin Sousa added two. Jacob Jennett doubled in the Cougars’ 12-hit attack.

Nate Emery, Dan Hartman and Mohamed Eltahir paced the Hornets with two hits each, with Robby Knowles adding a triple. The losing pitcher was Gerrit Rietsema.

NCCS 7, Plattsburgh 3

Plattsburgh 101 001 0 — 3 9 3

NCCS 410 002 x — 7 12 0

Rietsema, D. Hartman (6) and Maston. Lefebvre and Rabideau. WP- Lefebvre. LP- Rietsema. 2B- Jennett (NCCS). 3B- Knowles (PHS).

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AUSABLE VALLEY 5, MORIAH 3

AUSABLE FORKS — Shane Douglas and Kodie Simpson combined on a three-hitter as the Patriots improved their league mark to 2-0.

Douglas pitched into the fifth inning to get his first varsity win and Simpson went the final three for the save. Jordan Greenough took the pitching loss.

Dillon Savage accounted for half of AuSable Valley’s hits with two doubles and a RBI. Nick McDonald and Mike McDonald each added a single, with Mike McDonald driving in a run.

Greenough finished with two of the Vikings’ three hits, including a double and a home run in the fifth that ended Douglas’ day on the mound. Tom Callahan added a single for Moriah.

AuSable Valley 5, Moriah 3

Moriah 010 110 0 — 3 3 0

AuSable Valley 100 310 x — 5 4 2

Greenough, Clarke (4) and Raymond. Douglas, Simpson (5) and Savage. WP- Douglas. LP- Greenough. Sv- Simpson. 2B- Greenough (Mor), Savage (AVC) 2. HR- Greenough (Mor).

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TICONDEROGA 11, NORTHERN ADIRONDACK 1

TICONDEROGA — Jordan Woods continued his hot hitting with a two-run homer, three-run triple and a sacrifice fly, good for six RBI in all, to power the Sentinels (2-2, 2-0) past the Bobcats.

Miles Austin also had another strong game at the plate for Ticonderoga with three hits, including a double, while Ryan Trudeau chipped in with two hits.

The Sentinels jumped in front with five runs in the bottom of the third inning and didn’t look back.

Ty Denno pitched the first four innings for Ticonderoga and struck out 11 to get the win. The Sentinels used four pitchers in all.

Ryan Manion homered for Northern Adirondack’s lone run and Mike Petrashune added a double. Alden Kerr started on the mound and took the loss.

Ticonderoga 11, NAC 1

NAC 000 100 0 — 1 3 1

Ticonderoga 005 303 x — 11 9 0

Kerr, King (3), Manion (5) and E. Nichols, Garrand (6). Denno, Granger (5), Graney (6), Trudeau (7) and Bush. WP- Denno. LP- Kerr. 2B- Petrashune (NAC), Austin (Ti). 3B- Woods (Ti). HR- Manion (NAC), Woods (Ti).

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NAC

CHATEAUGAY 10, TUPPER LAKE 9

CHATEAUGAY — Greg Holmes scored the game-winning run in the sixth inning as the Bulldogs came back to defeat the Lumberjacks.

Tupper Lake took a 9-5lead heading into the bottom of the sixth before Chateaugay battled back for five runs to take the lead for good.

Nick Ashline struck out 10 batters in going the distance for the victory.

Cody Smith had a pair of hits with a double, while Matt Swanston and Zach Cowan each had two hits. Ashline helped his own cause with a double.

Marcus Richer paced the Lumberjacks with three hits, including a double.

The Bulldogs travel to Madrid-Waddington for a 4:30 p.m. game today.

Chataeugay 10, Tupper Lake 9

Tupper Lake 401 202 0 — 9 12 2

Chateaugay 410 005 x — 10 10 4

Keniston, Larson (1) and Caruse. Ashline and Swanston. WP- Ashline. 2B- Richer (TL), Bombard (TL), Ashline (Chat), Smith (Chat).