PLATTSBURGH — Plattsburgh State standout pitcher Brian Burns made his presence known in the Champlain Valley Baseball League on Sunday.
Burns allowed four hits and struck 17 in going the distance in the second game as the Fourth Ward A’s edged out a 2-1, eight-inning win over the Fourth Ward Cardinals to get a split on the day at South Acres Field.
The Cardinals, meanwhile, scored five runs in the top of the eighth for a 6-1 victory in the opener.
In the second contest, Jordan Gillespie’s run-scoring single gave the A’s a walk-off win.
Brian Elliott led the A’s with two hits, and Jake Tolosky added a RBI single.
Jack Tolosky paced the Cardinals with two hits, and Brian Latulipe singled in a run. Alex LaFountain took the loss in relief.
In the opener, Steve Burris went the first six innings and LaFountain finished up to get the pitching victory. Burris and LaFountain combined on a one-hitter, with Phil McGee’s single the lone hit for the A’s.
Michael Howard drove in the lone A’s run with a sacrifice fly.
In the eighth, LaFountain rapped a two-run single, Steve Livsey added a RBI single and Craig Bujold a suicide-squeeze bunt.
Phil McGee took the loss in relief of starter Joe Kirkpatrick. The two combined to allow six hits.
Cardinals 6, A’s 1 (8)
Cardinals 000 001 05 — 6 6 0
A’s 000 001 00 — 1 1 1
Burris, LaFountain (7) and Bujold. Kirkpatrick, McGee (6) and MacIntosh. WP- LaFountain. LP- McGee.
A’s 2, Cardinals 1 (8)
Cardinals 001 000 00 — 1 4 0
A’s 000 001 01 — 2 5 0
Legacy, LaFountain (6) and Bujold. Burns and MacIntosh. WP- Burns. LP- LaFountain.
MINERS 13, PADRES 2 (5)MINERS 9, PADRES 6 (8)
SARANAC — Defending playoff champion Lyon Mountain won a one-sided first game and then outlasted Peabody’s in the second contest.
In the opener, Ben Weightman, Jerry Kowalowski and Justin Besaw led the Miners with two hits each, with Kowalowski getting a double. Scott Baker slugged a three-run homer.