May 7, 2013

Crown Point hurler turns in another gem


ELIZABETHTOWN — Alex Macey was virtually untouchable Monday afternoon as she spun a no-hitter in Crown Point’s 18-0 victory over Elizabethtown-Lewis in Mountain & Valley Athletic Conference softball.

The senior hurler struck out 12 and walked only two to complete her gem. Right-fielder Shelby McGuinness helped to preserve the no-hitter by making a nice running one-handed catch of Cheyenne Sousis’s line drive in the fifth.

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The Panthers pounded out 14 hits and took advantage of seven Lions errors. Macey’s batterymate, Taylor Booth, led the Crown Point attack with four hits and drove in two runs. Logan Harrington had three hits with a double and Morgan Macey knocked in three runs.

Crown Point 18, E’town-Lewis 0

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A. Macey and Booth. St. Denis, Mitchell (5) and McGinn. WP- A. Macey. LP- St. Denis. 2b- Harrington (CP), McGuinness (CP).


Westport 16, Chazy 15

WESTPORT — A clutch seventh-inning hit by Felicia Kurth brought in the game-winning run, as Westport beat Chazy in a back-and-forth thriller.

In the bottom of the seventh, Chazy’s Paige Barcomb walked the first two batters. Kurth then knocked a line drive up the middle, which would have been at least a double if the winning run didn’t cross the plate.

Kurth finished the game going 3-for-5 with three singles and three RBI.

“We were hitting the ball fairly well today,” Westport coach Ike Tyler said. “The kids fought back and we prevailed in the end.”

Westport outhit Chazy 12-5, but Westport gave up 19 walks and committed six errors, which allowed Chazy to stay in the game.

In the seventh inning, Westport had three errors, which allowed Chazy to load the bases. Brendee Russell, though, was able to minimize the damage and only allowed one run in the inning, while striking out the final two batters.

“We had a lot of sloppy play in the field and a lot of walks,” Tyler said. “But in the end Russell came through and threw some strikes.”

Sarah Loobey went 1-for-3 with two RBI for Westport Megan Sudduth added two RBI and Racheal Abrahamson recorded an RBI and scored a run.

Tyler credited Rachael Abrahamson’s pinch hit in the sixth, as the “key hit” for Westport.

As for Chazy, Amber Polomsky and Barcomb each went 2-for-5 with a single and a double, to lead their team offensively.

“We do this every year,” Tyler said. “They beat us down there and we beat them up here; they fielded the ball well (Monday), but we can definitely hit the ball, and we did hit it all over the place (Monday).”

Westport 16, Chazy15

Chazy 410 621 1 — 15 5 1

Westport 211 713 1 — 16 12 6

Barcomb and Thomas. Russell, Schwoebel (4), Kurth (5) and Loobey, Russell (6) and Sudduth. 2B – Polomsky (C), Barcomb (C).


Willsboro 14, Schroon Lake 2

Willsboro 24, Schroon Lake 5

WILLSBORO — In the first game of a doubleheader, the Warriors were able to beat the Wildcats in five innings, by scoring 10 runs in the fourth.

Although Willsboro had 14 runs, they only recorded seven hits on the day, but still were able to close out the game early.

“Their walks really cost them,” Willsboro coach David Lee said. “We should have had a few more hits, but that’s the way it goes in a five-inning game.”

Kelsey Sloper and Andrea Ohare led the Warriors on offense, recording a home run and two RBI and a triple and three RBI, respectively. Rachael Burt also recorded two RBI with a single.

Dakota Gadway had the only two RBI in the game for the Wildcats.

Meanwhile in the second game of the doubleheader, Willsboro was able to hit the ball better and was able to close out the game again in five innings.

Allison Arnold hit a three-run home run and finished with four RBI for the Warriors. Sloper also had a home run and an RBI, Kyli Swires had two hits and an RBI, and Katherine Aberle added two RBI.

Chloe McKenna added a double and an RBI for Schroon Lake, while Molly Wisser and Kianna Fiore each added an RBI.

“We hit a lot better in the second game than the first,” Lee said. “The 14 walks really killed them; they just couldn’t find the strike zone today.”

Willsboro 14Schroon Lake 2

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Willsboro 301 100 — 14 7 1

Fiore and Wisser. Sloper and Blanchard. WP- Sloper. LP- Fiore. 3B- Ohare (Wills). HR- Sloper (Wills)

Willsboro 24Schroon Lake 5

Schroon Lake 030 20 — 5 6 4

Willsboro 234 87 — 24 10 2

M. DeZalia, Wisser (2), Fiore (5) and Wisser, Kowalka (2). Sloper and Blachard. WP- Sloper. LP- M. DeZalia. 2B- McKenna (SL). HR- Arnold (W), Sloper (W).



JOHNSBURG — Alex Dumas, Luiza Parolin and winning pitcher Tucker Geiger all had four hits to lead visiting Keene to victory. Geiger also scored five times while Dumas and Parolin each had three runs.

Valeri Gereau had three hits and scored three runs for Johnsburg.

Keene 31, Johnsburg 11

Keene 2(18)2 500 4 — 31 24 2

Johnsburg 202 123 1 — 11 14 5

Tu. Geiger and McCabe. Ordway, Allard (5) and M. Denno, B. Denno (5) WP- Tu. Geiger. LP- Ordway. 2B- McCabe, (K), Ta. Geiger (K), Tu. Geiger (K), 2.



LAKE PLACID — Jaelyn Granger crossed the plate after a sacrifice bunt by Jordan McKee to lift Ticonderoga to a 7-6 victory in nine innings over Lake Placid in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference softball Monday.

The Sentinels found themselves trailing 4-1 after three innings, but scored three in the fourth inning and received a Kylie Austin home run in the sixth to give them their first lead. They added another run in the seventh to go up 6-4.

The Blue Bombers, though, tallied two runs in the bottom of the inning to send it to extras.

With one out in the seventh, Taylor Maiorca singled and Serina Hayes belted a two-run homer to tie the game. Lake Placid finished the inning with three additional singles, but could not get another run across.

Andrea Rich and Granger each went 2-for-5 for Ticonderoga. Austin struck out five batters with McKee picking up the win in relief.

Maiorca went 2-for-4 to lead the Blue Bombers. Lizzie Bimonte and Kelsey Taylor were both 2-for-5.

Hayes struck out 10 in a losing effort.

Ticonderoga 7, Lake Placid 6 (9)

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Lake Placid 202 000 200 — 6 9 8

Austin, McKee (6) and Graney. Hayes and Taylor. WP- McKee. LP- Hayes. HR- Rich (T), Hayes (LP).


AuSable Valley 11, NAC 8

ELLENBURG — Too many costly errors seemed to be the Bobcats Achilles heel as they took the loss against visiting AuSable Valley Monday.

A poor showing defensively for NAC allowed the Patriots to get timely. The Bobcats outhit AuSable Valley 16-7 in the game, but the Patriots were able to put up five runs in the top of the sixth to secure the win.

Pricilla Coates led AuSable Valley offensively adding a triple and a single on the day, while Kendra Niemann also added two hits for the Patriots.

For NAC, freshman Alexis Boulerice finished with a double and two singles, while fellow freshman Alysha Warren hit a double. Amanda Campbell had a double on the day which were part of her two hits, while Magan Magee and Jillian Scott had three and two hits, respectively.

Madison Rondeau recorded the win for AuSable Valley and Boulerice took the loss.

AuSable Valley 11, NAC 8

AuSable Valley 220 015 1 — 11 7 1

NAC 100 204 1 — 8 16 7

Rondeau, Coates (4), Rondeau (6) and Niemann. Boulerice, Manor (7) and Campbell. WP- Rondeau. LP- Boulerice. 2B- Warren (NAC), Boulerice (NAC). 3B- Coates (AV), Campbell (NAC).



PLATTSBURGH — The Eagles had one of their best games of the seasons, but fell just short against the Hornets

Beekmantown belted out 12 hits and committed just one error in the game.

Emily Raville, Brielle Carnright, Asia Harris-Relation, Maggie Chauvin, Kiley Regan and Sarah Downey all finished with two this for the Eagles. Carnright, Downey and Regan each had a double.

Madison Trombley led the way for Plattsburgh with a 2-for-4 performance, including two RBI. Cieara Duquette added two RBI and Karlie Neale, one.

Jamie Bedard picked up the pitching victory. Victoria Marsh suffered the loss.

Plattsburgh 8, Beekmantown 6

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Plattsburgh 122 120 x — 8 9 4

Marsh and Harris-Relation. J. Bedard, Pobocik (5) and Neale. WP- J. Bedard. LP- Marsh. 2B- Carnright (Beek), Downey (Beek), Regan (Beek).



SARANAC — Kourtnie Campbell led the way both offensively and from the mound in the Chiefs’ victory over the Indians.

Saranac led 8-7 heading into the bottom of the sixth, where it scored nine runs to pull away.

Campbell struck out 10 batters in the win, while belting three hits, including two doubles.

Brette Campbelle and Beth Pumadore each chipped in with two hits for the Chiefs.

“(Peru) struggled to throw strikes and we struggled to play defense,” Saranac coach Sam Campbell said. “That is uncharacteristic for us this year,”

The Chiefs had six errors in the game.

Brittany Miner led the Indians with a triple and a double. Sam Fletcher finished with three hits, while Kara Barber had a double.

Kelly Neenan suffered the loss, but combined with Maddy Flynn four six strikeouts.

Saranac 17, Peru 9

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Saranac 300 509 x — 17 9 6

Neenan, Flynn (4), Neenan (6) and Bombard. K. Campbell and B. Campbell. WP- K. Campbell. LP- Neenan. 2B- Miner (P), Barber (P), K. Campbell (Sar) 2.


Saranac Lake 10, NCCS 1

SARANAC LAKE — An incredible hitting performance by Sydney Battistoni allowed the Red Storm to cruise to their eighth victory of the season.

Battistoni went 3-for-4 with a home run, a triple and three RBI. Nicole Viscardo and Megan Kilroy both went 3-for-4 with two RBI, while Jordy McDougall also went 3-for-4 for Saranac Lake.

NCCS was led by Emily Boyer who went a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate and Madalyn Tucker who went 2-for-3 with her team’s lone RBI.

Brittany Tschirhart took the victory, striking out three in five innings at work and Stephanie La Valley was handed the loss while completing the game with six strikeouts.

Saranac Lake 10, NCCS 1

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Saranac Lake 100 324 x — 8

Tschirhart, Viscardo (6) and McGuoirk. LaValley and Tucker. WP- Tschirhart. LP- LaValley. 3B- Battistoni (SL). HR- Battistoni (SL).


Chateaugay 20, Tupper Lake 3

TUPPER LAKE — It only took five innings, as the Bulldogs piled on 12 runs in the second to take the victory in Tupper Lake Monday.

Courtney Boyea belted a double and finished the day 3-for-5, while Abby Barnes also went 3-for-5 with a home run and Hannah Cook recorded three hits in the game for Chateaugay.

“We came alive offensively and capitalized off their errors,” Chateaugay coach Kate Dwyer said.

Dwyer credited the Lumberjacks’ Sydney Kulzer for a good game behind the plate, as she also recorded a hard single in the game.

Chateaugay 20, Tupper Lake 3

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Tupper Lake 00 0 03 — 3 4 6

Boyea, Young (3) and Cook. McLear and Kulzer. WP- Young. LP- McLear. 2B- Boyea (C). HR- Barnes (C), Reville (C).