TICONDEROGA — A huge six-run fifth inning propelled underdog Ticonderoga past heavily-favored Saranac 7-4 in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference softball Wednesday.
Saranac led 3-1 heading into the bottom of the fifth. But Maura Jebb’s triple brought in three runs, starting Ticonderoga’s offensive explosion.
“In the fifth we really started to hit the ball much better and put some things together,” Ticonderoga coach Shelly Young said. “We had some key hits at important times, which brought the runners around.”
Not only did Jebb contribute offensively, but defensively she also filled a huge hole at second base. Young moved Jebb from shortstop after finding out her usual second basemen was out sick.
“Jebb did really well moving from short to second, especially considering it was her first time playing second base all season,” Young said.
The Chiefs had the early advantage in the game, as they got off to a quick start from Brette Campbell’s triple to start out the first inning. However, Sentinels pitcher Jordan McKee did an excellent job on the mound, allowing just four runs. McKee completed the game, striking out four with no walks for the win.
“McKee pitched very well for us tonight,” Young said.
Saranac was favored in this matchup, currently first in Division I. However, Young credits her team’s strong play and said it was the “best game we’ve played all year.”
Sadie Hamel and Meg Campney also contributed offensively for Ticonderoga as they hit a triple and double, respectively, while teammate Katie Palandrani went 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Campbell and Emma Webster led the Chiefs offensively, as they each recorded a triple.
“Hopefully this game will give us some momentum in the final stretch right here,” Young said.
Ticonderoga 7, Saranac 4
Saranac 200 100 1 — 4 6 2
Ticonderoga 001 060 x — 7 6 3
Trim and B. Campbell. McKee and Palandrani. WP- McKee. LP- Trim. 2B- Campney (T). 3B- B. Campbell (S), Webster (S), Hamel (T), Jebb (T).
Northeastern Clinton 13
Northern Adirondack 3
ELLENBURG — The Cougars cruised to an easy victory over the Bobcats.
Northeastern Clinton totaled 12 hits. Stephanie LaValley recorded the only extra base hit in the game with her triple, while Michaela McDonough, Jennifer Favro, Amanda Harvey and Taylor Jarvis each had two hits.
Allison Seymour recorded two hits of her own for Northern Adirondack.
Northeastern Clinton 13, Northern Adirondack 3
NCCS 004 340 2 — 13 12 2
NAC 101 001 0 — 3 6 5
Favro and Tucker. Scott, Boulerice (5) and Durnin. WP- Favro. LP- Scott. 3B- LaValley (NCCS).
Lake Placid 4, Peru 3
LAKE PLACID — A close defensive game ultimately favored the Blue Bombers over the visiting Indians.
Lake Placid was able to get an early two-run lead in the first inning, and even though Peru tied it up in the fifth, it was the Blue Bombers who had the key two runs in the fifth and sixth innings to get the win.
Serina Hayes had a heck of a day on the mound for Lake Placid. Hayes went six innings, recorded seven strikeouts and walked just one to tally the win.
Hayes gave herself some help by going 2-for-4 with 2 RBI. Taylor Maiorca also had two hits for the Blue Bombers, while Jessica Potter went 2-for-3 with a double in the game.
Sam Fletcher led the Indians with two hits, and Shannon Bombard recorded the only double for her team.
“It was a well played game by both teams, very even,” Lake Placid coach Donna Moody said. “This is probably our best defensive game this year by far.”
Lake Placid 4, Peru 3
Peru 100 100 1 — 3 8 3
Lake Placid 200 011 x — 4 8 3
Neenan and Bombard. Hayes and Taylor. WP- Hayes. LP- Neenan. 2B- Bombard (P), Potter (LP).
AUSABLE VALLEY 10, SARANAC LAKE 1
CLINTONVILLE — Miranda Sheffer, Logan Snow and Madison Rondeau led the way with two hits each, with Sheffer getting a double, in the Patriots’ victory. The game was called after five due to rain.
Winning pitcher Rondeau allowed two hits and struck out three as AuSable Valley improved its season record to 6-4. Brittany Tschirhart surrendered seven hits in taking the loss.
The Patriots scored five runs in the second to take a 6-0 lead and tacked on four more in the fourth.
“We’re finally starting to hit the ball well, and we’re coming together as a team,” AuSable Valley coach Marty Snow said.
Megan Moody and Tschirhart accounted for the Red Storm hits.
AuSable Valley 10, Saranac Lake 1
Saranac Lake 000 10 — 1 2 2
AuSable Valley 150 4x — 10 7 1
Tschirhart and Moody. Rondeau and Niemann. WP- Rondeau. LP- Tschirhart. 2B- Sheffer (AVC).
PLATTSBURGH 21, MORIAH 4
PORT HENRY — Kolbi Lyon accounted for two home runs and a single, while Karlie Neale added a double, a triple and a home run to lead the Hornets.
Amanda McMahon chipped in with three singles, and Cieara Duquette had a single and a triple for Plattsburgh, which had 15 hits in all.
Jamie Bedard was the winning pitcher, and Taylor Sprague took the loss.
The Hornets held a 10-4 lead when they broke the game open with 11 runs in the sixth inning.
Nicole French and Sprague led Moriah with two hits each, with French getting a double. Lauren Brace and Madison Stahl homered.
Plattsburgh 21, Moriah 4
Plattsburgh 220 24(11) — 21 15 0
Moriah 010 030 — 4 7 6
J. Bedard and Neale. Sprague and Brace. WP- J. Bedard. LP- Sprague. 2B- Neale (PHS), French (Mor). 3B- Duquette (PHS), Neale (PHS). HR- Neale (PHS), Lyon (PHS) 2, Brace (Mor), Stahl (Mor).
CROWN POINT 9, WESTPORT 0
CROWN POINT — Alex Macey missed back-to-back no-hitters by an infield hit in the Panthers’ Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference victory against the Eagles.
Macey finished with 15 strikeouts in the win and allowed just a single hit to Westport’s Brendee Russell.
Macey helped her cause as well, blasting a two-run home run from the plate. Maria Malone added a pair of hits, which included a double, while Ellen Kiely delivered three hits. Logan Harrington went 2-for-3 on the day with four RBI.
Felicia Kurth suffered the loss for the Eagles.
Crown Point 9, Westport 0
Westport 000 000 0 — 0 1 3
Crown Point 300 420 x — 9 9 0
Kurth, Russell (6) and Looby. A. Macey and Booth. WP- A. Macey. LP- Kurth. 2B- Malone (CP). HR- A. Macey (CP).
CHAZY 13, SCHROON LAKE 4
CHAZY — The Eagles (6-4) had a good day at the plate with 10 hits in all. Skyler Thomas finished with a home run and a triple, and Amber Polomsky hit a triple and a single.
Michaela Cahoon and winning pitcher Paige Barcomb each added two singles, while Paige Garnot drove in two runs.
Barcomb struck out eight in going the distance for the win.
Chazy’s big inning was the third, when it broke a 1-all tie with five runs.
Losing pitcher Kianna Fiore, Miranda DeZalia and Molly Wisser accounted for the Wildcats’ three hits.
Chazy 13, Schroon Lake 4
Schroon Lake 100 300 — 4 3 4
Chazy 015 232 — 13 10 6
Fiore, M. DeZalia (5) and Wisser. Barcomb and Thomas. WP- Barcomb. LP- Fiore. 3B- Polomsky (C), Thomas (C). HR- Thomas (C).
Minerva/Newcomb 19, Johnsburg 3
NORTH CREEK — The visiting Mountaineers had the game under control early on as they defeated the Jaguars.
Despite only allowing three runs in the seventh inning, Minerva/Newcomb used three different pitchers in the game. Cheyenne Williams, who entered in the third inning, recorded the win.
The Mountaineers totaled 15 hits in the game, and four came from Dakota Bennett, who also had five runs. Williams had four hits of her own, including a double, while teammates Makenzie Winslow and Mary LaBar had four runs and a double, respectively.
Brooke Denno led the Jaguars with two hits, while Makayla Denno and EmmaLee Ellsworth each had a double .
Minerva/Newcomb 19, Johnsburg 3
Minerva 230 245 3 — 19 15 2
Johnsburg 000 000 3 — 3 7 6
Hogan, Williams (3), McNally (6) and Winslow. Allard and Denno. WP- Williams. LP- Allard. 2B- Labar (M/N), Williams (M/N), Denno (J), Ellsworth (J).
CHATEAUGAY 9, M-W 1
CHATEAUGAY 6, M-W 1
CHATEAUGAY — Abby Barnes came within a single of hitting for the cycle in the two games as the Bulldogs swept two from the Yellowjackets in Northern Athletic Conference play.
Barnes rapped a double and a home run in the first game and added a triple in the second contest.
Courtney Boyea was the winning pitcher in both games. She struck out six in pitching the five-inning opener and went the first three innings in the nightcap.
Hannah Cook and Boyea added two hits each in the first game. Barnes and Rachel Young had Chateaugay’s hits in Game 2.
The sweep gave the Bulldogs a 6-4 record in league play.
Chateaugay 9, Madrid-Waddington 1
Madrid 010 00 — 1 3 7
Chateaugay 400 5x — 9 8 1
Cryderman and Marcellus. Boyea and D. Cook. WP- Boyea. LP- Cryderman. 2B- Barnes (C). HR- Barnes (C).
Chateaugay 6, Madrid-Waddington 1
Chateaugay 330 00 — 6 2 0
Madrid-Waddington 000 01 — 1 2 3
Boyea, Young (4) and D. Cook. Price, Cryderman (3) and Marcellus. WP- Boyea. LP- Price. 3B- Barnes (C).