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May 17, 2013

Hornets knock off Indians, pull into tie for 1st

PERU — The Peru Indians now have company at the top of the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Division I baseball standings.



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Robby Knowles went the distance for the pitching win on Thursday as Plattsburgh High handed the Indians a 5-3 setback, which left Peru and Beekmantown with two losses each.

Knowles allowed six hits and struck out eight. Losing pitcher Conor Casey and reliever Dom Delello combined to surrender nine hits and strike out eight.

Peru trailed 2-0 when it tied the score with two runs in the bottom of the fifth. Plattsburgh, however, regained the lead with three runs in the sixth.

Nate Emery powered the Hornets offensively with two singles and a double, while Jack Tolosky added a single and double, and Knowles had two singles.

Six players had a hit each for the Indians, with Mitchell Cunningham getting a double.

“Plattsburgh was ready to play,” Peru coach Brian Marino said. “They moved runners along, used their bunting game and put pressure on the defense.”

Plattsburgh 5, Peru 3

Plattsburgh w100 013 0 — 5 9 1

Peru 000 021 0 — 3 6 2

Knowles and D. Hartman. Casey, Delello (6) and Altizer. WP- Knowles. LP- Casey. 2B- Tolosky (PHS), Emery (PHS), Cunningham (P).

SARANAC 3,SARANAC LAKE 1

SARANAC LAKE — Austin Medeiros was superb on the mound and the Chiefs pushed across two runs in the top of the seventh inning to prevail.

Medeiros, who allowed a run in the bottom of the sixth, struck out seven, did not walk anyone and surrendered four hits.

“Medeiros was great — he was the difference in the game,” Saranac Lake coach Bryan Munn said. “We’re not going to win many games when we get only four hits.”

Trent Fitzgerald started for the Red Storm, and Grant Strack took the loss in relief.

Andrew Tedford, Kyle Erickson and Michael Conway led Saranac offensively with two hits each, with Tedford and Erickson getting doubles.

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