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

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


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.

The Chiefs broke a 1-all tie in the seventh when Erickson singled, Caleb Keysor was safe on an error, Tanner Rascoe singled in the game-winning run and Ethan Goslin drew a bases-loaded walk to force in a run.

Jonathan McCabe accounted for two of Saranac Lake’s four hits.

Saranac 3, Saranac Lake 1

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Medeiros and Goslin. Fitzgerald, Strack (5) and Thurber. WP- Medeiros. LP- Strack. 2B- Tedford (Sar), Erickson (Sar).


BEEKMANTOWN — Winning pitcher Greg Manney turned in a strong performance as he struck out three, walked three and allowed six hits in going the distance for the victory. He surrendered two runs in the first inning and blanked the Cougars the rest of the way.

Beekmantown (14-3, 11-2), which had a number of two-out, run-scoring hits, scored three runs in the first inning, four more in the second and put the game well out of reach with six in the sixth.

Seven players — Justin Stevens, Devin Fessette, Brandon Buksa, Austin Bradish, Brandon Rabideau, Alex Price and Zach Myers — rapped a hit for the Eagles. Bradish drove in four runs, while Rabideau and Stevens each added two RBI. The Eagles stole 10 bases in the contest.

Kevin Sousa accounted for two of the Cougars’ six hits with a single and double. Marcus Lefebvre was the losing pitcher.

Beekmantown 14, NCCS 2

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Lefebvre, Sousa (3), Stein (6), Rabideau (6), Letourneau (6) and Rabideau, Jennett (6). Manney and Rabideau. WP- Manney. LP- Lefebvre. 2B- Sousa (NCCS).


AUSABLE FORKS — Lake Placid standout Ryan Meyer was too much for the Patriots.

Meyer went the distance for the pitching win as he allowed five hits and struck out 11. Offensively, he added a single and a double.

Shane McNierney had a big day at the plate for the Blue Bombers with four hits. Alex Brandes and Kamm Cassidy added two each in a 13-hit attack.

Nick McDonald struck out five in going the route for the loss.

John Goodnough, Kodie Simpson, Dillon Savage, McDonald and Austin Facteau rapped singles for AuSable Valley.

“Give Lake Placid credit — they have improved immensely the last couple of years,” AuSable Valley coach Randy Douglas said. “Meyer pitched a great game for them — he fielded his position well and also hit well.”

Lake Placid 4, AuSable Valley 1

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Meyer and Kane. N. McDonald and Savage. WP- Meyer. LP- N. McDonald. 2B- Meyer (LP).


PORT HENRY — Winning pitcher Jordan Greenough helped himself offensively with a home run, a double and three RBI.

Jarred MacDougal and Tom Rancour contributed two hits apiece for Moriah, while C.J. Raymond added a triple.

Greenough struck out seven in pitching into the seventh inning before Christopher Clarke took over with the bases loaded and recorded the save.

The Vikings outhit the Bobcats 11-4. Evan Nichols accounted for two of Northern Adirondack’s hits, and Jared Nichols was the losing pitcher.

Moriah 8, Northern Adirondack 5

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J. Nichols, King (5) and Garrand. Greenough, Clarke (7) and Raymond. WP- Greenough. LP- J. Nichols. Sv- Clarke. 2B- Greenough (Mor). 3B- Raymond (Mor). HR- Greenough (Mor).


NORTH CREEK — Jon Spaulding accounted for two doubles and a triple to help power the Panthers to a Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference win.

Robbie Macey added three hits, and Mike DuShane had two for Crown Point, which rapped 15 hits in all.

The Panthers hit double figures in two innings, scoring 12 runs in the third and 11 in the sixth.

Jaice Spring struck out seven in going the six innings for the victory, and Mark Cleveland took the loss.

Nate Prouty had a big day at the plate for the Jaguars with three doubles. Moses Mulvey followed with two hits.

Crown Point 31, Johnsburg 5 (6)

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Spring and DuShane. Cleveland, Berg (6) and C. Prouty. WP- Spring. LP- Cleveland. 2B- Spaulding (CP) 2, N. Prouty (J) 3. 3B- Spaulding (CP).


LEWIS — Westport picked up a forfeit victory over Elizabethtown-Lewis when the Lions were unable to field enough players.