Press-Republican

May 18, 2013

Ticonderoga captures CVAC Div. II title


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TICONDEROGA — Jarryn Granger pitched six innings for the victory and Ticonderoga defended its Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Division II baseball championship on Friday with a 10-3 victory over Moriah.



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Granger struck out 11 and walked three in his six innings of work as the Sentinels improved to 7-5 in league play.

“Our first goal is always to win the Division II title,” Ti coach Dan Dorsett said. “Now we want to get ready for sectionals.”

Ticonderoga broke a 1-all tie with four runs in the bottom of the third inning and never looked back. The Sentinels added four more in the fifth for a 10-1 advantage before the Vikings tallied their final two runs in the seventh.

Ryan Trudeau and Aaron Bush led the Sentinels with two hits each, with Trudeau getting a triple. Mark Donohue added a double.

Moriah finished with five hits, with one being Jordan’s Greenough’s triple.

Ticonderoga 10, Moriah 3

Moriah 001 000 2 — 3 5 1

Ticonderoga 014 140 x — 10 10 1

Raymond, Marcotte (5) and Clarke. Granger, Graney (7) and Bush. WP- Granger. LP- Raymond. 2B- Donohue (Ti). 3B- Greenough (Mor), Trudeau (Ti).

BEEKMANTOWN 9, SARANAC LAKE 3

BEEKMANTOWN — Winning pitcher Austin Bradish, who went the first five innings, and Quenton Barber, who went the final two, combined on a five-hitter as the Eagles defeated the Red Storm.

It was a 2-all game when Beekmantown broke loose for five runs in the bottom of the fourth for a 7-2 advantage.

Justin Stevens and Brandon Buksa led the Eagles with two hits each. Buksa and Adam Goldfarb each drove in three runs and Brandon Rabideau added a double.

“We did a good job knocking in runs after two were out,” Beekmantown coach Eric Bell said. “Six of our first seven runs were scored after two were out.

“Casey Leclair and Zach Myers gave us outstanding defense in the outfield.”

Logan Wood rapped a single and double for Saranac Lake and Grant Strack was the losing pitcher.

The Eagles (15-3, 12-2) will play at Peru on Monday at 4 p.m. with the Division I title on the line.

Beekmantown 9, Saranac Lake 3

Saranac Lake 100 110 0 — 3 5 1

Beekmantown 002 511 x — 9 10 3

Strack, Fitzgerald (4), N. McCabe (6) and Fitzgerald, J. McCabe (4). Bradish, Barber (6) and Rabideau. WP- Bradish. LP- Strack. 2B- Wood (SL), Rabideau (Beek).

MVACCHAZY 13, KEENE 1

KEENE — Nathan Reynolds, who pitched the first four innings for the win, and Zach Brothers, who went the final three for the save, combined on a one-hitter as the Eagles (10-1, 9-1) clinched at least a share of the MVAC North Division title.

Reynolds helped his own cause with a 3-for-4 performance from the plate, which included a double. Josh Peete finished with a pair of hits, including a triple in the third inning. Jacob Kennedy chipped in with a double.

Brandon Dumas had an RBI single in the fourth inning, which knocked in Colton Venner who had walked, for the lone hit of the game for Keene.

Venner struck out 11 batters in suffering the loss for the Beavers.

Chazy 13, Keene 1

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Keene 000 100 0 — 1 1 8

Reynolds, Brothers (5) and Bisonette. Venner and Giglinto. WP- Reynolds. LP- Venner. Sv- Brothers. 2B- Reynolds (C), Kennedy (C). 3B- Peete (C).