May 20, 2013

CVBL hill battle goes to Waldron

LYON MOUNTAIN — The Lyon Mountain Miners’ David Waldron outdueled the Fourth Ward A’s Joe Kirkpatrick in the first game Sunday for a 1-0 victory before the A’s gained a split on their Champlain Valley Baseball League doubleheader with a 9-5 decision in Game 2.

Waldron allowed two hits, struck out 11, walked one and retired the final 10 batters he faced. Kirkpatrick, meanwhile, surrendered five hits, struck out seven and walked one as both pitchers went the distance.

The lone run was scored in the fifth inning when Reilly Lawless doubled, took third on Justin Besaw’s sacrifice bunt and scored on Kris Chase’s single to right field.

The A’s Anthony Porcelli was the only player to get two hits in the contest.

In the second game, Michael Howard, Pat Shaughnessy and Kirkpatrick paced the A’s (3-3) with two hits apiece, with Howard getting a three-run triple and Shaughnessy two RBI. Brian Elliott added a double in support of winning pitcher Porcelli, who allowed eight hits in going the route.

Luke Weaver was the lone Lyon Mountain (4-2) player to get two hits as six other players had a hit each. Besaw took the loss.

Miners 1, A’s 0

A’s      000 000 0 — 0 2 1

Miners      000 010 x — 1 5 0

Kirkpatrick and MacIntosh. Waldron and K. Kowalowski. WP- Waldron. LP- Kirkpatrick. 2B- Lawless (M).

A’s 9, Miners 5

A’s      025 000 2 — 9 9 3

Miners      002 002 1 — 5 8 2

Porcelli and MacIntosh. Besaw and J. Kowalowski. WP- Porcelli. LP- Besaw. 2B- Shaughnessy (A’s) 2, Elliott (A’s), Kirkpatrick (A’s). 3B- Howard (A’s).


PLATTSBURGH — The Fourth Ward Timberjaxx (2-4) rallied for five runs in the top of the seventh inning to win the second game after the Fourth Ward Cardinals (4-2) scored a run in the bottom of the seventh to take the opener.

In the first contest, the Timberjaxx tied it with a run in the seventh. But Craig Bujold’s two-out single drove in the game-winning run in the home half.

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