---- — PLATTSBURGH — The North Country Community College women’s softball team swept a doubleheader from Clinton Community College on Thursday, winning by scores of 13-1 in five innings and 15-8.
In the opener, Sarah Biers picked up the pitching win. Alexis Nicols led the Saints with three hits, while Kelly Kezar added a triple and Biers a double.
Lyndale Nephew accounted for two of the Cougars’ hits, one a double. The losing pitcher was Christine Darrah.
Emily Lapage was the winning pitcher in the second game and helped her cause with three hits, including two doubles. Taylor Fana added two doubles for North Country, which had 12 hits in all.
Alisha Ducatte and Nephew paced Clinton with two hits apiece and Meg Barber chipped in with a double. Andrea Le Vien took the pitching loss.
“Our bats woke up in the second game,” Clinton coach Sam Stoughton said. “It was a more competitive game.”
The Cougars are at Hudson Valley Community College next Tuesday.
North Country 13, Clinton 1 (5)
North Country 823 00 — 13 11 1
Clinton 001 00 — 1 5 2
Biers and Rabideau. Darrah and Barber. WP- Biers. LP- Darrah. 2B- Biers (NCCC), Nephew (CCC). 3B- Kezar (NCCC).
North Country 15, Clinton 8
North Country 053 131 2 — 15 12 2
Clinton 033 100 1 — 8 8 8
Lapage and Rabideau. Le Vien and Barber. WP- Lapage. LP- Le Vien. 2B- Fana (NCCC) 2, Lapage (NCCC) 2, Barber (CCC).
Clinton earns baseball split
PLATTSBURGH — Anthony Porcelli and Eric Rock combined on a seven-hitter Thursday and the Clinton Community College baseball team picked up a 6-3 win over Fulton-Montgomery Community College in the first game of a doubleheader at Lefty Wilson Field.
The Raiders then rebounded for a 17-2 victory in the second contest to get a split on the day.
Porcelli went five innings for the win, and Rock finished up for the save.
“Porcelli hung in there — I don’t think he had his best stuff today,” Clinton coach Tom Neale said. “Rock came in and got out of a jam.
“It felt good to win.”
The big blow in the game was a three-run homer by Joe Tolosky in the second inning, when the Cougars erased a 1-0 deficit and took a 4-1 advantage.
Russell Merrill also homered for Clinton, while Jamie Davison rapped out two hits and Chris Roenbeck hit a double.
The second game wasn’t a good one for the Cougars as Fulton-Montgomery broke it open early with a seven-run second inning.
Rock accounted for two of Clinton’s seven hits, and Kristian Sherman was the losing pitcher.
The Cougars are scheduled to play at Jefferson Community College on Saturday.
Clinton 6, Fulton-Montgomery 3
Montgomery 001 020 0 — 3 7 2
Clinton 004 011 x — 6 7 1
Pechtel and Mendez. Porcelli, Rock (6) and Roenbeck. WP- Porcelli. LP- Pechtel. Sv- Rock. 2B- Gaston (FMCC), Ruddy (FMCC), Roenbeck (CCC). HR- Tolosky (CCC), Merrill (CCC).
Fulton-Montgomery 17, Clinton 2 (6)
Fulton Montgomery 073 007 — 17 13 0
Clinton 000 400 — 2 7 3
Gaston, Holmes (5) and Solano. Sherman, Davison (5) and Roenbeck. WP- Gaston. LP- Sherman. 2B- Ruddy (FMCC), Pechtel (FMCC). 3B- Pechtel (FMCC). HR- Strong (FMCC).