SARANAC — Frank Trudeau’s 100th win as varsity baseball coach at Saranac on Friday was a special one.
Nate Stanton pitched six innings for the win in the Chiefs’ 4-2 victory over Saranac Lake in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference play.
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The Chiefs dedicated the contest to local baseball legend “Muggsy” Favro, who passed away on Wednesday.
“What made today extra special was that Muggsy was my assistant coach when I coached my first win,” Trudeau said. “He was also my coach when I played youth baseball.
“He was very popular with everyone on our team and we dedicated today’s game to him.”
Stanton allowed only two sixth-inning runs and Austin Medeiros pitched the seventh for the save.
“Nate did a great job keeping Saranac Lake off balance and held them to five hits,” Trudeau said. “And Ethan Goslin did a great job defensively behind the plate.”
Saranac scored a run in the first inning on singles by Andrew Tedford and Tanner Rascoe, along with a sacrifice fly by Kyle Erickson. The Chiefs added a run in the second and two in the fifth on pinch-hit singles by Tyler Humiston and John Maye, followed by a two-run single by Rascoe.
The Red Storm tallied their two runs in the sixth. Trent Fitzgerald and Bradley Shumway both singled and scored on an error and fielder’s choice, respectively.
Grant Strack surrendered six hits in going the distance for the pitching loss.
Rascoe was the only player in the game to get two hits.
Saranac 4, Saranac Lake 2
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Strack and Gunther. Stanton, Medeiros (7) and Goslin. WP- Stanton. LP- Strack. Sv- Medeiros.
CHAMPLAIN— On a windy day in Champlain, the Eagles were able to win a battle of pitchers against the Cougars.