June 9, 2013

Top two CVBL teams meet at Big Ball Diamond


---- — PLATTSBURGH — The Lyon Mountain Miners will look to extend their first-place lead in the Champlain Valley Baseball League when they host the second-place Meron’s Expos at the Big Ball Diamond at noon today.

The Miners (6-2) took over sole possession of first last Sunday with a 6-0 and 13-3 doubleheader sweep of the Fourth Ward Timberjaxx. David Waldron tossed a shutout in the first game and Tory Bouyea drove in five runs in the second.

The Expos (5-3), meanwhile, fell out of a tie for first when they split their twinbill with the Fourth Ward Cardinals, dropping a 1-0 decision in the opener and than rallying for a 6-5 victory in the nightcap.

Tom Neale and winning pitcher Alex LaFountain combined for the shutout in the first game for the Cardinals, while Mark Passino’s three-run homer was the key blow in the second contest for the Expos.

In other doubleheaders today, the Fourth Ward A’s (3-3) host the Fourth Ward Timberjaxx (2-6) at South Acres Field, while the Peabody’s Padres (2-4) entertain the Fourth Ward Cardinals (4-4) in Saranac at noon.

The A’s and Padres had their doubleheader last Sunday postponed.

League standings

Team W-L

Lyon Mountain Miners 6-2

Meron’s Expos 5-3

Fourth Ward Cardinals 4-4

Fourth Ward A’s 3-3

Peabody’s Padres 2-4

Fourth Ward Timberjaxx 2-6

Today’s schedule

Fourth Ward Timberjaxx at Fourth Ward A’s (2), South Acres, noon

Fourth Ward Cardinals at Peabody’s Padres (2), Saranac, noon

Meron’s Expos at Lyon Mountain Miners (2), Big Ball Diamond, noon