Press-Republican

April 20, 2013

Cassavaugh sets stolen base mark


Press-Republican

ELIZABETHTOWN — It was a mix bag of emotions for the Elizabethtown-Lewis softball team Friday.

Kylee Cassavaugh broke the New York State career stolen base mark, but the Lions fell to Minerva-Newcomb, 12-9, in extra innings in Mountain & Valley Athletic Conference softball.



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Cassavaugh came into the game tied with 128 stolen bases. She broke the record by stealing second and pushed her mark to 130 by also swiping third.

Lions coach Jim Monty, who has coached Cassavaugh since eighth grade, was very proud of her accomplishment.

“She did it in typical Kylee fashion,” Monty said. “I have been coaching her for five years and I can’t think of anyone who has worked harder for this achievement then she has. I started working with her in eighth grade and I knew how talented she was. I sat down with her and her parents, and we decided it would be great to have her on the team.

“She stole 24 bases in her first year playing, 21 as a freshman, 41 as a sophomore and now she has the record and she will definitely continue to be a huge part of our team.”

The milestone, however, didn’t stop the Mountaineers from stealing a win from the Lions.

Elizabethtown-Lewis scored early and went up 6-1 in the game, but the Minerva/Newcomb started chipping away with one in the third, five in the fifth and took the lead with two in the seventh going up 9-8.

The Lions would tie the game in the bottom of the seventh, but the Mountaineers would tack on three runs in the extra frame to put the game out of reach for Elizabethtown-Lewis.

Cassavaugh had two hits in the game, including a double and Jasmin Barnes got three hits, three RBI and a home run for the Lions. Elizabethtown-Lewis also turned two double plays in the field.

Minerva/Newcomb 12, Elizabethtown-Lewis 9

Min/N’comb 101 050 23 — 12 8 3

E’town-Lewis 240 110 10 — 9 12 5

Hogan, Williams (6) and Winslow. St. Denis, Mitchell (6) and McGinn. WP- Williams. LP- Mitchell. 2B- Labay (M/N), Cassavaugh (E-L) 2. HR- Barnes (E-L)



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Schroon Lake13, Keene 12

SCHROON LAKE— It was a high scoring affair as the Wildcats were able to win a close one against the Beavers.

Schroon Lake was able to get a complete game by Kianna Fiore, who also helped her own cause in the game by getting two hits, including a three-run triple in the third inning to put the Wildcats up for good.

Schroon Lake had a huge third inning scoring eight runs, all with two outs, to put the Wildcats up for good. Desiree Lanoue also had three RBI in the game including a home run and Brooke Wheeler had three hits.

The Beavers did their best to climb back into the game, scoring four runs in both the fifth and sixth inning, but the hole was too large.

Schroon Lake 13, Keene 12

Schroon Lk 008 410 0 — 13 12 4

Keene 301 044 0 — 12 11 2

Fiore and Wisser. Geiger and Goff. WP- Fiore. LP- Geiger. 2B Dumas (Keene), Sturges (Keene), Wheeler (SL). 3B- Fiore (SL). HR- Lanoue (SL).



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JOHNSBURG 30, WESTPORT 23

WESTPORT — Astasia Myler accounted for six hits, including two home runs and a double, to power the Jaguars.

Gereau added a home run and two doubles for Johnsburg, while winning pitcher Denno added three hits, with a home run. The Jaguars had 20 hits in all.

Rachel Abrahamsen had one of the six hits for the Eagles and drove in two runs.

The Jaguars held a 16-8 lead before Westport tallied 11 runs in the fourth for a 19-16 advantage. Johnsburg, however, came back with eight in the top of the fifth to regain the lead for good.

Westport took advantage of 31 walks dished out by Johnsburg pitching.

Johnsburg 30, Westport 23

Johnsburg 145 6 84 2 — 30 20 1

Westport 530 (11)30 1 — 23 6 5

Allard, Denno (4) and Denno, Allard (4). Kurth, Schwoebel (4) and Looby. WP- Denno. LP- Schwoebel. 2B- Gereau (J) 2, Myler (J). HR- Gereau (J), Myler (J) 2, Denno (J).



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CVAC

Lake Placid 12, AuSable Valley 10

CLINTONVILLE — Four errors in the second inning proved to plague the Patriots as they dropped a two-run decision to the Blue Bombers.

“Errors really hurt us,” AuSable Valley coach Doug Rondeau said. “We can’t make errors and expect to win against a team of Lake Placid’s caliber. In the sixth inning, we had a few relief players step up and get six runs, though. (Hayes) did a great job pitching.”

Kendra Niemann belted three hits, including one double for the Patriots.

“We took a 9-8 lead going into the seventh, but they rallied and scored a run to tie,” Rondeau said. “They scored three in the eighth to put the game away.”

Lake Placid 12, Northeastern Clinton 10

Lake Placid 043 001 13 — 12 8 0

AuSable Valley 010 026 01 — 10 11 8

Hayes and Taylor. Rondeau, Evens (6) and Niemann. 2B- Hayes (LP), Niemann (AVCS). 3B- Hayes (LP).

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Northeastern Clinton 19, Beekmantown 1

BEEKMANTOWN — The Cougars belted 19 runs on 10 hits with Katie Matott going 3-for-4.

Teammate Michaela McDonough reached base on five occasions, registering three hits and two walks.

The Eagles totaled eight errors on the day.

“Northeastern Clinton came out strong,” Beekmantown coach Sarah Spaulding said. “Errors were the difference in the game. (LaValley) was strong on the mound.”

Kiley Regan and Asia Harris-Relation accounted for both of Beekmantown’s hits.

Stephanie LaVally punched out six batters on the mound.

Northeastern Clinton 19, Beekmantown 1

NCCS 442 027 — 19 10 2

Beekmantown 000 100 — 1 2 8

LaValley and Tucker. Marsh and Harris-Relation. WP- LaValley. LP- Marsh. 2B- McDonough (NCCS).