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May 2, 2013

Chiefs capture third walk-off baseball victory

SARANAC — The Saranac baseball team seems to like drama.

The Chiefs won in walk-off fashion for the third time in their last four games Wednesday.



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Saranac was in front almost the whole way against Salmon River, gave up the lead in the top of the seventh and then won it 6-5 after a miscue in the bottom half.

Nate Stanton took the mound in the fifth inning and earned the nonleague win. Andrew Tedford had two hits and the game-winning run, and Caleb Keysor also had two hits.

After Salmon River scored two in the top of the first, Saranac pulled ahead with three runs in the bottom of the inning and added two more in the fourth.

The Shamrocks tied it up with a two-run double by Bert Gray and an RBI single by Justin Bigness. With one out in the bottom of the seventh, Tedford singled, stole second and advanced to third when Austin Medeiros reached on an error. Then the Salmon River catcher tried to pick off Tedford at third, and when the throw bounced into left field, Tedford scored.

Keysor pitched the first four innings for Saranac, striking out seven. Jeremy Barber hit a double.

Gray went the distance in the loss.

Saranac 6, Salmon River 5

Salmon River 200 000 3 — 5 6 2

Saranac 300 200 1 — 6 7 0

B. Gray and Smith. Keysor, Stanton (5) and Goslin. WP- Stanton. LP- Gray. 2B- Mainville (SR), B. Gray (SR), Keysor (Sar), Barber (Sar).

MVAC

INDIAN LAKE/LONG LAKE 18, WESTPORT 10

WESTPORT — Henry Sandiford struck out six in going the distance for the pitching win and added a single and a double at the plate to lead the Orange.

Collin Farrell and Robert Miller also had a single and a double for Indian Lake/Long Lake, while Curtis Seaman finished with two singles.

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