Press-Republican

May 1, 2013

Red Storm bats awake against Lake Placid


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SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake hasn’t been able to get the big hits in timely situations of late.

It looked like that was going to be the case again Tuesday.



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But, the Red Storm broke out of their slump in the sixth inning to capture an 8-5 victory over Lake Placid in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference baseball.

“It was timely hitting for us,” Saranac Lake coach Bryan Munn said. “Guys got on base we got hits when we needed them.

“It has been a good 12 innings of not hitting the ball well, like we had all year. In the sixth inning we got guys on and the hits started coming.”

The Blue Bombers had a strong sixth inning as well.

Tied at two heading into the inning, Lake Placid plated three.

“They started with a triple, which was followed with a single to get a quick run,” Munn said. “They had a couple more singles and RBI; they earned their runs in that inning.”

Trailing 5-2, the Red Storm bats finally came alive.

“I was beginning to get nervous,” Munn said. “But, we started the inning with a double, then got hit by a pinch and they had an error. Then we finally got a couple big hits with runners in scoring position.”

Brad Shumway led the charge with a 3-for-4 performance. Logan Wood and Dylan Gunther each cracked a double. Trent Fitzgerald captured the win.

Kamm Cassidy paced the Blue Bombers with three hits. Alex Brandes added two hits, while Conor Preston finished with a triple.

Saranac Lake 8, Lake Placid 5

Lake Placid 001 103 0 — 5 9 2

Saranac Lake 010 016 x — 8 8 3

Damp, Meyer (6) and Kane. Strack, Fitzgerald (6) and Gunther. WP- Fitzgerald. LP- Meyer. 2B- Gunter (SL), Wood (SL). 3B- Preston (LP).

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Ticonderoga 8Northeastern Clinton 3

CHAMPLAIN — Ty Denno belted three hits, while Ryan Trudeau added two in a five-run win for the Sentinels.

Trudeau also helped his own cause on the mound, striking out five batters in a complete-game performance.

Seven fielding errors plagued the Cougars throughout the game.

“We just made too many throwing errors,” Northeastern Clinton coach Jerry Davison said. “It’s not typical of our team. We went the last two games without any errors, but fell apart (Tuesday).”

Trudeau recorded the win, while Kevin Sousa was tagged with the loss.

Reece Tucker and Kyle McCarthy each led the Cougars at the plate, registering doubles.

Ticonderoga 8, Northeastern Clinton 3

Ticonderoga 310 301 0 — 8 10 2

N’eastern Clinton 010 002 0 — 3 7 7

Trudeau and Bush. Sousa, Lamberton (4), Stein (6) and Rabideau. WP- Gautreau. LP- Sousa. 2B- Tucker (NCCS). 3B- McCarthy (NCCS), Woods (TCS).

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Peru 20, Moriah 1

PERU — The Indians bounced back from their first loss of the season in a big way Tuesday with a 10-run second inning to knock off the Vikings.

Conor Casey belted four hits, including a double, and finished with three RBI for Peru. Nick Uliva added three hits with a double and RBI, while Ryan McCall, Nick Demarais and Blake Altizer each contributed two hits. Demarais had a double and Tristan Archambault, a triple.

Archambault captured the win on the mound for the Indians and combined with four other pitchers to strike out 13 batters.

Jordan Greenough went 2-for-3 to pace Moriah. Jarred MacDougal took the pitching loss.

Peru 20, Moriah 1

Moriah 0 0 0 001 0 — 1 6 8

Peru 0(10)0 505 x — 20 17 1

MacDougal, Rancour (2), Russo (4), Allen (5), Marcotte (6) and Raymond. Delello, Archambault (3), Robinson (6), Altizer (7) and Altizer, Archambault (7). WP- Archambault. LP- MacDougal. 2B- Demarais (P), Casey (P), Uliva (P). 3B- Archambault (P).

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Beekmantown 22, Northern Adirondack 1

BEEKMANTOWN — The Eagles had eight players — Brandon Buksa (4), Austin Bradish (4), Adam Goldfarb (3), Justin Stevens (3), Devin Fessette (3), Zach Brockway (3), Quenton Barber (2) and Zach Myers (2) — finish with multiple hits in their 21-run win over the Bobcats.

“Our kids came out focused,” Beekmantown coach Eric Bell said. “This was a trap game for us because we play Peru on Thursday. We knew Northern Adirondack could beat us if we didn’t remain focused. We came out and hit the ball well.”

Buska and Bradish each belted 5 RBI, while Fessette added 5 RBI.

“We did very well with runners in scoring position (Tuesday),” Bell said. “We struggled with that in the last few games.”

Greg Manney registered the win for the Eagles, adding 11 strikeouts in five innings of work.

Ethan King led the Bobcats with their lone extra-base hit, a double.

Beekmantown and Peru will fight for first place in Thursday’s CVAC showdown.

“We’re fired up for it,” Bell said. “We’ll worked hard at practice (today) and prepare. We hope we can carry this momentum into Thursday. It should be a good matchup.”

Beekmantown 22, Northern Adirondack 1

N. Adirondack 010 000 0 — 1 4 3

Beekmantown 374 143 x — 22 25 0

King, Kerr (3) and E. Nichols. Manney, Myers (6) and Bradish. WP- Manney. LP- King. 2B- King (NAC), Stevens (BCS) 2, Myers (BCS), Buska (BCS). HR- Bradish (BCS).

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CHAZY 11, INDIAN LAKE/LONG LAKE 6

CHAZY — Jacob Kennedy pitched five solid innings and helped his cause at the plate with a base hit and four RBI as the Eagles (4-1) defeated the Orange.

Kennedy struck out five, allowed three hits, walked two and surrendered three runs, one of which was earned.

Offensively, he added a two-run single, bases-loaded walk and sacrifice fly.

Hayden Guay, Craig Botten, Kyle Bisonette, Josh Peete and Alec LaPierre rapped out two hits apiece for Chazy, with Botten scoring four runs, Bisonette driving in two and Peete getting a double. Chazy had 11 hits in all.

The Eagles held a 4-1 lead when they scored three in the fourth and four more in the fifth for an 11-3 advantage.

Curtis Seaman and Henry Sandiford led Indian Lake/Long Lake with a single and double each. Collin Farrell started and took the pitching loss.

Chazy 11, Indian Lake/Long Lake 6

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Chazy 103 340 x — 11 11 5

Farrell, Moore (4), Sandiford (6) and Douglas. Kennedy, Brothers (6) and Peete. WP- Kennedy. LP- Farrell. 2B- Seaman (IL/LL), Sandiford (IL/LL), Peete (C).