PLATTSBURGH — The 4th Ward Cardinals and Lyon Mountain Miners each scored Game 1 wins in the Champlain Valley Baseball League’s best-of-three semifinals Sunday.
The Cardinals run-ruled the Meron’s Expos at Lefty Wilson Field before Game 2 was postponed by inclement weather.
The Miners outlasted the Champlain Rockies for a 6-1 victory at Big Ball Diamond, and Game 2 was suspended due to inclement weather with the Rockies holding a 5-3 lead in the bottom of the fifth inning.
The semifinals will resume Sunday, Aug. 4.
EXPOS 0 (5)
PLATTSBURGH — Cardinals pitcher Tom Neale held the Expos scoreless through five innings, allowing only three hits without issuing a walk.
4th Ward’s CJ Worley had four hits, two of which were doubles, and Stephen Peryea added a double of his own.
The Cardinals’ Tom Bowe and Alex Follmer had two hits apiece.
Cardinals 11, Expos 0 (5)
Expos 000 00 — 0 3 1
Cardinals 330 23 — 11 13 0
Mike Bergman and Hunter Bell. Tom Neale and Kyle Erickson. WP- Neale. LP- Bergman. 2B- CJ Worley (C) 2, Stephen Peryea (C).
LYON MOUNTAIN — The Miners took an early lead, racking up three runs in the second inning followed by another three in the fourth to put the game away.
The Rockies were only able to collect a single run of their own in the fourth.
The Miners’ Ethan King and Josh Juntunen were major contributors.
King was the winning pitcher, and Juntunen hit a two-run double.
Miners 6, Rockies 1
Rockies 000 100 0 — 1 5 3
Miners 030 300 X — 6 6 2
LaFountain, Sousa (4) and LaBarge, LeFebvre (4). King and Ka. Kowalowski. WP- King. LP- LaFountain. 2B- Sousa (R), Keysor (R), Ad. Goldfarb (R), B. Juntunen (M), J. Juntunen (M).
LYON MOUNTAIN — Marcus Lefebvre and Adam Goldfarb each had triples for the Rockies.
AJ Gordon held the Miners to three hits.
The game will be resumed on Sunday.
Game 3, if necessary, will be played after the completion of Game 2.
Rockies 5, Miners 3
Miners 000 30 — 3 3 1
Rockies 003 2 — 5 7 2
Fleury, Ka. Kowalowski (5) and Ka. Kowalowski, Ke. Kowalowski (5). Gordon and Welch. 3B- LeFebvre (R), Ad. Goldfarb (R).