KEENE VALLEY — The Keene softball team was held hitless by Rachel Young and the Chateaugay Bulldogs Saturday.
Even though Chateaugay didn't need much offense to earn the win, the visiting sqaud exploded for 29 runs, 23 of which came in the third and fifth innings, to win the nonleague game 29-1.
Young struck out 12 in five hitless innings, but she surrendered a run in the first.
Keene's starting pitcher, Elaina Smith, started out strong, holding the Bulldogs scoreless in the first two innings, but the third inning was a different story.
Due to four starters being out of action, Keene had numerous players in different positions and making their varsity debut. As a result, the Beavers struggled defensively, particularly in the third, when four hits turned into 12 runs following six errors in the field.
“Chateaugay took advantage of poor fielding and timely hitting,” Keene coach Chad Lopez said.
Kim Reville, Alicia Cook, Danielle Cook and Kayley Whyte combined for 10 of the Bulldogs 13 hits. Reville went 4-for-6 at the plate, and the others had two hits a piece.
Chateaugay 29, Keene 1
Chateaugay 00(12) 6(11) — 29 13 1
Keene 100 00 — 1 0 9
Young and Cook. Ela. Smith, Greiger (4), Venner (5) and Whitney. WP- Young. LP- Smith.
SARANAC 13, NORTHERN ADIRONDACK 2
SARANAC – After trailing by one to start, the Chiefs took the lead and eventually pulled away to beat the Bobcats by double-digits in a Champlain Valley Athletic Conference game.
Tori Trim picked up the complete-game win for Saranac, giving up just two runs and striking out 13 in seven innings in the circle. Trim also helped her own cause by hitting a double.
Emma Webester and Skye O'Connell also had doubles to help Saranac’s offense.
“We were able to bunch some hits together to score runs,” coach Sam Campbell said. “Tori (Trim) kept NAC off stride when they got hits so they weren't able to put together any big rallies.”
Northern Adirondack pitcher Emily Peryea struggled against the Chiefs' bats but performed admirably at the plate, smacking a triple.
Saranac 13, Northern Adirondack 2
NAC 100 000 1 — 2 5 4
Saranac 412 420 x — 13 11 4
Peryea and Durnin. Trim and Campbell. WP- Trim. LP- Peryea. 2B- Trim (SCS), Webester (SCS), O'Connell (SCS). 3B- Peryea (NAC).
NORTHERN ADIRONDACK 16, AUSABLE VALLEY 5
CLINTONVILLE — The Bobcats racked up 19 hits en route to defeating the Patriots by double-digits.
“Josh Juntunen pitched a great game, and NAC hit the ball a ton,” AuSable Valley coach Randy Douglas said. “Hats off to Coach (Jeph) Doorey. He’s done a great job with their baseball program.”
Juntunen went the distance on the hill, tallying eight strikeouts in the victory. Trent Bordeau was handed the loss after three innings of work.
Cameron Coty rapped four singles for the Bobcats, while Bailey Cross, Stephen Peryea, Brandon Honan and Juntunen all had three hits.
The Patriots’ Ali Sikandar hit a double and three singles, and Kevin Strack singled twice.
Northern Adirondack 16, AuSable Valley 5
Northern Adirondack 530 024 2 — 16 19 2
AuSable Valley 000 200 3 — 5 8 1
Juntunen and LaBarge. Bordeau, Sikandar (4) and Carter. WP- Juntunen. LP- Bordeau. 2B- Juntunen (NAC), Peryea (NAC), Honan (NAC), Sikandar (AVCS). 3B- Peryea (NAC), Honan (NAC).
SARANAC 11, LAKE PLACID 7
SARANAC — One day removed from a shutout loss, the Chiefs woke up the bats early, scoring four runs in the first inning.
Collin Recore kicked things off with a two-run double before Mason Utzler drilled a two-run single.
But Saranac wasn’t done.
It added three more runs in the second inning, aided by Nick Mather’s two-run single.
“It was nice to get the bats going early, especially with some clutch two-out hits with guys in scoring position,” Chiefs coach Frank Trudeau said.
Saranac’s Jacob Lilledahl went the distance on the hill, firing six strikeouts to record the pitching win.
Mather, Recore and Dalton Exford paced the Chiefs from the plate with two hits each.
Kamm Cassidy belted a team-high three hits for the Blue Bombers in the setback.
Saranac 11, Lake Placid 7
Lake Placid 000 034 0 — 7 7 3
Saranac 430 040 x — 11 10 2
Williams, Damp (2), Brandes (4), Cassidy (5), Mohr (6) and Preston. Lilledahl and Recore. WP- Lilledahl. LP- Williams. 2B- Mather (SCS), Recore (SCS).