Plattsburgh High School's Chris Goodell (20) dives back safely into second base to avoid being doubled up on an outfield fly during Saturday's game against Massena in the Chip Cummings Classic at Plattsburgh State. Waiting for the throw in Red Raiders' second baseman Nathan Besaw. Massena recorded an 11-5 win over the Hornets and also defeated Peru, 10-5, on the day

BEEKMANTOWN -- It wasn't pretty, but Beekmantown pulled one step closer to a Division I championship Saturday.

After being down a run since the first inning, the Eagles rallied for a run in the sixth inning and pieced together another in the eighth to pull out a dramatic 2-1 win over Northeastern Clinton in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference baseball.

The win moves the Eagles (10-6, 8-2) into a first-place tie with Plattsburgh High (8-2).

But, because of a victory over the Hornets earlier this season, the Eagles own the tie-breaker and can capture the Divison I title with a win in their final conference contest against Peru.

Nick Furnia led off the bottom of the sixth with a double, moved to third base on a flyout and came across on a passed ball to score the tying run.

After both teams went scoreless in the seventh, Furnia led off the eighth by getting to second base. This time, Furnia stuck out, but the pitch was in the dirt and Furnia took off for first base. The throw went into right field and Furnia reached second, with nobody out.

Matt Lamora followed with a single to move Furnia to third, putting runners on first and third. The Cougars decided to walk Chris Fish to load the bases for Anthony Harvey. Harvey rocketed a ball on one hop that ricocheted off the second baseman to score the winning run.

Andrew Price, Lamora and Allen Fessette all rapped out two hits for the Eagles. Lamora, who came in for Price in the fifth inning, was credited with the win.

Chester Hemmingway was outstanding over the first five innings for the Cougars (7-5, 5-5). Ryan Armstrong came on in relief in the sixth and took the loss.


Beekmantown 2, NCCS 1 (8)

NCCS 100 000 00 -- 1 5 1

Beekmantown 000 001 01 -- 2 10 0

Hemmingway, Armstrong (6) and Bosley. Price, Lamora (5) and McCleary. WP- Lamora. LP- Armstrong. 2B- Trombley (NCCS), Price (Beek), Furnia (Beek).

Moriah 7

Seton Catholic 6

PORT HENRY -- Pat Wallace pitched shutout baseball in relief to help lead the Vikings (5-8, 5-5) to their win over the Knights (4-7, 4-6).

Wallace took over in the third inning and struck out five, allowed two hits and one walk in going the rest of the way for the win.

Moriah's Richard Larmore was the lone player in the game with two hits. Larmore, Wallace and Caleb Armstrong added doubles, with Larmore driving in two runs with his two-bagger.

Losing pitcher Jimmy Akey also pitched well in relief as he fanned three, walked two and surrendered two hits from the third inning on.

Seton Catholic managed just four hits in the game, with Kellen Loughan's double being one of them.

The Knights hurt themselves defensively by committing five errors.


Moriah 7, Seton Catholic 6

Seton Catholic 213 000 0 -- 6 4 5

Moriah 412 000 x -- 7 5 3

Raville, Akey (3) and Ketcham. Armstrong, Wallace (3) and Fernandez. WP- Wallace. LP- Akey. 2B- Loughan (SC), Armstrong (Mor), Wallace (Mor), Larmore (Mor).



LAKE PLACID -- Matt Streeter recorded 14 strikeouts and the Division II-champion Sentinels remained unbeaten with a win over the Blue Bombers.

Streeter, Zach LaPointe and John Breitenbach all rapped out two hits to pace the Sentinels (13-0, 10-0).

Ticonderoga jumped in front with four runs in the firth inning.

Tim Reid doubled for the Blue Bombers (1-8). Joe Orsi took the loss.


Ticonderoga 10, Lake Placid 2

Ticonderoga 402 002 2 -- 10 8 0

Lake Placid000 000 2 -- 2 3 4

Streeter and LaPointe. Orsi, Lamica (2), Conway (4) and Lamica, Kordziel (2), Hozley (4). WP- Streeter. LP- Orsi. 2B- Reid (LP), Breitenbach (Ti), Pond (Ti). 3B- LaPointe (Ti).



SARANAC -- Geoff Kiroy doubled, homered and tossed a complete game, with six strikeouts, to power the Chiefs past the Red Storm.

The Chiefs (7-5, 5-5) erupted for nine runs in the fifth inning to break the game open.

Richard Chase rapped out three hits, while Bryan Tedford, Shawn Wood, Cody Wood and John Canning all chipped in with two.

Ryan Harvey took the loss on the hill, while Nick Fortune paced the Red Storm (1-9, 1-8) with two hits.


Saranac 18, Saranac Lake 3

Saranac Lake 011 001 0 -- 3 6 6

Saranac 210 294 x -- 18 16 1

Harvey, Fortune (5) and Burpoe. Kiroy and Tedford, Cross (6). WP- Kiroy. LP- Harvey. 2B- Tedford (Sar), C. Wood (Sar), Kiroy (Sar). HR- Kiroy (Sar). Burpue (SL).

AUSABLE Valley 9

Northern Adirondack 5

CLINTONVILLE -- Andrew Bombard rapped out three hits, including a triple, to lead the Patriots past the Bobcats.

Josh Douglass also pounded out three hits for the Patriots (5-8, 4-6), while Ricky Lee added two.

Mike Plumadore and Andrew Bombard combined for eight strikeouts, with starter Plumadore getting credit for the win.

Dylan Lashway led the Bobcats (3-7, 3-6) with three hits, while Tyler Brassard, Tyler Smith and Andy McDonald added two each. Mitchell Rowe took the loss.


AuSable Valley 9, NAC 5

NAC211 100 0 -- 5 11 2

AuSable Valley105 003 x -- 9 10 4

Rowe, McDonald (6) and Smith. Plumadore, Bombard (5) and Bombard, Cote (5). WP- Plumadore. LP- Rowe. 2B- Brassard (NAC) 2, Page (NAC). 3B- Bombard (AVC).

Cummings Classic

Massena 11

Plattsburgh 5

PLATTSBURGH -- Allen Bourdon rapped out three hits to lead the Red Raiders past the Hornets in the Chip Cummings Classic at Plattsburgh State.

Eric Hawes went the distance for the Red Raiders with five strikeouts. Mike White and Alex Kormanyous rapped out two hits.

Jared Murphy started and took the loss for the Hornets (10-5, 8-2). Gino Blando and Jimmy McCartney did a good job in relief over the last four innings.

Tory Bouyea paced the Hornets offensively with two hits. PHS managed eight hits in all.


Massena 11, Plattsburgh 5

Massena 343 010 0 -- 11 11 4

Plattsburgh 000 014 0 -- 5 8 1

Hawes and Bourdon. Murphy, Blando (4), McCartney (5) and Goodell, Hatch (3). WP- Hawes. LP- Murphy. 2B- Shaughnessy (PHS), Tobrocke (HS), Kormanyos (Mass).

Massena 10

Peru 5

PLATTSBURGH -- Mike White, who was named tournament MVP, rapped two doubles and a single to help the Red Raiders make it a 2-0 day against CVAC competition at Cummings Field.

Garrett Sharlow added and triple and three RBI for Massena, while Allen Bourdon and Josh Barnum each drove in two runs in support of winning pitcher Nathan Mattison.

Matt Leta had a good day at the plate for the Indians with two hits and three RBI. Mat Turner added two doubles, Aaron Tenbuuren a double and two RBI, and John Mackintosh, a double.

Peru held a 4-3 lead until the Red Raiders rallied for three in the fifth and three more in the sixth.


Massena 10, Peru 5

Massena 120 033 1 -- 10 10 1

Peru 010 301 0 -- 5 7 1

Mattison, Sharlow (7) and Weber, Bourdon (5). Turner, Currier (5), McGee (7) and Tenbuuren. WP- Mattison. LP- Turner. 2B- White (Mass) 2, Mackintosh (P), Turner (P), 2, Tenbuuren (P). 3B- Sharlow (Mass).

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