Beekmantown's Morgan Kowalowski smiles at her teamates after getting a single in CVAC softball game with Peru Monday afternoon. Beekmantown won 4-1 to wrap up the Division I title. Bonus photos available from this game at midday at

BEEKMANTOWN -- Kayleigh McGovern tossed a two-hitter Monday afternoon and Beekmantown wrapped up the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Division I softball crown with a 4-1 win over Peru.

The Eagles (13-5 overall) improved their league record to 9-2 and won the division on a tie-breaker over Northeastern Clinton, which edged out a 6-5 win over Saranac. It was the first Division I title for head coach Greg Myers since becoming coach in 1989. During that time, however, the Eagles have won four sectional championships.

McGovern struck out 10, walked three and hit one batter.

Lindsy Chatland, Kassandra Costin and Morgan Kowalowski led the Eagles with two hits each, with Chatland getting a double. Samantha Warner added a triple and Kelsey Bradish a double in a 10-hit attack.

Courtney Bouyea played a solid game behind the plate for the Eagles, throwing out two runners.

Jessica Ewald accounted for both Peru hits in the game. The losing pitcher was Sacha LaBounty.

Peru (5-10, 3-8) scored a run in the first inning before the Eagles took the lead for good with two in the third. Kowalowski led off with a single, Warner put down a sacrifice bunt with the two runners advancing to second and third, respectively, on a throwing error, Costin singled in a run, Rian Jock bunted for a hit and Bradish connected for a sacrifice fly.

In the fourth, with two out, Beekmantown went up by three runs when Kowalowski singled, Warner tripled in a run and Costin rapped a RBI single.


Beekmantown 4, Peru 1

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LaBounty, Flynn (6) and Langley. McGovern and Bouyea. WP- McGovern. LP- LaBounty. 2B- Bradish (Beek), Chatland (Beek). 3B- Warner (Beek).

NCCS 6, Saranac 5

SARANAC -- Magan Bechard and Johni Rae Coryea hit home runs as Northeastern Clinton (10-2, 9-2) edged the Chiefs (11-3, 8-3).

The Cougars held a 5-0 lead at one time and their run in the top of the seventh proved to be the difference.

Bechard and Danielle Tierney led NCCS with two hits each and Jaylane Rabideau went the distance for the win with six strikeouts.

Jessica Myers paced Saranac with a double, triple and three RBI, while Nicole Vann chipped in with a double. Tiffany Reyell fanned two in going the route in taking the loss.

Saranac made six errors in the contest and NCCS didn't make any.


NCCS 6, Saranac 5

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Rabideau and Hartigan. Reyell and Myers. WP- Rabideau. LP- Reyell. 2B- Myers (Sar), Vann (Sar). 3B- Myers (Sar). HR- Bechard (NCCS), J. Coryea (NCCS).

Ticonderoga 9, Moriah 3

MORIAH -- Anna Besson rapped a home run and triple to power the Sentinels (18-2, 10-0).

Jessica Kelly contributed two hits in Ticonderoga's 10-hit attack.

Winning pitcher Laura Olcott struck out 14, walked six and allowed two hits. Four of Olcott's walks came in the fourth inning when the Vikings scored all three of their runs.

Kaylee Sprague was the losing pitcher. Courtney Waldron and Liz Wallace accounted for the two hits for Moriah (8-6, 6-5).

Ti held a 5-3 lead before scoring two in the sixth and two in the seventh.


Ticonderoga 9, Moriah 3

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Olcott and Vilardo. Sprague and Waldron. WP- Olcott. LP- Sprague. 3B- Besson (Ti). HR- Besson (Ti).

Plattsburgh 9, Saranac Lake 2

PLATTSBURGH -- Kelly Wehrenberg and Jordanne Bond accounted for three hits each, with Wehrenberg getting a double, to lead the Hornets.

Hannah Emery and Alicia Stanton added two hits apiece, with Emery having a double. Six PHS players each drove in a run.

Plattsburgh, which rapped out 14 hits in all, scored at least a run in every inning but the fifth.

Jen Menard struck out four in going the distance for the pitching win.

Losing pitcher Alissa Beideck led Saranac Lake with three hits, including a double, and Rachel Bullard had two hits, with a double.


Plattsburgh 9, Saranac Lake 2

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Beideck and Bullard. Menard and Rebideau. WP- Menard. LP- Beideck. 2B- Beideck (SL), Bullard (SL), Wehrenberg (PHS), Emery (PHS).

NAC 11, Seton Catholic 7

ELLENBURG -- Tia Hicks led the way with three hits as Northern Adirondack (7-5, 7-3) prevailed.

Kayla Rabideau and Kristen Brunell contributed two hits apiece for the Bobcats, with Rabideau hitting a double and Kristen Brunell a triple.

Kristen Brunell was the starting and winning pitcher for NAC.

Liz Lawrence collected two hits and scored three runs for the Knights (2-10, 2-9). Kara Stark also chipped in with two hits. The losing pitcher was Hannah Menard.

NAC built up an 11-4 lead before Seton Catholic made it interesting with three runs in the top of the seventh and had the bases loaded when relief pitcher Jenna Brunell caught Menard's line drive back up the middle for the game's final out.


NAC 11, Seton Catholic 7

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Menard and Emery. K. Brunell, J. Brunell (6) and Trudo, K. Brunell (6). WP- K. Brunell. LP- Menard. 2B- Rabideau (NAC). 3B- K. Brunell (NAC).

AuSable Valley 16

Lake Placid 5

LAKE PLACID -- Brooke Pray, Mikki Rennie and Beth Abair collected three hits each to lead the Patriots (9-7, 6-5) to their victory.

One of Rennie's hits was a double. Pray and Ashley Bourgeois each drove in three runs in support of winning pitcher Alex Hoey.

Bridget Dellavalle paced the Blue Bombers (0-12, 0-11) with two RBI singles, while Kristine Gaffney tripled.

The losing pitcher was Jessica Preston.


AuSable Valley 16, Lake Placid 5

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Hoey, Signor (6) and Taylor. Preston and Riley. WP- Hoey. LP- Preston. 2B- Rennie (AVC). 3B- Gaffney (LP).

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