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Beekmantown's Shelbi Collin slides safely into third base in the Eagles 12-0 victory over the Indians in the Class B finals. Peru's Layla Burczak awaits the throw. Bonus photos of this game will be available on the pressrepublican.com web site at midday

PLATTSBURGH -- Small ball, solid defense and another excellent pitching performance from Kayleigh McGovern.

That's how Beekmantown captured the Section VII Class B girls' softball title on Tuesday afternoon.

The Eagles put together 11 hits, while making just one error, as they cruised past Peru, 12-0, at Plattsburgh State.

"We executed the little things to perfection, and we got some great defense behind some great pitching," Beekmantown head coach Greg Myers said.

The Eagles used the bunt as their main weapon. In fact, five of the Eagles 11 hits came off bunts.

And, four of the five bunt base hits came off the bat of speedster Rian Jock.

Jock was outstanding, offensively and defensively. She scored four runs to go along with her four hits, and made a couple nice plays in the field to help preserve what was a no-hitter through the first six innings.

McGovern was once again on top her game. McGovern struck out six batters, while walking only two in going the distance.

She looked untouchable for the majority of the game, and carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning.

After recording an out to start the inning, Peru's Sara Rock singled up the middle to deny McGovern of yet another no-hitter this season. Layla Burczak singled two batters later, before McGovern was able to record the last out.

"Kayleigh was great all day long. She pitched a very smart game, and let her defense help her," said Myers.

The Eagles are a team that thrives on playing small ball, and the way they ran the bases against the Indians proved they have no fear of being thrown out.

Every time the Eagles saw an open base, they took it. With runners on third base, and the right player at the plate, the Eagles were able to drop down a bunt and score the player from third on the throw to first.

Peru had no answer for the speed and smart base running from the Eagles, and it became apparent from the get-go when the Eagles scored four runs in the first inning.

"We came into the game looking to do the little things that we know we do well, and today it worked out for us," Myers said.

Sam Warner had two hits, including a double and three RBI for the Eagles, while Shelbi Collin added two hits.

Beth Trombly and Courtney Bouyea doubled for the Eagles.

Morgan Flynn started and took the loss for the Indians, and Sacha LaBounty relieved in the sixth inning.

Beekmantown 12, Peru 0

Peru 000 000 0 -- 0 2 8

Beekmantown 410 322 x -- 12 11 1

McGovern and Bouyea. Flynn, LaBounty (6) and Langley, Tourville (6). WP- McGovern. LP- Flynn. 2B- Trombly (B), Warner (B), Bouyea (B).

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