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Border Country Sports Blog-April 18th

Good Morning! With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.

I'm getting set this morning to head out on a little vacation, but first things first. Here is the Monday Morning Hot List for this week. A look at who was "Hot" last week in local high school sports.

-Whitehall's Madi Gould is more well known for her prowess in the pitching circle, but she can also swing an oustanding bat. Against North Warren this week Gould got a day off from pitching, but still impacted the game at the plate. Gould was 3 for 4 at the plate with two home runs, a single and eight RBIs.

-Cadence Goodwin takes over as the number one pitcher for the Proctor softball team this season, and her debut could not have gone better. In a 17-1 win over Mill River Godwin spun a one-hitter with nine strikeouts.

-Poultney softball catcher Kaylah Bennett got off to hot start to the season in the Blue Devils win over Green Mountain. Bennett went 3-for-4 with three doubles.

-Lilly Strout for Granville softball had a big game for the Golden Horde in a win over North Warren. Strout was 4 for 5 with a double and triple. Reagan Swain also had a stong performance with a home run and double. Jordan Chadwick smacked two doubles.

-Carson Bartow had a stellar game in Argyle's baseball win over rival Hartford-For Edward. Bartow earned the in on the bump scattering five hits and striking out six. He also had a pair of hits.

-Granville's Collin Norton saw his season get off to a great start on the mound. In a win over North Warren Norton went five innings. He struck out six and only walked one while gving up just three hits. Norton also went 1 for 2 with two RBIs at the plate.

-The LakeGeorge softball and baseball teams reamined scorching hot. Both the Warriors boys and girls teams are unbeaten so far in ADK play.

-Speaking of Lake George baseball, even though the Warriors are getting big hitting seasons from the likes of JJ Salmon, Yogi Johnson, Brody McCabe, Max Dickinson, Brendan Lamby, Luke Sheldon.....and well basically everyone. It is defense that has been the most impressive. Lake George's pitchng staff and the defense behind them have given up just 2.4 runs per game. Almost unheard of in Adirondack League baseball.

-Argyle's Maddy Eldred is starting to make a name for herself in the local softball circles.....from the pitching circle. Eldred had a 12 K performance against Fort Ann in a 12-0 shutout win. Eldred also had 11 strikeouts against Hartford-Fort Edward.

-While much of the focus in ADK softball may be on Lake George and Whitehall, don't look paste Salem. The Generals are quietly off to a 4-0 start in league play and 5-0 overall. Sophia Keys has been leading the way in the circle for the Generals. Taylor Cary and Kayla McCauliffe have been leading the Generals at the plate. Watch out for this team folks.


With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.

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Thanks for noticing our hot start. The next 2 weeks after vacation will be very tough on us, with several good teams aiming at the target on our backs

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