Well, I had a really busy weekend planned but my schedule just got a little lighter. Yesterday I was at the University of Vermont with about a dozen of my students for the Vermont History Day competition. As luck would have it my nephew Nick was playing for New Hampshire in the Regional CYO Basketball Championships at Rice Memorial so I got to catch him play. And of course get lunch at the world famous Al's French Fries.
Today I was supposed to broadcast my first college games of the season for NSN. College softball at Williams in Williamstown, Massachusetts, but those games have been postponed.
So I slept in a little bit and mourned the loss of my beloved Duke Blue Devils and the end of the career of Coach K. Now after my first cup of coffee it is time to blog about some spring sports from yesterday and figure out how I am going to spend all of my sudden free time today.
Burghers Open the Season with Softball Win
The Warrensburg softball team could be a team to keep and eye on in Adirondack League play this Spring. Yesterday they opened the season with an impressive win over Hudson Falls of the Foothills Council, edging the Tigers 5-4. A final inning rally proved to be the difference.
Hudson Falls jumped out to a 2-0 lead, plating runs in the first and second innings. The Tigers still led 4-1 in the top of the seventh, but the Burgers exploded for four runs to take a 5-4 lead and held on in the bottom of the frame.
Kailey Bacon earned the win in the circle for Warrensburg, scattering 12 hits and striking out seven.
Leigha Barnaby tripled and drove in three runs for the Burghers. Kailey Bacon added a double.
Emily Harrington and Marissa Jarvis had three hits each for Hudson Falls. Lily Bump was 2 for 3.
Warrensburg is 1-0. Hudson Falls is 0-1.
Hadley-Luzerne Cruises Past North Warren
The Hadley-Luzerne baseball team opened the season by cruising over ADK foe 16-1. The Eagles made the most of eight hits in the contest.
Hadley-Luzerne scored four runs in the first and five in the third to lead 9-1 and it turned out to be more that they would need to take the victory.
North Warren took a 1-0 lead on back to back doubles from Tommy Conway and Wyatt Jennings in the top of the first.
Tyler Plummer went four innings to earn the win on the mound. Plummer gave up just four hits and struck out four. Ryan Lott-Diamond came on to close out the game, striking out six in 2 1/3 innings of work.
Zack Caldwell was 3 for 4 for Hadley-Luzerne. Josh Ellis was 2 for 3 with a double. Plummer and Noah Springer also doubled.
Hadley-Luzerne is 1-0. North Warren is 0-1.
With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.