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Railroaders Hold off HFE in Five Innings
The Hartford-Fort Edward softball team threatened Whitehall early, but the Railroaders scored seven rus in the fifth to put the game away for n 18-4 Adirondack League victory. It is the fourth straight win to begin the season for Whitehall. Every Railroader player recorded a hit.
Even though it is early, Whitehall appears to be in top form already.
"We played winter league at The Dome this year. And a lot of our kids play travel ball," Whitehall Coach Pam Putorti said. "It's a huge commitment on their part, but I think it really helps them.:
Vinna Jensen got the start in the circle for Whitehall. Hartford-Fort Edward opened the first with back-to-back hits and loaded the bases in the inning before Jensen closed the door. She then settled in, striking out five of the next six batters.
Whitehall took a 3-0 lead in the second, and added three more in the third to extend the margin to 6-0. The big blow in the stretch was a three-run homer from Madi Gould.
The Railroaders increased their lead 11-0 with five run in the fourth.
Hartford-Fort Edward had their best inning of the contest in the fifth. Freshman Ava Nadeau blasted a grand slam home run to cut the deficit to 11-4.
Whitehall put the game away in the fifth via the run rule by plating the final seven runs of the day.
Jayden Hughes was 3 for 4 with a double for the Railroaders. Olivia Whiting and Brooke Benjamin were also 3 for 4. Ava Ruby was 2 for 3. Morgan Stevens chipped in a double.
Jensen finished with 10 strikeouts and also nailed a triple.
Gabbie McFarren and Cassie Wade had two hits apiece for Hartford-Fort Edward.
Whitehall is 2-0, 4-0. Hartford Fort Edward is 1-1, 1-1.
Hadley-Luzerne Cruises Past Warrensburg
Hadley-Luzerne was a contender in ADK baseball last year, and it appears the Eagles are primed for another run at it. Hadley-Luzerne jumped out to a 6-0 lead and then used a seven run fifth to pull away and cruise past Warrensburg 13-3.
Tyler Plummer earned the win on the bump for the Eagles, giving up just one hit and striking out five in 4 1/3 innings of work.
Plummer was 2 for 4 with a double at the plate. Ryan Lot-Diamond was 2 for 4. Zack Caldwell had two hits and an RBI.
Tanner Monroe double for the Burghers.
Hadley-Luzerne is now 2-0, 3-0.
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With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrngton.