Good Morning! With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.
Hey everybody! I am back from a great family vacation in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. I have been away, but I was keeping a close eye on the local sports scene and even managed to blog one morning.
Last evenening was a great night for Hartford athletics. Both the Hartford softball team and the baseball that is combined with Fort Ann won Tri County League championship games. The softball defeated Warrensburg 14-13. The baseball team cruised past Warrensburg 15-5.
The softball team is an especially great story as they were the #3 seed and upset #2 Granville and #1 Warrensburg on their way to the title. The baseball team was dominant, going unbeaten on the season and rarely being challenged.
As an alum and former coach it is great to see Hartford having success. It has been awhile. With the exception of girls basketball and volleyball Hartford sports have had their struggles as of late. Even though I have become a big Granville and Whitehall fan with my writing jobs for NYVT Media, I will always bleed red and black. It is fantatstic to see a couple of sports teams with Hartford student-athletes doing well. Hopefully this will be the start of special things.
Congrats to all of the players and coaches involved.
Here is the story on the boys game. I will share the girls story when I have the details.
Fort Ann-Hartford Cruises to TCML Baseball Title
Fort Ann-Hartford jumped out to an 11-1 lead and went on to cruise past Warrensburg 15-5 to win the TCML baseball championship game last evening at Bob Wilkins Field in Hartford.
The combined team scored three runs in the first and two in the second. A three run third inning proved to be a crushing blow.
Hartford's Drake Stewart earned the win on the bump. Stewart, 6-0 on the season, went the first four innings before Callon Sutliff closed out the win.
Stewart also had a huge game at the plate, going 2 for 4 with two doubles and five RBIs.
Sutliff was 2 for 3 with three RBIs. Drew Ladd was 2 for 2 and drove in a pair of runs. Garrett Browns was 2 for 3 with an RBI. Josh Dornan tripled.
Evan LaPell doubled for Warrensburg. Steve Schloss, Louis Lang and Daalten DeMarsh also contributed hits.
Fort Ann finishes 11-01. Warrensburg ends the season 8-5.
With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.