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Lake George Comes Back For ADK Baseball Crown
Trailing 4-1 in the fourth, Lake George rallied with four runs over the final two innings to defeat Salem-Cambridge 6-4 to claim the Adirondack League baseball crown at East Field.
Lake George won the regular season meeting 13-1, but Salem-Cambridge led the rematch until late.
Salem-Cambridge led 1-0 after the top of the first, but the Warriors drew even in the bottom half of the frame.
Salem-Cambridge added a pair of runs in the third and another in the fourth to fashion and three-run advantage. Jackson Thomas drove in three of the runs and a Nate Twitchell sacrifice fly.
The Warriors tied the game in the bottom of the fourth. Yogi Johnson doubled and came around to score on a Cameron Orr RBI. Max Dickinson and came around and scored to knot the game at 4-4.
Lake George took the lead in the sixth on a Nate Hohman sac fly and a balk that scored Brody McCabe.
Luke Sheldon earned the win on the bump, scattering six hits and strikng out 14. After the early runs by Salem Cambridge, Sheldon settled in. The junior set down the next eight batter, seven by strike out as the Warriors took control.
Lake George now heads to sectional play with a 12-1 mark. Salem-Cambridge is 10-6.
Warrensburg Wins ADK Consolation Game
Warrensburg completed a season sweep of Granville by defeating the Golden Horde 12-5 in the Adirondack League Softball Tournament consolation game. The Burghers won the regular season contest 1-0.
Warrensburg took a 6-0 lead in the top of the third. Granville plated fie runs in the bottom of the inning to pull within a run.
The fourth inning proved decisive as the Burghers scored five more runs to lead 11-5.
Warrensburg tacked on one more run in the fifth to close out the scoring.
Kailey Bacon was the winning pitcher in the circle for the Burghers.
Alonah Olden had a huge game for Warrensburg, going 5 for 5 at the plate
Leigha Barnaby and Hope Sherman both doubled for Warrensburg.
Reagan Swain doubled for the Golden Horde.
Sophomore pitcher Lauren Bascom recorded her100th strike out of the season for Granville.
Warrensburg is 10-5. Granville drops to 7-7.
Hadley-Luzerne Avanges Loss to Horde
Hadley-Luzerne avenged an earlier season loss to Granville, defeating the Golden Horde 8-3 in the Adirondack League playoff consolation game.
The Eagles opened up an 8-1 lead after three innings and never let the Golden Horde back in the game.
The teams traded runs in the first, but Hadley-Luzerne scored two runs in the second and five in the third to blow the game open. The Eagles used five walks and a hit batter to open up the lead in the third.
Tyler Plummer was the winning pitcher, yielding just six hits and striking out six. Ryan Lott-Diamond came on in relief to start the seventh, allowing one hit and one run.
Lott-Diamond was also 2 for 5 at the plate with two RBIs for Hadley-Luzerne.
Brent Perry was 2 for 3 for Granville. Caleb Nelson, Nate Rathbun and Alex Torres each doubled.
Hadley-Luzerne is now 8-5. Granville is 9-4.
Hartford-Fort Edward Cruises Past North Warren in Crossover Game
Raeghan Liebig led the way at the plate and in the circle as Hartford-Fort Edward cruised past North Warren 20-8 in an Adirondack League softball crossover game.
Liebig earned the win in the circle, scattering eight hits and striking out nine. She was also 5 for 5 at the plate with two doubles and five RBIs.
Cassie Wade was 3 for 4 with a double for Hartford-Fort Edward. Soleia Lamoreux also doubled.
Ruth Brior was 2 for 3 for the Cougars.
Hartford-Fort Edward is now 4-8.
With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.