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Border Country Sports Blog-May 22nd

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

ADK Teams Still Alive For Section II Crowns

Less than a week ago several Adirondack League baseball and softball teams entered the Section II Tournament with hopes of a title dancing in their heads. This weekend their are still several teams from the ADK remaining with chances to wear a crown as we head into the week of semifinals and finals.

In baseball there are three teams remaining, and that is guarenteed to be reduced to two. #2 Fort Ann and #6 Argyle will meet tomorrow in Class D. Fort Ann received a first round bye and has yet to play. The Scots pulled off an 3-2 upset over #3 St. Johnsville.

The game tomorrow will be played at Veterans Memorial Park at 4 p.m.

In Class C #5 Hartford-Fort Edward pulled off a mild upset over #5 Whitehall. The TanaForts will try to do it again when they meet #1 Galway in the semis tomorrow night at East Field Stadium at 7 p.m.

In softball Whitehall and Lake George are still standing in Class C. If they both win in the semifinals the Railroaders and Warriors will meet for the third time this season.

#2 Whitehall will try to punch their ticket to the championship game Tuesday when they face #3 Greenwich. Fourth seeded Lake George will take on #1 Chatham in the other semi.

Both games are scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday at Moreau Rec.

Not to be forgotten, Class D softball is yet to even begin play due to the fact that only four teams entered the event. Three of them however are Adirondack League teams.

Tuesday at Moreau Rec #1 Salem will meet #4 Fort Ann in the first semifinal. The Generals won the regular season contest.

Argyle is the #2 seed and will meet #3 Germantown, also Tuesday at Moreau Rec.

Both games are 5 p.m. starts.


Proctor Rolls Over Twin Valley in 5 Innings

The temperature Saturday was in the 90s, but nothing was hotter than the bats of the Proctor softball team. The Phantoms stayed perfect and set up a showdown with West Rutland this week as the rolled over Twn Valley 25-7 in SVL softball.

The bat of Rhi Lubaszewski reached white hot status as she tagged a pair of home runs. Laci French also homered for Proctor.

Maggie McKearin had a pair of hits, including a double.

Meanwhile, Cadence Goodwin was taking care of business in the circle. Goodwin recorded seven Ks in four innings of work before giving way to Jenna Davine in the fifth.

Proctor is now 10-0 and will meet age-old rival Westside on Tuesday.


Slaters Come Up Short Against Bellows Falls

Fair Haven jumped out to an early lead, but it was Senior Day for Bellows Falls and the Terriers refused to be denied as they rallied for a 5-4 win in eight innings.

The Slaters fashioned a 4-0 lead after three innings but the Terriers came fighting back.

Bellows Falls tied the game at 4-4 then grabbed the win on a walk-off passed ball in the bottom of the eighth.

Sawyer Ramey smacked a pair of doubles for Fair Haven. Wyatt Cusanelli had a double and two RBIs. Carson Babbie also doubled.


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

Photo Credit: Nicole Arnhold

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