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Greenwich Nips Railroaders in Class C Semis
It all came down to the seventh. For six innings Lily McCauliffe of Greenwich and Madi Gould of Whitehall were locked in a dominating pitcher's duel. The Witches were able to break the stalemate in the top of the final frame amd McCauliffe closed out the Railroaders in the bottom half as Greenwich nipped Whitehall 1-0 in the Section II Class C semifinals at Moreau Rec.
The 18-4 Witches move on to meet #1 Chatham in tomorrow's title game also at 5 p.m. at Moreau Rec.
It was McCauliffe's day. The senior spun a three-hitter and drove in the winning run in to lead her team to the win over #2 Whitehall.
In the seventh Jocelyn Spezio drew a walk with one out and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt from Sophia Boice. McCauliffe then reached her bat out and lofted an off speed pitch from Gould over third base that plopped into shallow left field to plate the only run of the contest.
Gould was outstanding in her own right. The junior tossed a two-hitter with 14 Ks.
McCauliffe had both hits for the Witches.
Gould had a pair of singles for the Railroaders.
Whitehall ends the season 16-2.
Salem Rolls into Class D Final
Salem punched their ticket to the Class D championship game, rolling over Adirondack League for Fort Ann 17-4 in the semifinals at Moreau Rec.
Salem pounded out an impressive 16 hits in the win over the Cardinals.
The Generals took an 8-0 lead after a six spot in the third. They tacked on four in the fourth and and five in the fifth to close the game out in five innings via the run rule.
Taylor Carey and Sierra Phillips contributed five RBIs apiece.
Cary was 4 for 5 for the Generals with two doubles. Phillips was 3 for 4 with a double. Amber Terry chipped in two hits.
Sophia Keays picked up the win in the circle with a three-hitter. She also hel[ed her cauase with a double and triple.
Salem is now 12-6 and faces Argyle in tomorrow's title game,also at Moreau Rec at 5 p.m.
Argyle Defeats Germantown in Class D
Argyle set up and all Adirondack League title game in Class D, defeating Germantown 6-1 in their semifinals matchup at Moreau Rec.
The Scots took control from the start with two runs in the first and two in the third. Single runs in the fourth and sixth gave Argyle a little breathing room.
Maddy Eldred continued her career rise as she earned the win in the circle with 11 Ks.
Eldred also had a stellar afternoon at the plate with a pair of doubles.
Kate Lindsay, Kylee Humiston and Lindsey Milne had three hits each for the Scots.
Carrie Humiston tripled and singled.
The 8-6 Scots will meet Salem tomorrow at 5 p.m. in the championship game at Moreau Rec.
Chatham Blanks Lake George in Class C Semifinals
Top seeded Chatham adavanced to the Class C softball champinship game, blanking Lake George 10-0 at Moreau Rec.
Emily Mesick tosses a two-hitter and struck out five for the Panthers.
Erin Madsen triped and had two RBIs for Chatham. Abby Taylor and Hannah Pinto had two hits each and both drove in a pair of runs.
Shannon Starratt and Mollie Johnson had the hits for the Warriors.
Lake George ends the season 13-4.
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With the Border Country Sports Blog I'm Keith Harrington.
Photo Credit: Jen Dickinson