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Scots Have Arrived! Argyle Claims Class D Crown!
For the last several weeks I have been calling the Argyle softball team and sophomore pitcher Maddy Eldred a "team on the rise." I need to retract that statement after yesterday. The Scots and Eldred are not on the rise.......they have arrived.
#2 Argyle scored all of their runs without the benefit of a hit as they defeated #1 Salem 4-1 to win the Class D championship at Moreau Rec.
"I've believed in this team since day one. The potential they have is beyond measure," Argyle coach Lexi Nassivera said via Facebook. "We have had our share of ups and downs throughout the season but tonight they proved how much they want it and deserved it."
Eldred earned the win in the circle, scattering five hits and recording nine Ks. The Argyle offense was opportunistic, taking advantage of every chance they got to put runs on the board.
Argyle took a 1-0 lead in the third after Eldred reached on an error and scored on a fielder's choice from Anna Aubrey.
A bunt by Carrie Humiston and a double steal plated two runs for the Scots in the fourth to make it 3-0.
In the fifth, Kate Lindsay singled, moved to third on two wild pitches and scored on a groundout to give Argyle a 4-0 advantage.
Salem scored in the bottom of the fifth on an RBI single from Kayla McAuliffe.
It was the first title for Argyle since 2008. The Scots will now face Bolton-Schroon Lake of Section VII on June 4th at Plattsburgh State at 2 p.m.
"We finally pieced the puzzle together," Nassivera added. "We have been in the shadows for far too long. and tonight we shined bright."
Argyle is now 9-6.
Salem finishes the season 12-7.
Poultney Boys Defeat Mill River
Poultney raced out to an early lead and then held off a Mill River comeback attempt for a 7-4 win in SVL baseball.
The Blue Devils led 5-0 in the first, but the Minutemen chipped away at the lead.
Poultney used a pitcher by committee apporach to garner the victory. Hagen McDermott started and earned the win. Craig Baptie, Gabe Wescott and Jayden Mead also saw time on the bump for Poultney.
Poultney is now 5-9 on the season.
Fair Haven Rolls Over Windsor in Softball
Fair Haven fell behind early, bu used a big fourth inning to rally for a 17-8 win over Windsor in SVL softball.
The Yellowjackets led 5-1, but the Slaters scored six in the fourth and took control from there.
Tori Raymond and Ashley Carvey combined for the win in the circle. Raymond struck out six. Carvey recorded five Ks over the final two innings.
Maggie Egan and Olivia Almeida had four hits each for Fair Haven. Mercedes Cathcart added three hits.
Amelia Munger had two hits, including a double.
Fair Haven is now 6-8.
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With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.