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Whitehall Comes From Behind to Defeat Argyle
It was Senior Night for the Whitehall softball team, but Argyle had other plans. The Scots got off to a quick start and put a scare into the Railroaders before they came from behind for an 8-4 win in Adirondack League action.
Whitehall is scheduled to meet Lake George today in a battle of undefeated ADK sqauds, but first they had to dispose of an Argyle team that came to play.
The Scots jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first. After a pair of walks Lillianna Kingsley doubled in a run. Lindsey Milne followed that with a two-RBI single and Argyle was out to a 3-0 lead.
Argyle extended the lead to 4-0 in the second after an RBI single from Kaitlyn Lindsay.
Whitehall got a run back in the bottom of the inning as Madi Gould doubled and scored on an Olivia Whiting groundout.
Gould came on to pitch for the Railroaders in the third, relieving starter Vinna Jensen. Gould struckout nine consecutive batters and Whitehall began to rally.
In the bottom of the fourth Gould led off with an infield hit. Whiting then reached on a bunt single. Jensen drove in a run run with a double to make it 4-2. Blake Bird picked up an RBI on a groundout and Ava Ruby dropped in a single to right to tie the game at 4-4. . Brooke Benjamin then smacked a single to plate Ruby and the Railroaders took the lead and never gave it back.
"My first pitch I watched a beautiful outside middle ball go down and I said that was the one," Benjamin said after the game. "The next pitch was just about the same pitch and I put that right to centerfield."
Bird nailed a two-RbI double in the fifth after Gould and Whiting singled. Khloe Paddock added an RBI in the sixth to round out the scoring.
Gould earned the win in the circle with 13 Ks. She was also 3 for 3 at the plate.
Lindsay finished 2 for 3 and Kingsley 2 for 4 for the Scots.
Now Whitehall moves on to tonight's showdown with Lake George, weather permitting.
"We just need to keep our heads up when we get downand talk each other up when we're in slumps. And say positve words to each other," Benjamin added. "That's what got us out of it today."
Whitehall is now 6-0, 8-1. Argyle is 3-5, 3-5.
Whitehall Boys Edge Argyle
Whitehall got a strong pitching effort from Jacob Whiting and Brandon Bakerian as they edged Argyle 5-2 in Adirondack League baseball. Tuesday.
Whiting went three innings, striking out four and Bakerian pitched the final four innings striking out seven. The duo gave up just three hits to the Scots.
Whitehall led 1-0 after the first half inning, but the Railroaders plated two in the bottom of the frame to take the lead.
Argyle tied the game with a run in the fourth, but Whitehall responded with a three spot in the fifth to grab the victory.
Landon Rozell drove in three runs for the Railroaders. CJ Monty added an RBI. Ethan Eggleston was 1 for 3. Tyler Brooks doubled.
Brandon Saunders, Jared Montello and Brad Koopman had hits for Argyle.
Carson Bartow pitched well for the Scots, giving up just six hits and striking out seven.
Whitehall is 4-2 4-2. Argyle is 1-7.
Poultney Rolls Past Leland & Gray on the Road
The Poultney baseball team made the long haul to Townshend worthwhile, cruising past Leland & Gray 13-5 in SVL baseball.
Craig Baptie earned the in on the bump with relief help from Gabe Wescott.
Riley Scott and Hub Sosnoff had two hits apiece.
Poultney is now 3-5 on the season.
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With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.