Border Country Sports Blog-May 7th
Good Morning! With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.
Lake George Hands Golden Horde First Loss
They may have been missing head coach Pete Puricelli who was out of town, but the Lake George baseball team must have made their veteran mentor proud. The Warriors overcame an early deficit and came back to defeat Granville Friday 7-3 at Ken Burch Field. The loss was the first in league play for the Golden Horde.
Luke Sheldon earned the win on the mound for the Warriors, scattering seven hits and striking out four.
Granville coach Cory Burton would have loved the win, but knows his team has been on a good roll this season.
"Luckily it came at the end of a good run and it should add a little fuel to our fire," Burton said. "We've got a tough week coming up. Hopefully we are in a good spot for the league tournament. We've got to take care of Whitehall first."
The Golden Horde host the rival Railroaders Tuesday.
Granville took a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the second, taking advantage of a couple of Lake George fielding miscues. Gavin Cosey hit and RBI single and Caleb Nelson hit a sacrifice fly.
Lake George responded in the top of the fourth. Matt Johnson singled in two runs to pull the Warriors within 3-2. Sheldon connected on an RBI double to hand Lake George a 4-3 advantage.
The Warriors added two runs in the fourth to lead 6-3. Brandon Lamby hit an RBI double in the frame.
Lake George added an insurance run in the seventh.
Collin Norton pitched well in relief for Granville, giving up just one run in three innings, striking out two.
Lake George is 9-1, 10-1. Granville falls to 8-1, 8-2.
Lake George Bounces Back With Win Over Horde
Lake George bounced back from their first loss of the season by defeating Granville 6-2 in Adirondack League softball.
Shannon Starratt played a key role in the Warrior's victory. Starratt was the winning pitcher, giving up just five hits and striking out 14. Starratt went 3 for 4 with a single, double and triple.
"Their bats came out in the end and they were hitting them in the gaps," Granville coach Brie Gould said. "There is nothing we could have done about those hits."
Granville led 1-0 in the second, but Lake George scored one in the fourth to tie the game and took the lead with a pair of runs in the fifth.
The Warriors put the game away in the seventh with three more runs.
Grace York was 2 for 4 for Lake George. Olivia Gates tripled. Samantha Gorey added a double.
Lauren Bascom was 3 for 3 for Granville and struckout seven in the circle.
Haylie Barber and Hannah Ingleston added RBI hits.
"The girls played hard. We came out and got the first run and that felt pretty good. It was just a battle," Gould added.
Lake George is 8-1, 10-2. Granville is 6-3, 6-3.
Whitehall Rolls to Stay Unbeaten
The Whitehall softball girls have prom to prepare for today. However, first the Railroaders had business to take care of. And with lots to do this weekend they got their work done as quickly as possible.
Whitehall used a big second inning to take control and went on to roll over Fort Ann 23-1 in ADK softball. The Railroaders remain perfect in league play.
Whitehall led 3-0 after a half inning and plated 12 runs in the second to lead 15-1.
The Railroaders added five runs in the fourth and two in the fifth to end the game via the Mercy Rule.
Vinna Jensen picked up the win in the circle, tossing a one-hitter with eight strikeouts.
Brooke Benjamin was 4 for 5 at the plate with a triple. Ava Ruby was 3 for 4 with two RBIs. Blake Bird was 3 for 6 with a triple and two RBIs. Jayden Hughes was 3 for 5 and drove in a pair of runs.
Whitehall is now 8-0, 10-1.
Salem-Cambridge Edges Hartford-Fort Edward
Salem-Cambridge broke a 1-1 tie with three runs in the sixth and held on to defeat Hartford-Fort Edward 4-1 in Adirondack League baseball.
The TanaForts scored a run in the first with Salem-Cambridge getting even with a run in the fourth, setting up the decisive sixth frame.
Stephen Yakubec was 3 for 3 with a double and an RBI for Salem-Cambridge. James Toleman was 2 for 2.
Drake Stewart was 3 for 3 with a double for Hartford-Fort Edward.
Toleman earned the win on the bump for Salem-Cambridge.
Salem-Cambridge is 7-2, 8-5.
Fort Ann Cruises Past Whitehall
Fort Ann's Callon Sutliff held Whitehall to just two hits over six innings and the Cardinals cruised past the Railroaders 11-1 in Adirondack League baseball.
Sutliff gave up just a single run in the first on a Brandon Bakerian RBI triple, then went on to strikeout 10.
Hunter Charpentier, Jack Doran and Cullen Jackson had two hits each for Fort Ann. Dakota Winch doubled and drove in two runs. Dylan Brown added a double.
Jake Whiting had the other Whitehall hit.
Fort Ann is 5-5, 6-5. Whitehall is 4-3.
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With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.