Good Morning! With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.
Today is Monday of course and you know what that means? It is time for the Monday Morning Hot List, a look at who was "Hot" in local high school sports.
I know I usually only recognize players from the Adirondack League and the Vermont teams in the Rutland County area, but today I am making an exception. There were two performances on the New York side of the border that were just to incredible to not recognize.
Here is this week's hot list:
-On Monday Queensbury's Adrian Caron came within one batter of a perfect game. After a Hudson Falls batter singled to start the game Caron retired 21 batters in a row, 18 by strike out.
-On Friday Lilly McCauliffe of Greenwich did toss a perfect game.....on her birthday no less. McCauliffe struck out 19 batters in the 7-0 win over Hoosic Valley.
-Whitehall softball pitcher Madi Gould also flirted with a perfect game in a showdown of unbeaten teams against Lake George. Gould retired 20 batters in a row, 18 by strikeout before giving up a single with two out in the seventh. She finished with 19 Ks. Gould also came in against Argyle and recorded nine Ks in a row.
-The Otter Valley softball team continued their hot streak this week. The Otters edged a very good West Rutland 6-4 team to extend their winning streak to six.
-Poultney's Kaitlyn DeBonis had a career moment to remember Saturday against Proctor. DeBonis blasted a grand slam home run over the fence against the Phantoms. DeBonis was 4 for 4 in the game.
-Speaking of Proctor softball, the Phantoms remained unbeaten Saturday with a win over Poultney. The Phantoms are 6-0.
-Granville's Caleb Nelson did it again! Nelson tossed his second one-hit shutout in a row. Nelson gave up just one hit and struckout 18 in an 8-0 win over Salem-Cambridge.
-Poultney's Craig Baptie had a big game in the Blue Devil's baseball win over Proctor. Baptie only gave up five hits and recorded seven Ks for Poultney. He also had two hits and a pair of RBIs in the contest.
-Hadley-Luzerne handed Lake George their first baseball loss in Adirondack League play. The Eagles topped the Warriors 12-2. Tyler Plummer pitched two innings of two-hit ball for Hadley-Luzerne and Mason Conklin had a three-run home run.
-Vinna Jensen played a key role in Whitehall's key ADK win over Lake George. Jensen doubled and smacked a home run over the right field fence.
-Brooke Benjamin also had a strong week for Whitehall. Benjamin had the RBI single that lifted the Railroaders to a 5-4 lead against Argyle and also had a key bunt. Benjamin had an RBI to help blow the game open against Lae George. She closed the week with a 4 for 5 performance with a triple against Fort Ann.
-Fort Ann's Callon Sutliff led Fort Ann baseball to their biggest win of the season. The Cardinals upset Whitehall 11-1. Sutliff pitched six innings of two-hit baseball, striking out 10. After allowing an RBI triple in the first inning, Sutliff only allowed two base runners the rest of the game.
-Warrensburg's Kailey Bailey had a solid game in the Burgher's clutch win over Granville. Kailey Bacon spun a 3-hitter with seven strikeouts for the Burghers in a 1-0 win over the Golden Horde.
-Kudos to the Mill River softball team who won their first game of the season. Mill River defeated Twin Valley Saturday 24-19.
-A shout out to West Rutland baseball as well. The Golden Horde also picked up their first win, topping Mill River 28-14.
-Congrats to the Hadley-Luzerne tennis team. The Eagles claimed another Adirondack League title this week with a 4-3 win over Lake George. It was the second straight ADK crown for Hadley-Luzerne and fourth in the last five years. Connor Moulton, Caeden Wilson and Carolina Lott-Diamond won singles matches. Matthew Harder and Jack Watterhouse won a key doubles match.
With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.