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Adirondack League Championship Games Today
A pair of Adirondack League title games will be contested this afternoon and tonight. Lake George and Whitehall will square off for the league softball championship at 4:30 p.m. at Moreau Rec. Salem-Cambridge will meet Lake George at East Field tonight at 7:00 p.m. for the baseball crown.
The softball championship game is a rematch of last year's final. The teams have split the last four meetings. Lake George topped Whitehall 7-0 in last year's contest. The Warriors also defeated the Railroaders in last year's Class C sectionals 7-0. Whitehall won the regular season meeting this year, oddly enough 7-0. The Railroaders also won last season's regular season game 4-1.
#1 seed Whitehall enters the game 13-1 overall and is unbeaten in the league. #2 Lake George is 11-2.
The consolation game between #3 Granville and #4 Warrensburg will also be play at Moreau Park at 4:30 p.m.
Lake George is the top seed on the baseball side. The Warriors are 11-1 with just one league loss to Hadley-Luzerne. The Warriors avenged that loss in the semifinals.
Salem-Cambridge is 10-5 and is seeded third. Salem-Cambridge also avenged a loss in the semifinals, topping Granville 6-4. The Golden Horde won the regular season meeting 8-0.
The Warriors defeated Salem-Cambridge 13-3 in the regular season meeting.
Granville and Hadley-Luzerne will meet in the consolation game at East Field at 4 p.m.
Poultney Softball Cruises Past Burr and Burton
The Poultney softball team made short work of Burr and Burton, cruising past the Bulldogs 15-1 in five innings in Manchester on Thursday.
Kaitlyn DeBonis earned the win in the circle. DeBonis scattered five hits and struck out five in four innings of work. Courtney Ezzo closed the game for the Blue Devils in the fifth.
Kaylah Bennett was 3 for 4 with seven RBIs for Poultney. Bella Mack and Hannah Webster went 2-for-4.
Moriah Heberts had two hits for Burr and Burton.
Poultney is now 6-4.
Fair Haven Baseball Defeats Windsor
The Fair Haven baseball team enjoyed a solid day on Thursday, defeating Windsor 16-6 in five innings.
Sawyer Ramey and Joe Buxton combined for the win on the bump. Ramey went four innings, giving up six hits and striking out two. Buxton pitched the fifth, striking out two.
Carson Babbie doubled and drove in two runs for the Slaters. Buxton also odubled and drove in a run.
Johnny Clark had two hits for the Yellowjackets.
Fair Haven raises their mark to 4-6.
Fair Haven Softball Swats Yellowjackets
Fair Haven picked up a hard earned win, edging Windsor 11-8 in softball on Thursday afternoon.
Ashley Carvey got the win in the circle with six strike outs.
Jaylena Haley doubled and singled for Fair Haven. Maddie Egan had a double and two RBIs for the Slaters.
Fair Haven is now 3-6 on the season.
Fort Ann Baseball Stays Hot
There is something about the Fort Ann baseball team. They seem to know how to get hot late in the season. Last year the Cardinals played their best ball of the year, advancing to the Class D title game against Germantown. Fort Ann just may be peaking at the right time again.
Thursday the Cardinals rolled over Warrensburg 9-1 in an Adirondack League crossover game.
Callon Sutliff was the winning pitcher, going six innings for his third consecutive victory.
Jack Dornan doubled homered and picked up two RBIs for the Cardinals.
Dylan Brown, Cullen Jackson and Hunter Charpentier all drove in runs. Ryan Blondin walked three times.
Caleb Remington and Caden Allen doubled for the Burghers.
Fort Ann is now 7-5.
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With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.
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