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Moriah baseball nips Bombers in eighth

High school roundup

May 8, 2012
By staff ( , Adirondack Daily Enterprise

LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid baseball team had two runners on base in the bottom of the eighth inning Monday, but were unable to muster a run as Moriah escaped with a 6-5 Champlain Valley Athletic Conference victory.

The Blue Bombers tied the game in the bottom of the seventh inning when when R.J. Reid hit a double that brought in Ryan Meyer, who reached on a double. The Vikings responded with a run in the eighth on a Tim Breeyear RBI that plated Jeff Greenough.

"It was a back and forth game, and it came down to the last out," said Lake Placid coach Brian Brandes.

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Lake Placid third baseman Ryan Damp holds his ground as Moriah’s Mike Badger is called out during Monday’s game at the North Elba Show Grounds in Lake Placid.
(Photo — Alicia Brandes)

Meyer had a strong day at the plate with a single and two doubles in four at-bats. Reid and Ryan Damp had two hits apiece, while Reid and Shane McNierney both doubled.

J.P. Morrison pitched the first seven innings for the Blue Bombers, striking out 11 in the process. He was relieved by Meyer in the eighth.

Greenough threw seven innings for Moriah, before yielding to Jimmy Curran, who was credited with the win.

Moriah took an early 2-0 lead with two runs in the top of the seventh, but the Blue Bombers posted four scores in the fourth to take over. The Vikings battled back with a run in the fifth and two more in the seventh.

Moriah improved to 3-6 overall, while Lake Placid fell to 3-7.


Beekmantown 6, Saranac Lake 5

BEEKMANTOWN - The Saranac Lake baseball team gave Beekmantown a run for its money Monday, but a four-run bottom of the seventh inning sent the Red Storm home with a 6-5 Champlain Valley Athletic Conference loss.

"Up until the seventh inning, the Red Storm played mistake-free ball," said Saranac Lake coach Bill Wilson. "Unfortunately, the game had one more inning."

Saranac Lake went into the bottom of the seventh with a 5-2 lead. Beekmantown's Luke Weaver singled to lead off the inning, Brandon Buksa reached on a walk and Austin Bradish was hit by a pitch to load the bases. After Tavon Ford-Relation singled in the first run and another scored on a Red Storm error, Eagles underclassman Quenton Barber rapped a hit down the third-base line to end the game.

With the victory, Beekmantown extended its CVAC unbeaten streak to 7-0 (9-3 overall). The loss put an end to Saranac Lake's four-game winning streak and set its record at 4-5 overall.

"We have proven that our team can play along with anyone in our league," Wilson said. "We just need to finish the game."

The Red Storm took a 5-0 lead in the second inning and held a 5-1 advantage until the bottom of the sixth when the Eagles plated a run.

Jon McCabe went the distance on the mound for Saranac Lake. Wilson said McCabe "pitched a heck of a game, regardless of the outcome."

Grant Strack went 2-for-3 with two doubles and Dylan Gunther had a single and a double to lead the Red Storm offensively. Trent Fitzgerald added a double, while Steve Rodriguez and Nick Bayruns each had singles.

Saranac Lake was coming off a four-win week, in which it beat Moriah (12-3), Lake Placid (8-2), Plattsburgh (5-3) and Northern Adirondack (10-3).


Chateaugay 11, Tupper Lake 10

CHATEAUGAY - The Tupper Lake baseball team saw its three-game winning streak come to an end Monday as Chateaugay rallied for an 11-10 Northern Athletic Conference victory.

The Lumberjacks led 7-3 after scoring six runs in the top of the second inning, but the Bulldogs responded with five of their own in the bottom half to regain the advantage. Tupper Lake chipped away at the lead with a run in the fifth and two more in the sixth, but Chateaugay's two-run fifth inning proved to be the difference.

Tim Larkin collected a home run, a single and four RBI to pace Tupper Lake offensively. Marcus Richer added two singles.

Corey Hill homered and singled twice for the Bulldogs, who improved to 2-3. Tupper Lake evened its record to 4-4.



Chateaugay 7, Tupper Lake 6

CHATEAUGAY - Holly Zeldenrust hit an RBI double in the bottom of the seventh inning Monday to lead Chateaugay to a 7-6 Northern Athletic Conference victory over Tupper Lake.

It was the second time this season that the Bulldogs have gotten the better of Tupper Lake, which hasn't lost to any other team this season. Chateaugay has a 6-0 overall record and is ranked No. 20 in the state poll. Tupper Lake is 5-2.

The Bulldogs took a 6-2 lead with four runs in the bottom of the third inning, but the Lumberjacks responded with four in the sixth to tie the game going into the final frame.

Carley Aldridge and Sam Sanford each doubled for Tupper Lake. Sanford took the pitching loss after going the distance.


Northeastern Clinton 7, Saranac Lake 3

CHAMPLAIN - Another winning streak came to an end Monday when Northeastern Clinton stopped Saranac Lake with a 7-3 CVAC softball victory.

The Red Storm came into the game riding a three-game winning streak, but the Cougars rallied with six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take control.

Nicole Viscardo had a single and a double to lead Saranac Lake offensively. Brittany Tschirhart was the pitcher of record for the Red Storm.

Emily Boyer had two singles and the Cougars took advantage of six walks to account for NCCS's offense.


Ticonderoga 4, Lake Placid 1

TICONDEROGA - Ticonderoga pitcher Kiley Austin allowed just four hits to lead her team to a 4-1 victory Monday.

The Sentinels led much of the way after scoring four runs over the first four innings. The Blue Bombers scored their lone run in the sixth.

Alexa Whitney doubled twice for Lake Placid.

Ticonderoga is 9-2 overall and 8-1 in league games.



Lake Placid 5, AuSable Valley 0

CLINTONVILLE - The Lake Placid girls tennis team had an easy go of it Monday, blanking AuSable Valley 5-0 in a match that saw the Blue Bombers take three victories by forfeit.

In the only two matches played, Natalia Smith and Joan O'Leary both posted straight-set victories in singles. Smith triumphed at No. 1 singles by scores of 6-2 and 6-0 to top Michaela Courson, and O'Leary blanked Emilie Kilburn 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 singles.

Also posting forfeit wins for Lake Placid were Victoria O'Leary at No. 3 singles, Cameron Brooks and Brenna Garrett at No. 1 doubles and Grace McGrew and Liza Marinis at No. 2 doubles.

The Blue Bombers improved to 2-1 in the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference with the win.

Lake Placid's boys and girls tennis teams will next be in action Wednesday at home against Saranac Central starting at 3:30 p.m.



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