SARANAC LAKE - In a well-played game Saturday, Saranac Lake fell short in a rally attempt as visiting Beekmantown claimed a 4-2 victory in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference baseball action.
The Eagles, who top the Division standings, broke a 2-2 tie by scoring two runs in their final at-bat. After falling behind 2-0, the Red Storm tied the contest with a run each in the bottom of the fourth and sixth innings.
Starter Brandon Buksa and reliever Quenton Barber combined to throw four-hit ball against the Red Storm. Barber took over in the sixth inning to earn the win. Senior Trent Fitzgerald had a solid outing in the loss for Saranac Lake. He went the distance on the mound while allowing six hits.
Saranac Lake’s Derek Thurber slides across the plate to beat the tag of Beekmantown pitcher Quenton Barber during the sixth inning of Saturday’s game in Saranac Lake. Thurber tied the score at 2-2 with the run, but the Eagles answered with two runs in the top of the seventh to claim a 4-2 victory.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)
Both teams played solid defense while committing just one error each.
Justin Stevens paced Beekmantown with a triple and a single, and Brantly Marion also doubled and singled for the winners.
Blake Darrah rapped out a double for the Red Storm, who dropped to 3-3 in Division I with the setback.
Saranac Lake will be back in action today, hosting Northeastern Clinton starting at 4:30 p.m.
Peru 27, Lake Placid 1
PERU - The Peru baseball team scored 11 runs in the first inning and didn't slow down Saturday on the way to a 27-1 victory over Lake Placid.
Shane McNierney and Noah Mohr accounted for the Blue Bombers' only two hits of the game.
Conor Casey earned the win on the mound and helped his own cause with five hits and six RBI. He struck out nine and walked one in six innings of work.
Beekmantown 18, Saranac Lake 5
BEEKMANTOWN - The Saranac Lake softball team suffered an 18-5 setback Saturday on the road against Beekmantown.
Shanna Buckley racked up four singles to lead the Red Storm, while teammate Melissa Moody singled twice.
Beekmantown outhit Saranac Lake 15-8.
MADRID - Tupper Lake freshman Katie Zurek won two throwing events Saturday as the Lumberjacks boys and girls track and field teams competed in the Northern Athletic Conference Invitational at Madrid-Waddington Central School.
Zurek recorded the top throw in the shot put with a distance of 32 feet, 6 inches. Kennedy Jarvis was second in the event with a 29-1.
Zurek was also a winner in the discus after throwing a 101-5 to outdistance second place Hannah Perry of Malone who threw a 96-5.
As a team, the Tupper Lake girls finished fifth with 52 points. Canton won the meet with 174 points, followed by Malone (135), Norwood-Norfolk (61) and Potsdam (55).
Tess Klossner added to the Lumberjacks' team scoring with her second-place finish in the triple jump. She jumped 30-11 1/2, not far behind Morgan Rosser of Canton, who won with a 33-8 1/2.
The Tupper Lake boys team finished ninth in the team scoring with six points. Malone won the boys' meet with 171, followed by Ogdensburg with 94 and Potsdam with 54.
Ogdensburg 18, Saranac Lake 6
Massena 19, Saranac Lake 3
SARANAC LAKE - The Saranac Lake girls lacrosse team suffered two losses this weekend, falling 18-6 to Ogdensburg on Friday and 19-3 to Massena on Saturday.
Macy Fischer scored four goals in Friday's game and two on Saturday to lead the Red Storm offensively. Laura Stanton had a goal and an assist against Ogdensburg and scored once against Massena.
Emily Eaton played goalie for the Red Storm in both games, recording 19 saves against Ogdensburg and 16 against Massena.
Saranac lake fell to 2-7 with the losses. OFA is 3-8.
Saranac Lake 6, Seton Catholic 0
PLATTSBURGH - Saranac Lake's golfers pushed their record to 5-0 Friday with a 6-0 shutout victory over Seton Catholic at the Barracks Golf Course.
Playing in the second spot, senior Dustin Fischer had the low round of the day with a 39 to defeat Adam Tedford.
Junior Ethan Sawyer followed with a 40 to beat Dave Lafountain in the No. 1 match.
Also for Saranac Lake: Austin Ecret shot a 49 to top Nick Farreau by three strokes in the third match, Carely Sawyer fired a 45 at No. 4 to defeat Dawson Pellerin, Tanner Coucelle turned in a 45 to beat Tom Deon in the fifth match, and Danny Strack had a 47 while posting a forfiet victory at No. 6.
With the win, the Red Storm set themselves up for a showdown of unbeaten teams today when Peru visits the Saranac Lake Golf Club in Ray Brook for a match starting at 3:30 p.m.
Lake Placid 6, Northeastern Clinton 0
CHAMPLAIN - The Lake Placid golf team remained unbeaten by blanking Northeastern Clinton 6-0 Friday on the Cougars' home course at the North Country Golf Club.
In windy conditions, Miles Lussi finished as the match medalist, firing a 42 to claim a six-stroke win over Curtis Bosley in the third pairing.
All six Blue Bombers golfers turned in rounds of 45 or better.
Playing in the top position, Bjorn Kroes carded a 43 to top Jordan Lamere by four shots. Ryan Kane also posted a four-shot win in the second match with a 44 to beat Matt Snide. Also for Lake Placid, Kiefer Casler topped Cole Pinsanneault 45-49 at No. 4, Pat Kane defeated Anthony Barcomb 43-49 in the fifth match, and Lucas Strack shot a 44 while claiming a forfeit win at No. 6.
The Blue Bombers improved to 4-0 in the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference with the win and next play today against Saranac at the Barracks Golf Club in Plattsburgh.