HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Lake Placid softball bounces back to beat AuSable Valley

LAKE PLACID — A day after suffering a sound defeat at the hands of rival Saranac Lake, the Lake Placid softball team came up on the winning end of the scoreboard Friday, edging AuSable Valley 10-9 in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference action.

Playing on their home diamond, the Blue Bombers turned in a much different performance against the Patriots than in their last time out. One of the highlights of the game was Emma Adragna earning her first win as a varsity pitcher. Danaya Patterson started in the circle for the Blue Bombers and Adragna came in with one out in the top of the second inning after AuSable Valley had already scored six runs.

Adragna went on to work five and a third innings and allowed four hits and just two runs. She walked four batters and struck out four. Sophia Johnson also chipped in with her first varsity hit in the win.

“We played great tonight,” Lake Placid coach Greg Hayes said. “Solid defense and aggressive base running.”

Natalie Tavares and Sophia Adragna each had two hits to lead the Blue Bombers offense.

The Blue Bombers improved to 4-9 with the win and wrap up the regular season at home Monday against Beekmantown starting at 4:30 p.m.

BASEBALL

Saranac Lake 11, Moriah 4

PORT HENRY — The Saranac Lake baseball team posted an 11-4 victory over Moriah on the road Friday in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference action.

The Red Storm came through with nine hits, including four for extra bases, and Ben Munn and Jacob Shipman both worked the pitchers’ mound in the win.

Munn threw the first two innings and Shipman threw the final five and struck out six Vikings batters. The two combined to give up seven hits.

At the plate for the Red Storm, Munn was 2-for-4 with a triple, Robert Stephenson went 2-for-3 with a double and Jaden Gladd and Jon Kratts each chipped in with a double.

Dillon Bougor swatted a triple for the Vikings.

Saranac Lake is next scheduled to visit Northern Adirondack on Monday with the opening pitch slated for 4:30 p.m.

GOLF

Plattsburgh 5, Saranac Lake 1

PLATTSBURGH — The Saranac Lake golf team fell 5-1 to Plattsburgh on the road Friday at the Bluff Point Golf Club.

Noah Jewtraw earned the lone point for the Red Storm, shooting a 54 in the fourth match against his opponent Tyler Broadway, who did not finish. Competing in the third spot, Carson Ryan shot the low score of the day for Saranac Lake, a 48, but fell to Greyson Giroux, whose round of 43 took medalist honors.

Zach Churco and Will McClure both shot rounds of 53 for the Red Storm in the top two spots in losing efforts. Churco finished two shots behind Plattsburgh’s Nolan deGrandpre, and McClure lost by five strokes to Riley Chanel.

In the fifth match, Plattsburgh’s Ethan Kay topped Evan Hochwald 58-74, and Sam deGrandpre edged Saranac Lake’s Ryan Gallagher 60-61 in the sixth position.

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