Red Storm off to 2-0 diamond start
Saranac Lake takes down NAC 10-1 at home, Lake Placid beats Moriah
SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake baseball team is off to a 2-0 start.
On Thursday, the Red Storm notched their second win of the week with a 10-1 victory over Northern Adirondack.
Playing on their home diamond for the first time in two years, the Red Storm got the bats going early and scored runs in the first four innings to take a commanding 10-0 lead. The Bobcats tacked on their lone run in the top of the sixth.
Saranac Lake pounded out 12 hits, and on defense got a tremendous performance on the mound from Brady Roberts, who struck out 10 batters before being relieved in the fifth inning by David Warner. The two combined to toss a three-hitter.
NAC threatened early by putting runners on second and third with no outs in the top of the first, but Roberts found his mark and struck out three batters to keep the Bobcats off the board. Saranac Lake went on to score four times in its first at bat and stayed comfortably in command the rest of the way.
Lead-off hitter Will Woodruff paced Saranac Lake with a triple and a pair of singles, including a bunt single to kick off his team’s four-run opening inning. Cedar Rivers chipped in a double and a single and Roberts also came through with two singles.
Matthew Boulrice and William Thume each doubled for the Bobcats. Boulrice started on the mound for NAC and struck out seven batters before being replaced in the fourth inning.
Saranac Lake will be in action again today, traveling to face AuSable Valley with the opening pitch slated for 11 a.m.
Saranac Lake 10,
Northern Adirondack 1
NAC 000 001 0 — 1 3 1
SL 324 100 x — 10 12 2
Boulrice, Warren (4) and Lambert. Roberts, Warner (5) and Clark. WP- Roberts. LP- Boulrice. 2B- Rivers (SLCS), Boulrice (NAC), Thume (NAC). 3B- Woodruff (SLCS).
Blue Bombers top Vikings LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid baseball team broke open an early 5-5 deadlock with two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning on the way to an 8-5 victory at home over Moriah on Friday.
After holding the Vikings scoreless in the top of the first, the Blue Bombers sent five runners across the plate in the bottom of the frame to lead 5-0. Moriah answered with five runs in its next trip to the plate, but from there, the Blue Bombers played shutout defense down the stretch to improve to 2-0.
Senior Matt Brandes paced Lake Placid’s nine-hit attack with a 3-for-3 performance at the plate that included a double, three runs scored and three stolen bases. Eben Daby collected a pair of hits and three RBIs in the win.
Skyler Jordon, PJ Colby and Brandes all worked the mound for the Blue Bombers and combined for 12 strikeouts while allowing just three hits. Colby earned the pitching win and Brandes picked up the save.
Mark Maye collected two of Moriah’s hits, including a double.
The Blue Bombers will look to claim their third straight victory today on the road at Ticonderoga for a contest starting at 10 a.m.
Lake Placid 8,
Moriah 050 000 0 — 5 3 3
LP 500 201 x — 8 9 2
Langey, Sargent (4) and Maye. Jordon, Colby (3), Brandes (6) and Ledwith. WP- Colby. LP- Sargent. SV- Brandes. 2B- Brandes (LP), Maye (MCS).