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Saranac Lake beats AuSable Valley

Rivers fans 11 as Red Storm improves to 3-0

Saranac Lake’s baseball team improved to 3-0 in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference play with an 8-5 victory on the road Saturday against AuSable Valley.

Each team scored twice in their first at bat, and the Red Storm grabbed the lead for good with a four-run second inning.

Freshman Cedar Rivers had a standout pitching performance in the victory, scattering four hits and striking out 11 Patriots batters. Rivers worked six and one-third innings before reaching the pitch count limit. He was replaced by Carter Sturgeon, who fanned two batters for the last two outs of the game.

The Red Storm pounded out 11 hits in the win. David Warner led the way with a pair of singles and a double. Also for Saranac Lake, lead-off batter Will Woodruff added two singles and two RBIs, Carter Sturgeon singled twice, Landon Faubert had a single and a double and Rivers chipped in a pair of singles.

Saranac Lake has now scored 24 runs in its three victories.

“3-0, it’s a great place to be, and the thing I like about our kids is every game, they are just trying to go 1-0.” said Red Storm head coach Eric Bennett. “We have a nice balance between our seniors and our younger players, and so far they’ve been getting the job done.

“We’ll see how that continues because we’re getting into the meat of the competition,” Bennett continued. “We haven’t played the bigger schools yet, and I think every game against the B teams is going to be tough.”

Saranac Lake will be at home on Petrova Avenue Thursday for its next matchup, hosting rival Lake Placid with the first pitch scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

Ticonderoga 3,

Lake Placid 1

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid baseball team came up against a hot pitcher in a 3-1 loss to Ticonderoga on Saturday.

Sentinels pitcher Nate Trudeau went the distance and held the Blue Bombers in check all game, allowing just one hit and striking out nine on the way to earning a complete-game victory.

Senior Matt Brandes, who started on the mound for Lake Placid, picked up his team’s only run and hit with a triple in the top of the fourth. Brandes threw six innings and gave up six hits and stuck out six.

Owen Stonitsch rapped out a double for Ticonderoga’s only extra-base hit. The Sentinels scored twice in the bottom of the third and added their third run in the fifth inning.

The loss was the first of the season for 2-1 Lake Placid, which next plays Tuesday at AuSable Valley starting at 4:30 p.m.

Golf

Lake Placid 6,

Ticonderoga 0

LAKE PLACID — Competing at home for the first time, the Lake Placid golf team posted another sweep, defeating Ticonderoga 6-0 Friday at Craig Wood.

For the second match in a row, all six Blue Bombers posted victories as their team improved to 2-0 in the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference and 3-0 overall.

Lake Placid’s top two golfers continued their impressive play. Competing in the No. 1 position, junior Jack Armstrong fired a one-over par 36 to defeat the Sentinels’ Ben Swajger.

In the second match, Brady Tremblay carded a 38 to beat Ticonderoga’s Matt Maner.

Also for Lake Placid, Drew Ferebee shot a 48 for a victory over Aiden Porter in the third spot, Chris Byrne recorded a 45 to top Matt Swajger at No. 4, Grady Draper fired a 43 to defeat Robert O’Niel at No. 5, and Alex Wright shot a 51 to take down Riley Dinsmore in the sixth match.

Lake Placid is scheduled to play at Craig Wood again Wednesday against Beekmantown.

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