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Saranac Lake dominates in semifinal

Brady Roberts awaits a pitch in CVAC Playoff game against Northern Adirondack. (Enterprise photo — Parker O’Brien)

SARANAC LAKE — The Red Storm baseball team made its presence known as it cruised to a 23-2 victory against Northern Adirondack in a Class C Section VII semifinal game on Thursday.

“We hit the ball really well today, and Brady (Roberts) pitched really well for us today, and things went the way we wanted them to,” Saranac Lake head coach Eric Bennett said.

Roberts earned the win on the mound for the Red Storm, as Roberts and Will Woodruff combined for 10 strikeouts in the game while only allowing four hits to the Bobcats.

To go along with the great pitching, the Saranac Lake offense rallied for 14 hits. Carter Sturgeon was a key factor in the game as he totaled three singles and had three stolen bases, while David Warner tallied two singles with four stolen bases.

It was in the fourth inning where Saranac Lake took control of the game, driving in 10 runs. In that same inning, Woodruff tallied both a triple and a home run.

The Red Storm also showed great patience at the plate as the team combined for 15 walks en route to a championship appearance.

“We’re excited to go 1-0 in our first playoff game, and we hope to go 1-0 in the championship on Saturday,” Bennett said.

The Red Storm will take on the Ticonderoga Sentinels today at 11 a.m. at Petrova Field.

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