Bombers softball tops Johnsburg/Minerva

Lake Placid’s Brooklyn Huffman, a senior, pitches the ball during Thursday’s game against Johnsburg/Minerva at the North Elba Show Grounds. Huffman threw a complete game with 10 strikeouts. (Provided photo — Alicia Brandes)

LAKE PLACID — Haylie Buysse hit a home run to help guide the Lake Placid softball team to a 13-4 victory over Johnsburg/Minerva at home on Thursday.

Brooklyn Huffman struck out 10 batters while pitching a complete game for the Blue Bombers, who also picked up a 32-16 over the Chazy Eagles on Friday to improve to 5-4 on the season.

After giving up one run in the first inning, the Blue Bombers rattled off nine runs of their own in the bottom of the second to take a commanding lead.

Johnsburg/Minerva wasn’t able to score another run until the fifth inning when the team scored three runs. Lake Placid piled on five runs over the course of the final three innings to seal the game.

Dari Patterson and Chelsea Moore picked up three hits each for the Blue Bombers. Emma Adragna recorded two hits in the win. Lake Placid finished the game with 13 total hits.

The Blue Bomber girls will take on the Ticonderoga Sentinels on the road today at 4:30 p.m.

Plattsburgh 12,

Saranac Lake 0

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake softball team fell to the Plattsburgh Hornets 12-0 on Friday at home.

The Hornets got off on an early 5-0 lead in the first inning due to some fielding errors by Saranac Lake. Plattsburgh then piled on five more runs in the second to take a 10-0 lead.

After the second inning, the Red Storm made some defensive adjustments and held the Hornets to just two runs for the remainder of the game.

On the offensive side, however, Saranac Lake struggled to turn their base runners into runs and left multiple runners on base.

Karlie Goetz led the Red Storm with two hits. Kylee Meyer, Emma Akey, Mia Nichols and Tailor Whitson recorded a single each on Friday.

Meyer started the game on the mound and had two strikeouts. Goetz came in during the fourth inning and had 10 strikeouts in relief.

Saranac Lake will host AuSable Valley today at 4:30 p.m.


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