St. Lawrence Central fashioned a 10-2 interdivisional win at home over Gouverneur while Potsdam fell to Franklin Academy in a Central Division opener in the two NAC varsity softball games played on Wednesday.
SLC 10, Gouverneur 2: In Brasher Falls, the Lady Larries scored the last eight runs of the game after the Wildcats has pulled even at 2-2 with a pair of runs in the top of the third innings.
Lindsey Thayer went the distance for the win, striking out 16 and walking five while scattering three singles. Jaelyn Gotham had five strikeouts and gave up 10 hits in taking the loss.
Shakiah Robertson led a balanced SLC offense with three hits, including a solo homerun to lead-off the second inning, and a total of two RBI. Noel Rufa was 2-3 with three runs scored. Haleigh Agens went 2-4 with an RBI. Brandi Thomas (2RBI), Kate Grow (RBI, rs) and Darby Eldridge (RBI, rs) all had solo hits as the Lady Larries took control of the game with a five-run burst in the bottom of the fourth inning that pushed their lead to 8-2.
Gotham drilled a two-out single that brought home the two Gouverneur runs in the third inning. Morgan Bush and Nictoria Bates had the other hits for the Lady Wildcats.
Now 3-0 overall, the Lady Larries are slated to make their North Division debut on Friday at home against Brushton-Moira in a double-header starting at 4 p.m.
FA 24, Potsdam 3 (5 innings): In an NAC Central Division opener staged at Potsdam, the visiting Lady Huskies (2-0, 1-0) built an 8-1 lead through the first two innings then broke the game open with a nine-run outburst in the top of the third.
Emily Marshall had seven strikeouts, walked four and scattered eight hits in tossing the five-inning win. Katie Burke (2K) went three innings in taking the loss. Erica Mallott worked the final two frames in relief.
Marsahll also played a lead role offensively with four hits and four runs scored as the Lady Huskies took advantage of 12 Potsdam errors and 11 walks. Allison Poupore connected for three hits. Morgan Fountain and Legacy both had two hits and came around to score twice while Katie Lavoie contributed a hit and four runs scored.
Kelsey Green and Mallott each drilled two hits and came around to score solo runs. Jordan Emerson also had a pair of hits.
The Lady Sandstoners (0-3, 0-1) are slated to play at Norwood-Norfolk on Friday starting at 4:30 p.m.