Norwood-Norfolk opened the NAC North Division season with a convincing win over Salmon River while Potsdam Central dropped its Central Division debut to Franklin Academy in varsity baseball action on Wednesday.
N-N 13, Salmon River 1: At Vern Burrows Field in Norfolk, Jordan LaShomb tossed seven strong innings for the Flyers striking out 15, allowing just one hit and one run in the sixth with just four walks.
Troy Kovach and LaShomb each doubled and singled for N-N. Gunnar Brown chipped in two singles while Cody Smith, Brandon Short, Cody Rust, Chris Stratton and Kyle Martens all singled.
Jarid Gray singled in the fifth for Salmon Rivers lone hit. Logan Smiddy scored the lone run. Bert Gray took the loss.
FA 10, Potsdam 4: Brandon Welch fanned eight, walked four and allowed nine hits as the visiting Huskies built an 8-3 lead through fifth innings before going on to post the win.
Welch aided his cause with two hits. Derek Juntenen added two hits and three runs scored for the winners. Austin LaMay provided two hits while Bruce Monette scored twice and singled.
Trevor Keleher provided two singles and a double for Postdam. Bandon Noble smacked a triple and double and plated two runs. Lee Buchanan, Ben Miller (2rs), Clark (RBI), and Zach Snyder all singled.
Keleher took the loss allowing five runs on two hits and five walks while posting four strikeouts. Noble pitched the final four innings striking out two and allowing five hits and no walks.
In the lone other NAC baseball matchup on Wednesday, Gouverneur earned an 8-1 interdivisional decision over St. Lawrence Central.
Gouverneur 8, SLC 1: In a game moved to Brasher Falls, a three-run second lifted the Wildcats to the interdivisional win. Mike Lucidi fanned three batters, walked one in a five hitter. Lucidi also contributed two hits, three RBI and a run scored.
Jacob VanOrnum had a double and a single and drove in a run for the winners while Cody Woods singled twice and scored and Matt Ashley doubled and plated a run. Hunter Ayen also singled.
For the Larries, Tyler Savage smacked a triple and single and scored a run. Donovan Patraw contributed two hits while Chris Tabor singled and Trision Riley drove in a run.
Devon Euto took the loss, going three and two-thirds innings with three strikeouts, seven walks, four hits. Tabor came in relief, allowing three runs on three hits.