BRASHER FALLS - The St. Lawrence Central varsity softball team steadily pulled away to a 13-0 NAC interdivisional win at home over Massena Central on Wednesday.
Lindsey Thayer went the distance for the win, striking out 11 and walking five while limiting the Lady Raiders to a pair of singles by sophomore Kharlene Garrow. Sierre Streeter was tagged with the loss. She fanned five and walked three as the Lady Larries got the only run they would need in the bottom of the first then went on to built an 8-0 lead through three innings before breaking the game open with a five-run rally in the fifth.
We hit the ball pretty solid today, said coach Tim Brown after SLC improved to 10-3 overall with the win.
Brandi Thomas (3RS) and Thayer (2RS, 2RBI) generated four hits apiece to spark the Lady Larries offensively. Noel Rufe was 2-4 with a three-run homerun in the third. Haleigh Agans had two hits, including a two-run double in the second, and scored a run. Jane Judware (2RBI, RS), Sam Richards (RS) and Breanna Vatter (2RS) all connected for two hits as well.
The Lady Larries are slated to host an interdivisional game against OFA today at 4:30 p.m. while Massena (6-2) plays a Central Division game at OFA on Friday at 4:30 p.m.
Other interdivisional action on Wednesday saw Gouverneur outlast Norwood-Norfolk 6-3 and Franklin Academy beat Brushton-Moira 6-2.
Gouverneur 6, N-N 3: Jordan Lay smacked a three-run triple to centerfield in the top of the seventh inningto break a 3-3 tie for visiting Wildcats (2-7) win over 3-7 Norwood-Norfolk.
In the first, the Wildcats took advantage of four walks scoring two on a bases loaded walk to Nictoria Bates and a ground out RBI by Lay.
Norwood-Norfolk would answer in the bottom of the first with a Courtney Harvey ground out RBI. The Wildcats regained their two run lead back when Jaelyn Gotham singled in a run
After Jessica Harvey singled in a run during the third, the Flyers tied the game in the fifth as Courtney Harvey stroke a single scoring Courtney Wagstaff.
In the top of the seventh, Courtney Aldridge was hit by the pitch, Gotham advance on a fielders choice, and Bates reached on an infield basehit leading to a bases loaded no one out situation for Lay (4 RBI). Gotham picked up the win allowing seven hits and striking out three batters.
N-N is slated to host a doubleheader against North Division rival Salmon River on Friday at 4 p.m.
FA 6, B-M 2: In Brushton, Annie Sharlow struck out 11 batters to pick up the win, walking just one and scattering four hits. Sharlow outdueled Brushton-Moiras Emily OConnor, in a battle of young, NAC standouts pitchers, as both are only sophomores. OConnor yielded just six hits, but had three walks and hit three FA batters while collecting seven strikeouts.
Offensively, the Huskies were led by Whitney Legacy and Janel Heden, who both had two hits. Legacy legged out the two triples, driving in three runs as Heden singled, doubled and scored twice. Morgan Fountain and Sharlow had the other FA hits.
The Panthers, who have their own rough stretch of games upcoming, had Rachel Tower collect half of the teams hits as Emily Lapage tripled and Sandra Martin doubled. Tower also scored both the Panthers runs.
NAC East Division games on Wednesday saw Parishville-Hopkinton sweep a doubleheader from St. Regis Falls 13-9, 19-7 and Tupper Lake drop Madrid-Waddington 10-1.
In West Division games on Wednesday, Clifton-Fine outlasted Lisbon 9-8, Hermon-DeKalb took two from Harrisville 3-2 and 4-1 and Heuvelton swept Hammond 12-1, 16-4.