MASSENA - The Massena Central varsity baseball team churned out a 10-0 NAC interdivisional win at home over St. Lawrence Central on Wednesday.
David Phillips pitched a complete-game one-hitter to earn the win, striking out six and walking three as the Raiders got all the runs they would need in the second inning with a four-run outburst they put the game out of reach with a five—run surge in the fifth. Brett Mahoney (4IP, 3K, 1BB, 4HBP) took the loss while Dakota Vallance pitched in relief.
Offensively for the Raiders, Cullen Baines went 1-4 with a three-run triple that keyed the decisive second-inning rally. Josh Miller (RBI) and Zack Rusaw both singled and doubled. Jake Ward delivered a two-run single and scored a run while Isaiah Dillabough doubled and twice came around to score.
Devon Agen led-off the third inning with a single to account for the lone SLC hit.
The Raiders (9-1, 3-0) host Central Division rival Franklin Academy today at 4:30 p.m. while the Larries (1-6, 1-1) travel to Gouverneur on Friday for another interdivisional encounter starting at 4:30 p.m.
In other interdivisional games played on Wednesday, Norwood-Norfolk beat Gouverneur 12-6 and Franklin Academy downed Brushton-Moira 13-7.
N-N 12, Gouverneur 6: In Gouverneur, Cody Smith took over on the hill from starter Jordan LaShomb to open the fifth inning with the Flyers trailing 6-5 then gave way to Alex Ploof, who worked a scoreless seventh, after two scoreless innings to claim the win.
The Flyers, who led 2-0 after one and 5-4 after three, regained the lead with a pair of runs in the sixth then took control with a five-run surge in the seventh.
Levi Love took the loss, coming on in the sixth inning to relieve starter Dustin Prashaw.
Lashomb recorded a 4-4 plate effort with three RBI and Smith went 2-5 with two doubles and two RBI to anchor the N-N offense. Smith struckout three in two innings of relief for starter Lashomb for 4-3. Brandon Short (2-4 RBI) and Gunnar Brown (2-5, 2RBI) each contributed two hits each for the winners.
Matt Waugh (RBI) and Matt Ashley each finished 2-4 for Gouverneur (1-5).
The Flyers are slated to play at North Division rival Salmon River on Friday at 4:30 p.m.
FA 13, B-M 7: The Huskies, undefeated on the season at 8-0, added four runs in the third inning to take a 13-0 advantage, then had to hold on as the Panthers rallied for all seven of their runs in the fourth inning.
The Huskies batted around the order in the first inning, pounding out six hits to tag the Panthers starter Zach Burnett with the loss. FAs Derek Juntunen and Brandon Welch both had two hits in the first inning with Juntunen and Bruce Monette III each belting a double. Kyle Tavernia and Jacob Langdon also tossed from the hill for the Panthers. The three BMC hurlers combined for one strikeout and six walks.
Juntunen (2K, 2BB, 1 HBP) picked up the win for the Huskies and was one of two FA players to collect three hits in the game. Juntunen finished with a single and two doubles while Welch singled twice and doubled, driving in five runs. Austin Lamay singled and doubled in three at bats, driving in two as Alex Johnson drove in a pair.
Monette added a double to the win as Shawn Mulverhill and Tanner Studlack both stroked a single.
-M (2-3 overall) collected all three of their hits in the fourth inning. Burnett, Tyler Montroy (RBI) and Devon Mills each had a single as the Panthers batted around in the frame, aided by six free passes issued by the Malone pitcher.