PARISHVILLE - The Madrid-Waddington varsity baseball team took over first place atop the NAC East Division standings on Tuesday after gaining a sweep on the road against Parishville-Hopkinton. The Yellowjackets held on for a 7-6 win in the opening game then improved to 6-1 in the division when they relayed a no-hit performance by junior hurler Greg Thompson into a 7-1 decision in the nightcap. In the opening game, James Hunt went the distance for the win as the Yellowjackets jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the second inning then gradually worked their way to a 7-3 lead before the Panthers cut the deficit to one with a three-run rally in the bottom of the sixth that ended with a groundball out that left the bases loaded. Hunt fanned three and walked three while Tyler Gallagher went five inning in taking the loss, striking out four and walking seven before Mike Burns came on to record the last out against the only battler he faced. Jacob Mayette singled, doubled and scored twice for the Yellowjackets. Alex Brock had three hits and drove in a run while Hunt keyed the second-inning outburst with a two-run double. Phil Huckins and Derek Remington both had two hits, drove in a run and came around to score another in the losing cause. Parker Meashaw had an RBI-single and scored a run.
In the nighcap, Thompson fanned five and walked just one in tossing the no-hitter. Devon Tebo had three strikeouts and walked four in taking the loss. Burns pitched the final ining in relief.
Hunt, Mayette and Thompson all singled and scored a run for the Yellowjackets, who scored three times in the bottom of the second after the Panthers managed their only run in the top of the inning. M-W then put the game out of reach with another three-run outburst in the fourth. Jacob Barney contributed a two-run single in the win while Terry Crump had the other hit.
Meashaw took advantage of the only walk issued by Thompson to eventually come around and score the lone P-H run on a throwing error.
The other NAC East games of the day saw Chateaugay sweep Edwards-Knox 6-1, 16-4.
In North Division matchups on Tuesday, Salmon River gained a split against Canton, dropping the opening game at the SUNY Canton diamond 7-2 before regrouping to win the nightcap 2-1 while Bruston-Moira took a pair from St. Lawrence Central (6-0, 14-7).
Canton 7-1, Salmon River 2-2: Canton won the opening game 7-2 in a twinbill played at SUNY Canton on Tuesday.
Mike Mead earned the win for the Golden Bears, striking out four, as Salmon Rivers Jarid Gray had five strikeouts in taking the loss.
Gray doubled as Jordan Wood and Jarrod Allen both added a single each in the opener.
Bert Gray tossed all five innings in the game two win for the Shamrocks, striking out five without walking a batter. Bert Gray allowed just two hits, one of which was a double by Cantons Avery Slack.
Marc Mainville drove in the game-winning run with a triple off the right field fence as Christian Duncan had the other SRC hit, a single.
B-M 6-14, SLC 0-7: Brushton-Moira ace Brandon Dufrane pitched the five-inning no hitter as the Panthers won the opening game 6-0 over St. Lawrence Central. Dufrane struck out 11 of the 15 SLC batters. Devan Euto took the loss.
Jacob St. Mary had two of the four BMC hits in the opener with Adam Martin and Tyler Montroy each collecting a single.
In the second game, the Panthers scored four times in the first inning and put the game out of reach with an eight-run second to hand the win to St. Mary. Tyler Savage was the losing pitcher in the second game.
St. Mary helped his own cause with three hits, driving in a pair of runs as Montroy singled and doubled with two runs batted in. Dufrane added a pair of singles as Devan Mills singled, doubled and drove in three runs.
Tyler Smith singled, doubled and drove in two while Tyler Savage had two hits for the Larries.