The Massena Central and Potsdam Central varsity softball teams finished on opposites sides of lopsided NAC decisions on Thursday.
Massena 14, Salmon River 3: At Fort Covington, the visiting Lady Raiders pushed across nine runs in the fourth inning to extend their lead to 11-0 en route to notching the interdivisional decision over the Lady Shamrocks (2-12).
Marissa Manley picked up the win for the Raiders (11-5 overall), allowing four hits with three strikeouts.
Four Salmon River pitchers combined to allow five hits, but it was the 20 free passes that led to the SRC setback. Emily Tromblay suffered the loss for the Shamrocks as Abby Kelly, Karyss Terrance and Karley Cree also took to the mound.
Bailey Dillabough led Massena offensively with two hits as Manley, Taylor Peets and Jessielee Cole had a single each.
Cree (2 RS), Terrance, Kelly and Kate Lauzon had a single each for the Lady Shamrocks.
Gouverneur 15, Potsdam 4: In a Central Division contest in Potsdam, the visiting Lady Wildcats turned an early 2-1 deficit into a 9-3 lead with an 8-1 third-inning advantage. Gouverneur then put the game out of reach with a five-run surge in the fourth.
Jaelyn Gotham had 12 strikeouts and walked two in logging the win. Katie Burke (5K) and Jordan Emerson (2K) combined to work the Potsdam pitching circle.
Nictoria Bates had three hits, including a double, and two runs scored to anchor the Gouverneur offense. Whitney Bush singled, doubled and scored twice as well.
Erika Mallet (double), Victoria Mondragon and Erica Mason had two hits apiece for the Lady Sandstoners (1-2, 0-6) while Emerson came around to score twice.