PARISHVILLE - The Parishville-Hopkinton Central baseball team relayed a fast start into an 8-1 win over Chateaugay in the quarter-finals of the Section 10 Class D playoffs on Wednesday.
Senior Zach Newton went the distance for the win as the Panthers built a 3-0 lead in their first at-bat before going on to steadily pull away from the Bulldogs. Newton finished with four strikeouts while walking five and scattering three hits. Garrett LaBare (6K, 3BB) went the first four innings in taking the loss.
Newton also led the way offensively for P-H with three hits, including a two-run double in the first inning. He finished with four RBI and came around to score three times. Phil Huckins (3RS), Tyler Gallagher (2RS) and Mike Burns (RBI) contributed singles toward the win.
Joe McGillicuddy doubled and scored the lone Chateaugay run in the sixth inning on a sacrifice fly delivered by LaBare. Greg Holmes and Michael Ryan had the other Bulldog hits.
The Panthers will now get set to take on undefeated NAC West Division champion Morristown on the road next Tuesday. Morristown advanced by downing Harrisville 11-3 while the other two quarter-final round games on Wednesday saw Madrid-Waddington overwhelm Clifton-Fine 22-0 and Heuvelton dump Lisbon 17-1.
M-W 22, C-F 0: After winning their programs first NAC East Baseball title since 1994, the Yellowjackets presented second year coach Justin Richards with his first sectional victory.
The second seeded Jackets (12-3) advanced into Tuesdays Class D semi-finals against third seeded Heuvelton.
I think we are in good position to contend. We have good pitching depth and if we field and hit they way were capable of we should be fine, said Richards.
The guys have worked very hard to get to this position.
The Jackets showed their pitching depth and weilded the bat and leather up to their abilities to cruise past the Indians (6-9).
Zach Brock changed speeds and locations very well pitching five scoreless innings and James Hunt used his fastball to close out the final two innings.
Leadoff batter Jake Mayette led the winning offense drilling three singles and a double. Hunt and Harrison VanBuren drilled a double and a single and Zach Brock also doubled. Greg Thompson, Alex Brock, Jacob Barney and Austin Scott all singled.
Nate Aldrich singled twice for C-F and Everett Shaul, Adam Daniels, Jeff Bonbrake and Andrew Hartman all singled.
Morristown 11, Harrisville 3: Eight runs in the fourth inning gave Morristown starting pitcher Geoff Baldwin plenty of support against the Pirates. Baldwin fanned 13, allowed three walks, and one hit in five innings of shutout ball. Bobby Simmons closed striking out two and allowed three hits.
Baldwin also aided his cause with a two run homerun and a triple. Brandon Aldrich lined two singles and a double.
Jared Dreythaler connected for a double and a single for Harrisville. Jason Ripley and Nick Weir each singled.
Heuvelton 17, Lisbon 1: Nevin LaRock walked then scored in the first inning for Lisbon and thats all the Bulldogs allowed as Heuvelton answered back with seven and scored four in the third on a grandslam homerun from starting pitcher Chris Power who fanned six batters in six innings. Power also tripled and singled plating six runs.
Tyler Bushey recorded a 3-4 effort with two doubles and four RBI for Heuvelton while Mike Guardino went 4-4, Aaron Cobb finished 3-3.
Dylan Crawford lined a double and a single for Lisbon. Adam Kelly and James Darcy each logged two singles. Alex Arduine was saddled with the loss.
CLASS C OPENER
In the semi-finals of the Section 10 Class C playoffs on Wednesday, host Brushton-Moira dropped a 4-0 decsion to St. Lawrence Central.
The Larries will now get set to take on the winner of todays other Class C semi-final between Tupper Lake and host Norwood-Norfolk at Vern Burrows Field starting at 4:30 p.m.
In a non-league game between NAC Central rivals played in Potsdam, Zach Rusaw crushed a two run homerun supporting starting pitcher Josh Miller who hurled a complete game for the Raiders. Miller struckout three, walked none and scattered 10 hits and helped his own cause with two hits.
Troy Myers lined a triple while Jake Ward, Isaiah Dillabough and Jacob Kormanyos all doubled.
Andrew Ace (2 RBI), Lee Buchanan and Trevor Keleher all singled twice for Potsdam. Shawn Clark lined a double while Ben Miller, Jordan Soucia and Cam Waters singled.
Keleher took the loss going three innings, striking out three batters, walking four and allowing four hits. Clark (3IP, 5H, 1K, 3W) and Buchanan (1Ip, 1W, 1H) pitched in relief.
Massena is slated to host another non-league game against Central rival OFA today at 4:30 p.m. before taking on Franklin Academy on Tuesday in the Section 10 Class A final at Clarksons Jack Phillips Stadium starting at 4:30 p.m.