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Sun., Aug. 30
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SLC baseball, softball teams notch NAC East wins


CHATEAUGAY - The St. Lawrence Central varsity baseball team steadily worked its way to a 7-0 NAC East Division win on the road over Chateaugay on Monday.

Hadyn St. Hilaire went the distance for the win, allowing just two hits as the Larries got all the runs they would need in the top of the second with a three-run rally. St. Hilaire fanned 14 batters in earning the win and helped the Larries’ cause at the dish with two hits, including a triple.

Nick Ashline tossed the first six innings for Chateaugay, giving up eight hits and one walk, while striking out eight. Patrick Boyea pitched an inning of relief, striking out two and walking two. Zach Cowan and David Niles had the two hits for CCS (1-1), a single each.

In the other East Division game of the day, Madrid-Waddington downed Parishville-Hopkinton 16-3.

M-W 16, P-H 3: In Madrid, Harrison VanBuren pitched very effectively for the Jackets working six solid innings, striking out nine while allowing eight hits and three runs without walking a batter. Mike Cummings fanned two batters and allowed two hits in relief.

VanBuren supplied three hits and two RBI while Jacob Barney connected for two hits and three RBI to lead M-W. Zach Brock supplied three hits and plated a run.

Mike Burns fanned nine, walked five and allowed 11 hits (11 runs) in five innings for the Panthers.

Preston Frank supplied three hits while Wyatt Snell and Garrett Hayes each singled twice.


St. Lawrence Central surged past Chateaugay 17-5, Colton-Pierrepont beat St. Regis Falls 21-3 and Madrid-Waddington outscored Parishville-Hopkinton 13-3 in NAC East Division varsity softball encounters on Monday.

SLC 17, Chateaugay 5: In Chateaugay, the Lady Larries scored early and often in defeating the host Lady Bulldogs.

SLC crossed the plate four times in the first and had the eventual game-winning run score in the two-run second inning as the lady Larries belted out 11 hits off a pair of Chateaugay hurlers.

Chelsea Savage provided the pop in the SLC lineup with a triple, home run and two RBI, while Lindsey Thayer added a pair of singles to the win. Haleigh Agans singled and doubled for SLC as Jenna Thompson added a two-bagger for the 3-0 Larries.

Holly Zeldenrust singled and doubled while Kim Reville ripped a double for CCS. Losing pitcher Rachael Young, Brianna Cook and Danielle Cook added a single each to the setback.

C-P 21, SRF 3: The visiting Lady Colts scored 16 runs over the course of the first three innings and cruised to the 15-run rule win over the host Saints.

Sabrina Johnson earned the win in the circle, striking out seven while serving up a pair of SRF singles.

Kerrigan Rondeau and Makensy Bazdaric had the two hits for SRF while Eve Whalen, Morgan Burns and Hannah Hogley each legged out a triple for the Lady Colts.

SRF coach Carolyn Lapage used three pitchers during the loss, with Madison Austen starting in the circle. Austen gave way to Rondeau in the third, who was relieved by Brooklyn Haverstock in the fifth. The SRF trio combined to allow eight Colton-Pierrepont hits and 15 walks.

M-W 13, P-H 3: In Madrid, Sam Dugan pitched her best game of the season fanning six batters, allowing just three walks and seven total hits in the compete game effort.

Desiree Pryce produced a excellent effort at the plate with a double and a single and two RBI. Autumn Beckstead plated two runs with two singles while Sadie Newcombe collected two hits, drove in two runs and scored twice. Blake Orosz had two walks, a single and scored four runs.

Marlee Wilson went 2-3 with a double for the Panthers. Mary Coventry collected two hits while Saundra Coles, Miranda Collins and Marissa Paradise each singled while Nichole White was saddle with the loss.


The Salmon River Central and Potsdam Central varsity softball teams suffered contrasting Central Division losses on their home diamonds Monday afternoon and Franklin Academy blanked OFA 10-0.

Canton 11, Salmon River 10: In a see-saw battle staged at Fort Covington, the Lady Shamrocks tied the game at 10-10 with three runs in the bottom of the sixth before the Lady Golden Bears pushed across the eventual game-winner in their final at-bat.

Beth Pearson struck out the side in the bottom of the seventh inning to preserve the win. She fanned 14 Salmon River batters, but issued six walks to help the Shamrocks stay in the game.

Brittany Brooks suffered the setback in the circle. She allowed six hits, nine walks and two hit batters, but struck out four.

Brooks added a double to the SRC offense, while Kera Ghostlaw and Sierra White both had 2-3 games. Kwas Laffin and Cierra Hill added a single each.

Lauren Smith stroked a pair of doubles for two of the six Canton hits as the other four were individual singles.

Gouverneur 27, Potsdam 11: In Potsdam, the Lady Sandstoners pushed across six runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to cut the deficit to 13-8 before the Lady Wildcats put the game out of reach with a nine-run surge in the top of the seventh.

Taylor Andrews had three hits in the winning effort as M. Rowe pitched the first three innings for the win.

Kelsey Green played a lead role offensively for Potsdam.


An NAC interdivisional softball game played Monday saw Norwood-Norfolk handled Hermon-DeKalb 18-2.

Kylie Lashomb singled twice and Brynna Powell struck out six to lead the Lady Flyers (2-1) past the host Green Demons at DeKalb Junction.

Rhys Bryant singled twice for the Demons (1-2).

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