Potsdam Central turned back Gouverneur 10-3 while Salmon River fell short to Canton Central 11-4 in NAC Central Division varsity baseball matchups on Monday.
Potsdam 10, Gouverneur 3: In Potsdam, the Sandstoners pushed across four runs in their first at-bat and never looked back for their third win in as many outings this spring.
Senior Ben Miller crafted an 11-strikeout, three-hitter for the win, allowing just one walk and no earned runs. Ryan Gibson was tagged with the loss as the Sandstoners took advantage of four Gouverneur errors to account for the majority of their runs.
Trevor Keleher singled and doubled in the winning effort. Will Coleman singled and drove in a pair of runs. Morgan Sutliff (3 runs scored), Jacob Keleher (1 run scored), Andrew Ace (2 runs scored) and Connor Prosper all connected for single hits.
Brandon Ramos, the ninth batter in the lineup, connected for two of the three Gouverneur hits.
Canton 11, Salmon River 4: At Fort Covington, the Golden Bears built a 3—0 lead through the first three innings then broke the game open with a six-run barrage in the fourth. Avery Slack went six and a-third innings for the win, striking out 11 aqnd walking four.
Tyler Sisto (5H, 4K, 3BB) pitched the first three and a-third innings in taking the loss. Mark Mainville (1.2IP, 2K) and Tyler Brooks (2IP, 3K, 2H) worked the hill in relief.
Zack Smith had a two-run single to key a three-run outburst for the Shamrocks in the bottom of the seventh and came around to score a run. Brandon Burdash singled, scored a run and drove in another while Sisto singled and scored.
Hayes went 3-4 with a double, four RBI and two runs scored to spark the Canton offense. Corbine had two hits and two RBI while Francesco Palumbo doubled, scored three runs and stole three bases.
Franklin Academy outlasted OFA 5-4 in eight innings in the other Central Division contest on Monday.