POTSDAM - The Potsdam Central varsity baseball team built an early lead and senior Will Coleman helped make it hold up for the win as the Sandstoners gained a rain-swept 4-1 NAC Central Division win at home over Franklin Academy on Tuesday.
The Sandstoners, who made the most of their three hits, pushed across two runs in their first at-bat and carried a 3-1 lead into the fifth before Trevor Keleher sealed the win with a solo homerun over the leftfield fence.
Coleman limited the Huskies to five hits and posted 17 strikeouts while walking none in tossing the complete-game victory despite steadily worsening playing conditions.
Will pitched well despite the weather out there, noted coach Chris Donah after his squad improved to 4-0. We didnt have a lot of hits today but we came up with ways to score runs.
Coleman had a double in the winning effort while Nathan Gingrich singled to account for the other hit.
Jacob Moody fanned seven, allowed four walks, three hits and no-earned runs in the setback. Jordan Yando connected for a double and a single while Blayke Lewis doubled and Jake Perry and Moody each singled.
The Sandstoners are slated to travel to Massena on Friday for a 4:30 p.m. matchup against the Raiders.
In NAC East Division baseball action on Tuesday, Madrid-Waddington blanked St. Lawrence Central 3-0 and Tupper Lake hosted Norwood-Norfolk while Brushton-Moira beat Chateaugay 13-0.
M-W 3, SLC 0: Zach Brock hurled a two-hitter, striking out seven and allowing one walk in the distance for the Yellowjackets who scored once in the second, third and sixth innings. Brock supplied a double and single and drove in RBI and Jacob Barney connected for a triple, a double and single and drove in a run.
Hadyn St. Hilare connected for a double and single for the Larries. Kris Taber took the loss striking out 13 while allowing two walks and seven hits.
B-M 13, Chateaugay 0: Jake St. Mary fired a no-hitter against the Bulldogs striking out 15 while allowing just three walks as the Panthers crossed the plate seven times in the home-half of the first inning and tacked on four more in the second to hold an 11-0 lead. St. Mary also helped his own cause at the plate with a double, triple and two runs batted in, while Adam Martin had two hits which included a double. Zach Burnett continued his hot start to the season with the stick with a double and a pair of RBIs, while Bryan Aubrey also rapped a two-bagger. RBI-singles came off the bats of Cody Jesmer, Jon Kennedy and Austin Tavernia.