POTSDAM - The Massena Central varsity softball team opened the final week of the NAC Central Division regular season by claiming a double-header sweep on the road over Potsdam Central on Monday.
The Lady Raiders pulled away to a 15-4 decision in the first five-inning encounter before going on to complete their sweep with an 11-0 win in the nightcap.
In the opening game, Reaghan Thomas went the disance for the win, striking out Jasmine Jandreau was saddled with the loss.
Offensively for Massena, which jumped out to a in the first inning,
In the second game, Amber Thomas no-hit the Lady Sandstoners, fanning six and allowing just one walk. Jandreau walked two in pitching a second complete-game loss.
Bailey Dillabough connected for a pair of hits and came around to score twice as the Lady Raiders opened a 4-0 lead in the second inning then broke the game open with six more unanswered runs in the bottom of the fourth. Chelsea Streeter and Thomas both had two hits and a run scored.
In the other Central Division action on Monday, Franklin Academy stopped Salmon River 23-0 in five innings and Canton clipped Gouverneur 7-6 while OFA and Brushton-Moira split a twinbill with OFA taking the opener 2-1 and BMC the nightcap 3-0.
FA 23, Salmon River 0: In Fort Covington, the visiting Lady Huskies scored six runs in the first inning and nine in the second before going on to raise their Central Division leading record to 11-0. Alexa Prue tossed a one-hitter for the win while Melanie Taylor was tagged with the loss.
Brooke sparked the FA offense with a pair of doubles while Erin McDonald triple.
Sarah White connected for the lone Salmon River hit.
A pair of NAC East softball matchups on Monday saw Colton-Pierrepont turn back St. Regis Falls 22-0 and Madrid-Waddington outscored Parishville-Hopkinton 8-6. SRF then bounced back to post an 11-5 win over Tupper Lake.
C-P 22, SRF 0: At Swift Field in South Colton, Sabrina Doyle fanned nine and walked none while limiting the Lady Saints to just one hit as the Lady Colts took early control with an 11-run barrage in their first at-bat.
Kerringan Rondeau went the distance in taking the loss.
Morgan Doyle anchored a balanced C-P offense going 2-4 with a double, triple and four runs scored. Johnson aided her cause with a double, triple and two runs scored. Also contributing to the potent offense were Andrea Aldous (2-4, 2-run homerun, 4 runs scored), Eve Whalen (2-4, run scored), Kelsi Gilbert (2-2, 2 runs scored), Hannah Hogle (2-3, double, 2 runs scored) and Haylee Hennessy (triple, run scored).
Abby Duquette singled in the third inning to account for the lone SRF hit.