St. Lawrence Central moved one win away from a perfect East Division championship season while Massena Central posted a Central Division twinbill sweep over OFA in NAC varsity softball matchups on Tuesday.
SLC 1, Chateaugay 0: In Brasher Falls, the Lady Larries scored the only run in their first at-bat and senior Lindsey Thayer helped make sure it held up as the game-winner, striking out 15 and walking just three in tossing a one-hit shutout.
With the win, the Lady Larries improved to 13-0 in the East and 16-0 overall heading into their regular season finale in Tupper Lake on Thursday.
Hailee Weegar led-off the bottom of the first by drawing walk then moved to third on a double by Thayer. One out later, Chelsea Savage was hit by a pitch to load the bases. After a second out, Tera Douglas squared to attempt a bunt but a wild pitch allowed Weegar to race home.
Kayla Legacy went the distance in taking the loss, striking out 11 and walking five while scattering four hits.
Rachel Young stroked a two-out single in the first inning to account for the lone Chateaugay hit.
Liz Lynch had two of the SLC hits while Savage singled for the other.
Massena 8-12, OFA 4-5: At Massena, Reaghan Peets went the distance in both five-inning games to pick up the win. She fanned four and walked none in the opener where the Lady Raiders overcame a 4-3 deficit with a five-run rally in the bottom of the fourth. Jenny Dalton (0K, 4BB) took the loss.
Offensively for Massena in the first game, Amber Thomas rapped a pair of doubles and scored a pair of runs. Bailey Dillabough singled, doubled and scored a run. Katelyn Malone had a pair of hits while Taylor Day and Peets both singled and scored once.
Riley Luckie and Taylor Perry singled and scored two runs each for OFA. Kristen Snyder had the other hit.
In the nightcap, Peets had two strikeouts and three walks as the Lady Raiders worked their way to an 11-1 lead through three innings before going on to complete their sweep. Luckie lasted into the third inning in taking the loss with Dalton working the final two frames in relief.
Dillabough led the way offensively for Massena with three hits, including a double, and four runs scored. Addy Rufa singled and scored three times while Streeter and Day both singled and came around to score a pair of runs and Steph McKeel singled.
Luckie singled, doubled and scored twice in the losing effort. Dalton doubled and scored a run. Perry, Snyder and Katie Brown had the other OFA hits.
The Lady Raiders (8-9, 7-5) host Salmon River today at 4 p.m.
The other Central Division softball matchups on Tuesday saw Franklin Academy clinched the regular season title with a 10-0 win over Canton while Brushton-Moira blanked Gouverneur 8-0. In NAC East action, Madrid-Waddington swept Tupper Lake 12-6, 6-2.
M-W 12-19, Tupper Lake 6-2: Blake Orosz went 7-8 with two homeruns, two doubles and nine RBI leading the Jackets to the double-header sweep.
In game one, Orosz went 2-3 with two homeruns, three runs scored and four RBI and Sadie Newcombe went 2-3 with triple, two runs scored and an RBI leading the nine hit effort for M-W which scored three runs in the second and third and four in the fourth. Desiree Pryce went 2-3 with a RBI while Mariah Patenaude (1-3), Alison Fobare (1-2), Autumn Beckstead (1-3) and Emily Murphy (1-3 double, two RBI) all contributed as Sam Dugan pitched the first two innings with one strikeout (seven walks) and led 5-2 before handing it over to Desiree Pryce who fanned two more and walked four.
Sidney Kulzer accounted for two hits for Tupper Lake.
In the second game, Newcombe fanned two batters and allowed just four hits and no walks in the six inning win. Orosz went 5-5 with two doubles, five runs scored and five RBI. Pryce recorded a 2-4 effort with two RBI while Patenaude finished 3-4 with an RBI. Beckstead (1-3 double), Brittany Dawley (2-3), and Murphy (1-1) all contributed offensively in the win.
Brooke Dewyea supplied two of Tupper Lakes four hits.