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SLC softball caps unbeaten NAC season with dominant win

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TUPPER LAKE - The St. Lawrence Central varsity softball team put an exclamation point on an undefeated regular season on Thursday, pulling away to a 19-0 NAC East Division five-inning win on the road over Tupper Lake.

Senior Lindsey Thayer tossed her first no-hitter of the season to anchor the winning effort, fanning 13 and walking just one. She also led a balanced SLC offense going 5-5 with a two-run homerun, double, five runs scored and four RBI. Haleigh Agans was 4-5 with a double, five RBI and two runs scored. Chelsea Savage had three hits, drove in three runs and scored two others as the Lady Larries took early control with four runs in each of their first two at-bats. Also contributing offensively were Morgan Ramsdell (2-2, rs), Hailee Weeger (s, 3rs), Natasha Barnhart (s, 2rs, 2RBI) and Jenna Thompson (s, rs).

“We’ve had a very good season but now we’re at the point in the season where it could be one and done,” noted coach Tim Brown as the Lady Larries get set to begin defending their Section 10 Class C title next Tuesday with a semi-final round game in Brasher Falls.

In other NAC regular season finales on Thursday, Canton Central posted a 14-4 Central Division win over Massena Central and Norwood-Norfolk split an East Division twinbill against Chateaugay, dropping the opening game 4-2 before regrouping to take the nightcap 12-8.

Canton 14, Massena 4: In Massena, Beth Pearson had six strikeouts and walked four while scattering five hits to earn the win as the Lady Golden Bears jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning then added three runs in each of their next two at-bats in building an 11- 1 advantage.

Vanessa Kirkey (3IP, 3K, 2B) and Reaghan Peets (4IP, 6K, 2W) combined to work the hill for the Lady Raiders, who committed nine errors.

Lauren Smith had two hits and scored three runs to anchor the Canton offens. Kalie Frank and Bailey Hurlbut both connected for two hits and came around to score twice.

For Massena, Kirkey and Peets both singled and scored a run. Addy Rufa tripled. Steph McKeel and Katelyn Malone had the other hits while Bailey Dillabough and Taylor Day came around to score the other runs.

The Lady Raiders (9-10, 8-6) will now get set to face Franklin Academy in the Section 10 Class A title game next Wednesday at SUNY Potsdam.

N-N 2-12, Chateaugay 4-8: In Norfolk, Sidney Molnar belted a three run homerun and ripped a single in the 12-8 win for the Flyers who scored four runs each in the second and third for a 10-1 lead. Kirstin Barkley logged three singles and Katrina Durant lined a single, walked three times and scored four runs. Gabi Cole and Cortney Harvey each singled for the winners while Bryanna Powell pitched the win striking out two and allowing eight hits.

Chateagay received two singles from Danielle Cook, a double from Alicia Cook, and singles from Rachel Young, Brooke Secore, Madison Breen, Katie Secore, and Kim Raville. Kayla Legacy had three strikeouts in the setback.

In the opener, Holly Zeldenrust supplied two singles and Brianna Cooke, Katie Secore, Danielle Cook and Abby Cowans each singled once from Rachel Young who struckout four batters in a four-hitter.

Durant, Molnar, Cole and Powell all singled for N-N.

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