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Beekmantown's Brantley Marion delivers a pitch during Wednesday's Champlain Valley Athletic Conference baseball game against Peru at Beekmantown Central School. Marion struck out seven as the Eagles defeated the Indians, 3-1. (Gabe Dickens/P-R Photo)

Marion throws Eagles past Indians

A cold, windy afternoon is not exactly your ideal baseball weather, but the Beekmantown baseball team was able to hold onto an early lead in defeating visiting Peru, 4-3, in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference play Wednesday.

The Eagles jumped out to an early lead in their home opener, despite having to play on their junior varsity field.

Sophomore Brantley Marion took the rubber for Beekmantown and was nearly untouchable early in the game. Marion came out firing in the first inning, fanning two batters and forcing the other to groundout. The Indians struggled early on catching up to the youngster’s curveball, which seemed to be quite effective. READ MORE...

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