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Hard-hitting Indians edge Red Storm

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---- — SARANAC LAKE — Peru rapped out 14 hits on Saturday.

Still, it was a battle as the Division I-leading Indians held on for a 4-3 victory over Saranac Lake in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference baseball.

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Dom Delello struck out seven and allowed four hits in going the distance for the pitching win, while Grant Strack went the route in taking the loss.

“They hit the ball,” Saranac Lake coach Bryan Munn said. “They had a lot of singles and left a lot of people on base.

“It was a tough one for us to lose. We didn’t hit the ball extremely well, but we put ourselves in a position to win the game. We needed one more hit to tie it, and you never know after that.”

Blake Altizer led Peru with four hits, while Andy Kneussle added three. Nick Demarais and Conor Casey finished with two hits apiece, and Mitchell Cunningham added a triple.

Dylan Gunther and Derek Thurber had doubles for the Red Storm, and Bradley Shumway added a run-scoring single.

Peru took a 2-0 lead in the third inning and added two more in the sixth for a 4-0 lead. Saranac Lake, however, answered with two in the home half of the sixth and scored one in the seventh to pull to within one before leaving the tying run on base.

The game was stopped in the fifth inning because of rain and was resumed a half hour later.

Peru 4, Saranac Lake 3

Peru 002 002 0 — 4 14 1

Saranac Lake 000 002 1 — 3 4 2

Delello and Altizer. Strack and Thurber. WP- Delello. LP- Strack. 2B- Gunther (SL), Thurber (SL). 3B- Cunningham (P).


LAKE GEORGE — The Ticonderoga softball team dropped two nonleague games Saturday at the Lake George Tournament.

Duanesburg edged out a 4-3 victory over the Sentinels, followed by Lake George’s 7-4 decision over Ticonderoga.

In the first game, Duanesburg scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and held on. Ticonderoga made it interesting with three runs in the sixth.

Tori Powers was the winning pitcher, and Jordan McKee took the loss.

Stephanie Rice led Duanesburg with a single and a double, while Katie Palandrani had a single and a double for Ticonderoga.

In the second contest, Lake George broke a 4-all tie with four runs in the top of the fourth inning.

Amy Sander was the winning pitcher, and Kylie Austin took the setback.

Offensively, Lake George was paced by Brittney Motta with a single and a double, Alexis Cone with two singles and Kelsey Alfonso with a triple and three RBI.

Maura Jebb was the leading hitter for the Sentinels with two singles, and Jaelyn Granger added a double.

Duanesburg 4, Ticonderoga 3

Ticonderoga 000 003 0 — 3 6 3

Duanesburg 400 000 x — 4 4 1

McKee and Palandrani. Powers and Hanson. WP- Powers. LP- McKee. 2B- Palandrani (Ti), Rice (D).

Lake George 7, Ticonderoga 4

Lake George 310 300 0 — 7 9 3

Ticonderoga 130 000 0 — 4 4 1

Sander and McCabe. Austin and Palandrani. WP- Sander. LP- Austin. 2B- Sipowicz (LG), Motta (LG), Granger (Ti). 3B- Alfonso (LG).