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Northeastern Clinton's Katie Matott dives for a shallow fly ball during Thursday's CVAC softball game against Plattsburgh High School at South Acres Park. The Hornets won 6-3. (P-R PHOTO/GABE DICKENS)

Neale leads Hornets past Cougars

PLATTSBURGH — Plattsbugh High School edged out its second win of the season Thursday against Northeastern Clinton.

Karlie Neale had a huge day at bat and in the field, getting a triple in the fifth inning that brought home two runs and gave Plattsburgh the lead for good. Neale, a catcher, was also able to gun down a runner at third in the second inning.

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“She really handles the pitching well,” Plattsburgh coach Neil Bowlen. “She is the All-Star we expect to come out and play like every day, and if she keeps this up I wouldn’t be shocked if she was an All-Star once again at season’s end.”

The Cougars were up 1-0 after the third inning. Bowlen said his team wasn’t handling Jennifer Favro’s pitching as well as he would have liked.

“She really threw our game off,” Bowlen said. “And then they brought in (Stephanie) LaValley, who is a hard thrower, but I am just glad we still came out on top.”

After the Hornets pulled ahead in the fifth, they plated four more runs in the bottom of the sixth to make it 6-1. Northeastern Clinton added two runs in the top of the seventh.

Lauren Stanley got the win striking, out five and giving up five hits and one run, which was unearned. Jamie Bedard then got the save. LaValley took the loss for the Cougars.

The only issue the Hornets was fielding. They made four errors in the game and it almost hurt them, but clutch pitching got them the win. Bowlen said the team needs to work on fielding, but the weather conditions Thursday also had an effect.

“We really preach on fielding, and today we were lucky it didn’t cost us,” Bowlen said. “I feel the weather played a role in it, too with all the wind that was swirling around today. But we will get our fielding straightened out.”

Plattsburgh 6, Northeastern Clinton 3

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Favro, LaValley (5) and Tucker. Stanley, Bedard (6) and Neale. WP- Stanley. LP- LaValley. Sv- Bedard. 2B- Rabideau (NCCS), LaValley (NCCS). 3B- Neale (PHS).


Saranac Lake 3, Peru 2

SARANAC LAKE— The Red Storm won a tight matchup against the Indians.

Nicole Viscardo led the Red Storm (2-0) with her arm and her bat. She threw eight strikeouts in the game and also went 3-for-3 while hitting two doubles and plating two RBI to help her own cause. Megan Moody also had nice game, going 2-for-3. Sydney Battistoni and Megan Moody each had a hit as well.

The Indians had a nice day at the plate but were unable to come up with the big hit. Brianna Pardon went 2-for-3 in the game, and Sam Fletcher went 2-for-4. Kelly Neenan tossed two strike outs in a losing effort.

Saranac Lake 3, Peru 2

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Saranac Lake 002 100 0 — 3

Neenan and Bombard. Viscardo and McGuoirk. WP- Viscardo. LP- Neenan. 2B- Viscardo (SL) 2.



AuSable Valley 9, Moriah 0

PORT HENRY— The Patriots had a good hitting day as they cruised by the Vikings.

Moriah wasn’t able to get anything going against Madison Rondeau, who threw a complete game shutout for her first win of the season.

The Patriots had a huge sixth inning to bust the game open, scoring five runs to put the game out of reach. Logan Snow had a double, and Miranda Sheffer had a triple to lead the way for the Patriots.

Moriah’s Taylor Sprague suffered the setback.

“I felt the team did a good job today,” Moriah coach Billie Jo Simpson said, noting that her team is young. “ Rondeau is probably the best pitcher we are going to face the whole season.”

AuSable Valley 9, Moriah 0

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Rondeau and Niemann. Sprague, Cross (7) and Brace. WP- Rondeau. LP- Sprague. 2B-Snow (AV). 3B- Sheffer (AV), Fluery (Mor).



SARANAC — Kourtnie Campbell and Sam Aierle led the way with three hits each as the Chiefs (3-1, 2-0) rolled past the Eagles.

Tori Trim picked up the pitching win, combining with Campbell on a three-hitter. Trim, Summer Gillespie, Ashley Terry, Emma Webster and Shelby Lottie had two hits each, with Trim getting a triple and Terry a double.

Saranac grabbed a 4-0 lead in the first inning and then added 10 more in the second for a 14-0 advantage.

Three players had a hit each for Beekmantown.

Saranac 18, Beekmantown 1 (5)

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Saranac 4(10)1 3x — 18 17 1

Marsh and Relation, Newgarden (3). K. Campbell, Trim (3) and B. Campbell. WP- Trim. LP- Marsh. 2B- Terry (Sar). 3B- Trim (Sar).

JV: Beekmantown 29, Saranac 9.




ELLENBURG — The Sentinels broke a 3-all tie with five runs in the top of the fourth inning.

Maura Jebb led the way offensively with three hits, while Katie Palandrani, Meg Campney and Jaelyn Granger chipped in with two apiece. Palandrani, Campney and Andrea Rich each had a double.

Jordan McKee was the winning pitcher, and Jillian Scott took the loss.

Alysha Warren accounted for three of Northern Adirondack’s hits, two being doubles.

Ticonderoga 14, Northern Adirondack 4

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N. Adirondack 102 000 1 — 4 7 9

McKee, Austin (4), McKee (6) and Palandrani. Scott and Warren. WP- McKee. LP- Scott. 2B- Palandrani (Ti), Campney (Ti), Rich (Ti), Warren (NAC) 2.





MINERVA — Makenzie Winslow hit a home run and drove in four runs to lead the Mountaineers to a Mountain & Valley Athletic Conference victory.

Mary LaBar added a double and three RBI for Minerva/Newcomb. Shelby Hogan was the winning pitcher.

Astasia Myler hit two home runs for the Jaguars and drove in three of her team’s four runs.

Minerva/Newcomb 21, Johnsburg 4

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N. Denno, Allard and B. Denno. Hogan, Williams (4), McNally (7) and McCall, Winslow (5). WP- Hogan. LP- N. Denno. 2B- LaBar (M/N). HR- Myler (J) 2, Winslow (M/N).




Chateaugay 8, Colton-Pierrepont 6

COLTON — Courtney Boyea struck out 12 in getting the pitching win and helped herself offensively with three hits, leading Chateaugay to a Northern Athletic Conference season-opening 8-6 victory.

Emily Dwyer also had three hits for the Bulldogs, who rallied for the win with five runs in the sixth inning. Abby Barnes and Kim Reville chipped in with two hits apiece for Chateaugay, which had 14 hits in all.

Chateaugay 8, Colton-Pierrepont 6

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Colton-Pierrepont 002 130 0 — 6 4 1

Boyea and Dwyer. Johnson and Doyle. WP- Boyea. LP- Johnson. 3B- Miller (C-P).