SARANAC — Frank Trudeau’s 100th win as varsity baseball coach at Saranac on Friday was a special one.
Nate Stanton pitched six innings for the win in the Chiefs’ 4-2 victory over Saranac Lake in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference play.
The Chiefs dedicated the contest to local baseball legend “Muggsy” Favro, who passed away on Wednesday.
“What made today extra special was that Muggsy was my assistant coach when I coached my first win,” Trudeau said. “He was also my coach when I played youth baseball.
“He was very popular with everyone on our team and we dedicated today’s game to him.”
Stanton allowed only two sixth-inning runs and Austin Medeiros pitched the seventh for the save.
“Nate did a great job keeping Saranac Lake off balance and held them to five hits,” Trudeau said. “And Ethan Goslin did a great job defensively behind the plate.”
Saranac scored a run in the first inning on singles by Andrew Tedford and Tanner Rascoe, along with a sacrifice fly by Kyle Erickson. The Chiefs added a run in the second and two in the fifth on pinch-hit singles by Tyler Humiston and John Maye, followed by a two-run single by Rascoe.
The Red Storm tallied their two runs in the sixth. Trent Fitzgerald and Bradley Shumway both singled and scored on an error and fielder’s choice, respectively.
Grant Strack surrendered six hits in going the distance for the pitching loss.
Rascoe was the only player in the game to get two hits.
Saranac 4, Saranac Lake 2
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Strack and Gunther. Stanton, Medeiros (7) and Goslin. WP- Stanton. LP- Strack. Sv- Medeiros.
CHAMPLAIN— On a windy day in Champlain, the Eagles were able to win a battle of pitchers against the Cougars.
The game ended in an awkward way as well. It took two wild pitches to give Beekmantown a huge win on the road.
With Northeastern Clinton scoring a run in the bottom of the fifth to take a 1-0 lead the Eagles came right back and took the lead for good.
Justin Stevens was hit by a pitch, stole second, got forced over to third base and scored on a wild pitch to tie the game. Than Adam Goldfarb was walked, moved over to second after Austin Bradish was walked, forced over to third and Goldfarb scored on a wild pitch to take the lead.
Cougars head coach Jerry Davidson felt the game had good pitching and even though his team didn’t come out on top he still felt the game was entertaining.
“It was a great pitcher’s duel,” Davidson said. “It was a fun game to watch and both starting pitchers pitched extremely well.”
Kevin Sousa started for the Cougars and went 6.2 innings. Bradish pitched for the Eagles and picked up the win.
Beekmantown 2, NCCS 1
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Sousa Letourneau (6) and Rabideau, Bradish Manney (6) and Rabideau. WP- Bradish. LP- Sousa. 2B- Lefebvre (NCCS).
Moriah 4, Northern Adirondack 2
ELLENBURG — Sophomore Christopher Clarke pitched a complete game for the Vikings, striking out seven batters, while surrendering just two runs and four hits.
Clarke also helped his cause at the plate, registering two single, an RBI and accounting for a run scored.
“It was a well-played game,” Bobcats coach Jeph Doorey said. “Moriah took advantage of some opportunities and played solid defense. The kids battled. We’ve played progressively better in each game.”
Adam Canning hit two hits, including Northern Adirondack’s lone extra-base hit, a double. Ryan Manion belted a hit and scored on two occasions.
Like Clarke, Jared Nichols pitched a complete game for the Bobcats, striking out 11.
Moriah 4, Northern Adirondack 2
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Clarke and Raymond. J. Nichols and E. Nichols. WP- C. Clarke. LP- J. Nichols. 2B- Callahan (MCS), Greenough (MCS), Canning (NAC).
PERU 17, PLATTSBURGH 8
PLATTSBURGH — The Indians rapped out 18 hits on their way to 17 runs as they knocked off the Hornets.
Dom Delello, Conor Casey and Andy Kneussle each delivered three hits in the game for Peru. Delello had two doubles and five RBI, while Kneussle also knocked in five runs.
Mitchell Cunningham, Luis Pepen-Matos and Blake Altizer all finished with two hits. Cunningham drilled a home run, while Pepen-Matos, Lucas Kelley and Nick Uliva each had a double.
Casey struck out seven and scattered five hits to capture the victory on the mound for the Indians.
Jack Tolosky suffered the loss for Plattsburgh.
Nate Emery led the charge from the plate with a 3-for-4 performance and a double. Tolosky and Alex Maston each had two hits.
“Peru’s had a plan with these young guys,” Hornets coach Jim Manchester said. “Dividends are now paying off; this could be their year.”
Peru 17, Plattsburgh 8
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Casey, Pepen-Matos (5), Robinson (6) and Altizer. Tolosky, D. Hartman (4), Knowles (5), Maston (7) and D. Hartman, Maston (4), D. Hartman (7). WP- Casey. LP- Tolosky. 2B- Kelley (Peru), Uliva (Peru), Pepen-Matos (Peru), Delello (Peru) 2, Emery (PHS). HR- Cunningham (Peru).