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Plattsburgh High's Jack Tolosky chases after Beekmantown's Justin Stevens in CVAC opener Monday at Lefty Wilson Field. Stevens reached third safely. PHS won 9-5. (STAFF PHOTO/KELLI CATANA)

PHS tops B'town in error-marred game

PLATTSBURGH — Both Beekmantown and Plattsburgh were able to get a few games under their belts with a trip to Myrtle Beach.

Errors, however, were still the name of the game in Monday’s Champlain Valley Athletic Conference opener.

Rob Hartman scored the game-winning run in the sixth inning as the Hornets knocked off the Eagles, 9-5, in CVAC baseball.

Robby Knowles had a strong afternoon on the mound for Plattsburgh (2-4, 1-0), striking out six, walking two and allowing just four hits in the victory. His defense, however, didn’t help in the second inning.

The Eagles plated five runs to take a 5-0 lead, all runs were of the unearned variety.

“This was a gutty performance by our team,” Hornets coach Jim Manchester said. “Knowles could have hung is head after the second; he should have been out of the inning with no runs.

“To our credit we scratched two runs in the second and did a good job in the sixth inning to put pressure on them in the seventh to make something happen.”

Plattsburgh tied the game in the fifth inning with three runs, but took the lead for good in the sixth with four.

Hartman singled with one out in the sixth and came around to score. Alex Maston doubled to score a pair and Mohamed Eltahir knocked in Maston to finish scoring.

Nate Emery paced the Hornets with a 3-for-4 performance. Eltahir added three RBI. Jack Tolosky was solid in relief to get the two final outs on the mound.

Brandon Buksa had two hits to lead the Eagles, including a home run and three RBI.

Plattsburgh 9,

Beekmantown 5

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Rabideau, Barber (6) and Bradish. Knowles, Tolosky (7) and Maston. WP- Knowles. LP- Rabideau. 2B- Maston (PHS). HR- Buksa (Beek).

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Ticonderoga 6Lake Placid 1

TICONDEROGA — Tanner Wright and freshman Ryan Trudeau combined on a 4-hitter while Ty Denno and Miles Austin led the offense in the Sentinels’ league-opening victory.

The game, originally scheduled for Lake Placid, was switched to Ticonderoga because of the playing conditions.

Wright allowed only two hits through six innings. He tired in the seventh after giving up a base hit and walking two. Trudeau came on yielded an RBI single to Noah Mohr before closing the door.

Denno and Austin each had two hits, including back-to-back RBI doubles in a three-run fifth.

Ticonderoga (1-2, 1-0) opened the scoring in the fourth with Blake Gautreau’s 2-run single staking the Sentinels to an early lead.

Ryan Meyer, who had two of the Blue Bombers’ four hits, was tagged with the loss.

Ticonderoga 6, Lake Placid 1

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Meyer, Reid (6) and Preston. Wright, Trudeau (7) and Bush. WP- Wright. 2b- Denno (Ti), Austin (Ti), 2.

Ticonderoga 6Lake Placid 1

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AuSable 8, NAC 2

CLINTONVILLE — Dillon Savage’s teammates had been kidding him about hitting everything foul in practice and how he would never hit a home run.

But the junior catcher wasted no time straightening how his mates — and his swing — Monday, teeing off on the first pitch he saw this season, and planting it over the fence for a two-run homer. It was the start of a career day for Savage, who went 4-for-4, with a pair of doubles and four runs-batted-in. And, oh yes, he also helped turn a double play.

Kodie Simpson and Nick McDonald also had base hits for the Patriots (1-0).

Simpson pitched four innings for the victory with Austin Facteau earning the save. The two combined to strike out 10.

Ryan Manion had two hits for NAC with Evan Nichols, Doran Sorrell, John Schiraldi and Ethan King also rapping out singles.

Evan Nichols, the first of four Bobcat pitchers, took the loss.

The game was moved to AuSable Forks because of wet conditions.

AuSable Valley 8, NAC 2

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E. Nichols, Petrashune (3), J. Nichols (5), Manion (5) and Garrand. Simpson, Facteau (5) and Savage. WP- Simpson. LP- E. Nichols. HR- Savage (AVC). 2b- Savage (AVC), 2.

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NCCS 9, Saranac Lake 5

SARANAC LAKE — The Red Storm and the Cougars both had their bats working Monday as they combined for 22 hits in the game.

Northeastern Clinton, though, had better timely hitting to capture the victory.

Marcus Lefebvre, Josh Rabideau, Jacob Jennett and Alex Lamberton all came away with two hits to lead the way for the Cougars (1-0).

Bradley Shumway led the way for Saranac Lake (0-1) with a 3-for-4 performance. Trent Fitzgerald added two hits and three RBI. Jonathan McCabe and Grant Strack each had two hits and an RBI. Logan Wood finished with two hits.

“We hit the ball well for only being outside a few days,” Red Storm coach Bryan Munn said. “Defensively we need to play better. Five errors — it’s tough to win ball games when you’re giving up outs.

“I was happy offensively, but our hits could have been more opportunistic. We got a lot of leadoff hits, but not much after that. We left a lot of men on base in scoring position.”

Mason Letourneau went five innings to capture the victory on the mound. Grant Strack suffered the loss for Saranac Lake.

NCCS 9, Saranac Lake 5

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Letourneau, Sousa (6) and Rabideau. Strack, Fitzgerald (5) and Thurber. WP- Letourneau. LP- Strack.

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PERU 10, SARANAC 0

SARANAC — It was a rough start for the defending champions as they found themselves down eight runs by the end of the second inning. The Indians combined timely hitting and strong defensive play to hold on to the lead throughout the game.

The Chiefs didn’t start the game off well. Tanner Rascoe walked the first two batters he faced and Peru was able to capitalize, ending the inning with four runs.

“It puts a lot of pressure on a pitcher when you walk guys early,” Saranac coach Frank Trudeau said.

Saranac had their chances in the first inning, as they were able to load the bases with no outs. After a hard hit ball up the middle, the Indians were able to make a play on the ball and cause a double play.

“Peru’s defense played phenomenal today,” Trudeau said. “We made them make plays, and they made them.”

Sophomore Blake Altizer led Peru going 4-4, with a double on the day. Junior Conor Casey and junior Mitchell Cunningham had two hits each for the Indians.

Although the Chiefs suffered a pretty lopsided loss, Trudeau was happy his team kept competing even after facing such a large deficit early in the game.

“I’m happy with the way we fought all game,” Trudeau said. “After the second inning we played them pretty even.”

Andy Kneussle captured the win on the mound for Peru.

Peru 10, Saranac 0

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Kneussle, Casey (6), Altizer (7) and Altizer, Archambault (7). Rascoe, Medeiros (2), Stanton (5) and Erickson. WP- Kneussle. LP- Rascoe. 2B- Altizer (Peru), Cunningham (Peru).

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